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The `error` messages you've quoted suggest the system's OBP doesn't recognize the syntax you have used. That could be a simple as a typo or it could be that its OBP no longer has the capability of manipulating input and output devices. If the output device has indeed been remove from the M3000's OBP then the XVR-300 cannot be a console on that platform.
I do not know that product and have no access to one for a hands-on examination, so cannot check anything for you. You will need to check it on your own system.
Get it to the OK prompt and do a printenv.
You will get more information there than you ever would by running the eeprom command up in the OS.
Does the printenv output even have any entries for input-device or for output device ?
You might think of using the system's warranty or your service contract to contact Sun Support directly on this topic.
I tried same things few month ago.
M3000 don't have "output-device" and "input-device" params.
Then, I could not use keyboard and screen on console.
But I found following japanese document last week.
(japanese document) http://primeserver.fujitsu.com/partner/rov/shoshin/pdf/shoshin_19.pdf
hardware: M3000 plus 2 PCIe card
* graphics card: Techsource Raptor GFX 550e(http://techsource.com/products/sun/gfx550e/index.asp)
* USB interface card: DP Hi-Speed USB 4-port PCIe
* keyboard and mouse: connent to USB interface card. not M3000 USB port.
limitation: only for X environment.
* you can use USB keyboard and mouse on X environment.
* XSCF and OBP are serial console only.
Did you try additional USB interface card?
But, this way is no warranty .
lawrence02 wrote:Was reading up the thread, had a solution been found. Would appreciate if the some answers/experience can be posted on the solution.It's not going to happen.
Had also encountered the same problem. The eeprom of the M3000 do not have any output-device and input-device.
This system offers only a traditional console connection.
Learn to administer the system in command-line mode as per its manuals.
A compatible graphics card, when combined with a keyboard/mouse kit connected to an added USB card will give a GUI after the OS has booted.
We also have the M3000 with XVR-300 cards. Even having a "non-console" X display/session after full boot would still be of interest to us. If for no other reason, Oracle installs, patching and general troubleshooting can sometimes be streamlined from a nice local X session over the KVM.
So far, I am able to get the X display itself up just fine with:
If I don't include the nomouse and nokeyboard options, the Xsun process bails out because it couldn't find them. Moreover:
xinit -- /usr/X/bin/Xsun -dev /dev/fbs/nfb0a +nkeyboard +nmouse
Does this mean the USB port on the server is just an unconnected dummy? Is there some way to light it up? I'd rather not buy an expansion card just to get a couple of USB ports, particularly if it casts a shadow on our support status.
root> /#cfgadm Ap_Id Type Receptacle Occupant Condition SB0 System_Brd connected configured ok c0 scsi-bus connected configured unknown
Sorry, I should have read the manual before posting:
"USB port (for XSCF)"
"This USB port is dedicated for use by field engineers and cannot be connected to general-purpose USB devices."
Those are quotes from "Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Overview Guide" (http://docs.sun.com/source/820-5579-11/21ch1p.html)
Please open a new thread and give complete problem detail. Please do not add further queries to the already opened old thread.
As far as I know, for M3000 there is only text based console available as it used to be in legacy Sunfire midrange and high end servers. Graphics card and USB card can not be used as a local graphics console.
XVR-300 is used for the graphics accelerator for the applications and is not intended for the local graphics console use.
In case you want to order these parts, please contact Sun sales team.