Recently I needed access to a HP Management Processor (MP) without knowing the appropriate IP address.
A possibility is to utilize a serial connection to the MP – but this is kinda complicated if you don’t have any physical system access.
A smarter approach is to find out the IP address using the running operating system (HP-UX). For this, you will need to have the additional software product SFM-CORE (HPUX System Fault Management) installed. The following command checks whether the product is installed:
# swlist -l product SFM-CORE # Initializing... # Contacting target "GIERTZ"... # # Target: GIERTZ:/ # SFM-CORE B.07.02.02 HPUX System Fault Management
If the tool is installed, the following command is sufficient to retrieve MP detail information including the IP address:
# /opt/sfm/bin/CIMUtil -e root/cimv2 HP_ManagementProcessor Instance 0 : UniqueIdentifier : 0.21.185.123.267.123 ControllerType : 3 OtherControllerType : IPAddress : 10.22.10.11 URL : http://10.22.10.11 Dedicated : 14 CreationClassName : HP_ManagementProcessor Name : Management Processor EnabledState : 2 OperationalStatus : 2 FirmwareRevision : F.002.026.000 LEDColour : 0 LEDBlinkRate: 0 NICCondition : 2