I'm trying to get Serial over LAN working on a Tyan S8225 motherboard running Linux. The idea is to be able to connect to it on another PC running Linux with the command
ipmitool -I lanplus -H 192.168.0.208 -U username sol activate
I've never actually used SOL before so I'm a little confused with the options.
There are 3 options present for the serial port in the "Remote Access Configuration" menu in the BIOS: COM1, COM2 and BMC.
What is the difference between a COMx and BMC option and which will allow me to remotely access the PC with SOL from another computer?
I should point out that this motherboard physically has a COM1 port. COM2 can be enabled in the BIOS but there is not header for it on the motherboard.
Secondly, does it matter what the baudrate etc is configured as? I've left it to the default 9600 8,n,1.
I pass the following to the kernel boot console=tty0 console=ttyS0,9600n8. I can see output on vga, but although I can connect with ipmitool, no output appears. I'm just left with is:
"[SOL Session operational. Use ~? for help]"
What am I doing wrong?
Note: Just tried following this Serial Console Howto. However still no output appears from ipmitool.