5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2011 10:42 PM by 810681 RSS

    V210 access problem (ALOM?)

    812994
      Hi
      I've managed to get hold of a 2nd-hand V210, which apparently has Solaris8 on.
      I want to clean it up and put 10 on there, but I'm having trouble getting access to a terminal or console on the machine.

      I can't seem to get a terminal connection on the serial management port and neither the network management port, nor the 4 gigabit ports, are asking for an IP address from the DHCP server.

      This system is intended to replace an ageing Ultra80, so I haven't used ALOM before.

      Can anyone suggest some simple checks to make or steps to take to get terminal/console access to the machine?

      Thanks in advance

      Feargal
        • 1. Re: V210 access problem (ALOM?)
          808555
          Have you the ALOM ko? Could it?

          For the ILOM on Sun Server I usually use the following procedure:
          the connection (serial mngt) to the ILOM is compromised?
          I start the process of updating the firmware of the SP_Ilom from a ISO_DVD:
          Write FLASH, Error? First reboot, the monitor shows: SP Firmware Version 00.00.00.00 (empty) & SP Error Not Responding.
          ILOM damaged.
          • 2. Re: V210 access problem (ALOM?)
            812994
            suriv wrote:
            Have you the ALOM ko? Could it?
            ko? Sorry. I don't understand?

            I have not got a usable connection to the ALOM.

            For the ILOM on Sun Server I usually use the following procedure:
            the connection (serial mngt) to the ILOM is compromised?
            I start the process of updating the firmware of the SP_Ilom from a ISO_DVD:
            How do I do this?
            Just insert a bootable DVD and power-up, Yes?
            Write FLASH, Error? First reboot, the monitor shows: SP Firmware Version 00.00.00.00 (empty) & SP Error Not Responding.
            The problem is I haven't got a usable monitor/terminal connection yet


            ILOM damaged.
            OK
            • 3. Re: V210 access problem (ALOM?)
              808555
              ko? Sorry. I don't understand?
              Sorry, damaged.


              I have not got a usable connection to the ALOM.
              I understand...


              How do I do this?
              Just insert a bootable DVD and power-up, Yes?
              Yes! It's a bootable DVD.


              The problem is I haven't got a usable monitor/terminal connection yet
              Ok.
              • 4. Re: V210 access problem (ALOM?)
                818785
                are you able to boot the system and access to a Solaris Promt?
                • 5. Re: V210 access problem (ALOM?)
                  810681
                  plug into net and do a ping flood and arp to get possible static ip address from the V210 bge port
                  if so... try and ssh to it if you can and use scadm

                  failing that #. and boot -s (I think) into Solaris 8 and scadm from there (I think you can do this from 8).