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January 19, 2018 | TAGS: #serial

Serial port console

This is how to get serial port console working on a Ubuntu 16.04 (or any systemd based OS) and how to access it with idrac/ssh.

To get serial port working on a running system:

systemctl enable [email protected]
systemctl start [email protected]

Update Grub:

To get serial console during boot up, including the grub menu:

Go ahead and edit /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash quiet"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="console=tty0"
GRUB_TERMINAL="console serial"
# also, it takes so long to boot a server, adding 10
# second to the grub menu is more good than harm
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10

Access it via idrac

ssh <idrac-ip> console com2

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