How to use Serial Console in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for Oracle Linux Instance Recovery

(Doc ID 2335735.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Linux Cloud Service - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Linux x86-64

Goal

When an Oracle Linux instance in OCI is not booting up correctly and if you are not sure what is the issue or at what boot stage it is stuck , it is possible to connect using Serial Console feature provided by OCI and do further investigation. The steps are same for both VM and BM shapes.

Solution

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