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Re: Remove iLO License Key


WinHosting wrote:

Should I open a new thread...?

 Interesting info.

 We have some 2000 iLO advanced licenses to manage and we do it manually due to various problems with Insight Manager (7.2).

 We are moving toward using a single key for all systems and I am curious as to if the cpqlocfg.exe could work to not only delete the old key but to update the iLO advanced license on the managed nodes to our new shared key.

 Once we get the issues worked out of SIM, I know it can automate this for us.

 As well we may be able to use SCCM and make these key updates if it can be scripted.

 Thank you


I haven't tried, but you can probably just use cpqlocfg to apply the new key overwriting the old one.

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Re: Remove iLO License Key

Hi,

Thanks for the tips. While cpqlocfg.exe does the job of replacing iLO keys perfectly, it cannot remove the iLO key by stripping the key from the XML file (during my test on a HPE DL380 gen9 server with iLO4).

The error returned was: 

<RIBCL VERSION="2.23">
<RESPONSE
STATUS="0x0001"
MESSAGE='Error: Line #4: syntax error near """".'
/>
</RIBCL>

The xml file I used was:

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="administrator" PASSWORD="password">
<RIB_INFO MODE="write">
<LICENSE>
<ACTIVATE KEY=""/>
</LICENSE>
</RIB_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

(Note: If key is specified in the ACTIVATE tag, then no error will be returned,)

And the command submitted was:

cpqlocfg.exe -s IP_ADDRESS -f license.xml -u administrator -p password

Is there any way to remove the iLO license key? Thank you.

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Re: Remove iLO License Key

There is a parameter to remove the license which no longer seems to be documented as far as I can see, as mentioned in other posts.  I can't find it in historical docs either though I think I have seen it in the past.

The following script does the trick on a BL460c Gen9 iLO4 using HPONCFG from the OA CLI.

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="administrator" PASSWORD="password">
<RIB_INFO MODE="write">
<LICENSE>
<DEACTIVATE/>
</LICENSE>
</RIB_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

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Re: Remove iLO License Key

Any new information on this does not work on iLo4 Apollo XL420

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Re: Remove iLO License Key


@Gary Mueller wrote:

Any new information on this does not work on iLo4 Apollo XL420


It should. Quick method is to just reset the iLO to factory default

 

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