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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 3.2.x

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Updated: April 2018
 
 

Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus

The Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Remote System Console Plus is available on all newly released Oracle systems shipping with Oracle ILOM firmware 3.2.1 or later. The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus includes both a text-based serial console and a graphic-based video console that enable system administrators to remotely redirect host server system keyboard, video, mouse, and storage devices.

The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus supports the following serial and video redirection options:

  • Serial Line Redirection Session (Oracle SPARC servers only) – The serial-line redirection option supports one full-control text-based console session for the primary user; and, one or more view-only text-based console sessions for all other signed-in users per server SP.

    Maximum Number of Serial-Line Redirection Sessions

    A maximum of one full-control serial-line redirection session can be launched from the Oracle ILOM Redirection web page. Additional text-based console sessions can be launch from the Oracle ILOM CLI (start /HOST/Console).


    Note -  Solaris users must use the serial-redirection mode in Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus to access the Solaris Host Console, view Solaris Host Console messages, or to issue Solaris Host Console commands such as boot commands. The video mode redirection option in the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus must not be used to access the Solaris Host Console, view Solaris Host Console messages, or to issue Solaris Host Console commands such as boot commands.
  • Video Redirection Sessions (Oracle x86 and SPARC servers) – The video redirection option supports one full-control graphic console session for the primary user; and, one or more view-only graphic console sessions for all other signed-in users per server SP.

    Maximum Number of Video Redirection Sessions

    By default, up to four video redirection sessions can be launched from the Oracle ILOM Remote System Control > Redirection web page. In addition, as of firmware release 3.2.4, a KVMS Maximum Client Session Count property is available for configuration. Use that property to limit the number of users who can view the video redirection session. To modify the Maximum Client Session Count property, see Modify KVMS Maximum Client Session Count (Optional).


    Note -  Newer SPARC servers (S7-2 and later) support serial redirection mode only.

Redirection Privileges Granted to Remote System Console Sessions

Full-control redirection privileges are automatically enabled for a primary video or serial-line user. A primary user is the user who first starts a redirection session to the host server.

View-only redirection privileges are automatically enabled for users who establish a redirection session to the host server after a primary user has initiated a redirection session.

A primary user can relinquish full-control of the redirection session by exiting the video or serial session window, or by selecting Relinquish Full-Control in the KVMS menu of the video session window. A view-only user can take full-control of a relinquished full-control redirection session by exiting and relaunching the session window, or by selecting Take Full-Control from the KVMS menu in the video session window.

For further instructions for using the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus client, see these topics:


Note - The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus does not support a CLI storage redirection client.

Note - If your system was shipped with an earlier firmware version than 3.2.1; or, if you upgraded your system from Oracle ILOM 3.0.x to 3.1.x or later, see Using the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console or Storage Redirection CLI.