[rescue] KVM and Sunfire 280r

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 25 11:15:26 CDT 2003

On Friday, April 25, 2003, at 11:38 AM, Michael A. Turner wrote:
> 	That is part of it, and part of it is the fact that the digital Unix
> box this is going to replace once had a very very nasty accident. The 
> cable
> to the raid array got bumped and it came loose ever so slightly, enough
> though to break the connection. The OS immediately died and went to a 
> blue
> failure screen. On reboot it dumped into the machine level menu. 
> Without the
> monitor we would not have been able to get the machine restarted and 
> back to
> a point were we could use it headless. We would have stood around 
> wondering
> why it was unreachable.
> 	The thought here is that we only needed that monitor once in a
> really bad way, but we had to have that connection. We need to have
> something in place in case we have another devastating problem in the
> future. This is also why we do not want to spend $3K for that monitor. 
> If we
> can spend $200 to get this connected to the existing KVM then 
> everything
> will be hunky dory for us. We just want that connection "In Case".

   Erm...why not just configure it for serial console?  That's its 
"natural" state anyway.

   "set console serial" at the SRM prompt.


Dave McGuire              "I'm willing to sacrifice my ass for the sake
St. Petersburg, FL                    of good food."    -Kurt Huhn

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