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Visitor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2012

SBC 4500 rear console

Hi

 

I have got the front console up and connected to terminal server but if we move to the rear console it does not work (no keyboard movement. 

 

Can anyone suggest / share document which talks about the changes required that need to be made to get rear/back console working.

 

Thanks


Employee
Posts: 706
Registered: ‎05-16-2012

Re: SBC 4500 rear console

[ Edited ]

To change the console port:

 

# shell
Password:   <---- Password is available from your support representative or TAC

acli-shell: sysConsolePortSet  <--- Type 'sysConsolePortSet' at the acli-shell prompt
Enter Y to change the console port or anything else to abort:

The rear port will be used for the console when the system is rebooted
{ value = 0 = 0x0 }
acli-shell: exit

# reboot


Visitor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2012

Re: SBC 4500 rear console

[ Edited ]

epanighetti wrote:

To change the console port:

 

# shell
Password:   <---- Password is available from your support representative or TAC

acli-shell: sysConsolePortSet  <--- Type 'sysConsolePortSet' at the acli-shell prompt
Enter Y to change the console port or anything else to abort:

The rear port will be used for the console when the system is rebooted
{ value = 0 = 0x0 }
acli-shell: exit

# reboot



Thanks a lot , I would really appreciate if you could provide a link of technical document around this. If its available anywhere on acmepacket website.


Employee
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎05-07-2012

Re: SBC 4500 rear console

Hi,

 

This information is not currently available in any documentation. We will put in a request to add this in the Maintanence and Troubleshooring guides if that helps.

 

Thanks,

Shravanthi


Retired
Posts: 113
Registered: ‎04-19-2012

Re: SBC 4500 rear console

Hi ukavaya,

 

You mentioned that you have the front console connected and working in your post, therefore I recommend interrupting the boot process and changing the console selection from "front" to "back" using the boot shell. 

 

The procedure below will work if you have the 08/11/2009 or newer version of the bootloader:

 

SBC1# sho ver boot

Bootloader Info
---------------
Stage 1 Date: 08/11/2009 15:08:01
Stage 2 Date: 08/11/2009 ff:ff:ff

CPU Info
---------------
 Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU      T2500  @ 2.00GHz


BIOS Info
---------------
BIOS Date: 03/22/07


Mainboard Info
---------------
Contents of Main Board PROM
	Assy, NetNet4500
	Part Number:			002-0610-50
	Serial Number:			150950000710
	FunctionalRev:			04.12
	BoardRev:			04.00
	PCB Family Type:		Main Board
	ID:				NetNet 4500 Main Board
	Format Rev:			16
	Options:			0
	Manufacturer:			Unknown manufacturer
	Week/Year:			50/2009
	Sequence Number:		000710
	Number of MAC Addresses:	16
	Starting MAC Address:		00 08 25 03 ec 70 
SBC1#

 

Here is the procedure:

 

1. Connect to the SBC console and reboot your SBC. Interrupt the boot sequence by hitting "space" when prompted.

 

SBC2# reb f                                                                     
                                                                                
/code synced and unmounted                                                      
/boot synced and unmounted                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
Rebooting...                                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Acme Packet Net-Net 4500                                                        
Processor speed: 2.0 GHz                                                        
Stage 1 (built Aug 11 2009 15:08:01)                                            
Stage 2 (built Aug 11 2009 15:08:01)                                            
                                                                                
Press the space bar to stop auto-boot...                                        
 7                                                                              
                                                                                
[VxWorks Boot]: 

 

You have to be quick and hit space before the counter on line 17 hits 0. Then hit return to receive the Boot prompt. 

 

2. Type "?" to see the Boot menu:

 

[VxWorks Boot]: ?

 ?                     - print this list
 @                     - boot (load and go)
 p                     - print boot prams
 c                     - change boot prams
 d8 adrs[,n]           - display memory (8 bits)
 d16 adrs[,n]          - display memory (16 bits)
 d32 adrs[,n]          - display memory (32 bits)
 d64 adrs[,n]          - display memory (64 bits)
 m8 adrs               - modify memory (8 bits)
 m16 adrs              - modify memory (16 bits)
 m32 adrs              - modify memory (32 bits)
 m64 adrs              - modify memory (64 bits)
 f adrs, nbytes, value - fill memory
 t adrs, adrs, nbytes  - copy memory
 v                     - print boot logo with version
 B                     - set console baud rate
 P                     - change console port (front/rear)
 n netif               - print network interface device address
 Boot flags:           
   0x02  - load local system symbols 
   0x04  - don't autoboot 
   0x08  - enable countdown 
   0x20  - disable login security 
   0x100 - use proxy arp 
   0x10000 - Use NFS to load RTPs 
   0x800000 - Override the discovery process, Use NVRAM bootline 

available boot devices:
Enhanced Network Devices
 eth0 eth2 eth1
[VxWorks Boot]:

 

 

Note that you can set the console baud rate ("B") or change the console port from front to rear ("P") via this menu.

 

3. Enter P and hit return

 

[VxWorks Boot]: P
The front port is currently selected
Enter Y to change the console port or anything else to abort: y


The rear port will be used for the console when the system is rebooted
[VxWorks Boot]:

 

Accept the change by typing "y". 

 

4. Reboot your SBC by typing @ and hitting return.

 

[VxWorks Boot]: @

 

5. Move your console connection from the front to the rear of the SBC. 

 

I recommend using this procedure over entering the shell as there are fewer opportunities to make a mistake that could disable your SBC. 

 

-- Michael