IBM Serial Console cannot read keyboard input p520
Posted on 2009-12-22
I have a p520 (MT8203-E4A) and for some reason I cannot get the serial console to respond to keyboard input. I had gotten it to work before which is how I originally configured this system as there is no graphics card in there. I believe I configured the system and then configured HMC1 network port as a ASMI interface.
There are no partitions or HMC managing this server. The HMC1 port is used for network management only.
I am attempting to get local serial console through S1 port and I can see all the output show up on my screen when I reboot, but I cannot get any keyboard input and also there is no serial console login either.
I had read somewhere that if the HMC1 network cable is plugged in than the S1 port will not be available. I get the same problem regardless if the HMC1 network cable is plugged in or not.
Upon reboot, I do see this on the screen:
Set Terminal Type
The terminal is not properly initialized. Please enter a terminal type
and press Enter. Some terminal types are not supported in
ibm3101 tvi912 vt330 aixterm
ibm3151 tvi920 vt340 dtterm
ibm3161 tvi925 wyse30 xterm
ibm3162 tvi950 wyse50 lft
ibm3163 vs100 wyse60 sun
ibm3164 vt100 wyse100
ibmpc vt320 wyse350
| If the next screen is unreadable, press Break (Ctrl-c)
88 Help ? | to return to this screen.
>>> Choice : success
At this point I am not able to enter anything nor do I see a login prompt
Any help please? This came about because I am configuring some new p510s and had the same issue happen (output to console but no keyboard input) on the first one so I figured I'd try to see how I had gotten console on the p520 and duplicate that to the p510 but now the p520 is exhibiting the same behavior.
The only thing I can think of that I haven't tried yet is to try to reset the HMC1 back to factory setting in case there is somthign with the HMC1 being configured that disables something on S1