Sun RSC Configuration for the v480 & v490

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Introduction

This page describes how to setup and manage a Sun RSC (Remote Serial Console) on the v480 and v490, as well as the e250 and e450. I omitted the latter two as those systems are ancient.

Before You Begin

Assign an IP address, netmask and gateway to the server. You must
download the RSC utilities version 2.2.3 or later to the server and run
the utilities before you can configure the server’s RSC.

Steps

  • Log in as root to the V490 or V890 manageable server.
  • Download the RSC version 1.2.3 utilities zip file.Go to http://www.sun.com/servers/rsc.html. Download the zip file appropriate for the Solaris operating system installed on the server:

Solaris 9 or later: rsc2.2.3_packages_s9.zip
Solaris 8: rsc2.2.3_packages_s8.zip
When the download has completed, unzip the file to a temporary directory, and then change directory to the temporary directory.

  • Install the RSC version 2.2.3 packages on the manageable server.

Install the following packages on the server using the pkgadd command:
SUNWrsc – the RSC base package for installation on the host machine
SUNWrscd – the RSC documentation package
SUNWrscj – the RSC GUI package to display the RSC GUI

If you are asked whether to install conflicting files, type Y to override the existing version.

Redirecting the Console to the RSC

After RSC software is installed and configured, the system
console is still available as on any normal Sun machine. To enable RSC
as the system console device instead, you must access the server
console, shut down the system, and type the following commands at the
ok prompt:

ok diag-console rsc

ok setenv input-device rsc-console

ok setenv output-device rsc-console

RSC Commands

The RSC commands are located in the following path:
/usr/platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-V490/rsc

rsc-config
/usr/platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-V490/rsc/rsc-config

The command above can be used to configure the RSC.

The rscadm command has many options see below.

rscadm - COMMAND DETAILS
  rscadm help => this message
  rscadm date [-s] | [[mmdd]HHMM | mmddHHMM[cc]yy][.SS] => print or set date
  rscadm set <variable> <value> => set variable to value
  rscadm show [variable] => show variable(s)
  rscadm resetrsc [-s] => reset RSC (-s soft reset)
  rscadm download [boot] <file> => program firmware or [boot] monitor
  rscadm send_event [-c] "message" => send message as event (-c CRITICAL)
  rscadm useradd <username> => add RSC user account
  rscadm userdel <username> => delete RSC user account
  rscadm usershow [username] => show user details
  rscadm userpassword <username> => set user password
  rscadm userperm <username> [cuar] => set user permissions
  rscadm shownetwork => show network configuration
  rscadm loghistory => show RSC event log
  rscadm version => show RSC version

Below is the SHOW option

mail_enabled="false"
ip_mode="config"
ppp_enabled="false"
tpe_link_test="true"
serial_baud="9600"
serial_parity="none"
serial_stop="1"
serial_data="8"
customerinfo=""
ip_addr="xxx.xx.xxx.xxx"
ip_netmask="255.255.xxx.x"
ip_gateway="0.0.0.0"
mailhost=""
mailuser=""
ppp_local_ip_addr="0.0.0.0"
ppp_remote_ip_addr="0.0.0.0"
hostname="xxxxxx"
escape_char="~"

 

 

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