accessing HP iLO virtual console

Per olof Ljungmark peo at
Sat Oct 21 11:02:43 UTC 2017

Quoting Julien Cigar <julien at>:

> Hello,
> I used to access the iLO virtual consoles of my HP servers through the
> web interface and the JVM plugin.. Now that JVM is slowly dying and
> unsupported by latest Firefox release I'm wondering how to access the
> Virtual Serial Console through SSH ..?
> After $> ssh I'm issuing:
> </>hpiLO-> textcons
> but I'm getting a: "Monitor is in graphics mode or an unsupported text
> mode." (I guess it's some sort of incompatibility with vt..)
> I also tried:
> </>hpiLO-> VSP
> Virtual Serial Port Active: COM1
> Starting virtual serial port.
> Press 'ESC (' to return to the CLI Session.
> .. and then it freezes..

Are you sure COM1 is appropriate? All I have seen is on COM2, I think  
the Proliant's are shipped with that port as the standard virtual.   

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