Super slow HP ILO 2 web interface

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Thu Jan 24 07:34:14 UTC 2013


I've had issues with HP, Dell, and Super micro in any higher amounts of
broadcast traffic, especially ARP requests. The iDRAC 5 and 6 behave very
badly in high broadcast environments, failing to respond to http and local
ipmi (ipmitool via the smbus or whatever) interface.  That's probably where
I would start personally...anything over a couple hundred hosts in the same
broadcast domain, especially if those are windows or osx hosts that love to
jibber about CIFS and mDNS.

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On Jan 23, 2013 6:25 PM, "Erik Levinson" <erik.levinson at uberflip.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> This is probably an OT question for this list, but I thought someone here
> may have encountered this.
>
> I've been having a really annoying super slow web interface access to ILO
> 2 on our DL360 G5s and G6s, since day one, on all of them. SSH to ILO is
> perfectly fine. IPMI is fine. VSP is fine. Everything to do with ILO is
> fine except the damn web interface, which is slow to load pages
> intermittently. It kind of works in bursts for a few seconds when it works,
> so I try to do things quickly. It's hard to characterize exactly what's
> happening beyond my vague description, but I've looked at the dev tools in
> Chrome, tried FF, etc. with no luck.
>
> One thing I haven't tried in a while is a packet capture of an ILO port to
> see if it's doing something weird, like trying to do rDNS on the client's
> IP or on itself, etc.
>
> If it helps, our config doesn't use DHCP and otherwise all the boxes are
> reset to defaults, then have their IP/SM/GW configured and local users
> configured...nothing fancy. We do use our own SSL certs, but the problem
> happens without them as well, so I've already ruled that out.
>
>
> Does anyone have any ideas on what obvious thing I could have missed?
>
>
> Thanks
>
> Erik
>
>
>
>


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