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Re: linux blades, serial access

Tim Small tim@buttersideup.com
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 03:35:12 -0700 (PDT)

John Cagle wrote:

iLO supports both Telnet and SSH sessions for remote text consoles and
remote virtual serial consoles (which works a lot better for logging).
I've successfully configured conserver to front-end both types of
connections.  A key thing to remember is that iLO is very
security-conscious and Telnet is disabled by default (since it is

It should be possible to use ssh from conserver (easy if the iLO interface supports access with ssh keys, slightly more tricky otherwise) - you could probably build something quite easily by modifying the files (the solsession expect script, and the example conserver.cf) at:


If anyone manages this, it would be cool if they could post the results somewhere - I'm going to have to write such scripts for HP iLO boxes myself in a couple of weeks' time for some new HP servers...

BTW, I'm happy for the IPMI SOL stuff that I wrote, to go into the contrib/ directory if it's useful - if the licensing (GPL) is a problem, I'm happy to BSD
dual-license it.