You can switch the serial port output of the Netra X4270 server between the SP console (SER MGT) and the host console (COM1). By default, the SP console is connected to the system serial port. This feature is beneficial for Windows kernel debugging, as it enables you to view non-ASCII character traffic from the host console.
You can switch serial port output using either the ILOM web interface or the ILOM CLI. For instructions, see the following sections:
Caution - Set up the network on the SP before switching the serial port owner to the host server. If a network is not set up, and you switch the serial port owner to the host server, you will be unable to connect using the CLI or web interface to change the serial port owner back to the SP. To change the serial port owner back to the SP, you must use the ILOM Preboot Menu to restore access to the serial port over the network. For instructions, see the Sun Netra X4270 Server Service Manual.