Once you have a non-global zone installed or running on a Solaris 10 installation, it is often useful to connect to the console of the zone. This provides the same control over the zone as connecting to the console of a physical server running Solaris.
To connect to the console of a Solaris 10 zone called testzone, use the following command as root or the equivalent on the global zone:
zlogin -C testzone
The -C option specifies a console login. The console login will persist when the zone is rebooted.
To exit zlogin, use the escape sequence ~. on a new line (the tilde must follow a carriage return, not any other character). If this escape character is inappropriate (because you are connected using software like tip that also uses this escape sequence), you can specify a different escape character on the command line. For example, to use the @ symbol, use:
zlogin -C -e @ testzone
In this case, to exit the zlogin console session, type @. on a new line
Just a note of reference, if you are using tip and forget to change the escape character above. you can do the following to get out
This will force it to disconnect the local zlogin instead of the tip…
However, let’s go deeper….
If you logged into a container’s console (via chs000xx —> ILOM —> then to a serial console)..
#. – will exit to ILOM (but once you logged in again.. you’re in container’s console)
~. – will exit to chs000xx (but once you logged in again.. you’re in container’s console)
~~. – WILL EXIT from the Container!!
It’s a like an hierarchy thingy..
(first part was taken from a website… later part was from me.. of course if you didn’t read all of it, you wont see this note.. 😀 )