SUMMARY: Sun Fire X2200 serial (cli over ssh) system console
G.Bakalarski at icm.edu.pl
Fri Feb 2 12:16:03 EST 2007
Big thanks to Sandor W. Sklar who gave me hope that
a magic of SUN can work.
Even before I tested the solution however I did not follow
exactly steps as they were written in a docs (i.e. I've set speed
to standard 9600 instead of suggested 115200 and this did not work)
One more thing to say that this setup of system sorial/sol console
is also for other people hard to understand ... Few people returned
hardwer to SUN because ot it, some had a strong will to throw it
through a window ...
here is answer for may question (attached at the end of email).
Sandor W. Sklar wrote:
"The solution can be found on page 13 of the PDF manual "ELOM
Administrators Guide", document # 869-6588-11. You can download it
Actually the number of doc has changed so it is 869-6588-12 as of Feb 2nd/2007.
For any sake I copy the steps:
1. Log in to the Solaris system as root (superuser).
2. Edit the /boot/solaris/bootenv.rc file to point to ttyb speed to 115200 as follows:
setprop ttyb-mode 115200,8,n,1,-
setprop console `ttyb'
3. In the /boot/grub/menu.1st file, edit the splashimage and kernel lines to read as follows:
# splashimage /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
kernel /platform/i86pc/multiboot -B console=ttyb
(NOTE: splashimage command is commented out by default. You have to look around second line)
4. Change the login service to listen at 115200 by making the following edits to /var/svc/manifest/system/console-login.xml:
a. Change console to 115200 in the propval line to read as follows:
<propval name='label' type='astring' value='115200'>
b. Add the following text to the file /kernel/drv/asy.conf:
bash-3.00# more /kernel/drv/asy.conf
# Copyright (c) 1999 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
# All rights reserved.
# pragma ident "@(#)asy.conf 1.12 99/03/18 SMI"
name="asy" parent="isa" reg=1,0x2f8,8 interrupts=3;
(NOTE: relevant last line!)
5. Type the following to reboot the operating system:
reboot -- -r
then you make ssh connection to serial over lan console:
ssh root at host-sol
/SP -> start /SP/AgentInfo/console
console activate successful
press ESC ( to terminate session...
host console login:
That's all. Note the unusual Esc-( sequence to disconnect.
Note aslo that you can disconnect and reconnect again as you wish .
Again big thanks to Sandor!
P.S. This document also decribes how to get sol console if you
have linux in the box
------------------------ ORIGINAL QUERRY ---------------------------
> Has anyone got into hands X2200 M2 machine (2x dual core AMD Opteron
> machine by SUN)???
> It has Embedded LOM ...
> Since two days I've been trying to setup full
> access to console (Solaris 10 OS) but to no avail ...
> I can log into Service Processor. I can do power off/on...
> I can get into BIOS, I even gets GRUB chooser output ...
> But then nothing ... Tried different setting in BIOS,
> option to boot loader (like -B console=ttya), setting
> in bootenv.rc ...., nothing happens.
> I don't want to use graphics interface (JAVA GUI) with VGA redirection
> I need small remote access method like ALOM or RSC on regular
> SPRAC servers (V880 V440 ...) or even on X4500 server
> (which has Integrated LOM and console works excellent there )
> This X2200 is really bogus ...
> Any helps? I've read tons of SUN docs and googled around whole
> universe ...
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