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Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

HI all,
I have connected my dumb teerminal keyboard monitor to RX machine with HPUX 11.31 version.
From MP command I go to CO for console but nothing appear.
The same dumb terminal if connected to other server with HPUX 11.23 I can see Console login: whenever perform CO from MP command.
Pls advice
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Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Hi,

Did you checked the all setting of your dumb terminal ? Are you using physical serial ports ? If yes check this parameters
baud 9600,
8 bits
1 stop bit
no parity

Suraj
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

How to check that if from notebook can go to accecories - hyper terminal

THis one blank dumb terminal. After connected to console serial port I straight away hit ctr+b to go to MP command
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Hi Fauziah,

use putty, don't need to setup speed ....,

just set => serial port and connect.

mikap
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

You did not tell what server you have, but from EFI shell try

Shell> conconfig

setting must be primary = serial

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Sajjad Sahir
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31



Dear Fouzia

two ways u can access console
one is lan console
second one is serial console

in serial console u can directly connect through the hyper terminal then u will get mp console
enter default username and passwd
in lan console u can telnet to the server
it needs ip address unlike serial console

thanks and regards

Sajjad Sahir
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Sorry all I did not inform earlier my root id was disable so unable to login from putty or rlogin.
I am not good about this. How to get EFI from MP command?
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Depending on the server model console can be on serial or VGA. If it is on VGA, you cannot access the console via MP.

Grep the syslog for a messages like this:

"Console is on a Serial Device"

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Suraj K Sankari
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Torsten.
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

" How to get EFI from MP command?"

You need to stop the boot process.

You can also try to point your browser to the MP address and open the remote console.

(it would be easier if you would tell what server you have - we don't need to talk about VGA if your server doesn't have such).

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Sajjad Sahir
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Dear Fouzia

Moving between EFI and MP: To move from MP interface to EFI, type co(for Console) at the MP> prompt. If you are in command mode (at the MP:CM> prompt), first press Ctrl/B to return to the MP> prompt.

When you move to EFI from MP, confirm that you are at the main EFI main menu. If you are at a submenu, to access the main menu exit from the submenu and any subsequent submenus until you return to the main menu.

To move from the EFI to MP, press Ctrl/B

thanks and regards

Sajjad Sahir
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

The server is RX2660.
I will try the step given by Suraj and let em the result.
Torsten I can't boot the server as it is prod server.

Sajjad,
From MP when I tryp CO the screen is blank (Happened only at hpux 11.31-does this unix version not support dumb terminal?
As I said if do the same in hpux 11.23 after type CO in MP command I will get console login:

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Now grep the syslog for this console message (see above).

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Fauziah Mahdan
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Suraj,
I have go trhough the config dumb terminal and all value are correct but still after issue CO at MP command the screen did not prompt Console Login:

It appear msg as
Prior Console Output
device in use by HP-UX as the console output device. If you would like this device to be the one used by HP-UX as the console output device, reboot and use the EFI boot manager to select this device and reconfigure the others .0:77:40m

Launching /stand/vmunix
size:....xx.xxx

LIVE CONSOLE
.......................


That all.....
no console login:



My question why connected the same dumb terminal to hpux 11.23 i can get console login but not at hpux 11.31

Torsten how to get syslog I can't login to my system.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

If the console is really set to VGA, what you see now is totally normal behaviour.

HP-UX can have only 1 console - either serial or VGA. Thats why I asked you to check this.

But you can also try to use "ps" to find if some application is just using the console device.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

You can also check the console log from MP for the last actions done on this device - maybe you find it switched to VGA. Or just connect a VGA monitor and see if there is some output.

MP> cl

Hope this helps!
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Fauziah Mahdan
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

how to check I can't login to the server from anywhere else?
Torsten.
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

But you are already connected to the MP, aren't you?

MP> cl

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Suraj K Sankari
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Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Hi Fauziah,

How do you connect to you server
1. Using serial cable
2. Using MP lan

Suraj
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Torsten I thought u are talking about var/adm/syslog
You are talking about console log. Ok anyway I did not find any info regarding console and serial device.


Suraj I don't have serial cable
Khairy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

fauziah,

i have the serial cable and i'm in shah alam,malaysia. I can lend you the cable.

Rgds
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Hi,

That means you are using MP can you post the out put when you try "telnet MP_ip" of your server.

Suraj
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

Khairy it is too nice, how to contact you I will give more excuse if I post here question here?

telnet MP_ip from command line right?
It not recognize the command

Khairy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

hi fauziah,

i forgot to give u my email add. i can be contacted mrkhairy_at_yahoo_com.

Rgds
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: dumb terminal connected to HPUX 11.31

If your dumb terminal is working with the MP already a different cable will not change the situation.

Your prior console output looks like somebody changed the console config as last action.

You should be able to grep the syslog even as a normal user.



Just a quick test:

Connect a VGA monitor and lock if there is some output.

Also try to do the following and post the results:

# ioscan -fnk

# cat /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log | grep -i console

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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