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Oracle® X6 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Launch a Serial Console Redirection Session

Use the Oracle ILOM command-line interface (CLI) to start or stop a serial console redirection session. You can launch multiple redirection sessions to the host from the Oracle ILOM command-line interface. However, only the first of all current serial console redirection sessions is granted read and write privileges. All other logged-in sessions are read-only. Read and write privileges are reassigned when a user with read and write privileges closes his or her session, and a new serial session is opened.

Before you start a serial console redirection session, ensure that you have Console (c) role privileges in Oracle ILOM.

  1. Log in to the Oracle ILOM command-line interface.

    For instructions, see Accessing Oracle ILOM.

  2. Type start /HOST/console.

    A confirmation prompt appears.

  3. Type y to confirm that you want to start a serial console redirection.

    You are now viewing the host console.

  4. If you are prompted for user credentials, enter the requested information to access the host server operating system.

    You are now logged in to the host server operating system through the serial console.

    Note -  To enter standard Oracle ILOM CLI commands, you must first exit the host serial console.
  5. To terminate the serial console redirection session, perform the following steps:
    1. Log out of the host server operating system.
    2. Press Escape + (.

    Note -  To send a break to the host, press the Escape (ESC) key and type uppercase B.

Related Information

  • Start Serial Host Console, Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance, Firmware Release 3.2.x