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HP iLO and OA Integration Pack for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

The Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate HP iLO and OA commands.

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System Requirements

The Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA requires the following software to be installed and configured prior to implementing the integration. For more information about installing and configuring Orchestrator and HP iLO and OA, refer to the respective product documentation.

  • System Center 2012 integration packs require System Center 2012 - Orchestrator

  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) integration packs require Orchestrator in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • HP iLO 2

  • HP iLO 3

  • HP OA firmware 3.31

Downloading the Integration Pack

Registering and Deploying the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to Runbook servers and Runbook Designers. For the procedures on installing integration packs, see How To Install an Integration Pack.

Default Credentials

Default credentials are used to store a common set of credentials that can be selected when configuring a HP iLO and OA connection.

To set up default credentials

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click the Options menu, and select HP iLO and OA. The HP iLO and OA dialog box appears.

  2. On the Connections tab, click Default credentials to begin the setup. The Default credentials dialog box appears.

  3. In the User name box, enter a default user name.

  4. In the Password box, enter a default password.

  5. In the Key box, enter a default key Or click the ellipsis (…) button to browse and select a Key.

  6. Click OK to close the default credentials dialog box.

Configuring the HP iLO and OA Connections

A connection establishes a reusable link between Orchestrator and a HP iLO and OA system. You can create as many connections as you require to specify links to multiple systems running HP iLO and OA. You can also create multiple connections to the same system to allow for differences in security permissions for different user accounts.

To set up a HP iLO and OA connection

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click Options, and then click HP iLO and OA. The HP iLO and OA dialog box appears.

  2. On the Connections tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Connection dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This could be the name of the HP iLO and OA system or a descriptive name to distinguish the type of connection.

  4. In the Address box, type the name or IP address of the HP iLO and OA system. If you are using the computer name, you can type the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

  5. In the Port box, type the number of the HP iLO and OA system.

  6. Select Use default credentials to apply the default credentials to this connection. If you do this, then you can skip the next two steps.

  7. In the Username and Password boxes, type the credentials that Orchestrator will use to connect to the HP iLO and OA system.

  8. In the Private Key box, optionally specify the SSH key used to connect to the HP iLO and OA system.

  9. In the Attempts box, enter the number or times a command will attempt before failing.

  10. In the Time between attempts box, enter the number in seconds between each attempt.

  11. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box.

  12. Select the connection and click the Test button. Test connection succeeded will appear when the connection is valid. Click Finish.

Exporting and Importing Connections

Connections can be exported and imported into the connections list.

To export a connection

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click the Options menu, and select HP iLO and OA. The HP iLO and OA dialog box appears.

  2. On the Connections tab, click Export to begin the export. The Save As dialog box appears.

  3. In the File name box, enter a name for the export file.

  4. Click Save to export.

  5. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box and then click Finish.

To import a connection

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click the Options menu, and select HP iLO and OA. The HP iLO and OA dialog box appears.

  2. On the Connections tab, click Import to begin the import. The Open dialog box appears.

  3. In the File name box, enter a name for the import file.

  4. Click Open to import.

  5. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box and then click Finish.

Configuring the HP iLO and OA Groups

A group establishes a reusable list of connections between Orchestrator and a HP iLO and OA systems. You can create as many groups as you require to specify lists to multiple systems running HP iLO and OA.

To set up a HP iLO and OA group

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click the Options menu, and select HP iLO and OA. The HP iLO and OA dialog box appears.

  2. On the Groups tab, click Add to begin the group setup. The Managed group dialog box appears.

  3. In the Group name box, enter a name for the group. This could be a descriptive name to distinguish the type of group.

  4. In the Available list, press the Ctrl button while clicking on the connections to select multiple connections. Press the >> button to move the connections to the Selected list.

  5. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box, and then click Finish.

To batch update credentials on a group

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click the Options menu, and select HP iLO and OA. The HP iLO and OA dialog box appears.

  2. On the Groups tab, select a group and click Batch credential update.

  3. In the User name box, enter a new user name or leave blank to keep original.

  4. In the Password box, enter a new password or leave blank to keep original.

  5. In the Key box, enter a new key or leave blank to keep original.

  6. In the Port box, enter a new port or leave blank to keep original.

  7. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box, and then click Finish.

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