Host Console Access via IPMI

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

The console redirect to serial over SSH, use an SSH client and complete the following steps.

  1. SSH into the IPMI and login with the root user and IPMI password. You will get a login similar to admin->
    This indicates you are in the IPMI SSH console.
  2. 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 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.