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I have an old HP Proliant DL380 G5 which comes with iLO (Integrated Lights Out) version 2 for remote control of the server.

This includes features such as power on/off and remote console access accessible through a browser. The first works fine while the latter (remote console) relies on technologies that are ancient in the digital wold; Either IE7 + ActiveX, or any browser capable of running Java Applets.

Java Applets were afaik removed from all browser this year except IE.

Does anyone how to work around this and connect to the remote console from a computer running macOS?

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Ouch.

These are 9-year-old servers, so you will probably need an 9-year-old operating system to get into the iLO.

Your best bet is probably to install a Windows Visa/Windows 7 virtual machine on your Mac (using Parallels or VMWare Fusion), install a similarly old version of Java and use the ancient version of Internet Explorer it comes with to access the iLO.

I've had to do this before for a SuperMicro BMC. It sucks but it's pretty much the only way to do it now.

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I also tried to run on a Linux machine before by downloading jar archive from iLO..

You may be able to get jar archive from iLO:

http://your.iLO/M2.JAR

and may be run with java command:

java -jar M2.JAR

But, modern browsers will prevent you from downloading jar archive as the malicious file.

  • File is name rc150p08.jar, so your.iLO/rc150p08.jar . Pasted that url into Firefox, no problem downloading. Running it with java -jar didn't work because the manifest file doesn't specify a main class, makes sense since it's an applet. I'll try to write a small cmd line Java application that starts it up. – Geir Oct 30 '18 at 23:29

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