Solved

reassigning console from HMC

Posted on 2010-08-31
2
634 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
recently loaded AIX 6.1 onto IBM POWER6 p520 and p550 through ASCii terminal serial connection successfully.
Now have it successfully connected to HMC but when I power on the server, the terminal only displays until  "Welcome to AIX" screen.

How do I get full output to the TERM i opened on the HMC ? How do I assign the console since it seems to want to default to the ASCii port and there's no longer a connection ?

Thanks
Randy
0
Comment
Question by:RNH4
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 68

Accepted Solution

by:
woolmilkporc earned 250 total points
ID: 33574982
During Installation via ASCII terminal the path to this device was recorded in the ODM as the console path.
You must remove this path from ODM to have it reassigned to the virtual terminal device during the next reboot.
Once the partition is running, telnet or ssh to it to clean up ODM -
odmdelete -q name=vty0 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q name=vty1 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q name=vsa0 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q name=vsa1 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q attribute=syscons -o CuAt

Now update the boot record -
bosboot -ad /dev/ipldevice
and reboot (open a virtual terminal to the LPAR beforehand, don't use the ASCII interface any longer!) -
sync ; reboot
Since you deleted the console path, you will be asked the following during reboot -
******* Please define the System Console. *********

Type a 1 and press Enter to use this terminal as the
system console.

Type a "1" (at the virtual terminal!) and hit <Enter>.
Now output should continue normally.
wmp
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:RNH4
ID: 33831431
took several attempts. Not sure why but finally was able to open a terminal.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In tuning file systems on the Solaris Operating System, changing some parameters of a file system usually destroys the data on it. For instance, changing the cache segment block size in the volume of a T3 requires that you delete the existing volu…
FreeBSD on EC2 FreeBSD (https://www.freebsd.org) is a robust Unix-like operating system that has been around for many years. FreeBSD is available on Amazon EC2 through Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) provided by FreeBSD developer and security office…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Suggested Courses

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question