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santosh jha
Frequent Advisor

Remote console on K-class server

Hey Guys ,

I have i K-class server and want to access via remote console.

i don't have web console .

Please help me ...how can i do that....
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Eric Antunes
Honored Contributor
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Re: Remote console on K-class server

Hi Santosh,

From the console, enter in GSP:

#Ctrl+B (Enter)

From GSP, type EL:

GSP> EL


EL

Current LAN port access: Enabled --here do you have it enabled or disabled? If it is disabled, enable it!

GSP> CO -- to return to the COnsole...

Best Regards,

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

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Hi again,

In the GSP, check also the Lan Configuration:

GSP>LC

GSP> LC


LC

This command allows you to modify the LAN configuration.
Current configuration:

MAC Address :
IP Address :
GSP Host Name: --here I use c
Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0
Gateway :

Eric Antunes
Each and every day is a good day to learn.
santosh jha
Frequent Advisor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Hey eric r u sure there is GSP in K-Class server...
Eric Antunes
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

No, I'm not sure on K Class but I'm sure there is one on L Class...
Each and every day is a good day to learn.
santosh jha
Frequent Advisor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

L Class N class there is ..but K-Class ther is no GSP ..

So not what do i need to do ..

Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

hi,

on the k class you have to turn the key to service position and then do your control b.

you can configure this for remote dial in, but i think its only for the serial port not lan.

Andy
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Let me explain the K-class and the consoles. There is no GSP, just simple processor ROM code that only talks when the keyswitch is all the way to the right in the SERVICE position. The 'real' console is a serial port on the Core I/O board. There is also a remote console, designed to use a modem. DON'T use it! It has virtually no useful security and was designed more than 10 years ago when security wasn't as much of a problem. Enabling the remote console port asnd attaching a modem is iviting anyone in the world to hit your machine.

You don't have choice about enabling your console to be accessed over the network. The Web Console is a possibility, but I assume that this is a remote site with no operators and you need to have real console access for reboot control. That probably meaans that there are other devices (routers, firewalls, VPN appliances, etc), all with serial consoles. I would strongly recommend the use of a serial console concentrator from someplace like Cyclades or Raritan (or others).

OTE: many suppliers will talk about KVM consoles--these have nothing to do with serial consoles. Be sure you get a true serial port console concentrator. With this box, you can use SSH or telnet to talk to any of the attached console ports and some even have a secure modem connection as a fallback.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Mahesh Kumar Malik
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Hi Santosh

Go to CM prompt by CTRL+B

CM> ER to enable remote console

CM>CO to return to console

You have to ensure that all CM commands are enabled ,if not you may enable them.

Regards
Mahesh
santosh jha
Frequent Advisor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Hi Bill ,

The server is in the next building but i want to access the console from my PC.


Regards

Santosh Jha
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

The simplest method would be to use a modem and connect it to your company's internal phone network. Tell the phone group that this line is not to have a map to the external phone lines, ie, local extensionn only. Then you can setup remote access. However, modems have their own idiosyncracies (problems) so using a serial concentrator (or a Web Console adapter) would be more reliable. Tere isn't any LAN-based console built into the K-class systems.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Hi,

sounds like you would be better with a secure web console connected to the serial port. You can then configure this to use over the lan and access through a web browser.

The Hp part number is J3591A

andy
timmy b.
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Santosh,

Since there are many responses to your question, with varying answers.

I will agree with Bill and Andrew. Your best bet is a Secure Web Console.

The GSP came out in the N class, then the L class, etc. The current version has much more functionality and is known as the MP. Many of the commands available in the GSP> CM prompt are available in the K class Service Mode, but nothing is there for console.

I have many customers who installed leftover Secure Web Consoles onto their K class servers, and it works very nicely.

Good Luck - Tim
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santosh jha
Frequent Advisor

Re: Remote console on K-class server

Thanks a million guys for your quick responce.