Would you like to learn how to configure the iDRAC Serial over LAN feature on a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure the Serial over LAN feature on iDRAC to enable the remote serial access using softwares like ipmitool.

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Tutorial iDrac - Serial over LAN configuration

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your iDRAC interface and access the administrative web interface.

dell idrac webinterface

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
Username: root
Password: calvin

After a successful login, the administrative menu will be displayed.

Access the iDRAC settings menu and select the Network option.

idrac network menu

On the top of the screen, access the Network tab.

dell network tab

On the Services screen, locate the IPMI configuration area.

Enable the IPMI service and click on the Apply button.

idrac ipmi configuration

On the top of the screen, access the Serial over Lan tab.

idrac serial over lan menu

Enable the Serial over Lan service and click on the Apply button.

idrac serial over lan

Serial over LAN is now enabled on your Dell iDRAC interface.

If you are an Ubuntu Linux user, you could test the Serial over LAN service using the Ipmitool software.

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In our example, the iDrac interface has the IP address