Install HPE Controller

Use the following procedure to install an HPE Controller server.

To install an HPE Controller server

  1. Download the appropriate HPE Controller zip package for your operating system from the Customer Support Site.
  2. Extract the files to a location on your system.
  3. Open the HPE Controller configuration file (Controller.cfg) in a text editor.
  4. Specify the host and port details for your HPE License Server in the [License] section of the configuration file.
  5. (Optional) If you want to start an HPE Controller without SSDP support, set Enabled to False in the [SSDP] section of the configuration file for that HPE Controller.


    If you switch off SSDP support for an HPE Controller, this is recorded in the application log. The HPE Controller is not included in the list of discovered HPE Controllers in a GetController action sent to your HPE Coordinator. In addition, you must add the HPE Controller to your HPE Coordinator by specifying the port number and IP address or host name rather than by specifying a UUID.

  6. Save and close the configuration file.

  7. Open a command prompt and run the HPE Controller executable file (Controller.exe). The HPE Controller starts and automatically discovers any HPE IDOL services on the server that it is running on.

  8. Repeat steps 1-7 for each server that runs an HPE IDOL service.

After you install your HPE Controllers, you can use the AddService action to add services that you want to monitor. For more information on this and the other actions that you can use to monitor your services, refer to the HPE Controller Reference.