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peterchu
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Connect UX server to VGA monitor

I have a HP UX A class server , that is connected with a console monitor , but the console monitor is damaged now , is it possible to connect the UX server to VGA monitor .
As I know there is a VGA card that can do it , except buy a VGA card , can I tailer make a cable for it ? thx
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Eric Antunes
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Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

Hi peterchu,

You can always connect to the console via the GSP if you have the GSP remote option enabled: try to connect to the GSP from your PC with a normal telnet session (you need to know the name or IP given to that GSP (See in /etc/hosts)

Best Regards,

Eric Antunes
Each and every day is a good day to learn.
Victor Fridyev
Honored Contributor

Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

Hi,

You can either use Hyperterminal on a PC, connected via serial cable or lan/web console. If A class does not mean A180, there should be a built-in lan console in the server. A180 has built-in web-console.

HTH
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Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

What, take the serial RS232 output you currently have, and make a cable to display on a VGA screen? No way!

What you could do is:

1) Find an old laptop -connect the existing serial cable to that and run hyperterm.

2) Buy a Secure Web Console - if you can still find one - this will give you LAN access to the machine

3) Buy the VGA/USB kit for this system - note IIRC these cards have to go in specific slots, so if you have existing cards you may need to move/remove them:

http://www.hp.com/products1/serverconnectivity/misc/graphics/infolibrary/graphicscard_pb_611.pdf

HTH

Duncan

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Leif Halvarsson_2
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Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

Hi,
We have several A-class and rp24nn in our enviroment and has no console connected to any of them. There is actually no need for it. Just configure the GSP processor and use as "LAN console" (for emergency needs). As soon as the server is up you can access it using Reflection or rlogin/ssh/telnet.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

using a hyperterm and connecting using a serial cable would still act like the normal console terminal.

do a

#ioscan |grep -i vga

and check as what card you have on your server.
peterchu
Super Advisor

Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

thx replies,

I am not too understand the suggestions ,

1) Find an old laptop -connect the existing serial cable to that and run hyperterm.

what is hyperterm ? is it in PC side ?

2) About the lan console , how to use it ? it the lan console connect to the hub , then telnet to the server ?

peterchu
Super Advisor

Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

I reply to T G Manikandan ,

the #ioscan |grep -i vga result is nothing . thx
Eric Antunes
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Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

Hi peterchu,

About your 2º question, to use the lan console you need to have the GSP (Guardian Service Processor) configured with the "EL : Enable/disable LAN access" option.

Best Regards,

Eric Antun
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peterchu
Super Advisor

Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

thx Eric ,

I want to further , I have the GSP installed , but what is its function ? is it the same as a console ? thx
Eric Antunes
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Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

The GSP is a separate processor witch controls the console (and other things...). So accessing to the GSP is the same as accessing to the console! All you need is to know the GSP name or IP and connect to it via a telnet session.

If it is not configured with the remote option (you must have the Remote LED ON: at the left of the Power LED on HP9000 L2000 servers) "EL : Enable/disable LAN access" then I'm afraid you'll need a good console to configure this option or the help of an HP Engineer.

Regards,

Eric
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peterchu
Super Advisor

Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

thx reply , my existing console is not totally damaged , it still can use but can't use for long time only , could suggest how to setup it , is it connect the lan console with a utp cable to the hub ? how to connect to the server , is by telnet ? thx.
Eric Antunes
Honored Contributor

Re: Connect UX server to VGA monitor

If you still can use the console type from root:

#Ctrl+B
...
Service Processor login: ENTER
Service Processor password: ENTER
...
GSP Host Name: ...
GSP> EL (to enable that option I refered earlier)
...
GSP> HE (you can always type HE for help)

Best Regards,

Eric Antunes

Each and every day is a good day to learn.