Super slow HP ILO 2 web interface

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Jan 24 17:20:28 UTC 2013


This assumes that your ILOs aren't on their own VLAN, which they 
really ought to be; mine were...

Cheers,
-- jra

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Loftis" <mloftis at wgops.com>
> To: "Erik Levinson" <erik.levinson at uberflip.com>
> Cc: "nanog" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:34:14 AM
> Subject: Re: Super slow HP ILO 2 web interface
> 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.
> 
> --------------------
> 
> Sent from my Motorola Xoom
> 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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