About configuring iLO settings in a server profile

Privileges: Infrastructure administrator or Server administrator

iLO settings enable you to configure and manage the settings in HPE OneView instead of logging into the iLO to apply the needed settings. These settings are included when you move the profile to another server hardware instance. Use a server profile template if you want to maintain consistent management for a specific iLO setting across multiple iLO.

Manage administrator account

Configure the password of the predefined iLO administrator account or delete the account.

Manage local accounts

Configure and manage the local accounts. When managed from HPE OneView, all the local accounts on the iLO are replaced when configuring the accounts specified in the server profile.

Manage iLO Hostname

Configure the iLO subsystem name (hostname). When the iLO networking is configured to use DHCP, the iLO subsystem name will be used as the DNS name for the iLO.

When the Manage iLO Hostname setting is enabled for a server profile, the hostname applied to the iLO is determined by replacing any serverProfileName token present with the name of server profile. The resulting hostname must match the limitations of a hostname (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and dash). When applied to the server hardware, the iLO is reset to apply the new networking configuration. When the server profile is unassigned or the Manage iLO hostname setting is disabled, the iLO hostname is reverted to the factory default, which is, “iLO + Server Physical Serial Number”.

Manage directory configuration

Configure the iLO directory (Active Directory, LDAP, or Kerberos) to enable single sign-on.

Manage directory groups

Grant access to specific directory groups for the iLO on the server hardware that is associated with the profile. When managed from HPE OneView, all the directory groups on the iLO are replaced when configuring the directory groups specified in the server profile.

Manage key manager

Configure the iLO key manager for secure encryption.

Planning for iLO directory configuration and key management

Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you plan your iLO directory configuration and key management in advance, and test on an iLO in the iLO interface. Confirm that the configuration is correct before configuring the iLO directory and key manager in HPE OneView using the tested settings.

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