HP ML110 G7 and Power Management (iLO3 & vSphere DPM)

The HP ML110 G7 works great with VMware vSphere 5.0 once the C-States has been modified.

In the following screenshot we can have a glimpse of the Hardware Status of the ML110 G7. We can clearly see that this ML110 G7 with it’s integrate iLO3 controller gives the same information as the more expensive HP Proliant servers.

ML110 G7 Hardware Status and ILO3

And such as it’s bigger brothers, if we access the ILO3 Administration Console

ML110 G7 ILO3 Overview

and create a dedicate vmware user with Power Controls.

ML110 G7 ILO3 User Administration

Once this is done we just need to add in the IPMI/ILO Settings for Power Management

IPMI/iLO Settings for Power Management

And to test the functionality. Now we can use Distributed Power Management on the ML110 G7 Cluster.

Distributed Power Management

The more I test the ML110 G7, the more I like it.