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Not able to access the console

Azaru
Regular Advisor

Not able to access the console

Hi gurus,

I am not able to access the vpars in mp console

Thanks
azaru
11 REPLIES
likid0
Honored Contributor

Re: Not able to access the console

More information please..

Otherwise is difficult to help.

what do you mean by can't access.

From the MP once your are in the vpar partition it wan't let you change console with control + a ??

Windows?, no thanks
Md. Farhan A Azam
Trusted Contributor

Re: Not able to access the console

Hi,

can u tell that what error you are getting and how you are trying to access the vpar.

Sample Mathod..

Login through MP.

User Name - ****
Passwd - ****

MP MAIN MENU:

CO: Consoles
VFP: Virtual Front Panel
CM: Command Menu
CL: Console Logs
SL: Show Event Logs
FW: Firmware Update
HE: Help
X: Exit Connection

[test] MP> co

Partitions available:

# Name
--- ----
0) Partition 0
1) Partition 1
2) Partition 2
Q) Quit

Please select partition number: 1

Connecting to Console: Partition 1

(Use ^B to return to main menu.)


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

after selecting the partition number, it will be connected to that partition, then you can use Ctrl+a to toggle between vPars.
Azaru
Regular Advisor

Re: Not able to access the console

Hi orange/Farhan,

Yes i have connected to mp ip and selected the node partition. After that i am not able to do Ctrl+a or even prompt of vpars.

Please see below.



MP login: Admin
MP password:

* Your connection is via Telnet. For improved security this MP *
* now supports SSH-2. Telnet can be disabled via the SA command. *

(c) Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Welcome to the
Management Processor
HP 9000 and Integrity Superdome Server SD32B


Supported firmware-updateable entity combination: Recipe 8.7e



MP MAIN MENU:

CO: Consoles
VFP: Virtual Front Panel
CM: Command Menu
CL: Console Logs
SL: Show Logs
FW: Firmware Update
HE: Help
X: Exit Connection

[TCS-SD-SIRUSERI] MP> co

Partitions available:

# Name
--- ----
0) East
1) West
2) North
3) South
Q) Quit

Please select partition number: 3


Connecting to OS Console: South

(Use to return to main menu.)


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

#
[MON]

MON> vparload -p wpsprod
[MON] Booting wpsprod...
MON> vparload -p newportal
[MON] Booting newportal...

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


After this i can't do anything.
Azaru
Regular Advisor

Re: Not able to access the console

And cpus are allocated fully for vpars.
No cpu is available. If i remove one cpu i can able to control the vpars through MP console. For that to i have down one of the vpar to get control and change the cpu.
But in our case all the cpus to be allocated.

Please help me to resolve this issue.

Thanks
azar
Md. Farhan A Azam
Trusted Contributor

Re: Not able to access the console

Hi Azar,

Kindly let us know that, what actually you want to do.
Md. Farhan A Azam
Trusted Contributor

Re: Not able to access the console

Hi,

What i understand that your vPar is booting...now you check the logs from Main Menu>SL>t.

or you can check status from VFP also.

likid0
Honored Contributor

Re: Not able to access the console

Hy are u using vpars on a pa-risc platform ??

if you are using them on the pa-risc you have to take in account that one of the vpars has to have the typical lba 0/0/0 assigned to a parttion otherwise you wan't have control of the console.

please post a vparstatus -A so we can check, if you have io not assigned.

also your vpar kernel monitor could be frozen, but you would need a reboot of the hole npar for that ...

Windows?, no thanks
Azaru
Regular Advisor

Re: Not able to access the console

Hi orange,

Please find the output of
#vparstatus -A and
#vparstatus -v


# vparstatus -A
[Unbound CPUs (path)]: 5.14
5.15
5.16
5.17
7.10
7.11
7.12
7.13
7.14
7.15
7.16
7.17
[Available CPUs]: 0

[Available I/O devices (path)]: 5.0.0
5.0.4
5.0.5
5.0.6
5.0.8
5.0.14
5.8.1
7.0.0
7.0.4
7.0.5
7.0.6
7.0.8
7.0.14

[Unbound Memory (Base /Range)]: 0x3000000/16
(bytes) (MB) 0x8000000/1920
0x680000000/38848
0xffc000000/48
[Available Memory (MB)]:

# vparstatus -v
[Virtual Partition Details]
Name: newportal
State: Up
OS Version: B.11.11
Attributes: Dynamic,Autoboot,Nosearch
Kernel Path: /stand/vmunix
Boot Opts:

[CPU Details]
Min/Max: 1/16
Bound by User [Path]:
Bound by Monitor [Path]: 5.11
Unbound [Path]: 5.10
5.12
5.13

[IO Details]
5.0.12.1.0.4.0
7.0.12.1.0.4.0
5.0.13.1.0.4.0.0.0.0.0.0.0 BOOT
7.0.13.1.0.4.0.0.0.0.0.0.0,ALTBOOT

[Memory Details]
Specified [Base /Range]:
(bytes) (MB)

Total Memory (MB): 24576

[Virtual Partition Details]
Name: wpsprod
State: Down
OS Version: Unknown
Attributes: Dynamic,Autoboot,Nosearch
Kernel Path: /stand/vmunix
Boot Opts:

[CPU Details]
Min/Max: 1/16
Bound by User [Path]:
Bound by Monitor [Path]:
Unbound [Path]:








[IO Details]
5.0.2.1.0.4.0
7.0.2.1.0.4.0
5.0.1.1.0.4.0.0.0.0.0.0.0 BOOT
7.0.1.1.0.4.0.0.0.0.0.0.0,ALTBOOT

[Memory Details]
Specified [Base /Range]:
(bytes) (MB)

Total Memory (MB): 16384

[Virtual Partition Details]
Name: etcsapp3
State: Down
OS Version: Unknown
Attributes: Dynamic,Autoboot,Nosearch
Kernel Path: /stand/vmunix
Boot Opts:

[CPU Details]
Min/Max: 1/16
Bound by User [Path]:
Bound by Monitor [Path]:
Unbound [Path]:




[IO Details]
5.0.9.1.0.4.0
7.0.9.1.0.4.0
5.0.10.1.0.4.0.0.0.0.0.0.0 BOOT
7.0.10.1.0.4.0.0.0.0.0.0.0,ALTBOOT

[Memory Details]
Specified [Base /Range]:
(bytes) (MB)

Total Memory (MB): 24448

#
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Not able to access the console

The OS is 11.11 so it must be PA-RISC.

From the manual:

...
CAUTION: (A.03.xx only) The first virtual partition that you create must own the LBA (local
bus adapter) that contains the physical hardware console port. For an example, see â Assigning
the Hardware Console LBAâ (page 57).
...

Please check this!


Since you have a sx2000 based server, note this (from the manual):

"...
CAUTION:
vPars Console Assignment on sx2000-based Servers The console UART for sx2000-based
servers is no longer on a PCI card, and the system console is memory mapped and moved to
PDH. Hence, there is no LBA component for the console to be assigned to a virtual partition.
Thus, for sx2000-based servers, youmust assign the console by hardware path to a virtual partition
by performing the following steps. For sx2000-based servers running vPars A.03.xx, the console
hardware path must be assigned to the first virtual partition created.
..."



See page 58 in HP-UX Virtual Partitions Administratorâ s
Guide


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Not able to access the console

Here is the link:

http://docs.hp.com/en/T1335-90083/ch03s04.html#ceegacic

I would expect something like this:

tty 0 0/250/2 asio0 CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in RS232
C
/dev/diag/mux0 /dev/mux0 /dev/tty0p0

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Azaru
Regular Advisor

Re: Not able to access the console

Dear Torstan,

Please have look on the following output in all the vpars.

[MON]
[newportal]

# ioscan -kfnC tty
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
============================================================
tty 1 64 vcn NO_HW DEVICE Virtual Console Client
tty 2 65 vcs NO_HW DEVICE Virtual Console Server
# [wpsprod]

# ioscan -kfnC tty
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
============================================================
tty 0 64 vcn NO_HW DEVICE Virtual Console Client
tty 1 65 vcs NO_HW DEVICE Virtual Console Server
# [etcsapp3]
# ioscan -kfnC tty
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
============================================================
tty 0 64 vcn NO_HW DEVICE Virtual Console Client
tty 1 65 vcs NO_HW DEVICE Virtual Console Server
#
[MON]

MON>




Regards
azar