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senthil_kumar_1
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Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Hi All,

We have configured integrity VM.

I am able to log in to host but not able to get the command prompt.

it is showing that "[Read only - use Ctrl-Ecf for console write access.]" when issued CO - to get console.


how to solve this
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Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Press

CTRL + e

release CTRL

press c
press f

Hope this helps!
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Viveki
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

There is a correction in the above answer,

Hold down CTRL + SHIFT and press e

Release CTRL + SHIFT

press c then
press f
Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Forget SHIFT, not needed.

Hope this helps!
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Kranti Mahmud
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Hi Senthil,

Its pretty simple,

Press Ctrl e release Ctrl, then press cf.

Rgds-Kranti
Dont look BACK as U will miss something INFRONT!
senthil_kumar_1
Super Advisor

Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Hi All,

Thanks a lot, now i am able to login.

Then i have exited from console.

Now how to get those menus.

I am getting following output, afte log out from the console.

GenericSysName [HP Release B.11.31] (see /etc/issue)
Console Login:
Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

CTRL b brings you back to the MP.

Hope this helps!
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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Thanks,

Now i am able to get the main menu.


But still i am not able to log in to host server.


I want to explain my existing setup

We have one host and one guest with in it.

Host server details:

Hostname - hostsrv
IPaddress - 172.257.0.13


Guest details:

Guestname - guest1
IPaddress - 172.250.0.13

Actually i am new to Integrity VM, the above settings has been configured by service engg from american digital inc, since we have bought the Integrity server from them.


They have given us different username and password for host and guest.

For example, for host:

Username: Administrator
Password : Administrator


For guest:

Username : root
password : hewlet

We are connecting both host and guest through ssh using putty.


My issues:

1)I am getting some following menus while log in to host:

Ex:

CO: Console
VFP: Virtual Front Panel
CM: Command Menu
SMCLP: Server Management Command Line Protocol
CL: Console Log
SL: Show Event Logs
HE: Main Help Menu
X: Exit Connection


This is the first time i am going to use and admin Integrity VM.

So i don't know much about above menus.

Question1: So how to learn the purpose of all above menus, please provide some usefull notes.


2)I am getting the console of guest OS when i enter CO from host.

Question2: how to get the console of the host.

3)Need usefull admin docs for beginers in Integrity VM.










Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

What you see here

CO: Console
VFP: Virtual Front Panel
CM: Command Menu
SMCLP: Server Management Command Line Protocol
CL: Console Log
SL: Show Event Logs
HE: Main Help Menu
X: Exit Connection

is the Management Processors menu.

This is for the server hardware itself - has nothing to do with HPVM!

By typing CO you get the console of the host.

From there you can connect to the **virtual** console of the guest with

==>> hpvmconsole

Is this what you are looking for?


It's maybe a good time to RTFM.

Hope this helps!
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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

1)I am getting the console of guest OS when i enter CO from host.

So how to get the console of the host.
or
Is this right that we are getting console of guest when entering CO?


2)If am having more than one guest then which guest will be opened after entering CO?

Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

1)I am getting the console of guest OS when i enter CO from host.

No, unless you connected like this:

(real)MP -> host -> vMP -> guest

and then via CTRL B back to the MP.

So if you do "CO" you are probably back at the guest.

Use CTRL X instead, this will bring you out of the vMP back to the host.




It is better to use the vMP **not** from the real console, but connect via ssh to the host, then to the vMP.






# hpvmconsole -P


vMP MAIN MENU

CO: Console
CM: Command Menu
CL: Console Log
SL: Show Event Logs
VM: Virtual Machine Menu
HE: Main Help Menu
X: Exit Connection


vMP> cm




(Use Ctrl-X to return to vMP main menu.)

Hope this helps!
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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Thanks, now i have understand.

But still i have some doubts.

1)I am using some IP (172.30.0.23) to connect Management console menus (MP), so where it is installed.

For exapmple:

MP MAIN MENU:

CO: Console
VFP: Virtual Front Panel
CM: Command Menu
SMCLP: Server Management Command Line Protocol
CL: Console Log
SL: Show Event Logs
HE: Main Help Menu
X: Exit Connection

[emdlaghpv01r] MP>


Where the above things has been installed?


2)We can connect host directly or through "CO" of the above menu, am i correct?


3)So the host is having different ip (172.0.25.13), it is being used while connecting directly?


4)I am getting following error while starting Virtual Machine (guest).

Eample:

a)First i have checked for available VMs (Guests):

# hpvmstatus
[Virtual Machines]
Virtual Machine Name VM # OS Type State #VCPUs #Devs #Nets Memory Runsysid
==================== ===== ======= ========= ====== ===== ===== ======= ========
emdlaghpvm01 3 HPUX Off 1 2 1 1 GB 0


b)Then i started the VM, now i am getting the below mentioned error.

# hpvmstart -P emdlaghpvm01
hpvmstart: WARNING (host): Device /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0 took 15 seconds to open.


c)Actually it "/dev/rdsk/c1t0d0" is CDROM:

EX:

# ioscan -funC disk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
disk 4 255/1/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE TEAC DVD-ROM DW-224EV
/dev/dsk/c1t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0



So how to start the VM (guest) by overcoming this error, or how to solve.



Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

1) The MP is just like a small PC inside the server taking care about the server. The IP address is unique to this device. The MP will connect via a serial line to the server (via CO command).

This will give you an idea how this works.

2) yes

3) yes

4) Well it is a warning, not an error. Is a media inserted? Try to use the "eject" command from the guests vMP.

Hope this helps!
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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Still i have some questions:

1) Does MP come default with Integrity server or is it preembedded?

2)How to start and stop the host through MP

3)how to start and stop MP from offshore.

4)is it possible that we can manage the VMs (guests) thru web interface?
Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

What server model do you have?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Something to read for you:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-8053-ed9/index.html

HP Integrity iLO 2 Operations Guide



and about the MP of a rx6600:

http://docs.hp.com/en/AB464-9001D/ch01s07.html

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

1)My intergrity server model is "rx3600".

2)What does MP mean? and what is the stands?


3)How to eject the cdrom in host server?
I am not able to find the mounting point of CDROM drive by the command "mount", then how to unmount the CDROM drive.

And please give your answer for

1) Does MP come default with Integrity server or is it preembedded?

2)How to start and stop the host through MP

3)how to start and stop MP from offshore.

4)is it possible that we can manage the VMs (guests) thru web interface?





Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Did you read the links above?



1)My intergrity server model is "rx3600".

nice

2)What does MP mean? and what is the stands?

management processor (see links)

3)How to eject the cdrom in host server?
I am not able to find the mounting point of CDROM drive by the command "mount", then how to unmount the CDROM drive.

connect to vMP and use "eject" command


And please give your answer for

1) Does MP come default with Integrity server or is it preembedded?

for your server - always on board!

2)How to start and stop the host through MP

PC command for power control

3)how to start and stop MP from offshore.

MP is always on, as longas the device has power

4)is it possible that we can manage the VMs (guests) thru web interface?

see SHM with HPVM add-on

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Hi Torsten,

Still i have following questions:


1)So we dont need to start and stop the MP manually, and you are telling that it will be stopped automatically once
we switch off the server and it will started automatically once we switch on the server. am i correct?



2)How to find whether Integrity VM is intalled on host?


3)what is SHM with HPVM add-on, is it used to manage the VMs through web interface?


4)How to eject the CD-ROM drive from VM:

I have done following steps to eject the CD-ROM drive, but it is not succedded.

# hpvmstatus
[Virtual Machines]
Virtual Machine Name VM # OS Type State #VCPUs #Devs #Nets Memory Runsysid
==================== ===== ======= ========= ====== ===== ===== ======= ========
emdlaghpvm01 3 HPUX Off 1 2 1 1 GB 0


# hpvmconsole emdlaghpvm01


vMP MAIN MENU

CO: Console
CM: Command Menu
CL: Console Log
SL: Show Event Logs
VM: Virtual Machine Menu
HE: Main Help Menu
X: Exit Connection

[emdlaghpvm01] vMP> eject /dev/dsk/c1t0d0

*** Invalid Selection ***


How to solve the CD-ROM drive ejecting problem?

Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

1) The MP is running as long as the server has power attached (no matter if the server is on or off).

2) use "swlist"

3) https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=VMMGR

4)

vMP> ej

Ejectable Guest Devices
Num Hw-path (Bus,Slot,Tgt) Gdev Pstore Path
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
[1] 0/0/1/0.3.0 (0,1,3) dvd file /var/tmp/ISO/installdvd1
.iso

Enter menu item number or [Q] to Quit: 1

Confirm eject action
G - Go
F - Force

Enter menu item or [Q] to Quit: g



For inserting use "in"

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

1)So the following bundles to be installed for VSE in HP-UX 11.31:


# swlist -l bundle | grep -i vse
HPUX11i-VSE-OE B.11.31.0903 HP-UX Virtual Server Operating Environment
T2786AC A.03.00.02.01 HP VSE Suite for HP-UX 11i LTU


Am i correct?


2)I think in my server, HPVM has been istalled:

# swlist -l product | grep -i integrity
HPVM B.04.10 Integrity VM HPVM

Am i correct?

What HPVM stands?

3)Iam getting the below error while ejecting the CDROM drive from vMP.

[emdlaghpvm01] vMP> ej

** Error: This action requires a running guest. **

-> Command failed.

How to resolve this?

Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

HPVM are Hewlett-Packard Integrity Virtual Machines.


Well, the system says the guest must be up and running (at least powered) in order to do a CD exchange.

Please provide

# hpvmstatus -P

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

Please give your answer for my questions 1, 2 and 3.


what is the difference between "HP-UX Virtual Server Operating Environment" and "Integrity VM HPVM"?
Torsten.
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

"HP-UX Virtual Server Operating Environment"

is the complete HP-UX OS including virtualization products vPars and HPVM.


"Integrity VM HPVM"

is the HPVM product only.

Hope this helps!
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senthil_kumar_1
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Re: Not able to open console of the Integrity VM host

So is the whole HP-UX 11.31 called "HP-UX Virtual Server Operating Environment"?