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Sun Server X4-8 Service Manual

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Updated: March 2018

Configuring Serial Port Sharing

By default, the SP console (NET MGT) port sends serial port output from the server. Using Oracle ILOM, you can specify that the host console (COMM1) be assigned as owner of the server's serial port output. This feature is useful for Windows kernel debugging, as it enables you to view non-ASCII character traffic from the host console.

You should set up the network on the SP before attempting to change the serial port owner to the host server. If the 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 return the serial port owner setting to the SP, you need to restore access to the serial port on the server.

For more details about restoring access to the server port on your server, see the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2 Documentation Library at: https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

You can assign serial port output using either the Oracle ILOM web interface or the command-line interface (CLI). For instructions, see the following sections: