Enabling IPMI Serial Connection Basic and Terminal Modes
To enable IPMI serial routing of BIOS to iDRAC7, configure IPMI
Serial in any of the following modes in iDRAC7:
NOTE: This is applicable only for iDRAC7 on rack and tower servers.
IPMI basic mode — Supports a binary interface for program access,
such as the IPMI shell (ipmish) that is included with the Baseboard
Management Utility (BMU). For example, to print the System Event
Log using ipmish via IPMI Basic mode, run the following command:
ipmish -com 1 -baud 57600 -flow cts -u root -p calvin sel
IPMI terminal mode — Supports ASCII commands that are sent from
a serial terminal. This mode supports limited number of commands
(including power control) and raw IPMI commands that are typed as
hexadecimal ASCII characters. It allows you to view the operating
system boot sequences up to BIOS, when you login to iDRAC7 through
SSH or Telnet.