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Simple iLO question

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Simple iLO question

Hi All,


Can someone please tell how can I remotely shutdown the server and then turn it on whenever I want using iLO?


I am using iLO2 and iLO3 on two different servers.


in iLO power options i can see buttons for: Momentary Press, Press & Hold, Cold Boot and Reset.


None of these button shutsdown the server and then turns it on on user`s requirement. Please correct me if I am wrong.


many thanks

Jimmy Vance

Re: Simple iLO question

If the OS is ACPI aware, momentary press should do a gracefull shutdown.

Press and Hold will force the server to power off.

Cold boot is like removing power and restarting.

Reset is like a warm boot


I use these features daily on various servers using iLO2 and iLO3

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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: Simple iLO question

Could this behavior be altered with a BIOS setting change?
On our bl460c with RHEL it shuts down with press/hold probably momentary press. We have the default BIOS settings.