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hponcfg /f fails with a syntax error on ILO

Carl Franco
Occasional Visitor

hponcfg /f fails with a syntax error on ILO

First of all, I have successfully done 24 servers using the same method but I've encountered the same error with 6 of the servers.

We have Proliant G3\G4's and all of them have a faily similar configuration as well as software revisions.

I have used hponcfg to update the ILO on these servers quite successfully. I have used Administrator_reset_pw.xml to modify the admin account. Below is the contents of this xml file.











With the 6 servers I've mentioned I've been encountering this error.

C:\Program Files\HP\hponcfg>hponcfg /f Administrator_reset_pw.xml
Firmware Revision = 1.41 Device type = iLO Driver name = CpqCiDrv
Status = 0x1
Message = Syntax error: Line #0: syntax error near "<" in the line: "ION="2.24">"
Script failed

All our server's ILO are on rev 1.41. Why would it fail on these servers and be successful on others?

I've tried to reset the ILO. I've tried to modify the ip address but each time I use the /f, this error comes up.

I appreciate any suggestions and help you can offer. Thanks in advance.
Carl
3 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: hponcfg /f fails with a syntax error on ILO

hi

even though some servers were successfully

my recommendation try to update them to latest FW for ilo 1.92 and ilo2 1.50 firmware

and test again your script
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Carl Franco
Occasional Visitor

Re: hponcfg /f fails with a syntax error on ILO

Thanks for the reply. How do I upgrade the firmware if I couldn't get into it? These servers are at remote sites.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: hponcfg /f fails with a syntax error on ILO

hi

ilo web browser - administration tag - update firmware

you download .exe file extract it
use ilo web browser and use .bin to upgrade ilo

regards
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