so the task came down to attach all the ilo(s) from the servers. The runs with Linux and Windows you can download utilities to do but vmware they said..needed to be rebooted. I said NO and I was right!
so to do this:
ssh into your vmware machine
then run the following command:
./hponcfg -w ilo.xml
this command will write all ilo settings to a handy xml file.
./hponcfg -f ilo.xml which will save the settings: