Servers could be the most important component for your operations if you are handling multiple network connections in your business. Their maintenance is also as much important concern to keep their functioning continuing. For this purpose, two kinds of processors or software can be use for remote server management. They are iLO and IKVM.
What is HP iLO?
• iLO is a processor developed by HP technologies that are embedded on HP ProLiant and Blade servers that assists the HP servers in carry out controlling and monitoring processes from a remote location.
• It performs multiple beneficial tasks to configure, update, monitor, and run servers remotely. It has an iLO server management card with its own network connection and IP address enabled.
• The Server administrators could connect via a Domain name system or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or through any other separate dedicated management network. This software can be used to administer the server remotely as it provides a remote web-based console.
What is ikvm?
• When it comes to IKVM, it is a software developed by Java for mono and Microsoft. NET. IKVM is basically famous for its free service i.e. free software provided along with the server which is distributed under a liberalized free software license.
• It includes Java virtual machines and a tool that translates Java bytecode to .NET IL. IKVM is certainly a Java framework enabled software that lets the bytecode gets converted to fly to CIL and executed. It comprises an operating system of cross-platform requiring a zLib license to perform.
Coming across both server management processors, we could conclude that both are capable of performing the same server management functionalities. Though iLO can be enabled only on HP servers and comprises extra costs for its usage.
Whereas IKVM can be used on any device using Microsoft or mono as it is develop by Java. The most important distinction between IKVM and iLO server is the cost as IKVM does not incur or ask for any extra cost for its usage.
We here at Serverstack, have ASUS servers that use Java enabled IKVM for remote server management of the server with no extra costs incurred for IKVM’s usage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the iLO port for HP?
Integrated Lights-Out, or iLO, is a Hewlett-Packard proprietary integrated server management technology providing out-of-band management facilities. The physical link is an Ethernet port that can be found on most of the 300 and above series of ProLiant servers and microservers.
Q2.What is HP iLO used for?
Integrated Lights–Out (iLO) is a remote server management processor embedded in the HP ProLiant and Blade server system boards that allows remote location control and monitoring of HP servers.