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Trying to access the IBM IMM brought up the following error in Internet Explorer

“This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings.”


  1. Connect to IMM2 by telnet.
  2. Enter “username” and “password” as prompted.
  3. Enter the ‘SSL’ command. The return value should show as ‘-server e on’ meaning the HTTPS feature is enabled.
  4. Enter the ‘SSL -se off’ command.
  5. The result of the ‘SSL’ command now should show as ‘-server e off’ meaning the feature is disabled. If users need to re-enable the HTTPS feature, use the ‘SSL -se on’ command in the sequence described previously.
  6. Exit the telnet connection.
  7. Connect to IMM2 with a browser using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) without SSL.
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Recently trying to login to an IBM IMM via the Java console and kept getting : 

“Login Failed”

This is after adding the Site IP via Security Allow in Java settings/

This is due to Java on the device not being compatible with the Java code on the IMM Module

Use Internet Explorer in Compatibility Mode to be able to open using Active x

Use this ( or use SSH ) to update the iLO version so this will work in Chrome/Firefox

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image41Been working on a IBM X3550 M4 Server. When trying to login to this server using Internet Explorer 11 the pages refresh and just takes me back to the login screen!

This still does not work if I add the IMM site to Trusted Sites or Compatibility mode

Next I try Google Chrome which Logs me in  however this does not use the JAVA integration so I can’t use the Remote Management Java interface to control the server

Next I install Firefox which Logs me in and lets me launch the Java Applet ( Once I have added this to Permitted sites in Java Control Panel Security ) however I am greeted with an Error

AvctIBMviewer.jar invalid character in hostname

Turns out it does not like me to refer to the Ilo via DNS name ( Maybe because it has an _ in the name )

Once I use the IP , I can launch the server Ilo 

Once the IMM Firmware is updated to 5.8 I can login to IMM with Internet Explorer 11

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Just had to spend an hour getting someone to setup a Raid array with hot spare via the phone on a new server, Not sure why it took so long , apperently MegaRaid WebBios didn’t come up in the f2 cofig :

How to config the raid in the Bios

  1. Turn on the server.
    Note: Approximately 10 seconds after the server is connected to power, the power-control button becomes active.
  2. When prompted, <F1 Setup> is displayed, press F1. If you have set an administrator password, you must type the administrator password to access the full Setup utility menu. If you do not type the administrator password, a limited Setup utility menu is available.
  3. Select System Settings > Storage.


Creating Hot Spares

A global hot spare is used to replace a failed physical drive in any redundant array, as long as the capacity of the global hot spare is equal to or larger than the coerced capacity of the failed physical drive. You can designate the hot spare to have enclosure affinity. In an enclosure affinity, if drive failures are present on a split backplane configuration, the hot spare first is used on the backplane in which it resides. Perform the following steps to create global hot spares:

1. Navigate to the Drive Management screen, navigate to a physical drive that you want to change to a hot spare, and press the F2 key.

2. Select Make Global HS, and press Enter. The physical drive is changed to a global hot spare. The status of the physical drive as a global hot spare appears in the Drive Management screen.

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