We just installed the HP ProLiant MicroServer Remote Access Card (RAC).
The piece of paper that comes with the RAC makes the process of installing the card a fairly straightforward one.
However, the document does not contain the default username and password that the RAC uses out of the box.
Thanks to SBS MVP Merv Porter (Bing Search) for ferreting out the following link:
- HP Support: HP ProLiant MicroServer - How to Reset Password for ProLiant MicroServer Remote Access Card.
Out of the box the default username and password is:
- Username: admin
- Password: password
Once we had logged in we saw the following Web based console:
As noted in the screenshot above the firmware level is version 1.2.
The update is also available on the ProLiant MicroServer’s product support page.
Since our firmware was up to date we went right to the Security section to generate an SSL certificate CSR for the URL that will be used to connect to the RAC via the Internet.
Once we have completed all of the needed configuration on the RAC we will then have remote based out-of-band management for the MicroServer meaning full BIOS and RAID controller management along with the ability to power cycle the machine:
Once the system had finished booting we had our console session:
We install out-of-band management in all of our client’s servers whether that client is up the block or half way around the world. Having direct access to the server’s console, BIOS, firmware, and more enables us to manage the box right down to doing a full bare metal restore if ever there was a need.
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