I got a question by email from Angela, she’s got her new HP Proliant (congratulations) having just upgraded their Compaq 1850.
She’s got the ILO configured and connected to it, but was asking about the different options to reboot the server.
You would normally log on to the server using either tools like remote desktop connection, terminal services or telnet, or you may also log on directly using the ILO remote console option.
The options to restart a server using the ILO are contained under the virtual power tab.Â You can do one of four options:
- Momentary press – this is like pressing the power button on your laptop/pc or server, with Windows 2000 and above (if I remember correctly), it should cleanly shut down the operating system
- Press and hold – this is like pressing and holding the power button, it will turn off the computer completely and will not cleanly shut down the server
- Cold boot of the system – this effectively powers off the server and restarts it.
- Reset system – this is the ILO way of rebooting it without cleanly restarting the operating system, if your server has hung and wont respond, this might be the option you select.
Hope that helps, if you’ve got any questions, or have any problems, give me a call.