Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How to get an ILOM Commmnad Line Console

I had an issue the other day on an Oracle x86 blade server. I wanted to access the the system command line system console on a x86 blade. There are two ways to access the console on a ILOM. You can use the Java web console or the command line console. Now on the SPARC systems could always use both consoles, but the x86 servers could only use the Java web console.  So we where forced to web console on the x86 servers. I could just use the ILOM's Java web console, but not all servers have a web browser and Java installed. Below, I have posted my notes on how to make the command line console work for the x86 ILOM.

Run the eeprom command to see your current settings.  If the console setting is set to text then you must change it to ttya.
root@earth> eeprom
ata-dma-enabled=1
atapi-cd-dma-enabled=0
ttyb-rts-dtr-off=false
ttyb-ignore-cd=true
ttya-rts-dtr-off=false
ttya-ignore-cd=true
ttyb-mode=9600,8,n,1,-
ttya-mode=9600,8,n,1,-
lba-access-ok=1
prealloc-chunk-size=0x2000
keyboard-layout=US-English
console=text

Change the setting with the command below.
root@earth> eeprom console=ttya

The server must be rebooted for the change to take affect.

After the reboot test to see if it works.
root@earth> ssh root@ILOM
-> start /SP/console


Reference
Document ID 1448462.1 on the Oracle Support Site.
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