SUMMARY : SunFire V40z Console Redirection to SP

From: <g_at_ry>
Date: Mon Nov 07 2005 - 15:38:20 EST
Thanks to all the gurus that have provided their input... It really helped
aloooooooooooooooooooot... (^-^)

Thanks !

1. Enable console redirection in the BIOS:

        A. Boot or reboot the server.

        B. When prompted, press <F2> to enter BIOS setup.

        C. Select the Advanced menu from the category selections along the

        D. Select Console Redirection.

2. Modify some settings in the OS:

        A. Edit the /etc/grub.conf (to allow the OS messages to pass thru
                -comment out the 'splashimage'

                -add 'serial -unit=1 --speed=9600'
                -add 'terminal --timeout=1 console serial'
                -append to the kernel line, 'console=tty0
                -See InfoDoc 71430 for additional explanation

        B. Edit the inittab (to allow console login):
                -add 'co:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -t 60 ttyS0 9600 vt100' to
the end of the second-to-last section of the config
                -See InfoDoc 74452 for additional explanation

        C. Make sure that the /etc/securetty file contains:


3. Reboot the platform OS, so that these changes will take affect.

4. ssh or telnet to SP and run "platform console"
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