iLO 4 Remote Console in Linux

I had some problems accessing my HP server’s remote console.
I’m using Debian 9.5.. with OpenJDK-8.. it just dont work. I found a workaround so I would like to share it with you!

1. Download Java SE Runtime Environment 8

2. Extract and move it to /opt (as root)

tar -zxvf jre-8u181-linux-x64.tar.gz
mv jre1.8.0_181 /opt/

3. Download .jnlp file by clicking “Java Web Start”

HP Gen8, Remote Console

4. Run javaws and follow the dialogs.

/opt/jre1.8.0_181/bin/javaws /your/file/path/iLO-jirc.jnlp

Javaws Dialog 1

Javaws Dialog 2

Optional. You can also associate the .jnlp with /opt/jre1.8.0_181/bin/javaws.

[11-08-2019] Edit: Meantime HPE added HTML 5 Remote Console support for iLO 4, so you will need to upgrade your machine’s iLO.

14 Replies to “iLO 4 Remote Console in Linux”

  1. Thanks a lot. You have saved me too 😉
    Your solution ended up in my personal knowledge management system with Obsidian . . for the next time I need it

  2. Thanks!

    However it seems like the current java version, 8u321, refuses to fetch the jre file from the ILO server. As I previously had trouble even connecting with a web browser due to ILO using old TLS 1.1 or 1.0 I tried editing /opt/jre1.8.0_321/lib/security/ to enable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 but that didn’t help. It also seems like Oracle don’t want users to download older versions of the runtime (and since I’m not a developer it seems a bit overkill to download the full devkit).

    And yes, I’ve upgraded the ILO firmware to the latest version.

    (This isn’t really super important to me; I’m just playing around with this at home using an old DL380 G7).

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