Hardware Monitoring using iLO

Integrated Lights-Out, or iLO, is a proprietary embedded server management technology by Hewlett-Packard which provides out-of-band management facilities. The iLO software can remotely perform most functions that otherwise require a visit to the servers at the data center, computer room, or remote location.

iLO allows you to do the following:

  • Monitor server health. iLO monitors temperatures in the server and sends corrective signals to the fans to maintain proper server cooling. iLO also monitors firmware versions and the status of fans, memory, the network, processors, power supplies, and server hard drives.
  • Access a high-performance and secure Integrated Remote Console to the server from any where in the world if you have a network connection to the server.

The eG agent communicates with the iLO and collects the necessary hardware status information without using the HP/Compaq Insight agent. Every component monitored by eG Enterprise is represented as a set of hierarchical layers, with every layer mapped to a logical group of tests that are executed on the component. The hardware tests related to Solaris servers are mapped to the Operating System layer of the target component.

All these tests are disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick the component-type for which these tests are to be enabled as the Component type, set Performance as the Test type, choose the tests from the disabled tests list, and click on the >> button to move the tests to the enabled tests list. Finally, click the Update button.