HP ILO Power and Reset CLI commands

You can also SSH into the ILO and examine the command-line options. After Connecting to ILO using Putty. “power help” will list the options available.

power on – Turn the server on
power off – Turn the server off
power reset – Reset the server

If the ILO is not connecting you may need to reset the ILO. In order to reset the ILO, you should have Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility installed on server. You can reset the ILO using the command listed below

hponcfg /reset or hponcfg /

If you have GUI installed,

1. Open
2. click on “Summary”
3. Select “Reset ILO/Set to factory default”
4. Click on “Reset” available under “Reset ILO firmware”.

On successful reset you will get a pop-up “Successful execution”.


How to reset HP ILO?

HP ILO sometime face hung-up issues and freezes on the interface. In this case we would need to reset the ILO controller to fix the issue. ILO can be easily reset using Putty Tool.

1. Establish a session to server ILO using Putty.
2. Move to Map1 using “CD Map1”.
3. Execute the command “reset”.

“CLI session stopped message” would be displayed on the screen and the reset would be completed in 30-50 secs.