Host Console Access via IPMI

If you have a problem accessing the host externally, SSH into IPMI and access the host console.

Note: This procedure will reboot the server.

Using an SSH client, complete the steps below:

  1. SSH into the IPMI 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.
  2. Execute the following commands:
    racadm config -g cfgSerial -o cfgSerialBaudRate 9600
    racadm config -g cfgSerial -o cfgSerialCom2RedirEnable 1
    racadm config -g cfgSerial -o cfgSerialSshEnable 1
    racadm config -g cfgIpmiSol -o cfgIpmiSolEnable 1
    racadm config -g cfgIpmiSol -o cfgIpmiSolBaudRate 9600
    racadm set BIOS.SerialCommSettings.SerialComm OnConRedirAuto
    racadm set BIOS.SerialCommSettings.SerialPortAddress Serial1Com2Serial2Com1
    racadm jobqueue create BIOS.Setup.1-1
    racadm serveraction powercycle

    The IPMI should now be configured to access serial console.

  3. From the IPMI SSH interface, run the command below to access the serial console:
    console com2
  4. To return to the IPMI interface and disconnect from the console, the default escape sequence is ^\ (CTRL+\), or simply close the SSH window.