Change the ILO server name under Linux

At work, we have a lot of HP Blade servers, and manage these through HP Onboard Administrator. By default, the server names are adapted from the Windows hostname, due to HP Insight Management agent tools. When running Linux, there doesn’t seem to be a option, or at least I couldn’t find one.

While questioned a few times on HP forums (such as this thread), questions rose to “installing windows on the server, then reinstall Linux”, it is possible in the web interface to be set. It’s not obviously placed, and hence might require some searching.

First, open the blade’s ILO web interface, and select the concerned blade and choose Web Administration in its ILO menu.

When logged in in the blade itself (usually done through SSO of the enclosure), choose “Adminstration”.

Finally, choose options, and then Settings » Access in the left menu pane. There you’ll see Server name, and you can fill what you want.

True, it has nothing to do with Linux, but it gives us easier to manage hostname links in Onboard Administrator.

3 Comments

  • joaquin
    June 15, 2010 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    This seems to be for HP iLO 2. I do not see the option in iLO 1 such as in HP Proliant DL360 G3.

  • October 14, 2011 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! Worked like a charm for me.

  • Nasimuddin Ansari
    April 23, 2012 - 7:41 am | Permalink

    In addition to above, below also need to be done.

    -> Press F9.
    -> Server Asset Tag
    -> Server Info Text
    -> Enter server name in ‘Server Name – Line 1’

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