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HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

pz7rx8
Advisor

HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

All,
Im running HP-UX 11.23 on bl870 blade servers. Every so often when I login to the console I don't get any response. The only thing that works is Ctrl-B to bring me back to the MP. Is there a way to reset the console without rebooting the server. Here is an example of what I get


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

[mp001b787c146c] MP> co



[Use Ctrl-B or ESC-( to return to MP main menu.]



- - - - - - - - - - Prior Console Output - - - - - - - - - -


- - - - - - - - - - - - Live Console - - - - - - - - - - - -

At this point I get no prompt and no keyboard response.
8 REPLIES
Laurent Menase
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

you should call at the vfp and cl and sl to see what happened.
pz7rx8
Advisor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

The SL does not show any errors. The VFP shows everything green with no errors. The CL shows the last command as :wq; like trying to write and quit a vi session.
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

>At this point I get no prompt and no keyboard response.

Is the system up? Can you ssh/rlogin/telnet?
Some other threads:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1383362
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1379695
pz7rx8
Advisor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

Yes the system is up and I can ssh in and everything works fine. It's just the console that is hung.
lbseraph
Advisor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

Did your machine use CDE(graphic interface) or not?

If so, pls. check your console output setting. Need check if VGA output have configured or not. But have to reboot server to EFI for checking.
Idham
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

Option 1)Try ssh from putty and run ps -ef |grep console. Kill the process i.d.

Option2 ) My HPUX server have same issue. Just reboot and interupt the boot, go to EFi. Then change the console from CTE/VGA to serial console. Will solve the issue permanently

Cheers!!!!

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

Have you done ^Ecf? Another console hung thread:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1290976
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 Console no response

Hi


to restart tghe console:
do

cm>
cm>xd
press r to restart the console.
this will restart the console.

also is valid to check if the console is configured to get the serial console or the CDE
regards
sujit