Today I will be taking a look at a way of gathering basic information on HPE iLO's from the physical servers themselves.
Whether you work on servers remote or locally, the iLO (HPE Integrated Lights Out) is an important part of the extra security you have to make sure that you can manage the device regardless of whether it is on or off and allows for quick access to the health of the device.
Sometimes however, you are either logged in on the device and need some quick information or you are running scripts remotely on multiple servers to retrieve specific information.
There is an easy way to get some basic knowledge without having to log in to the iLO or even have to find the iLO.
It will have to be executed with Administrator rights or as SYSTEM account, whether locally or remotely.
When executed on a physical server that has an HPE iLO attached to it, it will come back with information regarding the iLO
This can be used either for a quick look at versionnumbers, IP-adresses or other basic information.
The easy part is that it can be retrieved through WMI-object. The problem mostly is finding where exactly the information can be found.
I have no doubt that a lot more information can be retrieved if wanted but the easiest way at that point would also be the best way and that way is to find someone with experience regarding HPE iLO's and how their information can be retrieved. Hereby I had enough information to pull a few numbers out of WMI-object, but I am sure there is a lot more that is able to be found out there.
For now, I hope this might end up speeding some processes for someone regardless!
Categories: iLO, HP, Server, Windows, Script
Patrick Berger AKA Powershellder.
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