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rustam_2
Super Advisor

Access via iLO

Hi everybody,
I connect and manage my rx6600 servers via iLO by using putty. Things are quite well. But we (my colleagues and me) can connect to console the same time. For example, if i have connection via putty(iLO) and working on console and this time my colleagues can connect via putty(iLO) but when they type co then get messages:

[Read only - use Ctrl-Ecf for console write access.]

How can i increase or overcome this limitation?
We need to work with one OS user and have 5-6 connections. Should i create new user for iLo or i can change limitation of admin's user?

Regards,
Rustam
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Torsten.
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Re: Access via iLO

The console is just "mirrored" between the several users.

But it is still 1 console, 1 user only can work with it.

All others are read-only.

You can toggle write access as mentioned


[Read only - use Ctrl-Ecf for console write access.]

this will turn the current user into read-only, you'll get write access.


CTRL e, then c followed by f

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Torsten.
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Re: Access via iLO

>> We need to work with one OS user and have 5-6 connections.


So connect to the OS directly, not via console!

Hope this helps!
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Kapil Jha
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Re: Access via iLO

you may notice when u fire tty command
it would say
/dev/console for all the user connected to console (ofcourse only one can fire at a time)

Its like only one terminal and with iLO many people can access but only one can use it at one time.
As suggested ask your user to log in normally via putty, and this should be the best practice.
Console login should only be used for bad time when really necessary.

BR,
Kapil+
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rustam_2
Super Advisor

Re: Access via iLO

Hi Torsten, Kapil+

Um... as i understood. Via the putty using iLO only one user can work at the one time and others should wait when s/he finishes tasks, right?


Torsten,
>> So connect to the OS directly, not via console!

How? I have only 2 users in my OS, root and my_user
So 5-6 colleagues have to connect to my server and by using user my_user do some tasks.

Kapil+
>>As suggested ask your user to log in normally via putty, and this should be the best practice.

What do you by this - in normally via putty? I connect via putty using ssh and standard port 22. Connect to MP Menu and then choose co, is there other way except Mp Menu(console)?

Best regards,
Rustam

Dennis Handly
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Re: Access via iLO

>and others should wait when s/he finishes tasks, right?

Why would more than one sysadmin need to use the console for that one machine?

>I have only 2 users in my OS, root and my_user

Each user can login multiple times.

>So 5-6 colleagues have to connect to my server and by using user my_user do some tasks.

Yes, but they all don't have to use the console.

>Connect to MP Menu and then choose co, is there other way except Mp Menu(console)?

Why? Just use ssh to login to the machine. While you might/can restrict root to the console, why restrict my_user?
Sunny123_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Access via iLO

Hi

Why you are using console?
Just ssh the server or take a tenet.





Regards
Sunny
madhuchakkaravarthy
Trusted Contributor

Re: Access via iLO

hi

i guess still u dont have idea in which circumstances console login to be used.

if going to do any major activity like patching ,rebooting,, halting you can go with console.

you may have 2 users and so many ,, but only one user will have write access.

to gain access use ctrl + cef.

regards

MC
Akif_1
Super Advisor

Re: Access via iLO

Hi,

No problem if you Connect to the Server with multiple root/oracle/any user login's via.
#telent
#ssh

Rgd's
T(ogether) E(very one) A(chive) M(ore)
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Access via iLO

Hi Rustam,

I think you are lil confused about server access.
You do not ssh to console IP, just ssh to the IP of the server, and any number(the maximum allowed should be more than 5-10 for sure) of user can login with any userid on the server.

ssh server_ip
and not
ssh console_ip

UNIX is multi tasking and multi user OS so many user can log in and work togrther.

BR,
Kapil+
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rustam_2
Super Advisor

Re: Access via iLO

Hi everybody, thanks a lot for all of you.
Yeah, i got it know. I didnt know exactly and confused. Now i understand(if i'm not mistaken) that console is for admin and who wants to work in OS can you telnet from Windows OS. Like this telnet server_ip and now several users can connect and do any tasks one time.
Thanks a lot for all of you, again.

Best regards,
Rustam