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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019

Connecting to a Guest Domain Console Over the Network

You can use the ldmconsole command or the telnet command to connect to a Oracle VM Server for SPARC console on non-primary domains or to a console group. See the ldmconsole(8) and the vntsd(8) man pages.

  • The following ldmconsole command connects to the console of the ldg1 domain:

    primary# ldmconsole ldg1
    Connecting to console "ldg1" in group "ldg1" ....
    Press ~? for control options ..
  • You can connect to a guest console over a network if the listen_addr property is set to the IP address of the control domain in the vntsd(8) SMF manifest. For example:

    $ telnet hostname 5001

Note - Enabling network access to a console has security implications. Any user can connect to a console and for this reason it is disabled by default.

A Service Management Facility manifest is an XML file that describes a service. For more information about creating an SMF manifest, refer to the Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Documentation (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E18752_01/index.html).

Note - To access a non-English OS in a guest domain through the console, the terminal for the console must be in the locale required by the OS.

Also, use the ldmconsole command to list the available domain consoles and console groups.

The following command shows how to list the available console groups and domain consoles:

primary# ldmconsole
ldg1    ldg1
ldg2    ldg2