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Send Break on SPARC Enterprise T5120 – Send Break on ILOM

October 15th, 2009 by elizar

Send Break on SPARC Enterprise T5120 – well it for the T5000 series I guess, the newer ones. Or “Sending Break onan ILOM..

“->” = ILOM
“sc>” = ALOM

.. and since this particular server has the “->” prompt we’re using the ILOM.

From ILOM to Solaris:
-> start /SP/console

From ALOM to Solaris:
sc> console

And of course.. Enter “#.” to return to ALOM / ILOM !!

Send Break on ILOM

set /HOST send_break_action=break
and then
start /SP/console

c)ontinue, s)ync, r)eset? s

bada bing! bada boom!

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Exiting from Container Console if forgot to specify an escape character…

August 14th, 2009 by elizar

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…
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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.. 😀 )

http://sysadmindayph.com/

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