It seems like the new HP DL360G7 servers do not support the textcons command from iLO anymore without an ‘Advanced License’ installed. Since iLO and moreover the ability of using a remote console is one of the reasons we use the HP servers I was not amused. Luckily the Virtual Serial Port (VSP) is still free of license stuff so with a little fiddling around I got it working nicely.

Of course the is lots of documentation floating around on the net, but for my own memory I also wrote it down at http://www.roedie.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Debian_GNU/Linux_iLO3_Virtual_Serial_Port so I won’t forget it and others might find it useful.

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2 thoughts on “HP iLO3 Serial Console on Debian

  1. http://getsafetyglasses.com
    21 May 2014 at 05:44

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.

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  2. joann Becker - august birthstone
    23 July 2014 at 01:12

    Inspiring quest there. What happened after?
    Good luck!

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