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:

roo@solaris# ssh Administrator@linux-mgmt
Administrator@linux-mgmt's password:
User:Administrator logged-in to
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

</>hpiLO-> exit

CLI session stopped
Received disconnect from 11: Client Disconnect

See you on my next note!