Exalytics OVM Server: ILOM Console Does Not Display After Running "start /SP/console" Command

(Doc ID 2031267.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 06, 2017

Applies to:

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 - Version All Versions and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After following steps in How to Enable ILOM Serial Console Login on Oracle Linux 5 <Document 1662106.1> on an Exalytics X series server, the console still does not work.
When using SSH, the SP commands can be run, but after entering commands, the console is never displayed.
For example:

-> start /SP/console
Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y

Serial console started. To stop, type ESC (

Console does not display.

NOTE: This machine is running Oracle Linux 5, but is using Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) instead of bare metal Exalytics.


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