Dell DRAC 5 with Java 1.8 “Error when reading from SSL socket connection”

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We recently began connecting the IPMI/remote access cards in our server farm. The remote access cards are a separate ethernet port that is always on, even when the server is powered off. You can connect in to this interface using your web browser to monitor the server’s status and issue minimal commands, such as power on and open a remote console. Because most of our servers are based on the Dell PowerEdge 1950 and PowerEdge 2950, they are running some slightly-older cards, the Dell DRAC 5.