HP ProLiant Servers have been there for ages and ages. For twenty years in fact. I can’t even remember when Insight Lights Out was introduced. After iLO came iLO 2 and now we are at iLO 3.
At HP’s website iLO is described as a remote management technology that
delivers precise control and web-based remote management that is always available. ProLiant iLO products… make it easier to remotely manage your servers from just about anywhere in the world. HP iLO solutions use a common management interface for both Integrity and ProLiant servers which means you can use similar tools and processes to manage all your HP Servers.
It is exactly the word precise control that still puzzles many server admins. The first thing they do is turn on Remote Desktop to remote control the server via Windows. During remote management with iLO they often see an irritating distance between two mouse pointers.
If you recognize this problem, this blog is for you.
Because I come across quite a few people who don’t know how to solve this problem, I will explain the steps:
Either in the HP Blade Onboard Administrator Console or in the iLO console goto Web Administration.
Login with an administrator account are accept the automatic pass-through from the blade enclosure administrator.
Select the Remote Console tab and Settings from the menu on the left. Just change the High Performance Mouse from to the Enabled value and you are done! Enjoy a synchronized pointer in your iLO management screens.