Use HP iLO2 Remote Console with Linux in 2018

Today I have to reinstall an old HP ProLiant 350 G5 which uses Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO2). For the re-installation I need to use the Remote Console which runs as Java Applet. A long time ago Firefox dropped the support of NPAPI and therefore Java Applets will not work anymore (Official statement).

Here is my solution how to use Java Applets.

Environment:

  • OS: Arch Linux
  • Browser: Firefox ESR
  • Java: JRE7
  • HP ProLiant ML350 G5 with iLO2

Install Firefox ESR

yaourt firefox-esr

Choose version: aur/firefox-esr-bin 52.6.0-1

Install JRE7

yaourt jre7

Choose version: aur/jre7 7u80-1

Configure JRE7 for Firefox

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

sudo rm libnpjp*

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-jre/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so

Add the iLO2 to the security exceptions

  1. Start the Java Control Panel: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-jre/jre/bin/ControlPanel
  2. Add the URL to the exception list

Open iLO2

  1. Open Firefox-ESR
  2. Open about:addons
  3. Verify if the plugin is listed
  4. Open the iLO page and start the remote console

Finally you should get a screen like this

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