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Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

 
Sébastien M
Occasional Advisor

Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

Hi,

I try to setup a Windows 2003 R2 x64 server on a Proliant BL25P G2 and on a BL465C in two different bays, but it takes very long to copy the files. It's about 20 minutes for 83Mo !.
However on iLo admin page the link is 100Mb FD.
I'm behind two gateways but the time answer is very fast

Someone has an idea ?
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Sébastien M
Occasional Advisor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

The two servers use Ilo-2 with fw 1.29.
On other servers with iLo-1 there is no problems
Kedd Guyton
Respected Contributor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

Are you using the ActiveX iLO 2 client or the Java iLO 2 client?
Sébastien M
Occasional Advisor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

We use with Java, I tried with the one supplied with ms, java 6u1 and java 5r11
Kedd Guyton
Respected Contributor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

Are you using the Virtual Media to point to a physical CD-ROM or are you mounting an .ISO?
Sébastien M
Occasional Advisor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

I tried with both solutions, but it's the same way
Kedd Guyton
Respected Contributor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

Is there anything out of the ordinary in the iLO 2's 'System Status' -> 'iLO 2 Log'?

In 'Administration' -> 'Settings' -> 'Network', is the 'Link' set to 'Automatic' or '100Mb/FD'?

How is the switch configured for the iLO 2's port?
Sébastien M
Occasional Advisor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

Nothing special in iLo log, no warnings
The enclosure was in fw 2.10, I upgraded in 2.30.

The link is set to auto with 100Mb/FD in bold.

There is an internal switch for iLo so only one cable is plugged onto the switch
Vwdl
Frequent Advisor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

Hi,
We had the same problem and found that on some switches ports were in 10/HD when iLO was set to AUTO.
Disabling AUTO on iLO and a reset of port-switch solved it for us.
Regards
dd
Kedd Guyton
Respected Contributor

Re: Setup Windows through iLo takes very long

Interesting info VWDL.

I've tried both iLO 2 firmware v1.24 and v1.29 on an ML370 G5 with painfully slow Virtual Media (CD) performance from both.