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Disable iLO virtual NIC

Is there a way to totally disable the iLO virtual NIC?

When I do ipconfig, I get:

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : local
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::713b:58c9:c751:7486%6
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 16.1.15.2
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.252
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

I want to disable the virtual NIC so it does not show in ipconfig. 

You can disable the virtual nic in the iLO web interface in security, but this is not what I want to do. I want to disable it at BIOS level.

Is this possible?

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: Disable iLO virtual NIC

Hi,

Please let us know the Server Model number so that we can check the respective BIOS settings for the mentioned query.

iLO functionality

This setting specifies whether iLO functionality is available .

The following settings are valid:

  • Enabled (default) - The iLO network is available and communications with operating system drivers are active.

  • Disabled - The iLO network and communications with operating system drivers are terminated when iLO Functionality is disabled.

    For ProLiant Gen8 servers only: To re-enable iLO functionality, disable iLO security with the system maintenance switch, and then use the iLO RBSU to set iLO Functionality to Enabled. For more information about using the system maintenance switch, see the maintenance and service guide for server model.

    For ProLiant Gen9 servers only: To re-enable iLO functionality, use the iLO 4 configuration utility (in the UEFI System Utilities) to set iLO functionality to enabled.

NOTE: iLO functionality cannot be disabled on ProLiant server blades or Synergy compute modules.

You may disanble the ILO Functionality referring the link : https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=mmr_sf-EN_US000006561

You may refer the below link as well : https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-a00045376en_us#N10012

Thank you

KSRam 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Re: Disable iLO virtual NIC

The server I am working on is a HPE ML30 Gen10

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Re: Disable iLO virtual NIC

Hi,

Please try the following steps : 

1. During the server startup sequence after installing the module, press F9 in the POST screen.
The System Utilities screen appears.
2. Select System Configuration | iLO 5 Configuration Utility.
The iLO 5 Configuration Utility screen appears.
3. Select Network Options, and then press Enter.
The Network Options screen appears.
4. Set the Network Interface Adapter field to Off / Disable, and then press Enter.
5. Press F10 to save your changes.
A message prompt to confirm that the iLO settings reset appears.
6. Press Enter to reboot the iLO settings.
7. Press Esc until the main menu is displayed.
8. Select Reboot the System to exit the utility and resume the boot process.
Check if the IP address of the iLO connector appears on the POST screen on the subsequent boot-up.

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Re: Disable iLO virtual NIC

Hi

Thanks for your reply.

However, your answer disables the iLO completely. I still need to use iLO.

When I set the Network Interface Adapter to Off/Disable, I lose the ability to specify the DNS Name and the iLO IP address is "Disabled" on the boot-up screen.

I go back to my original question, that when I do ipconfig, I don't want to see the Virtual NIC IP 16.1.15.2.

Any thoughts on this?

Thank you

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Re: Disable iLO virtual NIC

Hi,

You can disable the Virtual NIC from ILO GUI.

Login to ILO (as Administrator) > Security > Access Settings > Click on Edit Option Next to ILO > Unselct the option "Virtual Nic" and apply.

You may have to "reset ILO" after applying the settings.

Also ILO should be updated to 140 or later version. You can refer the link to update the ILO : https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_f0ad4364410c4ea19f326434aa#tab3

(To update to iLO 5 version 2.10 or later, you must have a minimum iLO 5 version of 1.40)

Please confirm if it helps.

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Re: Disable iLO virtual NIC

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