PE 2850 DRAC serial access using ssh

Josh Brown josh.brown at lightsurf.com
Fri Jul 15 18:20:20 CDT 2005


Anyone at Dell able to tell me if they plan to implement a ssh server 
for the ERA (DRAC III Vintage) style controllers.  We have a lot of 
2650s that would love to have some encrypted console access :-)
Thanks,
-Josh

JACOB_LIBERMAN at dell.com wrote:

>I usually change my quit key to ",./" because I find its easier to
>remember. The original engineering whitepaper on text console
>redirection via the RAC recommended this change too. You can change it
>the same time you change the cfgserialconsoleenable option and push both
>settings to the rac on one reset.
>
>Thanks, jacob 
>
>  
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
>>[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of 
>>Tim_T_Murphy at dell.com
>>Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:13 AM
>>To: fgenauer at gmx.de; linux-poweredge-Lists
>>Subject: RE: PE 2850 DRAC serial access using ssh
>>
>>It seems that CR ~ . is the SSH "disconnect" escape, and also 
>>the default RAC console escape:
>>
>>	racadm ... getconfig -g cfgSerial | grep cfgSerialConsoleQuitKey
>>	cfgSerialConsoleQuitKey=<CR>~.
>>
>>you can change cfgSerialConsoleQuitKey to another sequence 
>>that doesn't conflict with the SSH escapes:
>>
>>	racadm ... config -g cfgSerial -o 
>>cfgSerialConsolQuitKey \<CR\>~~
>>
>>then your ssh login shouldn't quit when CR is ended with CR ~ ~ --tim
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
>>[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Florian Genauer
>>Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:37 AM
>>To: linux-poweredge-Lists
>>Subject: Re: PE 2850 DRAC serial access using ssh
>>
>>Hi Tim,
>>
>>thank you very much - this helped! I propably used the wrong 
>>keywords during my searches in the web - the link you 
>>provided looks very useful...
>>
>>So now it works I have on more question - when I have 
>>accessed the serial console I did not know how to exit it. At 
>>the time I started the serial connection there was a message 
>>to use CR ~ . to quit it. I used this shortcut which also 
>>cutted my ssh session. But now I am no longer able to 
>>reconnect using ssh.
>>
>>How can I reconnect per ssh?
>>
>>what would be the correct way to exit the serial connection 
>>and still beeing logged into rac per ssh?
>>
>>Many thanks in advance
>>
>>Florian
>>
>>Am Donnerstag, 14. Juli 2005 13:57 schrieb Tim_T_Murphy at dell.com:
>>    
>>
>>>Did you set "Integrated Devices" -> "Serial Port 1" -> 
>>>      
>>>
>>"RAC" in BIOS?
>>    
>>
>>>Here's a reference, if you don't already have it:
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smdrac3/drac4/1.3/en/UG
>>    
>>
>>>/r
>>>acugc3.htm#56201
>>>
>>>--tim
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
>>>[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of 
>>>      
>>>
>>Florian Genauer
>>    
>>
>>>Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:35 AM
>>>To: linux-poweredge-Lists
>>>Subject: PE 2850 DRAC serial access using ssh
>>>
>>>Hi list,
>>>
>>>today I upgraded DRAC firmware to v1.30 because I read something in 
>>>the readme file about Putty and OpenSSH access.
>>>
>>>So far it looks really great due I can access my DRAC board 
>>>      
>>>
>>by using 
>>    
>>
>>>ssh. I can now use racadm tool from within my ssh session...
>>>
>>>But I now tried the whole day to get the serial console 
>>>      
>>>
>>working - what
>>
>>    
>>
>>>I whould like to do is:
>>>
>>>- connect to my DRAC board using "ssh -l root x.x.x.x"
>>>- using "connect com1"
>>>- having textual access to BIOS, etc.
>>>
>>>What I did so far:
>>>- enabled "Console Redirection" in system BIOS
>>>- "racadm config -g cfgSerial -o cfgSerialConsoleEnable 1"
>>>- "racadm racreset"
>>>- reboot
>>>
>>>Now I tried to connect to the serial console by using 
>>>      
>>>
>>"connect com1" 
>>    
>>
>>>and "connect com2" - which both do not work. (It looks like I am 
>>>connected, but I cannot see any output - it even took me a while to 
>>>recognize that I have press CR ~ . to exit my locked session...)
>>>
>>>Does anyone have an idea what I am doing wrong? It is 
>>>      
>>>
>>hopefully a very
>>
>>    
>>
>>>small thing?!
>>>
>>>Many thanks in advance
>>>
>>>Florian
>>>
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