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Remote Console Connections to Alpha servers

tobyjug
Advisor

Remote Console Connections to Alpha servers

All out Alpha consoles are connected to DS90TLs. How do I remote connect to the console via the decserver / port number ?
We are losing our console monitoring software so I want to know if I can still connect to the console remotely
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Console Connections to Alpha servers

It may depend on how the terminal servers are
configured. Around here, I have some system
consoles connected to a DECserver (200/MC),
and I defined a service for each of them.
From a VMS system, I can get a list of the
services available, so:

alp $ latcp show servi

Service Name Status Identification
---------------- ----------- -------------------------------------------------
ALP Available COMPAQ Professional Workstation XP1000, VMS V7.3-
2 (Saint Paul)
DY_CONSOLE Available DY Console
GIMP_CONSOLE Available GIMP Console
IT_CONSOLE Available IT Console
MODEM Available Modem
SPARE_CONSOLE Available Spare Console
WIMP_CONSOLE Available WIMP Console


Or, from the terminal server:

Local> show servi

Service Name Status Identification

ALP Available COMPAQ Professional Workstation XP1000, VMS V7.
ALP2 Unknown COMPAQ Professional Workstation XP1000, VMS V8.
DY_CONSOLE Available DY Console
GIMP_CONSOLE Available GIMP Console
IT Unknown HP zx2000 (900MHz/1.5MB), VMS V8.3-1H1 (Saint
IT_CONSOLE Available IT Console
MODEM Available Modem
SPARE_CONSOLE Available Spare Console
URTX Unknown HP Tru64 UNIX V5.1B LAT SERVICE
WIMP_CONSOLE Available WIMP Console


And I can connect to one of them from a
VMS system, so:

alp $ set host /lat IT_CONSOLE
%LAT-S-CONNECTED, session to IT_CONSOLE on node SP2 established
%LAT-I-TODISCON, type ^\ to disconnect the session
cli>


I can also connect to one of then from the
DECserver itself:

Local> connect it_console
Local -010- Session 1 to IT_CONSOLE on node SP2 established

cli>


Many things are possible, but I don't know
how to connect to a port without first
defining a service.
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Console Connections to Alpha servers


You do not need specific software beyond the terminal server.

You can set it up to connect using lat service in a lan environment, or just use telnet.

For my own Decserver (DS90M) I have set up a predicable telnet port for each line.
Here are the "Local>" commands I used:

CHANGE INTERNET SUBNET MASK 255.255.255.0
CHANGE INTERNET ADDRESS 192.168.1.140
CHANGE TELNET LISTENER 23 PORT CONSOLE
CHANGE LOGIN PASSWORD "secret"
:
CHANGE port 3 access remote
CHANGE TELNET LISTENER 2003 PORTS 3
CHANGE TELNET LISTENER 2003 CONNECTIONS ENABLED
CHANGE port 4 access remote
CHANGE TELNET LISTENER 2004 PORTS 4
CHANGE TELNET LISTENER 2004 CONNECTIONS ENABLED

Good luck,
Hein
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Console Connections to Alpha servers

just an add-on to heins note - for telnet make sure default protocol is set to "any" or "telnet".

good luck

tobyjug
Advisor

Re: Remote Console Connections to Alpha servers

Thanks for all your help.
The response has been great, and, of course,
it worked.

Thank again