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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…
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.. 😀 )

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