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HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

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HP RX4640
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HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

Hello,

I have an rp2470 never used one before on rp5470 / rx2660 / rp3440 / rp4440 etc.

It seems that all I can get to come up on the rp2470 is GSP and I can not seem to log into the console via serial using a 700/96 Terminal to start the load of 11.11.. PLEASE HELP????
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Torsten.
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

Hi Jim,

once connected to the GSP via serial cable you should see the self test running - anything visible?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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HP RX4640
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

No there is nothing there at all. I had to reset the GSP in order to sign in at all there is currently no user name and password. I can view the help menu etc. and that is it I tired to sign in to console
" CO " but nothing happens.
HP RX4640
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

There is no way to login in MP like all of the other 9000 servers?
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

The GSP is the MP.

What prompt do you have? What are you trying to do?
HP RX4640
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

I'm trying to go to console so I can load 11.11 but it will not go it just freezes.

I am at GSP>
Torsten.
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

Go to GSP and power cycle the system. Now you should see the selftests on the screen. Did you use the cable labeled "console"?

If it doesn't boot, check the GSP logs and the GSPs "ps" command.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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HP RX4640
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

Not sure what you mean by power cycle the machine?
Torsten.
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

press the power switch -> off

press again -> on

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

Please post

GSP> ps


Is the system powered on???

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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HP RX4640
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

Yeah everything is powered on. Also keeps posting that I may loose " write access to console type ^Ecf
Torsten.
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Solution

Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

For write access press

CTRL e

c

f

Hope this helps!
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HP RX4640
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Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

Still nothing I just swaped out CPU's and memory..

Still goes to

GSP HOST NAME : Uninitialized
GSP>

There are no faults or the attention light is not lit and everything is powered on.
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: HP RP2470 LOGIN TO CONSOLE

> Also keeps posting that I may loose " write access to console type ^Ecf

The message is:

[Read only - use ^Ecf for console write access.]

This is normal. The GSP can have many connections using the console LAN port and serial console, but only one is allowed to write (type in commands). To type commands, enter the 3 characters: CTRL-e c f (no spaces). You'll see:

[bumped user - ]

You'll now be granted access to the console. However, if there is no HP-UX running, you will get no response.

> GSP HOST NAME : Uninitialized

Again, quite normal. You reset the GSP (Guardian Service Processor, a separate computer that manages the computer hardware) and the name assigned to the GSP needs to be set.

> I'm trying to go to console so I can load 11.11 but it will not go it just freezes.

There's no HP-UX installed yet so nothing shows up. You need to reset the system from the GSP> prompt with these commands:

rs
y

This will reset the CPU and start selftest. In a few seconds, the selftest steps will be shown. As a quick reference, you can type he (or help) at the GSP> prompt.

Once selftest is complete, you'll see a message about starting the boot handler and finally a message that says you have 10 seconds to interrupt the boot process. Press return (within 10 seconds) and you'll get a boot menu prompt. Now you can search for bootable devices:

search

A list will be shown. Put the CD/DVD into the reader and type the command: boot p# install (where # is the number for the CD/DVD reader). Answer N to the interact question and you'll be starting the installation process.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin