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Changing Server Name In ILO

Does anybody know if there is any way of changing the server name field in the ILO enviroment, with out having to reset, or rebuild ILO or the server.
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Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

The iLo takes the configured Server Name from the host OS. You can not change it unless you change it in the OS (usually).

The iLo also has it's own hostname. Which of the 2 do you want to change?


Steven
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Frequent Advisor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

It was the server name with in ILO that i was looking to change but i think you have pretty much answered my question, so far as where ILO get the server name from.


Occasional Advisor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

I am puzzled since in my case the server host name within ILO(not the ILO subsystem name)is totally different to the server Netbios name. Is there any way of changing the name elseware.
Occasional Contributor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

I have the same question, but I have a Linux OS on my DL 585. The iLO apparently doesn't know where to find the system's hostname to apply to the "Server Name".
Respected Contributor [Founder]

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

My understanding is that information is given by HP Insight Management Agents, who interact with your Hardware-OS, so whatever name you give to the server in Windows you will get in the iLO.

Regards,

LNassar
Occasional Contributor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

This doesn't solve my problem, unless you're saying I have to load Windows on the system to give it its name and then rebuild the system with Linux.
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

I too have the same issue. I HAD a windows OS on a ProLiant DL380 G4 and it is now a ESX 3.0 server. iLO reports the name of the old Windows OS. How is it that i can get that changed?
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

In my case in the ILO browser appears at the very top

Server Name: host is unnamed
iLO Name: servpesca2
Current User: Jose Maria Martin-Lunas

I don't know the way to cahnge the

Server Name: host is unnamed
to the correct server name
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

Communication between the host and the iLO is accomplished via the iLO driver. Without that in place, there is no way for the host to tell iLO the hostname.
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

iLO 2 supports multiple methods to set the server name, including host RBSU, browser, command-line, and XML/RIBCL scripting. I recommend first updating to current iLO 2 firmware for the best results.

As far as setting the server name:
- host RBSU
- iLO 2 via browser (Administration/Access/Options)
- command-line
A) login to the iLO CLP using SSH
B) hpiLO-> cd system1
C) hpiLO-> set oemhp_server_name = TestValue
D) hpiLO-> show oemhp_server_name
/system1
Properties
oemhp_server_name=TestValue
Verbs
cd version exit show set

- XML:






Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

so I see and understand that iLO2 is the recommended way - but due to sparse maintenance windows - how abou tthat procedure with:
iLO Firmware Version: 1.82
08/22/2005
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

The only way to do that on first-generation iLO is to reset iLO to defaults to clear the server name or to install the management agents to overwrite the current server name.
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

Is there a way to get the servername from the ILO in firmware revision 1.92?
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

[ Edited ]

Is there any posibility to reset the imported certificate via ssh to an ILO4? ( my current certificate is giving me when accessing via web is giving me "sec_error_pkcs11_device_error"  )

 

From the documentation i saw that by reseting to factory defaults or changing the hostname . ( I suppose the factory defaults will reset the ip address also )

 

Is there any posibility to change the hostname and reboot ilo without losing the network settings?

 

Thank you.

 

Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

[ Edited ]

You can just rename iLO.  Once iLO reboots and notices that the name on certificate doesn't match the new iLO name, iLO will discard the old certificate and replace it with a new self-signed cert. 




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Re: Changing Server Name In ILO

I got it to work by changing the "iLO Subsystem Name (Host Name)"

 

It's found under "Network" -> "iLo Dedicated Network Port" and the tab "General"

 

Type the name you want - submit and reset.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best Regards

Stefan