Feb 272016

When you try to access HP ILO2 console via some new version of OpenSSH you have error.
For OpenSSH v.6
# ssh ilouser@iloserver
Received disconnect from iloserver: 2: Client Disconnect

Solution: add option -o MACs=hmac-sha1 to ssh:

# ssh -o MACs=hmac-sha1 ilouser@iloserver
ilouser@iloserver's password:

For OpenSSH v.7
# ssh ilouser@iloserver
Unable to negotiate with UNKNOWN: no matching key exchange method found. Their offer: diffie-hellman-group1-sha1

Solution: add option -o KexAlgorithms=diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 -o MACs=hmac-sha1 to ssh:

# ssh -o KexAlgorithms=diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 -o MACs=hmac-sha1 ilouser@iloserver
ilouser@iloserver's password:

Feb 272016

From Pinoy UNIX Administrations

There are times when you want to have a quick access to the remote console of a server like HP’s ILO but you don’t want (not able) to open a web browser just to access it. But there is an ability to access it via SSH (text console only).

  1. Open a ssh connection to the ILO’s IP address.
    # ssh ilo_admin@ip_address

  2. Enter your ILO admin account and password. After that you will see the ILO prompt.

  3. To access the remote console of the server at the ILO prompt type “TEXTCONS”

  4. You will be presented with the Login: console. Enter your root or user account of the server to gain access.