Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your iDRAC interface and access the administrative web interface.
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.
On the top of the screen, access the Network tab.
On the Services screen, locate the IPMI configuration area.
Enable the IPMI service and click on the Apply button.
On the top of the screen, access the Serial over Lan tab.
Enable the Serial over Lan service and click on the Apply button.
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.
In our example, the iDrac interface has the IP address 192.168.0.10.