This article targets only AMI's BMC platforms.
Serial over LAN (SOL) provides a means to manage servers remotely by using a command-line interface (CLI) over a Telnet or Secure Shell (SSH) connection. SOL is required to manage servers that do not have keyboard/video/mouse (KVM). The SOL feature redirects server serial-connection data over a LAN without the need for special cabling.
This article aims to provide clear instructions on how to access your device through remote SOL on AMI’s BMC WEB.
For the engineers who have experience on AMI BMC's platforms with basic knowledge on remote access.
1- Make sure RJ45 port plug into IPMI_LAN port on the server side board
2- A compatible JRE must be installed in the system prior to the launch of the JNLP file.
3- Supported Browsers:
• Chrome latest version.
• IE 11 and above.
• Firefox (with limited support).
1- Download & install JRE on your system.
2- Adjust the settings on Java Control Panel and add your BMC’s IP address in the exception site list.
3- Launch Java Console, this will cause the jviewer.jnlp file to be downloaded.
4- Once the file is downloaded and launched, a Java redirection window will be displayed.
5- Ignore the warning message and hit “Continue” and fill the information requested.
6- You can select a Baud rate from the list as your SOL transfer rate from the submenu. Make sure that the Baud Rate selected here matches the Baud Rate set in the BIOS. Then, click to start the session.
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