MIDRANGE dot COM Mailing List Archive



Home » MIDRANGE-L » August 2008

Re: How did AIX beat out i5/OS was: IBM tech support for BCS



fixed

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 1:24 AM, Steve Richter <stephenrichter@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I guess the issue is with VIOS or the AMM running the console command
and returning with error messages when the console is in use
elsewhere. The instructions say to run "env -T blade[x]" then
"console". Maybe there are parms on the console command which cause
it to return immed when the console is not available. Looking at the
AIX infocenter
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/v5r3/topic/com.ibm.aix.doc/doc/base/aixpdfs.htm
I find the "env" command but no -T argument. I dont see the "console" command.

Yes, because they are AMM commands that have nothing to do with AIX -
the AMM env command is not the AIX env command. All these commands do
is to establish a SOL (Serial over LAN) Session to the primary Serial
Port on the POWER Blade. Of course that port could be used as a
console, but it doesn't have to. And how should it know that the
serial port is used a console or not?

It's the same when i connect to the RSA Adapter in a System x and
enter the SOL session without having the EMS enabled in the Windows
bootloader - nothing happens, because the OS is not using the serial
port.






Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2014 by MIDRANGE dot COM and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available here. If you have questions about this, please contact