Discover multifunction Adapter

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Discover multifunction Adapter

Post by new_user » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:14 am

At my facility we use ILO cards in most of our servers, the issue I have is unless there is either a DHCP network connection to the ILO card or a static IP [essentially the card is configured] I do not have a way in determing if I am missing servers that do have an ILO card but do not show up in my HP SIM console.

So I a trying to write some kind of WMI script to search each server to see if it has an ILO card. When you look on a server that does, it shows up in device manager as Mulitfunction Adapter, then expanding that might say something like HP ILO management Channel Interface Driver, or some variation of. I did not see any way to find this attrbbute with some of the free WMI code creating stuff from MS, has anyone ever done this or know how I could go about this?

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Craig

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Discover multifunction Adapter

Post by new_user » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:14 am

At my facility we use ILO cards in most of our servers, the issue I have is unless there is either a DHCP network connection to the ILO card or a static IP [essentially the card is configured] I do not have a way in determing if I am missing servers that do have an ILO card but do not show up in my HP SIM console.

So I a trying to write some kind of WMI script to search each server to see if it has an ILO card. When you look on a server that does, it shows up in device manager as Mulitfunction Adapter, then expanding that might say something like HP ILO management Channel Interface Driver, or some variation of. I did not see any way to find this attrbbute with some of the free WMI code creating stuff from MS, has anyone ever done this or know how I could go about this?

Thanks,

Craig

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Discover multifunction Adapter

Post by jvierra » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:20 am

Just enumerate teh Win32_NetworkAdapter class and match for the name you are looking for.

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Post by new_user » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:45 am

Thanks, I did do that again to be sure but did not see anything relating to multifunction adapter or HP ILO Management Channel. Have any other ideas?

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Post by jvierra » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:29 am

Run webemtest and look at the adapters. WHat is in the caption, name or description that you can use?
Note that for most ILO methods teh adap[ter is configured in the BIOS and not the OS. The adapter does not normally appear to teh OS. Some vendors add custom MOFs to make it accessible. HP may have that but you may not have it installed.

Check for an HP namespace in WMI. SOme implementation/installs only use SNMP to look at the ILO.

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Discover multifunction Adapter

Post by jhicks » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:18 am

The whole point of ILO is that it is outside of the OS so WMI probably won't help, as Jim has pointed out. You should use the vendor's ILO management tools and utilities. It's in the vendor's best interest to help you out (so you'll buy more servers and services).

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