The purpose of this document is to describe how to configure Unified Communication System (UCS) to log a server's console to the Serial over Lan (SoL) functionality from a blade on the UCS B Infrastructure.
Configure SoL Policy
First you will need to create a SoL Policy to turn on the SoL functionality.
Log into UCS Manager, select Servers > Policies > Serial Over LAN Policies.
Click the [+] / New icon.
In the popup window, provide a NAME, DESCRIPTION, SPEED, and select ENABLE.
Configure IPMI Policy
Next you will create an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Access Profile which creates a user account used to log into the SoL session.
In the popup window, provide a NAME and DESCRIPTION
On the 'Serial Port' page, select ENABLED
On the 'Server Management' page, configure the Console Redirection.
Point it to a Serial Port
Specify the BAUD RATE and TERMINAL TYPE
Assigning the SoL, IPMI, and BIOS Policies
Apply the SoL, IPMI and BIOS changes to the Service Profile you are working with. Note that if the SP is bound to a template, you may have to potentially unbind it, then re-associate.
Select the SERVERS tab, select your SERVICE PROFILE, then click POLICIES tab.
You will see the policies you just created now available under Policies on the Service Profile. BIOS and IPMI is a quick drop down and choose.
For the SoL Policy, you have to pick the Actions link on the left side of the Policies tab.
Then you will be prompted with the following box to choose the Policy.
This will then show up as shown below:
Now you are ready to use this feature. Get the IP address of the KVM. On 2.2(1c), you can click the double right arrow to see the IP address. You can also see the IP from the Management IP Address from the General tab on your service profile OR under the CIMC tab under Inventory from the blade equipment.
Here you can see that by SSH'ing into the KVM IP on standard port 22, you will now get the output from the blade via the onboard serial port tunneling over LAN.
VMware is not booting all the way up. You go to alt-F12 to see what the kernel is logging. However, you find the logs are truncated to the right side of the screen.