How to find Linux Server iLO/iDRAC IP with Command-line

Every Linux admin should know What is iLO/iDRAC IP in a server? and How do I find server iLO/iDRAC IP?

In this article, we are going to learn how to find Server iLO/iDRAC IP with the command-line.

Introduction

What is iLO in a server?

Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) is a proprietary embedded server management technology from Hewlett-Packard (HP) that provides out-of-band management facilities for HP ProLiant servers.

iLO provides a remote Web-based console, which can be used to administer the server remotely. The iLO port is an Ethernet port, which can be enabled through the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).

What is iDRAC in a server?

The iDRAC is a piece of hardware that sits on the server motherboard that allows Systems Administrators to update and manage Dell systems, even when the server is turned off.

The iDRAC also provides both a web interface and command-line interface that allows administrators to perform remote management tasks.

Follow the below steps to find Server iLO/iDRAC IP with Command-line:

Most of the time you don’t have server details and when the server goes down or for some other reason you need the server’s iLO/iDRAC IP, Then we can find the iLO/iDRAC IP as follows.

First of all, you need to take the console of the Linux server, then install ipmitool by entering the following command.

yum install ipmitool

Once ipmitool is installed, enter the following lan print command.

ipmitool lan print

Now we can find the iLO/iDRAC IP of the Linux server in the network configuration.

Output

IP Address Source : Static Address
IP Address : 10.100.69.22
Subnet Mask : https://edumotivation/s/CDBDCO9mzSZK1pwxIEG4Ei?domain=255.255.248.0
MAC Address : f4:f2:70:dc:91:7s
SNMP Community String : public
IP Header : TTL=0x40 Flags=0x40 Precedence=0x00 TOS=0x10
BMC ARP Control : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled
Gratituous ARP Intrvl : 2.0 seconds
Default Gateway IP : 10.100.64.1
Default Gateway MAC : 00:00:00:00:00:00
Backup Gateway IP : 0.0.0.0
Backup Gateway MAC : 00:00:00:00:00:00
802.1q VLAN ID : Disabled
802.1q VLAN Priority : 0
RMCP+ Cipher Suites : 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Cipher Suite Priv Max : Xaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
: X=Cipher Suite Unused
: c=CALLBACK
: u=USER
: o=OPERATOR
: a=ADMIN
: O=OEM
Bad Password Threshold : Not Available

In the above output, we can see that 10.100.69.22 is the Linux server iLO/iDRAC IP.

Server iLO/iDRAC IP lets you deploy IT Administrators with the server’s remote console, power management, update and hardware monitoring, Linux servers anywhere, anytime.

How to access Linux Server with iLO/iDRAC IP?

In order to access iLO/iDRAC you should have the following pieces of information:

  • iLO/iDRAC IP address
  • iLO/iDRAC user name (not the same as SSH user)
  • -iLO/iDRAC password
  1. Open web browser.
  2. Go to https://ip_address_of_iLO/iDRAC and add an exception for the web certificate warning.
  3. Enter your credentials and press the login button.

This is the end of the tutorial, to find Linux Server iLO/iDRAC IP with Command-line.

Conclusion

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