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Sun V20z / V40z

This applies to: zedler; old knams hosts (clematis, vandale)

  • Connect with ssh system@machine.ipmi. Password is the root password.
  • Commands:
    platform console
    connect to the serial console (type ^Ec. to exit)
    platform set power state off -f
    turn the machine off
    platform set power state on -f
    turn the machine on
    platform set power state cycle -f
    power-cycle the machine
  • Exit by typing ^D

Sun X4100

This applies to: hemlock

  • Connect with ssh root@machine.ipmi. Password is the root password.
  • Commands:
    start /SP/console
    connect to the serial console (type ESC ( to exit)
    stop /SYS
    turn the machine off
    start /SYS
    turn the machine on
    reset /SYS
    power-cycle the machine

How to fix the SP if it behaves weirdly:

Sometimes the SP on these machines stop working, e.g. you can't power cycle. If this happens, connect as the user sunservice and type reboot. The SP will reboot and should start working normally.

Dell PowerEdge 1950

This applies to: yarrow

  • Connect with ssh root@machine.ipmi. Password is the root password.
  • Commands:
    connect com2
    connect to the serial console (type ^\ to exit)
    racadm serveraction powerdown
    turn the machine off
    racadm serveraction powerup
    turn the machine on
    racadm serveraction powercycle
    power-cycle the machine

If you get "connect: com2 port is currently in use" when trying to use the serial console: reset the SP with "racadm racreset", wait a couple of minutes, and reconnect.