[SunHELP] Connecting Sunfire V240 to Raritan Paragon I

Steve Haavik shaavik at soc.lib.md.us
Thu Sep 15 06:41:39 CDT 2005

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, James, Denise wrote:

> So if it's never worked, how have you accessed the server at the
> console?

Serial console or keyboard and video only. It's usually good enough for
crash recovery.

> We were trying to get the mouse, keyboard and monitor off of this server
> since all of the other Sun servers are on the Raritan.  This is not good
> news :-(

Yeah, same here.

> Question:  Did you try adding power to the USKVMC?  They are sending me
> a power adapter for the USKVMC.

We use the P2CIM-SUSB to connect the USB machines to our Paragon2. I think
we used the USKVMC with the older servers (that's the non-USB one with the
pass-through connectors right?) and never had any problems with them at
all (never had to use a power adapter.) As near as I can tell, the only
problem I've had with the USB CIMs is that I haven't been able to get the
servers (V240 and V880) to use it as a mouse. I've only played with it on
machines that need a fresh install of Solaris so I don't know if simply
installing it with a local mouse, keyboard and monitor and then switching
to the KVM would work. I did read that SUN servers don't like mice
connected to hubs (which I've heard the Paragon setup will look like) when
they boot. I haven't tried it with a Sun Blade 100, so maybe I'll play
with it some more today.

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