As is typically the case, I've spent the past hour trying to figure out this poorly documented task. So here goes; somewhere on the net where you can easily find how to set a friggin iLo's IP address using the builtin (crappy) CLI.
I was given a couple of blades that had statically assigned IPs. The c7000 onboard administrator has a handy tool, Enclosure Bay IP Addressing, which lets us set the IPs of all of the management interfaces for blades, i.e. the iLo, and any interconnects that may be attached. What doesn't it do? Well, it doesn't change statically assigned IP addresses. WTF, seriously? This hunk of junk is 1000 miles away so I can't go to the console and reboot it. So here we go…
- SSH into the OA, I'm not going to say "or telnet"…why would you do that?
- Connect to the blades iLo that you are trying to configure: connect server 7 ßwhere 7 is the slot number of the blade
- You should now be at the iLo command prompt
- Now we could get fancy and set the IP from here…but I'm tired, don't feel well, and just wanted to get it over with, so I set it to DHCP: set /map1/dhcpendpt1 EnabledState=yes
After the iLo resets it will come up and look for a DHCP server, if you have a DHCP server you're good to go. If you're like me and have no DHCP server, but you were smart enough to think that the EBIPA was gonna do the trick you will notice that the IP address you entered in EBIPA is now assigned to the iLo.
Here's a guide on the CLI: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00294268/c00294268.pdf