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The recent update of Firefox to v.67 ruined usage of Java Web Start remote console. Due to security reasons Mozilla decided to block .jnlp files to be executed from within the browser. Now the procedure to start remote console became very annoying:

 

1. Login to iLo

2. Go to remote console menu

3. Push the "web start" button

4. The only option Firefox is offering to you is to save the .jnlp file.

5. Save the .jnlp file somewhere on the disk

6. Open file explorer, find the .jnlp file and double click to run it.

 

The situation now is very complicated. The new 2.70 iLo update has an HTML5 remote console, which should work in any browser. But some people here in the forum reported severe problems after iLo upgrade. So now I am still thinking what to do. I want to use Firefox, I don't want to use Edge, Chrome, or IE. I also expect that Microsoft and Google will also change their browsers soon and will block direct execution of .jnlp files.

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1 hour ago, Trig0r said:

Have you tried the ESR version of Firefox?

 

No. But as the reasons are security related I do believe the ESR will be updated accordingly soon.

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A lot of browsers are cutting down the use of 3rd party plugin's these days.

 

Worse case scenario, goto oldversions.com, grab an older version of Firefox and turn off updates.

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Am I missing something, or is there a reason you're not using the standalone iLO application?   I've always found that great and never used it through a browser to start the server and remote control it.

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8 hours ago, peteb99 said:

Am I missing something, or is there a reason you're not using the standalone iLO application?   I've always found that great and never used it through a browser to start the server and remote control it.

 

According to my knowledge it runs only on Windows, no Linux version available.

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Ah, yes.   I forget that people still use Linux as a client.  

 

No, the standalone version only runs on windows.

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1 hour ago, psykix said:

FWIW I had no issues with iLO version 2.70 and the HTML 5 console works fine.

 

 

Thank you for the information provided. I also believe that HTML5 console will work fine. But I am concerned regarding several reports here in the forum that upgrade to 2.70 leads to severe problems. I prefer to wait until more experience is gained with this upgrade in order to apply it.

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I updated iLO4 to version 2.70 and it works great. The new HTLM5 console is really perfect. We must thank HPE for this update also on the gen8 microservers, this shows the seriousness of this company....

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