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Virtual Console Daemon (cvcd) fails to start on a Solaris[TM] 10 High End Server domain. (Doc ID 1018065.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Applies to:

Sun Fire 12K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire 15K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Enterprise 10000 Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire E20K Server - Version All Versions and later
Sun Fire E25K Server - Version All Versions and later
All Platforms


From the Main SSP (System Service Processor) as user "SSP" on a Sun Enterprise 10000 platform, a netcon (console) session to a Solaris[TM] 10 domain is opened and an error may be displayed on the console:

    [ system/cvc:default failed (see 'svcs -x' for details) ]

On the Main SSP, the /var/opt/SUNWssp/adm//messages file reports:

    netcon_server: netcon_server-<USER>: ERR: cvc_serv_hostd.c, 641: tid 6: cannot open netcon's network connection to cvcd. Thread exiting!
    netcon_server: netcon_server-<USER>: WARNING: cvc_serv_hostd.c, 649: using JTAG connection

As the messages above indicates, the SSP detects that cvcd is not running on the domain so JTAG is being used instead. You can also determine on the domain that the cvcd process is not running, and "svcs -x" will report:

    svc:/system/cvc:default (network virtual console)
State: maintenance since Fri Apr 22 10:46:22 2005
Reason: Start method failed repeatedly, last exited with status 1.
See: cvcd(1M)
See: /etc/svc/volatile/system-cvc:default.log
Impact: This service is not running.

If you view the log file referenced above (again, on the domain), you might see:

    # more /etc/svc/volatile/system-cvc:default.log
[ start + 10.64s Executing start method ("/lib/svc/method/svc-cvcd") ]
/sbin/sh: /lib/svc/method/svc-cvcd: not found
[ start + 10.69s Method "start" exited with status 1 ]
 NOTE:  This problem can occur on Sun Enterprise[TM] 10000 and on Sun Fire[TM] 12K/15K/E20K/E25K
platforms.  The Sun Fire[TM] System Controller (SC) correlates to the SSP in it's
function and role, so please correlate all the information in this document between
these differing platforms.


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