iDRAC6: undocumented settings for console com2
arthurp at csail.mit.edu
Tue Sep 6 16:12:31 CDT 2011
On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 06:04:27AM -0700, karasline at yahoo.com wrote:
> Did you by any chance see my post on the iDRAC6 and VNC
> I wasn't sure if your iDRAC6 issue was related to mine, but
> regardless, I still can't get the iDRAC6 console to work correctly
> within a VNC window. Any thoughts?
I did. Our desire to use a serial console stems in part from how
cumbersome it can be to access DRACs located on a secure network --
which I expect has something to do with why you're having to use VNC.
So I guess in that sense our posts are related.
A=Sysadmin's desktop <---> B=gateway <---> C=DRAC
You're using VNC for the link between "A" and "B", then running the
browser/java on "B". So https and proprietary-applet-VNC are
connecting "B" and "C". I don't know what OS your intermediate host
is running. If *nix, you might check X11 keymaps and such. Have you
tried switching the flavor of VNC software running on A and/or B?
We initiate an ssh connection to the intermediate host with port
forwarding, so that ports 443, 5900, and 5901 pass from A, through B
to C. That is, if both A and B are *nix/Mac OS:
ssh gatewayhost -L 443:drac-host:443 -L 5900:drac-host:5900 -L 5901:drac-host:5901 -N
and then on my desktop, I point my browser to
Would our approach be of use to you?
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