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Hi,

I've seen an developing of a new app for iLo (http://koji.clearos.com/koji/buildinfo?buildID=2582)
What does this app do ?
I think it is for the HP microserver, but i can't find any information.
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Friday, March 15 2019, 07:34 AM
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    Monday, April 29 2019, 05:14 PM - #Permalink
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    Dave Loper wrote:

    Here is the list of features available with some SuperMicro boards:

    https://www.supermicro.com/solutions/Redfish.cfm

    So to get started, use Postman to see if you can gain access to your BMC (Baseboard Management Controller).


    Thanks for that link. If I check that it seems a lot of stuff is supported! I only need a license for the motherboard for some advanced IPMI features. I don't think it expensive.

    With Postman you mean "Postman Interceptor" the Chrome extension?


    Patrick de Brabander wrote

    I’ve a HP microserver and these an extreme silent.
    They are very good for homeservers.

    The iLO function is super. Unfortunately not available on the new GEN10, so therefor i’ve bought a GEN8

    Power consumption with 1SSD and 2 SATA drives is only 27W


    Cool and very little power! Indeed more people are using this as a homeserver.

    I'm running a complete data center in my basement which uses a lot of power. I have a miner, unRAID server and a ClearOS server running in my rack and of course the necessary switches (a 1Gbit and 10Gbit switch). I almost forgot to mention my APC UPS and a backup router. I can everything control via IPMI. I use Supermicro boards. Everytime I'm in the basement I'm going to sit in front of my rack and enjoy my hardware. I know I'm a bit strange.. ;)
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    Monday, April 29 2019, 06:21 AM - #Permalink
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    Dave Loper wrote:

    Patrick,

    If I get the chance I will do a sample snippet for the Gen9 and have you test to see if it also sees your Gen8. If so, I can have you do some repetitive entries to bring up some code. I may need to rebrand the who iLO app to be a Gen9/MicroserverGen8. I'll ask the HPE guys when I talk to them to find out what iLO your Microserver uses. Or perhaps you can see? Is it iLO 4?

    Hi Dave,

    That would be great.
    The GEN8 uses iLO4. Currently version 2.62

    As you see in my prevous post in the sceenshots, the current app already displays a lot of information.
    The only thing is that the Microserver don't measure all hardware like the lagers servers.
    For example the power usage is not measured.
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    Monday, April 29 2019, 06:02 AM - #Permalink
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    Patrick,

    If I get the chance I will do a sample snippet for the Gen9 and have you test to see if it also sees your Gen8. If so, I can have you do some repetitive entries to bring up some code. I may need to rebrand the who iLO app to be a Gen9/MicroserverGen8. I'll ask the HPE guys when I talk to them to find out what iLO your Microserver uses. Or perhaps you can see? Is it iLO 4?
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    Monday, April 29 2019, 05:58 AM - #Permalink
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    Here is the list of features available with some SuperMicro boards:

    https://www.supermicro.com/solutions/Redfish.cfm

    So to get started, use Postman to see if you can gain access to your BMC (Baseboard Management Controller).
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    Sunday, April 28 2019, 06:22 PM - #Permalink
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    Marcel van van Leeuwen wrote:

    It would be awesome if we can make it work with Supermicro boards. So this is defentaily a option. I checked your link and Supermicro is on the member list. Looks like a cool project when I have build-in my Supermicro board in a new chassis.

    The reason why I like to build my own servers is that I can make them more silent as pre built servers. Pre built server scream like jet engines and that is a home environment not appropriate.


    I’ve a HP microserver and these an extreme silent.
    They are very good for homeservers.

    The iLO function is super. Unfortunately not available on the new GEN10, so therefor i’ve bought a GEN8

    Power consumption with 1SSD and 2 SATA drives is only 27W
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    Sunday, April 28 2019, 06:07 PM - #Permalink
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    It would be awesome if we can make it work with Supermicro boards. So this is defentaily a option. I checked your link and Supermicro is on the member list. Looks like a cool project when I have build-in my Supermicro board in a new chassis.

    The reason why I like to build my own servers is that I can make them more silent as pre built servers. Pre built server scream like jet engines and that is a home environment not appropriate.
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    Sunday, April 28 2019, 03:42 AM - #Permalink
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    Gen10 is the only thing that is supported right now. I can train anyone that is interested in how this ties into the Redfish API and how we can get this working with other servers. Also note that Redfish DMTF is an open standard and may be useful and extensible across many types of Baseboard Management Controllers.

    You can read more about it here:

    https://www.dmtf.org/about/list
    https://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish
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    Sunday, April 28 2019, 12:37 AM - #Permalink
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    If I'm correct Tyler said that ClearOS is also working on rack server of HPE. About which models are we talking then? Does ClearOS also working on models from a few year old? Maybe I'm considering a used HPE server..
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    Thursday, April 25 2019, 04:07 PM - #Permalink
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    We are pushing new updates to this today in case you are interested in trying it out on Gen 10 gear.
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    Thursday, April 25 2019, 04:06 PM - #Permalink
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    The iLO app is scoped to read the redfish DMTF data using the app-redfish library. Currently, the app-ilo only understands newer HPE Gen10 servers but the app-redfish should be able to pull any and all DMTF data from whatever the source. The layout and the format is a bit specific in app-ilo and my assumption is that Gen8 gear isn't in the same layout. Hence the 'Item not Found' error.

    It is possible though, that it is authenticating correctly and that the app-ilo only needs to be tweaked to allow for the proper schema. If you want to help us improve this fully open source app, you can start by hitting your Gen8 or Gen9 box with a program called 'Postman'

    https://www.getpostman.com/

    For example, my get request in Postman for Gen10 looks like this:

    https://10.10.10.177/redfish/v1/

    https://10.10.10.177/redfish/v1/Systems/1/NetworkAdapters/1/

    I'm using 'Basic Auth' with the administrator username and password for iLO.

    Here is another great utility for exploring the schema. Unfortunately it does not have the MicroServer Gen 8 but from what I understand, the MicroServer Gen 8 is more of a Gen9 iLO schema. I could be wrong though:

    https://ilorestfulapiexplorer.ext.hpe.com/

    If you are interested, we can explore doing a backwards compatibility project in the community but HPE's interest in doing new dev work on old platforms is low.
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    Wednesday, April 24 2019, 08:40 AM - #Permalink
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    That is really nice.

    Does Redfish only read the IPMI values of HP hardware or can it also read values of Supermicro hardware? Have to Google on that..
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    Wednesday, April 24 2019, 07:50 AM - #Permalink
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    Patrick de Brabander wrote:

    Dave Loper wrote:

    Patrick,

    We'll have some announcements about this when it is fully baked but you can try it out. It was designed for iLO 5 which uses Redfish 1.2 so it may not be compatible with the older iLO. But you can try it out and let me know.

    Hi Dave,

    I've installed the app, but seems not to be working properly

    I can set up the account, but then it gives the following errors


    Hi Dave,

    Apparently i made some mistake, because after another try it works.
    Not everything function is working.
    please see the images attached for for information

    https://i.ibb.co/C7tBvM8/1.png
    https://i.ibb.co/PFMmwkN/2.png
    https://i.ibb.co/Pj5C0Dz/3.png
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    Saturday, March 23 2019, 04:09 PM - #Permalink
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    Dave Loper wrote:

    Patrick,

    We'll have some announcements about this when it is fully baked but you can try it out. It was designed for iLO 5 which uses Redfish 1.2 so it may not be compatible with the older iLO. But you can try it out and let me know.

    Hi Dave,

    I've installed the app, but seems not to be working properly

    I can set up the account, but then it gives the following errors

    https://i.ibb.co/mqr1qwV/2019-03-23-13-07-26-pdebrabander-nl-i-LO.png
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    Friday, March 15 2019, 09:23 PM - #Permalink
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    Patrick,

    We'll have some announcements about this when it is fully baked but you can try it out. It was designed for iLO 5 which uses Redfish 1.2 so it may not be compatible with the older iLO. But you can try it out and let me know.
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    Friday, March 15 2019, 11:52 AM - #Permalink
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    Now I'll have to go into the attic to check mine out ....
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    Friday, March 15 2019, 11:48 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Nick

    My server is a HP microserver gen8 and has an iLo port.
    The question remains, what is this app doing
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    Friday, March 15 2019, 08:24 AM - #Permalink
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    I think it is for the bigger servers like the DL380's which support iLO. I don't believe my microserver (in the attic) has an iLO port.
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