howto get access ilo’s “Direct terminal access” via Serial Console

hi. so you’ve got some HP DL’s (like dl380 … ) servers and you’ve setup ilo to get access to terminal.

after you enabled ssh remote access (it is enabled by default) for ilo run this :

# ssh <user>@<ilo-ip-address>

</>hpiLO-> TextCons

maybe your terminal freezzzz . so in os you should add this line in /etc/default/grub :

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”vga=normal nomodeset 3″

# update-grub

# reboot

then try again.

BTW : i’ve got some nice tutorial to enable serial console for virtual machines here .