I have headless Supermicro server with IPMI as my ESXi 5 but I would like to use serial console as default console for ESXi instead of accessing it via IPMI VGA console redirection. I have some problems with java with IPMI and I also prefer text ui :)
I tried to follow Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port Using the vSphere Client but no success.
My goal is:
- see in serial port boot loader of ESXi (it is syslinux what I see)
- see booting via serial port (not logging but internactive stuff)
- see shell which I can use to login via serial port
My server has serial console. Next step would be to setup IPMI SOL.
Can anybody share how to do it? The procedure above didn't work for me.
How to check that ESXi was booting with serial port as console?