I needed to use iLO to remotely administer an HP DL360 G5, but the combination of modern Java and Windows 10 equaled no joy. A quick update from the top of my head:

  • Update iLO to 2.25 via SSH (my browser(s) wouldnt upload the entire file.  Instructions here, download iLO2 2.25 here.  Be patient, this takes ~10 minutes
  • Set Java security.  Add site to exception site list under Security tab (I added the URLs in the format https://x.x.x.x/*, https://x.x.x.x:443/*)
  • Under Advanced tab of Java disable “Use TLS 1.2” and “Use TLS 1.1”
  • Under Advanced tab Check TLS Certificate Revocation Checks – Do not check (unsure if needed)
  • Use Internet Explorer (IE 11 in Windows 10 worked)
  • Login to iLO, Remote Console tab, Remote Console (Access the system KVM from a Java applet)
  • The first time the pop up loads it errors with unable to load class something something something.  Close this window
  • Back in the main iLO window click back to System Status tab, then back to Remote Console tab and try again – Bingo!

I recently bought an HP DL360 G5 off of Ebay to use for my VMWare studies.  It came with 8GB – enough to run at least a few instances of Server 2008 as long as each guest does not require too much RAM, but recently I have found this limiting, so I thought I’d just buy some more from Ebay – wrong! The PC2-5300F DDR2 server RAM is expensive!  This might have to wait until next month 🙁