On my first post about HP ESXi 5.0 customized image I discussed about the new
esxcli namespaces added by HP. But those tools aren’t the only ones included.
If you list the software bundles and filter the output to display only the included by HP will notice an
hponcfg, also included on ProLiant Support Pack for Linux, is a tool that enable a System Administrator to manage the iLO of a ProLiant server from the operative system.
The tool is located at
Launch the utility without arguments and you will get the usage and it will also display current firmware version of the iLO.
As a non intrusive example you can use
-g switch to get the server info.
I’ll let you to investigate the rest of the options carefully.