[How To] Access HP iLO via SSH

There are times that we need to do maintenance on a system and we need to connect to its hardware or system controller. With HP boxes they are called HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO).

Here are the steps to gain access to HP iLO thru Command Line Interface (CLI) via SSH

[email protected]# ssh [email protected]
[email protected]'s password:
User:Administrator logged-in to linux-mgmt.corp.ads(142.178.232.97)
iLO 2 Standard Blade Edition 2.00 at 11:16:29 Jun 21 2010
Server Name: linux
Server Power: On

</>hpiLO-> VSP

Starting virtual serial port.
Press 'ESC (' to return to the CLI Session.
          ^----- TAKE NOTE OF THE Escape Sequence

</>hpiLO-> Virtual Serial Port active: IO=0x03F8 INT=4

You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
linux#

</>hpiLO-> exit
status=0
status_tag=COMMAND COMPLETED

CLI session stopped
Received disconnect from 142.178.232.97: 11: Client Disconnect
[email protected]#

See you on my next note!


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