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New Server Does Not PRovide a LOM Prompt

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Hi Experts,

I have a new Sun Server that I am just getting around to setup.  I plugged in the server after unpacking it  from the box, connected the RJ-45 and serial adapter into the server/workstation and I am able to connect to COM 1 on the workstation using Tera Term, but I am unable to see a response on the screen from the server.
(I connected the RJ-45 to the LOM A port.)

I do not recieve any # or prompt, just a blinking curosr.  Is there a way to forcefully reset the Sun Server?  It is a V100, and I am sure that the issue is with the server itself versus a bad cable.  (I already tried multiple workstations, cables, and RJ-45 Adapter for the sreial port.


Thanks,
Byd2k
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What model of Sun server?  Some (e.g. V490) have a "real" console port that looks identical to the LOM port; You have to connect to the console port first, then you can reconfigure it to use the LOM, which will be a network device rather than serial.
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Thanks for the reply, the server is a V100.
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Sorry for the delay in responding, my ISP is marking some EE notifs as spam - And now I see you had already said it was a V100!

I've had a look at the Sun docs at http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/hardware/docs/pdf/816-2756-10.pdf 
and your approach seems correct; Do you have another V100 that you can check your PC/cabling with?

If that's definitely OK and the status LEDs are OK, have you tried #.  to break to the OBP or power-cycling the V100 to see if anything appears on the console? Or swapping the System Configuration Card with another V100?

Apologies if you have already done all these things, but you didn't say what you had already tried...
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Hi Tfewster,

I'll take any suggestions that I can get.  I don't have another V100 to swap parts out, however what about shutting the power off and inserting the OS cd?  Do you know if the Sun Server will auto detect the cd or is everthing LOM based until the OS is installed?

By the way, the wrench light is not on, however the power light is on if I toggle the power button.


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Byd2k
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Hi Guys,

Even though I tried a serial port throughout this process, I switched over to a USB serial adapter.  After switching back from the USB serial adapter to a regular serial port, I am now recieve a LOM prompt.

Thank you all for your help.

-Byd2k
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