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SmartStart Scripting Toolkit & ILO

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SmartStart Scripting Toolkit & ILO

When i last use RILO to deploy servers you set a RILO to "ALways BOOT" to the virtual Floppy and used the VFLOP DOS command to stop.

However it doesn;t look like this functionality has moved into the ILO's

How can i script stopping the server from booting into the virtual media?

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Re: SmartStart Scripting Toolkit & ILO

iLO didn't have enough memory available to have it store an entire floppy on board as did the RILOE and RILOE II. iLO introduced a different concept which was an interactive connection with a device over the browser. In other words, when you were connected to iLO you could pop up Virtual Media and establish a connection from an actual floppy or a floppy image residing on your client system. When you disconnected from iLO, the virtual floppy was disconnected also. In other words, you couldn't load a floppy image into iLO and leave it there, flagging it to be bootable or not bootable.

Having programmatic access (as opposed to interactive) to a floppy was a desirable feature, so in iLO firmware 1.6 there is a new capability to script a connection to a floppy image hosted on an HTTP server like IIS or Apache. Check the latest docs on iLO Advanced at http://www.hp.com/servers/manage --> iLO
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Re: SmartStart Scripting Toolkit & ILO

Thanks.