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iLo IP & firmware version

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Greetings!

from this community i got below script which is used by "Guru" wherever any firmware upgrade is planned for HP servers..

i have been asked to do such task and am in the process of gathering the information from vcenter for all the HP servers , below script is working perfect. but it is missing ilo ip details. someone help on this part.

$strHostsClusterName = "Cluster Name"   <want it to run all the hosts in the Vcenter>

Get-View -ViewType HostSystem -Property Name, Runtime.HealthSystemRuntime.SystemHealthInfo.NumericSensorInfo -SearchRoot (Get-View -ViewType ClusterComputeResource -Property Name -Filter @{"Name" = "^$([RegEx]::escape($strHostsClusterName))$"}).MoRef | %{   

    $arrNumericSensorInfo = @($_.Runtime.HealthSystemRuntime.SystemHealthInfo.NumericSensorInfo)   

    # HostNumericSensorInfo for BIOS, iLO, array controller   

    $nsiBIOS = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "*System BIOS*"}   

    $nsiArrayCtrlr = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "HP Smart Array Controller*"}   

    $nsiILO = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "Hewlett-Packard BMC Firmware*"}   

 

    $esxName = $_.Name  

    $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $_.Name  

    $esxcli.network.nic.list() | %{  

      $esxcli.network.nic.get($_.Name) | %{ 

          $props = [ordered]@{ 

              VMHost = $esxName   

              "SystemBIOS" = $nsiBIOS.name   

              "HPSmartArray" = $nsiArrayCtrlr.Name   

              "iLOFirmware" = $nsiILO.Name   

              "nx_nic device" = $_.Name   

              "nx_nic driver" = $_.DriverInfo.Driver  

              "nx_nic driver version" = $_.DriverInfo.Version  

              "nx_nic firmware version" = $_.DriverInfo.FirmwareVersion  

          } ## end new-object   

          New-Object PSObject -Property $props 

      }  

    }  

} | Export-Csv C:\inventory.csv

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Have you installed the HPEiLOCmdlets module?
Note that these support ILO3 and above.

For ILO2 you will have to use the CLI.


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I tried installing , seeing below messages

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Install-Module -Name HPEiLOCmdlets

WARNING: Version '2.0.0.0' of module 'HPEiLOCmdlets' is already installed at 'C:\Program Files (x86)\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\HPEiLOCmdlets\2.0.0.0'. To install version '2.2.0.0', run Install-Module and add the -F

orce parameter, this command will install version '2.2.0.0' in side-by-side with version '2.0.0.0'.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Install-Module -Name HPEiLOCmdlets -Force

WARNING: The specified module 'HPEiLOCmdlets' with PowerShellGetFormatVersion '2.0' is not supported by the current version of PowerShellGet. Get the latest version of the PowerShellGet module to install this modul

e, 'HPEiLOCmdlets'.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> $PSVersionTable

Name                           Value                                                                                                                                                                                

----                           -----                                                                                                                                                                                

PSVersion                      5.1.16299.1146                                                                                                                                                                       

PSEdition                      Desktop                                                                                                                                                                              

PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}                                                                                                                                                              

BuildVersion                   10.0.16299.1146                                                                                                                                                                      

CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.42000                                                                                                                                                                      

WSManStackVersion              3.0                                                                                                                                                                                  

PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3                                                                                                                                                                                  

SerializationVersion           1.1.0.1  

================================ When I execute script seeing following ============

Get-EsxCli : 6/21/2019 1:05:06 PM Get-EsxCli An error occurred while communicating with the remote host.

At line:11 char:15

+     $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $_.Name

+               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-EsxCli], HostCommunication

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_DynamicTypeManagerServiceImpl_GetMoInstances_ViError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.EsxCli.GetEsxCli

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.

At line:12 char:5

+     $esxcli.network.nic.list() | %{

+     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

Get-EsxCli : 6/21/2019 1:05:09 PM Get-EsxCli An error occurred while communicating with the remote host.

At line:11 char:15

+     $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $_.Name

+               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-EsxCli], HostCommunication

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_DynamicTypeManagerServiceImpl_GetMoInstances_ViError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.EsxCli.GetEsxCli

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.

At line:12 char:5

+     $esxcli.network.nic.list() | %{

+     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

Get-EsxCli : 6/21/2019 1:05:10 PM Get-EsxCli An error occurred while communicating with the remote host.

At line:11 char:15

+     $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $_.Name

+               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-EsxCli], HostCommunication

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_DynamicTypeManagerServiceImpl_GetMoInstances_ViError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.EsxCli.GetEsxCli

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.

At line:12 char:5

+     $esxcli.network.nic.list() | %{

+     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

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You will need to update PowerShellGet in that case.
See UPDATE POWERSHELLGET AND PACKAGEMANAGEMENT for instructions.

On the other hand, I suspect version 2.0.0 of the module will allow you to get the iLO firmware version as well.

There seems to be a problem communicating with that specific ESXi node.
There could be several causes of such a problem: DNS, FW...
That is something that is hard to diagnose remotely.
Can you open an SSH connection (first enable SSH if needed) with that ESXi node?


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I was about to edit it, noticed target hosts are in disconnected state due to which i see communication message.

I tried to execute same code on another cluster where hosts are in connected state it worked well, but out put does not captured ilo ip of esxi hosts and esxi model

VMHost SystemBIOS HPSmartArray iLOFirmware nx_nic device nx_nic driver nx_nic driver version nx_nic firmware version

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Did you use the cmdlet from the iLO module for that?


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I don't have access to a HP server with an iLO board, I'm afraid I can't help you there.
Perhaps try asking the question in the HP Forum.


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you can try using the below command to fetch ILO information.

$esxcli.hardware.ipmi.bmc.get.Invoke()

BMCFirmwareVersion : 1.15

IPMIVersion        : 2.0

IPv4Address        : 10.x.x.x

IPv4Gateway        : 10.x.x.x

IPv4Subnet         : 255.255.255.0

IPv6Addresses      :

LANifAdminStatus   : true

MACAddress         :

Manufacturer       : Unknown

OSNameReported     : VMware ESXi 6.

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how do i add it to the existing script.?

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$strHostsClusterName = "Cluster Name"   <want it to run all the hosts in the Vcenter>

Get-View -ViewType HostSystem -Property Name, Runtime.HealthSystemRuntime.SystemHealthInfo.NumericSensorInfo -SearchRoot (Get-View -ViewType ClusterComputeResource -Property Name -Filter @{"Name" = "^$([RegEx]::escape($strHostsClusterName))$"}).MoRef | %{  

    $arrNumericSensorInfo = @($_.Runtime.HealthSystemRuntime.SystemHealthInfo.NumericSensorInfo)  

    # HostNumericSensorInfo for BIOS, iLO, array controller  

    $nsiBIOS = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "*System BIOS*"}  

    $nsiArrayCtrlr = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "HP Smart Array Controller*"}  

    $nsiILO = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "Hewlett-Packard BMC Firmware*"}  

    $esxName = $_.Name 

    $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $_.Name 

    $ipv4Addr = $esxcli.hardware.ipmi.bmc.get.Invoke().ipv4Addres

    $esxcli.network.nic.list() | %{ 

      $esxcli.network.nic.get($_.Name) | %{

          $props = [ordered]@{

              VMHost = $esxName  

              "SystemBIOS" = $nsiBIOS.name  

              "HPSmartArray" = $nsiArrayCtrlr.Name  

              "iLOFirmware" = $nsiILO.Name  

              "ILOIPV4Addr" = $ipv4Addr

              "nx_nic device" = $_.Name  

              "nx_nic driver" = $_.DriverInfo.Driver 

              "nx_nic driver version" = $_.DriverInfo.Version 

              "nx_nic firmware version" = $_.DriverInfo.FirmwareVersion 

          } ## end new-object  

          New-Object PSObject -Property $props

      } 

    } 

} | Export-Csv C:\inventory.csv

I think the above will work for you.

$strHostsClusterName = "Cluster Name"   <want it to run all the hosts in the Vcenter>

Get-View -ViewType HostSystem -Property Name, Runtime.HealthSystemRuntime.SystemHealthInfo.NumericSensorInfo -SearchRoot (Get-View -ViewType ClusterComputeResource -Property Name -Filter @{"Name" = "^$([RegEx]::escape($strHostsClusterName))$"}).MoRef | %{  

    $arrNumericSensorInfo = @($_.Runtime.HealthSystemRuntime.SystemHealthInfo.NumericSensorInfo)  

    # HostNumericSensorInfo for BIOS, iLO, array controller  

    $nsiBIOS = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "*System BIOS*"}  

    $nsiArrayCtrlr = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "HP Smart Array Controller*"}  

    $nsiILO = $arrNumericSensorInfo | ? {$_.Name -like "Hewlett-Packard BMC Firmware*"}  

    $esxName = $_.Name 

    $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost $_.Name 

    $esxcli.network.nic.list() | %{ 

      $esxcli.network.nic.get($_.Name) | %{

          $props = [ordered]@{

              VMHost = $esxName  

              "SystemBIOS" = $nsiBIOS.name  

              "HPSmartArray" = $nsiArrayCtrlr.Name  

              "iLOFirmware" = $nsiILO.Name  

              "nx_nic device" = $_.Name  

              "nx_nic driver" = $_.DriverInfo.Driver 

              "nx_nic driver version" = $_.DriverInfo.Version 

              "nx_nic firmware version" = $_.DriverInfo.FirmwareVersion 

          } ## end new-object  

          New-Object PSObject -Property $props

      } 

    } 

} | Export-Csv C:\inventory.csv

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When i execute , i see following error.

WARNING:

   The Get-EsxCli cmdlet provides a new interface to the ESXCLI functionality.

   Use the -V2 parameter to switch to the new cmdlet interface.

   Check the cmdlet help for more information.

  

   Scripts that use the old cmdlet interface may not be compatible across two different versions of the ESX server.

   The old cmdlet interface is deprecated and will be removed in a future version.

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.

At line:19 char:5

+     $ipv4Addr = $esxcli.hardware.ipmi.bmc.get.Invoke().ipv4Addres

+     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.

At line:19 char:5

+     $ipv4Addr = $esxcli.hardware.ipmi.bmc.get.Invoke().ipv4Addres

+     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.

At line:19 char:5

+     $ipv4Addr = $esxcli.hardware.ipmi.bmc.get.Invoke().ipv4Addres

+     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

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