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How to take console of SUN hardware ?

Unlike other hardware vendors,Sun microsystems hardware console differ from model to model.For an example ,In M-series servers you will get XSCF prompt ,the access method is differ from T-series server where you will get ilom console.Like the in older v-series, you will get SC prompt (ALOM). Here i would like to share information about the different console and how to take OS console from different type of hardware console.

Hardware console can be connected using telnet services or ssh connection depends on which service you have configured while installing it.

For old sun servers like sun v440 (all v series and T series(old one)) (except E series and Frame servers like E12k E25k,F15k,F12k)  *To force to take console, use console -f 
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Sun(tm) Advanced Lights Out Manager CMT v1.7.3
Please login: admin
Please Enter password: ********
sc> console
* ILOM will offer web based administration
All x86 blade and T5240,T4220 servers (ssh and telnet protocol supported)
login as: admin
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Sun(TM) Integrated Lights Out Manager
Version r52345
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Use is subject to license terms.
-> start /SP/console
Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y

If server is powered on and OS is booted ,then it will bring you to OS login promt.If OS is not booted then you will get OK prompt in SPARC servers.(OK prompt is not available  in X86 servers)

*Force start -> start /SP/console -f 

New M-series servers (ssh and telnet protocal supported)
M3000(only one domain(0)low end server ,M5000 (up to four domain(0-3),M9000 up to 24 domains (0-23))
 login: xfadmin
Enter password: ********
XSCF> console –d 0

If you have configured multiple dynamic domains you need to mentioned that which domain you want to login
Ex:To login domain 1, issue the following command
XSCF> console –d 1

To check the configured domains
XSCF>showdomainstatus -a

Hope this command will help to take Solaris OS console.Thank you for reading this article.
Please leave a comment if you have any doubt ,i will get back to you as soon as possible.


  1. hi,
    Thank you for information. I want console commands.
    Linux servers hardware console informations. Please give reply

  2. hi,
    i lost the kernel, how to get kernel in solaris. Please give step to step procedure.

  3. hi
    thanks a lot for that information

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