05-31-2007 09:27 AM
05-31-2007 10:05 AM
cntl-B only works when connected to the MP (maintenance processor). There are a lot of ways to setup a console on Itanium.
Some of the serial ports are not MP ports. Most use the 3-way 'dongle' cable.
05-31-2007 10:47 AM
"So use the MP." you say. Alas! Not all our itanium boxes have the LAN-console or the three-way db-25. Some just have the serial port.
05-31-2007 01:09 PM
It may be a problem with the hardware you are using as a console.
If available, its almost always better to use the LAN console. You can telnet into it from your desk and not spend fun time in the noisy computer room.
You can use procomm through the serial cable to get to the console and ctrl-b using a garden variety laptop with a usb to serial converter. Thats how we do it.
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05-31-2007 01:37 PM
Serial port A is not controller by MP so you won't go anywhere after pressing
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05-31-2007 02:24 PM
IIRC there is a special control key on the BMC which will do the same as CTRL-B on an MP, but I don't remember exactly what it is, I never used it. Hand out points and some people might be willing to look it up for you.
06-01-2007 05:16 AM
If not all of your machines have them (all machines should ship with these cables), you will have to order some or configure the LAN console port.
06-04-2007 02:56 AM
So if you have some Itaniums without the three way DB25 they're most likely ordered with the management processor.