I've been experimenting with the remote control card on a new X4100
server. After setting up an SSH connection to the network management
port, I was able to control power to the server and to access the
console with `start /SP/console'. The BIOS messages were visible
there when the server was restarted. I notice that they say:
Press F2 to run Setup (CTRL+E on Remote Keyboard)
Press F12 to boot from the network (CTRL+N on Remote Keyboard)
Press F8 for BBS POPUP (CTRL+P on Remote Keyboard)
Are these keys documented anyplace else? I was able to press ^E to
enter the BIOS menu.
After that, though, I couldn't do anything. The arrow keys were seen
as escape by the BIOS, causing it to prompt for exit. Only the tab
key and return key worked. Is there a way to navigate in the BIOS
I gave up at this point and started using the web interface to ILOM
and the java remote console. Everything worked in the BIOS menu that
way. I was able to do a complete Custom Jumpstart install of Solaris
10 1/06 over the network, with no interaction required.
However, after that the SSH console stopped working. Entering `start
/SP/console' only resulted in:
Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y
To stop, hit ESC (
and nothing more after that. With the java remote console running,
`init 6' results in BIOS messages, Grub messages, Solaris boot
messages and finally the CDE login screen all appearing on the java
remote console. Following a suggestion I found in this newsgroup,
I did `eeprom console=ttya'. The only result of that was that the
Solaris boot messages disappeared from the java remote console.
Setting it back to `text' restored the messages.
How do I get the SSH console back? Did the web interface somehow
cause this problem? I have an X4200 to install next week. For this
one, I'm going to avoid ever using the web interface. Maybe that
one will be okay.
-Gary Mills- -Unix Support- -U of M Academic Computing and Networking-