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Net Loading Detection Via iLO?

Tennis Smith
Occasional Contributor

Net Loading Detection Via iLO?


Is there any way to tell via the iLO if its associated ProLiant server is currently being loaded via the network?

For example, on the iLO CLI, if I do:
set /system1/bootconfig1/bootsource5 bootorder=1
followed by:
reset /system1 hard

How can I be certain the network boot is actually in progress? Right now, I am simply waiting for a guesstimated amount of time and then trying to ping the server's ip address.

Anyone have a better way?


barnett chan
Trusted Contributor

Re: Net Loading Detection Via iLO?

You can use the textcons (iLO text mode)feature if your server supports it.
For iLO 2, you can telnet or ssh to the iLO, then execute "textcons". It will display any text to this console. If the server is in graphics mode, it will display a message that the server is in graphics mode.

For iLO 3, you can only use ssh.

Hope this helps!
Tennis Smith
Occasional Contributor

Re: Net Loading Detection Via iLO?