SUMMARY: serial console port access on Sun Fire X2200 M2 running Solaris 10 x86 and x2100

From: Al Saenz <>
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 17:04:34 EDT
Thanks to GB and R Delfin
There was a link and it helped except I needed more details.

Please note that for Tera Term and Hyper Terminal my connection worked
9600 baud (ON THE LAPTOP).  Remember you must use 115200 for the
x2200/x2100 configuration files and ttyb.
There is absolutely no need to mess with the eeprom command. The
/boot/solaris/bootenv.rc modifies the eeprom
for you.

Instructions work for both x2100 and x2200 (same same).
Also you may need to be patient and hit the "enter" key to get it to
synchronize if you just get a blinking prompt.

Redirecting Solaris Output to the Serial Port
***From Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server Operating System Installation Guide
819-6599-13  ***

The following procedure shows how to redirect Solaris operating system
output from the
Sun Fire X2200 M2 server to a serial console. Use these instructions to
redirect OS
output after the software is installed.
Note - To redirect the server output to the console during OS
installation, see the instructions in .

1. After Solaris is installed, log into the server as root (superuser).

2. Make edits to the following files:

Edit the following lines in the /boot/solaris/bootenv.rc file to read as

###Leave the other setprops alone they are fine
setprop console 'ttyb'
setprop ttyb-mode 115200,8,n,1,-

Edit the following line in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file to read as

###I just edited the kernel line in "title Solaris 10 6/06
s10x_u2wos_09a X86" under
###"---------- ADDED BY BOOTADM - DO NOT EDIT ----------"
###Leave the second section "failsafe" alone you might need that back
door (KVM).

kernel /platform/i86pc/multiboot -B console=ttyb

Add the following line to the end of the /kernel/drv/asy.conf file:

name="asy" parent="isa" reg=1,0x2f8,8 interrupts=3;

Edit the following line in the

file as follows:

<propval name='label' type='astring' value='115200'/>

3. Reboot the system with the following command:

reboot -- -r

You should then be sent back to the /SP prompt.

4. Run the following command:

start /SP/AgentInfo/console
###you may need to hit the enter key
You should now begin to see console output of the system starting up.

Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server Operating System Installation Guide

*********More details for setting up
- Connect the DB9 null modem cable to the laptop serial port and the
x2100/2000 serial port
- Connect the power cable and turn on the x2100/2200 (you may need a
paper clip or pen)
- Wait 10-15 minutes for the system to completely come up (this helps
eliminate false connectivity issues)
- Start TeraTerm or Hyper Terminal
	- Settings for both:
		VT100, Com1, Baud: 9600, Data: 8 bit, Parity: none,
Stop: 1 bit, Flow Control: none
- Press "Enter" key a couple of times to sychronize
	- The "SUNSPMACADDRESS login:" will display
- NOTE: The example displays Lights Out Management not the Solaris
shell. The username is root and password is "changeme" That is the
default ELOM account.
	- After the command "start /SP/AgentInfo/console" the "enter"
key may need to pressed a few times then the
	  (shell) login will display.
	- The IP address and hostname are not the actual network
settings for the system they are for Lights Out Management.

- Example:
###You may need to hit the enter key to get the SUNSP prompt
SUNSP_MACADDR login: root
Password: changeme
login[202]: root login  on `ttyS1'

Sun(TM) Embedded Lights Out Manager

Copyright 2004-2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Version 2.91


IP address:

MAC address: ##:##:##:##:##:##

System serial number: ######

/SP -> start /SP/AgentInfo/console
console activate successful
press ESC ( to terminate session...
###You may need to hit the enter key
Hostname console login:
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