I've successfully installed a couple of X3-2 and X2-4 servers at a customer site. I used the ILOM web interface to access the console whilst on site.
Now that I am not on site I need to use the ILOM cli method. The reason for this is because the bandwidth is too low to allow efficient use of the web interface.
I attempted to start the console session by typing: start /SP/console -f
I get the following output:
-> start /SP/console -f
Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started. To stop, type ESC (
No output is displayed after that until I stop/exit. I need to be able to work on the OS to make network changes so I cannot do it via ssh to the OS.
The OS version is:
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 s10x_u10wos_17b X86
Assistance with this would be highly appreciated.
Edited by: 851956 on 23-Nov-2012 04:49
A common gotch is not to type enter a couple of times after getting to the console. You may already have done this ... but it might be worth a go.
Another thing is is the host actual powered on? Or is it off?
I have pressed enter numerous times, still no luck. The host is powered on. I can ssh to the server and work on it.
I cannot work on any of the newly installed servers via this method. Just as a test I connected to an M5000 on the same network and I could successfully connect to the OS via XSCF.
Edited by: 851956 on 26-Nov-2012 22:46
/SP/console can work only at text mode, but when solaris start on x86 systems use graphics mode for output.
So you can use only WEB interface for redirections.
On support.oracle.com doc: ID 1325578.1 describe step by step procedure for
"Sun x64 Servers: How to change OS console login to output through ILOM's start /SP/console"
It just need run command "eeprom console=ttya" and reboot you system.
But after this you can't use general keyboard and monitor as console. Only /SP/console.
That puts the console into pure text mode.
If you can't do that (SunRay server, for example), edit /etc/dt/config/Xservers to remove the Xserver on display 0. (Xservers.SUNWut.prototype for a SunRay server).
Then restart the cde-login service. (Which on a SunRay server will kick everyone off logged in to that server via SunRay, unfortunately)