[SunHELP] Netra X1 once again

abs abhishake00 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 3 13:43:32 CDT 2007

thank you for your time and patience.  
i have gone over the manual and constructed a new rj45-db9 connector with the manual specification.  the pinning seems to be the same as the one i made before.  the netra x1 is in standby mode(only the power is plugged in but none of the led's are on).  
i have a straight rj45 cable plugged into serial a (lom) and the other end is plugged into the rj45-db9 connector.  the db9 connector is plugged into a db9 to usb convertor(tested on other machines).  i am using zterm/minicom on my os x machine. 
when i launch zterm or minicom nothing is displayed.  i also tried the rollover cable which did not work either.  
i also powered the machine on to see if i can gain console access but that was unsuccessful as well.  am i over looking something? once again thank you for all the help so far.


Reni Berber <r.berber at computer.org> wrote: abs wrote:

> i'm sorry for being so vague.  i am a newbie, which is why i'm struggling.

Do you have the manual I mentioned?  It's a pdf file, the first one at:


> when i power the system on the regular green light comes.  the orange
> maintainence light never comes on. i don't know whether it is booting into
> the os or sitting in standby mode, as the system was purchased used.  i also
> don't know the ip address.
> All that is known about the system is that it powers on and is functional.
> i am trying to reinstall the operating system, but i am not even able to
> access it.

You are on the right track, first option to have access is using the serial
ports, don't confuse the label, LOM, it is a serial port and it can be used for
either terminal connection to a login prompt or Lights Out Management (LOM).
LOM is available even if the machine is off, it just needs to have power connected.

But all this is the same you can read on the manual I pointed out above.
Rene Berber
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