Maybe you have decided to have your own server and already you are owner of any model as HP Microserver Gen8. Surely there are many more to be done, but these are the configurations that I perform as first steps.
If your are not a Gen8 owner (and for example purchased a Gen10 or any other hardware), although this is not applicable, for sure the next posts will.
BIOS – Date Time and SATA controller
System Options -> SATA Controller Options —– show –>
ILO – First login
I suggest using Internet Explorer to use the .NET integrated remote console. It works flawless
iLO – set static IP
To enable easy access to iLO, I prefer to set static IP assignment.
To do so, you have two ways:
Don’t forget to reserve the IP in your router DHCP settings or using an IP outside the scope of the DHCP pool.
- If you boot the server while having the console open (integrated remote console), you can open the iLo configuration menu by pressing <F8>
Then you can disable DHCP…
And set the static IP
iLO – licensing
Im not going to tell how I got a iLO advanced license but I suggest to get one and enter it to enable feautires like remote console…
iLO – Default ports and services
This is a more common and known best practice for the servers themselves, but I have also applied it on iLO. iLO offers connection via WEB and SSH, SNMP, …
iLO – add a new user
I don’t think this step really necessary. Anyway, if you want to create a new user instead of using the default administrator password, granting the permissions you want