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HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) License Key Installation Instructions

Abstract

This guide provides information about installing HPE iLO 4 licenses.

Part Number: 853908-001
Published: February 2016
Edition: 1

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HPE iLO license key installation instructions

Thank you for purchasing a Hewlett Packard Enterprise iLO license. HPE iLO functions out-of-the-box without additional software installation, regardless of the state of operation of your server, giving you complete access to your server from any location via a web browser, or the HPE iLO Mobile application.

Access free iLO web-based training

Your purchase of an iLO license entitles you to free web-based training about advanced iLO features and how to use them.

License installation methods

You can use the following methods to install a license:

Prerequisites

  • The Configure iLO Settings privilege

  • A license activation key

  • The license is supported on the server on which you want to install it. For more information, see the HPE iLO Licensing Guide at www.hpe.com/info/iLO/docs.

Entering the 25-digit alphanumeric license key (aka 5x5 key) in iLO using a browser

  1. Locate your license activation key.

  2. Log in to iLO and navigate to the Administration → Licensing page.

  3. On the Licensing page, enter the license key in the Activation Key box.

    Press the Tab key or click inside a segment of the Activation Key box to move between segments. The cursor advances automatically when you enter data into the segments of the Activation Key box.

  4. Click Install.

    The EULA confirmation page opens.

  5. Review the EULA confirmation details, and click OK.

Using XML scripting

You can use XML commands and an advanced scripting interface to install your licenses. This is useful when you want to roll out license keys as part of a large-scale server deployment. Scripts are XML files written for a scripting language called RIBCL. The following methods are available:

  • HPQLOCFG—A utility that replaces the previously used CPQLOCFG utility. This is a Windows command line utility that sends XML configuration and control scripts over the network to iLO.


    NOTE: The HPQLOCFG utility shares the same command formatting as the CPQLOCFG utility.


  • HPONCFG—A local online scripted setup utility that runs on the host and passes RIBCL scripts to the local iLO. This utility requires the HPE ProLiant iLO 3/4 Channel Interface Driver.

  • LOCFG—A custom iLO scripting environment that includes a Perl sample you can use to send RIBCL scripts to iLO over the network.


NOTE: Because the HPONCFG and LOCFG utilities run on the server itself, you do not need to enter the server IP address, FQDN, or login credentials when using either of those utilities. All other commands for installing a single server license are the same for all utilities.


For more information, see:

Sample License.xml script

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
 <LOGIN PASSWORD="password" USER_LOGIN="adminname">
  <RIB_INFO MODE="write">
   <LICENSE>
    <ACTIVATE KEY="11223-34455-66778-89900-AABBC"/>
   </LICENSE>
  </RIB_INFO>
 </LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

Installing a single license using HPQLOCFG

  1. Locate your license activation key.

  2. Go to www.hpe.com/support/ilo4 and download the latest utility.

  3. Locate the folder in which your utility is installed.

  4. Move the License.xml file into the same folder as the utility.

  5. Open a command prompt, navigate to the folder containing the utility and XML file, and open the XML file.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To execute the generic script without modifying it:

      UtilityName.exe -s IPAddress/fqdn -f xmlFileName.xml -l logfile.txt -u username -p password -t KEY="KEY"

      Example

      hpqlocfg.exe -s mydl360server.mydomain.com -f License.xml -l mylogfile.txt -u adminaccount -p myadminpass123 -t KEY="abcde-fghij-klmno-pqrst-uvwxy"

    • To modify the License.xml file:

      1. Enter the login information for the system on which you are installing the license.
        For example: <LOGIN PASSWORD="myAdminPass123" USER_LOGIN="adminAccount">

      2. Enter the license key you purchased.

        <ACTIVATE KEY="abcde-fghij-klmno-pqrst-uvwxy"/>

      3. Save the changes to your file, and then execute as follows. To specify verbose (detailed) output, you can add the -v tag.

        UtilityName.exe -s IPAddress/fqdn -f xmlFileName.xml -l logfile.txt

        Example

        hpqlocfg.exe -s mydl360server.mydomain.com -f License.xml -l mylogfile.txt

Installing a single license using HPONCFG or LOCFG

  1. Locate your license activation key.

  2. Go to www.hpe.com/support/ilo4 and download the latest utility.

  3. Locate the folder in which your utility is installed.

  4. Move the License.xml file into the same folder as the utility.

  5. Open a command prompt, navigate to the folder containing the utility and XML file, and open the XML file.

  6. At the command prompt, do one of the following:

    • To execute the generic script without modifying it:

      UtilityName.exe -f xmlFileName.xml -l logfile.txt

      Example

      hponcfg.exe -f License.xml -l mylogfile.txt

    • To modify the License.xml file:

      1. Enter the license key you purchased.

        <ACTIVATE KEY="abcde-fghij-klmno-pqrst-uvwxy"/>

      2. Save the changes to your file, and then execute as follows. To specify verbose (detailed) output, you can add the -v tag.

        UtilityName.exe -f xmlFileName.xml -l logfile.txt

        Example

        hponcfg.exe -f License.xml -l mylogfile.txt

Using the iLO CLI

  1. Open a connection in an SSH client application.

  2. Leave the SSH port as 22, and the Connection type as SSH.

  3. At the login prompt, enter your user name and password.

    The hpiLO-> prompt appears.

  4. Enter cd map1/oemhp_license1 to navigate to the license page, and then enter show.

    The license information is displayed, including the license type (oemhp_name1), and the license key that is partially redacted for security reasons.

  5. To add a new license, replace KEY with your 5X5 license key in the following command:

    oemhp_licenseinstall KEY

    Valid formats for entering a license key are:

    • oemhp_licenseinstall “AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE”

    • oemhp_licenseinstall AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE

    • oemhp_licenseinstall AAAAABBBBBCCCCCDDDDDEEEEE

    • oemhp_licenseinstall “AAAAABBBBBCCCCCDDDDDEEEEE”

    The following output is displayed:

    • status=0

    • status_tag=COMMAND COMPLETED

    • New license key installed

Using the HPE RESTful API

For information, see Managing HPE Servers Using the HPE RESTful API:
http://www.hpe.com/info/restfulinterface/docs

Using iLO Federation group licensing

You can use iLO Federation, a licensed feature, to manage your iLO license keys. The iLO Federation Group Licensing page displays the license status for iLO Federation group members, and you can use the Group Licensing page to activate iLO licensed features within a configured group.

Consider the following when you use iLO Federation group licensing feature to install a license in these scenarios:

  • On the servers in an iLO Federation group, each member of the group must have the Configure iLO Settings privilege.

  • On multiple servers, you must use a key that is authorized for the number of selected servers.

  • On a server that already has a key installed, the current key is replaced by the new key. If you do not want to replace existing licenses, click Unlicensed in the License Information Status table to install licenses only on servers that are unlicensed.

For more information, see the HPE iLO Federation User Guide:
https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5219994&docId=emr_na-c04149067&docLocale=en_US

Verifying license installation

Verify:
 No installation error messages are displayed.
 You can view information about your installed licenses.

More information

See the HPE iLO Licensing Guide at www.hpe.com/info/iLO/docs.

Support and other resources

Accessing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support

Information to collect

  • Your Service Agreement Identifier (SAID)

  • Technical support registration number (if applicable)

  • Product name, model or version, and serial number

  • Operating system name and version

  • Firmware version

  • Error messages

  • Product-specific reports and logs

  • Add-on products or components

  • Third-party products or components

Software technical support and software updates

HPE software products include one or three years of 24 x 7 software technical support and update services, which provides access to technical assistance to resolve software implementation or operations problems.

With this service, you benefit from expedited problem resolution as well as proactive notification and delivery of software updates.

Obtaining your Service Agreement ID (SAID), and accessing updates

The SAID is a 12 digit number assigned for entitlement to a service agreement contract. You must have a SAID to access HPE Technical Support and Software Updates for HPE hardware and software products.

When your license is registered on the My License Portal, you receive a Welcome to Support letter or email that includes your SAID, along with other contract information.

After you receive your SAID, you can link it to your HPE Passport account so that you can access updates directly from the Software updates and licensing portal (http://www.hpe.com/downloads/software).

  1. Go to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center at www.hpe.com/support/hpesc and log in using your HPE Passport account.

  2. On the left navigation menu, click Manage my contracts & warranties.

  3. Click Link support agreements and follow the instructions.

To access software updates if you have not yet linked your SAID to your HPE Passport account:

  1. Go to the Software updates and licensing portal at http://www.hpe.com/downloads/software, and sign in with your HPE Passport account.

  2. Select Directly enter an SAID, enter your SAID, and click View available products.

Related information

WebsiteLink
iLO

www.hpe.com/info/ilo

iLO documentation

http://www.hpe.com/info/ilo/docs

HPE iLO Scripting and Command Line Guidewww.hpe.com/support/ilo4-cli-gde-en

iLO licensing website

http://www.hpe.com/info/ilo/licensing

iLO mobile app

http://www.hpe.com/info/ilo/mobileapp

iLO technical how-to videos

www.hp.com/info/ilo/videos

iLO free training

www.hpe.com/ww/iloBundle

HPE ProLiant training

http://www.hpe.com/ww/learnproliant

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