Access HP's ILO remote console via SSH

It happened many times to need a quick access to the remote console of a server like HP's ILO and not be able to open a web browser just to access it.
So let access it via SSH. Here goes.

[codesyntax lang="bash"]

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.



  1. Lewis Getschel

    Using HP iLO 5 I receive:
    "Monitor is in graphics mode or an unsupported text mode."
    From the web interface, I see the console is in "text" mode, not a GUI.
    And the console/screen is "stuck" no keys work, can't exit, can't ESCape, no ctrl- keys do anything.

    I managed to use another terminal to kill -HUP the ssh I used to access the iLO console.

  2. Starting Text Console.
    Press 'Esc (' to return to the CLI Session.

    you may not see it as the screen clears, but you can scroll back and see this message

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