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Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

Vosky
Occasional Advisor

Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

We have a bunch of Proliant DL380 G1/G2 production servers which have just had new riloe-II boards installed & ip addresses set via F8.

As these ribs won't be patched into the network until they're physically moved into the new datacentre, we want to confirm that they're working ok by connecting them up to our laptops via crossover cables.

I've set a static ip (10.73.44.203) & subnet mask (255.255.254.0) on my laptop to match what the rib ip has been set to (10.73.44.204), however I still can't ping the rib board. It just keeps timing out.

Has anyone else done this before? Any ideas?
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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

If you put a small hub in between does it work?
Vosky
Occasional Advisor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable


Finally got my hands on a spare hub; plugged in a standard network cable from the rib to the hub, then another cable from the hub to the laptop - I still can't ping the rib... any other ideas?



Vosky
Occasional Advisor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable


I take it the point here is that there might be an issue with the rib.

I will therefore try and find a rib that I 100% know is working, then connect up my crossover and test it again.
RaMpaNTe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

You may want to check in which slot you are placing the RIB... is that the Slot 1 or the Slot 3?

RaMpaNTe
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Vosky
Occasional Advisor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable


We've been adhering to the riloe II slot matrix --> http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/remote-lightsout/server-slot-matrix.html... so yep, slot 1.
Vosky
Occasional Advisor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

M.S.Srivatsa
Valued Contributor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

Are there any other machines connected to the
same hub.Can you ping those machines from your laptop.

Just to confirm RILOE-II is fine please follow the steps below.
1.Reboot the server which has RILOE-II.
2.Just check if the BIOS displays
"HP Remote Insight Remote Edition Press F8
to configure".
3.If it displays the RILOE-II is fine.
4.Check the RILOE-II Network settings are fine by pressing F8 at step 2.


Vosky
Occasional Advisor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable


Unfortunately these servers are in production so I can't reboot any of them.

The install procedure used was:
- shutdown server
- insert rib, connect internal cable
- power up, enter bios setup to confirm detects card ok
- reboot, enter f8
- enter network settings
- reboot to os
- install drivers (v 3.5.0.0)
- install hponcfg (v 1.4.1.0)
- flash rib firmware online (v 1.21.0.0)
- reboot to os
- add rib agents via cim control panel applet, restart cim agents
- confirm from within cim console that rib has been detected ok

Albert Austin
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

Hi,

Does your nic show a connected status? If not have you tried a straight cable instead of a crossover. Its funny coz on the dongle to connect to a blade server it keeps metioning to use a crossover cable but it never works with one.
Secondly, Do you have any firewall on your laptop?
M.S.Srivatsa
Valued Contributor

Re: Test riloe-II boards via laptop crossover cable

From your installation steps,i can see HPONCFG(HP Lights Out on
line configuration utility) is installed on your system.

If you can access the machine remotely,
Please try running HPONCFG utility as under
1.Type "hponcfg" at the command prompt
2. hponcfg should display RILOE-II firmware version,RILOE-II
driver name if RILOE-II is OK.

3.If step2 shows RILOE-II is fine,
Type "hponcfg /w configfile" to capture
the current network configuration in config file.
Check if this configuration is correct.


Also Some network tracing utilities(Ex: etheral) can be used to
trace the packets
1.sent from the laptop side
2.received on the laptop side
to check if the packets sent to RILOE-II and received from
RILOE-II are getting dropped at the laptop end.
This may give an idea if this problem is happening because of
firewall or some other configuration on the laptop side is
causing this problem.