Dell EMC Unity: Error activating SOL payload: Unspecified error (Dell EMC Correctable)


   Article Number:     539631                                   Article Version: 2     Article Type:    Break Fix 




Dell EMC Unity Family





While using the ipmitool with a Unity array, unable to initiate SOL (Serial Over Lan) connection.   
    You get the following error:   
    "Error activating SOL payload: Unspecified error"






This happens when your old ipmi session becomes stale.                                                           






To resolve this issue, run a a sol deactivate command:    
    For example.   
    ipmitool.exe -I lanplus -C 3 -U console -P APM00xxxxxx -H sol deactivate   
    To start a new session issue the sol activate command.   
    For example:   
    ipmitool.exe -I lanplus -C 3 -U console -P APM00xxxxxx -H sol activate