Host Console Access via iDRAC
If you have a problem accessing the host externally, SSH into iDRAC and access the host console.
The console redirect to serial over SSH, use an SSH client and complete the following steps.
- SSH into the iDRAC and login with the root user and iDRAC password. You will get a login similar to admin->. This indicates you are in the iDRAC SSH console.
- Execute the following commands:
racadm set BIOS.SerialCommSettings.SerialComm OnConRedirAuto racadm set BIOS.SerialCommSettings.SerialPortAddress Serial1Com2Serial2Com1 racadm jobqueue create BIOS.Setup.1-1 racadm serveraction powercycleThe iDRAC should now be configured to access serial console.
- From the iDRAC SSH interface run the command below to access the serial console:
- To return to the iDRAC interface and disconnect from the console, the default escape sequence is ^\ (CTRL+\) , or simply close the SSH window.