11. Serial over LAN (SoL)

This section describes how to get access to the serial console of the IPU-M2000 gateway over the LAN interface. Serial over LAN (SoL) support is only available using the CLI, GUI and IPMI interfaces.

11.1. BMC command line

On the BMC command line, use the obmc-console-client command to access the gateway serial console. If the chassis is powered on, a prompt appears and authentication is needed to log in.

  • To exit from obmc-console-client, type: <Return>~~.. (Note: two ~ characters)

  • To exit from the ssh session to BMC, type: <Return>~.

In order to directly connect to the gateway serial console from a remote machine, use the command:

$ ssh root@<BMC-IP> -p 2200

11.2. GUI

To access the IPU-M2000 gateway serial console using the GUI, log into the GUI and navigate to the Server control tab and then the Serial over LAN console tab, as shown in Fig. 11.1.


Fig. 11.1 GUI: IPU-M2000 serial over LAN

11.3. IPMI

To access the IPU-M2000 gateway serial console using IPMI, use the following command:

$ ipmitool -I lanplus -C 3 -p 623 -U <bmcuser> -P <bmcpass> -H <bmcip> sol activate

To exit from the console, type: <Return>~~. (Note: two ~ characters)