A console is an application to access the server over a network. Unlike Remote desktop, with console we can see servers even when it is rebooting. It is similar to Vcenter VM console.
Manufacturers such as HP and Dell have their own consoles and are called iLO and DRAC respectively.
We need to assign IP to these Consoles and plug network cable to the server hardware to access the server via consoles.
Dell iDRAC port
Configure Dell iDRAC 7 using Systems Setup.
Power ON / Restart the server and press function key F2.
Below screenshot is taken from Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dom0ZMmTQY
You can disable IPv6 if you are not going to use it
Old HP Server Hardware would simply mention as Mgmt (Management). Management Port.
To login to iLo, start or restart the physical server and press Ctrl + R (when it is shown in the display).
SCSI HDD (old)
SATA HDD (little newer)
SSD HDD, Flash (newer)
1U server means it will occupy three holes in the rack
1U – 3 rack holes
2U – 5 rack holes
3U – 7 rack holes
ESXi <-> Brocade switch <-> SAN (EMC Clarion AX4)
KVM vs Console:
Keyboard Video and Mouse. KVM uses a hardware. KVM is similar to Console.