All Oracle servers with Oracle ILOM are shipped with the output display of the SER MGT port set to the server SP. However, on some Oracle servers, Oracle ILOM provides a property that enables network administrators to switch the ownership of the serial port between the server SP (default) and the host server operating system.
When the owner for the serial port is switched to the host server, the host operating system controls the functionality of the serial port and the server SP has no control or access to the serial port.
Prior to switching the serial port owner to the host server, network administrators should ensure that a network management connection has been established to the server SP. Otherwise, without a network management connection and with the host server property set as the serial port owner, the Oracle ILOM SP will become locally and remotely inaccessible to all users.
To modify the default property for the serial port owner in Oracle ILOM, see Figure 49, Table 49, Serial Port Configuration Properties .