On 6/10/12 1:52 PM, Daniel Braniss wrote:
>> Sami Halabi <sodynet1@gmai...> wrote:
>> > Hi Oliver,
>> > I saw you had similar problem for console on 2010
>> > http://freebsd.1045724.n5.nabble.com/Serial-console-problems-with-stab=le-8-td3950684.html >>
>> No, I don't think that the problem is related. My problem
>> was with the serial console, while you don't have a serial
>> console attached at all (at least you didn't mention it).
>> > but the thread wasn't ended by recommendation or conclusions by you.
>> > did you solve that problem then?
>> No, I came to the conclusion that the serial console support
>> in FreeBSD 8 was broken somehow. So I removed the console
>> cable; it's running with an old VGA CRT as the console for
>> now. Fortunately I require console access very seldom, so
>> I don't have to drive to that machine often. It's still
>> annoying, but I didn't find a better solution; downgrading
>> to 7.x isn't an option.
> just for the record, serial on 8.x works fine! the device naming has changed
> from sio to uart, and maybe some features. We use it on all our servers, even
> redirecting it where possible via ILO,IMPI,DRAC. and is great for debuging
> or saving long trips :-)
> WARNING: control access to these devices, specialy since root can login
> on the console!
Daniel, would you kindly elaborate on the DRAC console redirection thingy ?
We're using Dells here and I loathe having to use their web interface
and the java app to get a console shell.