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LAN Console
Installation, Configuration and Operation
E. Hübner-Hatzel
Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH UNIX
33094 Paderborn
e-mail: Internet:DOCetc@pdb.siemens.de
Tel.: (05251) 814895
Fax: (0 52 51) 8-1 52 48
U41224-J-Z916-1-76
Sprachen: De
Edition October 2001

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  • Page 1 LAN Console Installation, Configuration and Operation E. Hübner-Hatzel Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH UNIX 33094 Paderborn e-mail: Internet:DOCetc@pdb.siemens.de Tel.: (05251) 814895 Fax: (0 52 51) 8-1 52 48 U41224-J-Z916-1-76 Sprachen: De Edition October 2001...
  • Page 2 There you will also find the addresses of the relevant User Documentation Department Copyright and Trademarks Copyright © 2000, 2001 Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH. All rights reserved. Delivery subject to availability; right of technical modifications reserved. All hardware and software names used are trademarks of their respective manufacturers.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Architecture ......8 LAN Console ......9 Hardware .
  • Page 4 Modifying the RCA setup parameters ....53 6.2.5.3 Removing a LAN Console ....53 6.2.5.4 Removing an RCA .
  • Page 5 ....86 7.4.3 Disrupted RCA - LAN Console connection ... 87 7.4.3.1 LAN connection disrupted ....87 7.4.3.2...
  • Page 6 Contents Glossary ....... . . 109 Abbreviations ....... 111 Related publications .
  • Page 7: Preface

    RCA (Remote Communication Adapter), a V.24/Ethernet converter located close to the system (max. 15m away) or in the system cabinets. The LAN Console can be connected at any point in the LAN, thus at a distance away from the systems being administered.
  • Page 8 SCS (System Console Software) can be operated in parallel on a LAN console with the relevant hardware/software configuration. It is not only possible to use the LAN Console in its console function but also for (network-based) system administration, configuration, diagnostics and software installation and distribution for one or more RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers.
  • Page 9: Target Group

    LAN Console. This chapter contains essential infor- mation for proper installation and handling of this device. This manual describes how to install the LAN Console and the RCA, how to con- figure the system and how to operate the LAN Console.
  • Page 10: Notational Conventions

    Notational conventions Preface Please follow all instructions in the order they appear in this manual. You will avoid problems by doing so and get along faster. Always pay attention to the device-specific information that is supplied with the various devices. Notational conventions The following notational conventions are used in this manual: This indicates system output, e.g.
  • Page 11: Safety Notes

    Safety notes This section gives advice on safety that you have to heed when using your LAN Console or RCA. This device complies with the relevant safety regulations for information technol- ogy equipment including electrical machines for use in office environments. Please contact your local sales office or our Service organization if you are in doubt about whether the device can be installed in the environment you envis- age.
  • Page 12 Safety notes The ON/OFF button does not isolate the device from the mains volt- age completely. To do this, you have to remove the plug from the mains socket. In the case of system units that do not have a main switch, the ON/OFF button does not disconnect the monitor socket from the mains supply.
  • Page 13: Functionality

    DAT drive, Combo controller and System Console Software (SCS), which are not part of the standard LAN Console. 3. Input and output take place on the keyboard and display of the LAN Console. 4. All functions of a character-oriented display, including IKDB (Internal Kernel Debugger) and BDM (Board Debug Monitor) or OBP (Open Boot Prom) Monitor and rebooting of a system can be carried out with the LAN Console.
  • Page 14: Architecture

    10. The console can also be used as a computer system in its own right. Architecture RM systems and/or PRIMEPOWER (MR) systems 2 x V.24 4 x V.24 Remote Communication Adapter Ethernet TCP/IP LAN Console Figure 1: Architecture of the LAN Console U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 15: Lan Console

    Solaris 8 operating system. It is connected with the RCA (Remote Communication Adapter) via the LAN (TCP/IP). The LAN Console can be used as a standalone system in desktop housing with a desktop monitor, standard PC keyboard (German/International) and 3-button mouse.
  • Page 16 LAN Console Figure 3: LAN Console rack module Figure 4: Fold-away monitor of LAN Console in the rack The power supply is enabled when the monitor is tilted open. At the same time, a safety mechanism on the right hand side of the rack module prevents the rack being pushed back in while the monitor is tilted open.
  • Page 17: Hardware

    LAN Console Hardware Hardware The LAN Console is provided with the following hardware: Hardware elements Configuration/Performance Processor 500MHz UltraSparc IIe Main memory 128 MByte (max. 2 GByte possible) Graphics controller Resolution of 1280x1024 pixels, 24-bit color, VGA port, VGA controller integrated...
  • Page 18: Power Ratings

    Hardware LAN Console 4.1.1 Power ratings Mains voltage range 100V-125V/ 200V-240V (switchable) Rated frequency 50-60 Hz Power consumption approx. 60 W Power factor cosϕ 120V: >0.90 230V: >0.75 Table 3: Power ratings Different mains voltages Note the different mains voltages in Anglo-American countries. You will...
  • Page 19: Environmental Conditions

    LAN Console Hardware 4.1.2 Environmental conditions Environmental conditions for the LAN Console Climatic class Operation: (acc. to EN 60721-3-x) – Temperature (°C): 5 – 40 – Relative humidity (%): 5 – 85 – Height above sea-level (m): 3000 Climatic class Transport: (acc.
  • Page 20: Standards

    Table 6: Standards Startup and operation The LAN Console can be used as a central console for one or more RM or PRIMEPOWER- (MR) servers. Up to 64 RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers can be administrated from one LAN Console.
  • Page 21: Installing The Lan Console

    Warning Pay attention to the safety notes when installing the LAN Console. The LAN Console should only be installed in a specially designated posi- tion. This can be checked from the diagrams on the next pages. The device should not be subjected to any extreme environmental con- ditions (see “Environmental conditions”...
  • Page 22: Overview Of Connections

    A ot o er ate ot ther et 0 ther et 1 o e tor o e tor Figure 6: Connections on the rear of the LAN Console Warning The power plug must be pulled out! U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 23: Connecting The Keyboard

    LAN Console Overview of connections The cables should neither be plugged in or unplugged during a thunder- storm (electrical shock). Always unplug a cable by its plug. Do not pull on the cable itself (damage to plug or socket)! You have to install and configure special software (e.g. drivers) for some of the connected devices (see documentation for the connected device and for the operating system).
  • Page 24: Connecting Devices With A Serial Or Parallel Interface

    Overview of connections LAN Console 4.3.3 Connecting devices with a serial or parallel interface Ê Connect the data cable to the external device. Ê Connect the data cable of the external device to the corresponding interface on the system unit.
  • Page 25: Connecting The Lan Console To The Power Supply

    230 = 200 V to 240 V Changing the power supply when it is set incorrectly Your LAN Console has a main switch on the rear of the system unit in addition to the ON/OFF button on the front. The power supply setting is found beneath this switch.
  • Page 26 Overview of connections LAN Console 100 V - 125 V 200 V - 240 V Figure 9: Setting the power supply 1= groove for inserting the screwdriver Figure 10: Connector on system unit Ê Connect the power cable for the system unit to the system unit (1) and then to the earthed power outlet (2).
  • Page 27: Operating The Lan Console

    Operating the LAN Console 4.4.1 Switching on/off the LAN Console The LAN Console also has a main switch on the rear of the system unit in addi- tion to the ON/OFF button on the front. Figure 11: Switching on/off the LAN Console...
  • Page 28: System Unit Is Switched On

    (2). It is required that the ON/OFF button is pressed for 4 seconds. 4.4.2 Indicators on the system unit Figure 12: Free-standing LAN Console 1. Power LED If the power LED is lighting green, the system unit is switched on.
  • Page 29: Pre-installation

    10 MByte 10 MByte Table 8: Hard disk arrangement This hard disk arrangement allows use both as a LAN Console and as an SMC on PRIMEPOWER Enterprise Servers. For a reinstallation, do not use the disk arrangement from the Solaris manual;...
  • Page 30: First Booting

    Operating the LAN Console LAN Console 4.4.5 First Booting Identification When the system boots for the first time, parameters for identification like host name, network, time zone and root password are required. Language setting When the Solaris operating system has booted, a mask appears prompting the user name.
  • Page 31: Installing The Software Packages

    The following software packages must be installed on the LAN Console: – If the LAN Console is to be integrated into a WSA domain, the Supplement CD is required. – The LAN Console software is stored on the Control CD (System manage- ment CD).
  • Page 32 – SMAWtelx – SMAWxsco Where there are several systems to be administered by the LAN Console at the same time in one or more domains, the licensed „Domain Admin 2.0“ product must be installed (see manual WebSysAdmin / Domain Admin 2.0).
  • Page 33 LAN Console Installing the software packages SUNWbnur Networking UUCP Utilities (Root) (User) SUNWbnuu Networking UUCP Utilities SUNWdhcsr BOOTP/DHCP Server Services (Root) (User) SUNWdhcsu BOOTP/DHCP Server Services For the components of the individual packages to function, it is assumed that the /usr/openwin/bin path is contained in the PATH environment variable. This path must be set for root.
  • Page 34: Starting Wsa

    Starting WSA LAN Console Starting WSA You can start WebSysAdmin either at the shell or desktop level: – Starting at shell level Start the user interface in write mode by entering the following at command level: # /opt/SMAW/bin/wsa node name The welcome screen then appears and you proceed as described (language setting, root password).
  • Page 35: Installing The Rca

    POWER (MR) has been retained. The LAN Console is based on SPARC/Solaris 8 and is connected to the LAN via TCP/IP (see figure “Architec- ture of the LAN Console” on page 8). The RCA may also be installed in a 19-inch rack (see chapter “LAN Console” on page 9).
  • Page 36: Lan Connection

    Connecting the cables Installing the RCA 5.1.1 LAN connection The RCA has an Ethernet interface and six serial ports. Simultaneous access to different host computers is enabled by the integrated TCP/IP software. The connection complies with IEEE 802.3. TCP/IP Ethernet Connection: 10BaseT (twisted pair) / RJ45 connector Transmission rate: 10 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s 5.1.2...
  • Page 37: Connections At The Rear Of The Rca

    Installing the RCA Connecting the cables 5.1.4 Connections at the rear of the RCA The following figure shows the cabling between the RCA and one or more RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers: PRIMEPOWER (MR) PRIMEPOWER (MR) PRIMEPOWER (MR) 4 x RJ 45 RJ 45 DSUB 9 pol.
  • Page 38: Connecting To The Rm Server

    Connecting the cables Installing the RCA 5.1.4.1 Connecting to the RM server Do the following when you have placed the RCA system in a suitable position or installed it in the rack: Ê Connect the RCA to the LAN Ê Connect the COM port to the RM system with the corresponding cable as follows: Figure 17: Connecting the RCA to the device backplane (here an RM600 E45 model) Ê...
  • Page 39: Connecting To The Primepower (mr) Server

    Installing the RCA Connecting the cables 5.1.4.2 Connecting to the PRIMEPOWER (MR) server Correspondingly, the cables are connected to serial port A on the backplane of the PRIMEPOWER (MR) server using one of the preinstalled adapters. Figure 18: Connecting the RCA to the device backplane of a PRIMEPOWER (MR) U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 40: Cable Types

    Cable types Installing the RCA Cable types Different cable types for COM1-2 and COM3-6 Note that different cable types are required for the COM1-2 (connection 1) and COM3-6 (connection 2) ports. The following data cables (V.24) are needed to connect the RCA to the console interface of the RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) server.
  • Page 41: Technical Specifications

    Installing the RCA Technical specifications Connection 2: COM 3 - 6 system connection; RJ45 (4-way I/O card to 9-pin DSUB female). Length Product number Delivery unit Part no./reference no. 15 meters D: KB256-M15 KB56161858 08000.02.8.16 5 meters D: KB256-M5 KB56161857 08000.01.8.16 Technical specifications The current RCA model can be ordered using the following numbers:...
  • Page 42: Environmental Conditions

    Technical specifications Installing the RCA 5.3.3 Environmental conditions Temperature +15 °C bis +35 °C Relative humidity 20% bis 75% Table 13: Temperature Requisite intake and exhaust air clearance for ensuring sufficient ventilation: Left min. 200 mm Right min. 200 mm Rear min.
  • Page 43: Standards

    Installing the RCA Technical specifications 5.3.5 Standards Ergonomics ISO 9241(GS symbol) Product safety IEC60950/EN60950 UL 1950 / CSA 22.2 Nr.950 GS symbol Immunity to radiation EN 55022/B, EN 50082-1, EN 61000-3-2 Radiated interference CE labeling acc. to EEC directive 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC FCC class A Environment certificate...
  • Page 44: Switching On The Rca

    Switching on the RCA Installing the RCA Switching on the RCA Ê You switch on the RCA with the main switch on the rear of the device. The RCA powers on in the mode that was last active when it was switched off with the main switch.
  • Page 45: Configuration

    Configuration In order to be able to configure the system, the LAN Console must have been connected to the RCA via a LAN and the RCA must have been connected to one or more RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers via V.24 cabling (see figure “Connections on the rear of the device”...
  • Page 46: Configuring The Lan Console And Rca

    RM and PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers and initial configuration of the RCA. For an existing LAN Console setup it also describes the addition of further con- sole connections, configuration of an additional RCA and connection of another LAN Console to an RCA that has already been configured.
  • Page 47 ? configuration entry showlancon rmlancon Next configuration entry? Configuring the RCA Process setup data vi .../<RCA_config_file> Activate BOOTP service mkrca Switch on RCA Save setup data rsh ... setup Figure 20: Configuring the LAN Console and the RCA U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 48: Initial Configuration Of The Lan Console And Rca

    RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) server is defined for initial configuration of the LAN Console. In the second stage the configuration data for the RCA is created on the LAN Console and sent to the RCA via bootp request.
  • Page 49: Configuring The Lan Console

    The LAN Console can represent up to 64 consoles on RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers. When configuring the LAN Console for the first time, you have to define the console access, called a configuration entry, to at least one RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) server.
  • Page 50 -n ConsoleName The configuration entry belonging to the specified symbolic system name is output and can be removed with “y”. All configuration entries on the LAN Console are displayed and can be removed with “y”. showlancon - Displaying specified configuration entries Syntax: showlancon {<RCA SystemName >...
  • Page 51: Configuring The Rca

    RCA is booted. Since the RCA does not have a keyboard or display of its own, the LAN Console assumes the role of the boot server. The necessary setup data for the RCA has to be made available and the BOOTP service has to be activated on the LAN Console.
  • Page 52 “Commands” on page 43 is needed for this. The RCA ports (TCP_PORT_300x) have to be selected in keeping with the configuration entries created under the section “Configuring the LAN Console” on page 43. As described under “BOOTP service for RCA” on page 48, the content of the work file is analyzed by a shell and loaded, i.e.
  • Page 53 Configuration Configuring the LAN Console and RCA # if using DNS : addresses of the name server DNS_IP1= # ip address of name server 1 (129.103.145.11) DNS_IP2= # ip address of name server 2 (129.103.145.11) DNS_IP3= # ip address of name server 3 (129.103.145.11)
  • Page 54 The /opt/SMAW/SMAWxsco/sbin/mkrca script is used to activate the BOOTP ser- vice on the LAN Console and to prepare and store the setup data that is deter- mined for the RCA as described under “Preparing the setup data” on page 45.
  • Page 55 BOOTP server for the RCA. Now the RCA can be switched on and be supplied with the necessary network parameters by the LAN Console in its capacity as a BOOTP server. Switching on the RCA The supplied setup data is made available in the RCA when the device is switched on the first time.
  • Page 56 Configuring the LAN Console and RCA Configuration The mkrca command is used to define that screen texts are to be output in English for the RCA setup program. If German is required, this can be done via remote setup – on the first screen page after access control (see the section “Language/Keyboard”...
  • Page 57: New Ports For The Rca

    /opt/SMAW/SMAWxsco/sbin/mklancon script - as shown in figure “Configur- ing the LAN Console and the RCA” on page 41 and “Commands” on page 43. A password has to be assigned in mklancon to the specified port for each new entry.
  • Page 58: Another Rca Connected To The Lan Console

    “Configuring the LAN Console” on page 43. If no DNS server has been entered for the RCA, a host entry has to be entered for the new LAN Console in the RCA setup - see the “Appendix” on page 89 and the section “Hosts/DNS“.
  • Page 59: Modifying The Configuration Entry For An Rca Port

    Sample screens are given in the Appendix to this manual. If you are using the LAN Console on a PRIMEPOWER (MR), the line speed for the connected port of the RCA must be set in the RCA setup to 9600 baud, see the section “Ports“...
  • Page 60: Removing An Rca

    (see the section “Diagnos- tics” on page 83); Ê In every connected LAN Console, delete all configuration entries for this RCA and disable the BOOTP service (see the section “Diagnostics” on page 83).
  • Page 61: Teleservice

    Configuration Teleservice Teleservice The LAN Console is the central point of Teleservice access to the networked (MR) servers that can be reached from the LAN Console. Teleservice gives you rapid access to the Service organization and gives Ser- vice fast, selective access to your system where necessary.
  • Page 62: Installation And Generation

    Teleservice Configuration 6.3.1 Installation and generation 6.3.1.1 Hardware installation The following hardware is needed for Teleservice: – An ELSA high-speed modem – A 9-pin serial cable – A 25/9-pin adapter – A telephone cable – A plug-in power supply unit With most systems it is sufficient to connect the modem and system with the serial cable.
  • Page 63: Software Installation

    Configuration Teleservice The modem has a low-voltage switch at the rear. Before connecting the plug-in power supply unit to the modem, make sure the low-voltage switch is off. Finally plug the power supply unit into a normal 230 V mains socket and turn the low- voltage switch on again.
  • Page 64: Logging In

    Teleservice Configuration 6.3.2.1 Logging in Ê Log in under a user ID with root privileges and issue the teleadm command from the shell. You will see the following start screen: The Teleservice SCL is subject to optional contractual agreements. You should contact your sales partner if you would like to use it.
  • Page 65: Selecting Validated Teleservice Modems

    Configuration Teleservice Ê The device name of the Teleservice channel should be already displayed. If you want to use a different port, you have to change this setting here. Ê For the standard modem that is currently delivered, enter elsa-ml336tq.1 or elsa-ml56pro.1 depending on the modem.
  • Page 66 Teleservice Configuration Ê Set the channel speed to 38400. Ê There are two options for connecting the modem to the telephone network. Enter pabx if the modem is operated via a PABX. Enter pstn if the modem is connected directly to the public telephone network. Ê...
  • Page 67 Configuration Teleservice Input is required for registration, which will be prompted at this point (you must fill in these fields including Phone/Fax). Ê Enter the ident number of the computer. If technically feasible this will be already displayed. This number is unique and identifies you for all subse- quent Teleservice activities.
  • Page 68 Teleservice Configuration Parameters are entered in this window, which can be used to contact one of the Siemens IT Service TELESERVICE centers in Frankfurt, Munich or Pad- erborn. Normally you will choose the center that is closest to you. There may be exceptions if projects are supported by a specific TELESERVICE center.
  • Page 69 Configuration Teleservice Your system will now try to establish a connection to the defined Teleser- vice center. The following screen appears during this. The text on this screen is variable so the data shown below is just a snapshot. When the connection has been established, the Teleservice center requests you to enter the required information.
  • Page 70 Teleservice Configuration Ê Phone number of your modem: This must be a number that can be reached directly from outside. You only need to input the country/area code because the actual number is displayed automatically. The Service organization will use this number to access your system if this is neces- sary.
  • Page 71: Telecall

    TeleCall TeleCall The LAN Console is the central point of Teleservice access to the networked systems that can be reached from the LAN Console. It therefore makes sense to send TeleCall messages via it, too, and not via a local Teleservice connection for every machine.
  • Page 72: Installing Telecall

    Ê Draw up a list of the node names of all machines that are to belong to the TeleCall cluster. Ê Check whether all machines in the above-mentioned list can be accessed from the LAN Console, for example using ping <NodeName> In this case, NodeName is identical to ConsoleName if this was selected in the mklancon command.
  • Page 73: Software Installation On The Rm

    The TeleCall cluster now has to be generated on the LAN Console. 1. Log in to the LAN Console under a user ID with root privileges and start the teleadm command from the shell. You will see the following start screen:...
  • Page 74 TeleCall Configuration Ê Enter the identification number of the LAN Console in window 3 “Param- eter for registration (OLR) and autom. defect reporting (ADR)”. This number is unique and identifies you for all subsequent Teleservice activities. You will find the identification number on the nameplate on your system unit.
  • Page 75 INTEGRATED Reliant UNIX-N 5.44C1012 SSY6201525 5. Define the Teleservice machine for the entire cluster with the command: event_adm -X <LAN Console SystemName > -t TELEX -C telx Adding a new machine This step must also be executed when adding a new machine to an exist- ing cluster.
  • Page 76 TeleCall Configuration This completes generation of the TeleCall cluster. You can initiate a test call on the machine to your configured Teleservice center with the $LOGPATH/reactions/calltelex -M "This is a test call please cancel" command in order to perform a function test. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 77: Remote Boot Und Installation

    LAN Console as a boot and installation server for RM machines. What needs to be done to set up the LAN Console as a boot and installation server for Solaris machines (e.g. PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers) can be seen in the manuals titled “Solaris Installation Library”...
  • Page 78: Setup_rm_server

    Remote boot und installation Configuration These scripts do not support NIS (Network Information Service) or NIS+ (Net- work Information Service Plus). This means there must be a file named /etc/hosts on the server or DNS must be running. Refer to the Installation Manual for the RM600, particularly the chapter on remote installation there.
  • Page 79 A Solaris system can be set up as a boot/installation server for an RM with the setup_RM_server tool. In this case multiple versions of Reliant UNIX can be provided in parallel on the LAN Console for remote installation of the RM devices. The data for installing the version VERSION is stored under /var/sadm/remote/<VERSION>/cdrom.
  • Page 80 Remote boot und installation Configuration 5. Mount the Reliant UNIX CD-ROM, check it and copy it to disk. If the /var/sadm file system does not have enough space for the copy, this is detected and reported. There are the following possibilities at this point: –...
  • Page 81: Bootpconf

    [-u] The bootpconf tool is used to start or stop the DHCP service in BOOTP mode on the LAN Console. If you input the command without parameters the DHCP ser- vice is started in BOOTP mode. (unconfigure). If the DHCP service has been started with bootpconf, it is now stopped.
  • Page 82: Add_rm_client

    Format 1: add_RM_client -i IP_ADDR -e ETHER_ADDR [-g GATEWAY_ADDR] -s SUBNETMASK -m MACRO -b BOOT_FILE CLIENT_NAME A client for the BOOTP service is entered on the LAN Console with the add_RM_client tool. Options: -i IP_ADDR The IP address of the RM client that is going to be entered for remote installation.
  • Page 83 Configuration Remote boot und installation This macro contains data that is the same for all assigned computers (e.g. the boot file or the pointer to the associated network table). Different network tables apply to computers that are in different subnets so differ- ent macros have to be defined for them.
  • Page 84 Remote boot und installation Configuration Procedure in the system 1. Stop the DHCP service if it is running. 2. Check and start the rarpd service. 3. Check and start the tftpd service. 4. Create or update the install macro in /var/dhcp/dhcptab with dhtadm -A -m ${MACRO} -d":Include=${LAN_Macro}:BootSrvA= SERVER_IP :BootSrvN=$...
  • Page 85: Operation

    Operation The LAN Console can represent up to 64 consoles on RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers. All commands are available on each LAN Console, including the following console diagnostic tools: IKDB (Internal Kernel Debugger), BDM (Board Debug Monitor) and OBP Monitor. RM or PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers can also be rebooted from the LAN Console.
  • Page 86 Operation On the basis of configuration entries for the LAN Console, xscon enables one or more RM and PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers to be selected. A console is repre- sented for them on the PC. The names of the selectable systems are the con- sole names that were specified in the mklancon script when the configuration entries were created.
  • Page 87 Operation xscon call xscon can be called by root only. The RCA must have been configured with the aid of the mkrca command. You can obtain an exact description of the xscon command by displaying its manual page: man xscon Syntax: xscon [<ConsoleName1>[,<ConsoleName2>[...]]] Calling xscon without parameters brings up a user interface showing the avail-...
  • Page 88: Switching Lan Consoles

    RCA and the password allocated to this port must be identical. 7.2.1 Planned switches In this scenario, the activities of a LAN Console are planned to be taken over by another LAN Console for organizational reasons, i.e. the two underlying LAN Consoles are fully functional. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 89: Switching Because Of Problems

    So that console accesses to the same RM and PRIMEPOWER (MR) servers can take place from the other LAN Console, all active connections involving the current LAN Console have to be terminated. This can be done with the “~.” string.
  • Page 90: Status Informations For The Rtty Monitor

    - see the manpages on sacadm and pmadm. 7.3.3 Configuration entries for the LAN Console When a configuration entry is created for the LAN Console with mklancon, entries are generated in the rtty -specific /etc/saf/lanconsole/_pmtab and /etc/saf/ lanconsole/_shadow files.
  • Page 91: System Information For The Rca

    Operation Diagnostics In turn, the rmlancon tool removes such entries from the Systems and Devices files. 7.3.4 System information for the RCA The System Information screen page in the RCA setup routine shows, among other things, the current firmware version and the Ethernet address of the RCA. See the “Appendix”...
  • Page 92: Error Situations

    RCA. If connection estab- lishment is terminated because of a password mismatch or an internal timeout on the part of the LAN Console or RCA, then entries are written to /var/saf/lan- console/log (see the section “Log files” on page 83):...
  • Page 93: Disrupted Rca - Lan Console Connection

    Disrupted RCA - LAN Console connection 7.4.3.1 LAN connection disrupted It can happen that the connection between the RCA and the LAN Console is not terminated properly. This results in an open, hanging connection on the RCA side. The reason for this could be that the connector on the LAN Console has been detached, or that the connection from the RCA to the LAN has not been working for some time.
  • Page 94: No Output In Console Window

    If output is still not possible in the console window of a connected system despite the connection being set up successfully, this blockade can be lifted, if appropriate, from the LAN Console by entering the following command: echo "\021\c" > /dev/rtty/<line>...
  • Page 95: Appendix

    If no input or mouse click takes place for 5 minutes during setup, the setup rou- tine terminates without saving any settings. The RCA setup routine is called as follows on the LAN Console: rsh <RCA SystemName> setup -display <SystemName LAN Console>:0 For this remote RCA call, make sure that the RCA has access to the LAN Console’s X server.
  • Page 96: Access Control

    Access control Appendix Access control U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 97: Language/keyboard

    Appendix Language/Keyboard Language/Keyboard Language Here you can define the language in which texts are to appear on screen. English and German are available. Supervisor Password Here you can input a system administrator password. If you do this, the setup routine can only be called by entering this password. Any blanks at the end of the password are ignored.
  • Page 98 Language/Keyboard Appendix Access rights after entry of the user password apply to just some of the func- tions of the setup routine. Functions that are not available to a user who has input the user password but only to the system administrator are grayed on the screen.
  • Page 99: Network

    Appendix Network Network Local network settings of the RCA are configured and network parameters are changed on this screen page. IP Address Enter the IP address (Internet address) in the four fields provided. If the IP address is changed, the net mask – which is also configured on this screen page –...
  • Page 100 Network Appendix Net Mask Enter the net mask in the four fields here. The net mask changes if the IP address is changed. The IP address is also con- figured on this page. The system changes the net mask automatically in this case, i.e. it sets it in accordance with the change that has been made to the IP address.
  • Page 101: Ports

    Appendix Ports Ports The RCA’s serial ports are configured on this screen page. The port password can also be changed here. The same password has to be input in both fields otherwise an error message is output. Any blanks at the end of a password are ignored.
  • Page 102: Mouse

    Mouse Appendix Reset TCP Connection To This Port An open or non-responding TCP connection to the selected port can be reset with this button, making the port available for the next TCP connections that need to be established. Abort active connections This function will also reset or terminate an active connection.
  • Page 103: Graphics/screen

    Appendix Graphics/Screen Graphics/Screen The settings on this screen page are only relevant for a display that is connected locally to the RCA. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 104: Dpms

    DPMS Appendix DPMS The settings on this screen page are only relevant for a display that is connected locally to the RCA. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 105: Hosts/dns

    Appendix Hosts/DNS Hosts/DNS The hosts/servers and the Domain Name Server (DNS) are configured for the RCA on this screen page. If a host/server name was specified previously, an IP address has to be assigned to this name. The names of specified hosts/servers are shown in the scroll list at the top. The name of the currently selected host/server is highlighted.
  • Page 106 Hosts/DNS Appendix A new host/server entry is created when you click this button. The name of this host/server is Server_n initially (n stands for the n-th host/server in the list). You can change the specified name in the Name field. In the IP Address field you have to enter the IP address of the host/server that you have just added.
  • Page 107 Appendix Hosts/DNS This new address then appears in the scroll list. To delete a DNS server entry, select its name from the list and click the Delete button. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 108: Sessions

    Sessions Appendix Sessions Local Telnet sessions can be set up here. This mode is not supported in RCA. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 109: Firmware Update

    Appendix Firmware update 8.10 Firmware update An RCA firmware update is called from this screen page. FTP Server Here you can specify the server on which the new firmware is located. The server name entered in the screen output is only provided as an example - as is the case with the other name, address and path details in the respective input boxes.
  • Page 110 Firmware update Appendix Password Here you can specify the password of the user who is entitled to access the firm- ware images. This password is stored in the RCA in plain text, i.e. it is not encrypted, so it should only be used for updating the firmware. Save Settings And Update Now If you select Save Settings And Update Now, all settings that have been defined in the setup routine are saved (in the same way as for the Save option on the Exit...
  • Page 111: System Information

    Appendix System information 8.11 System information RCA system information is output on this screen page. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 112: Exit

    Exit Appendix 8.12 Exit The setup routine is exited from this screen page. The current status can be saved or discarded. When you select Exit you are asked whether you want to save the RCA settings that have been defined in the setup routine. You can choose between Save and Discard.
  • Page 113: Restart

    Appendix Restart 8.13 Restart This query lets you decide whether or not you want to restart the RCA. U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 115: Glossary

    Glossary bootp Protocol that is used for booting a system remotely. cluster A group of systems (nodes) interacting tightly as a system to provide fast, uninterruptible computer services. console A control unit that gives the user direct access to a computer. Domain Name Service Media Access Control.
  • Page 117: Abbreviations

    Abbreviations Board Debug Monitor BIOS Basic Input Output System Console Connection Units Central Processing Unit Canadian Securities Administrators Clear to Send DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Domain Name Service Data Terminal Ready signal European norm Federal Communications Commission German certification “Geprüfte Sicherheit“ International Electronical Commission U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 118 Abbreviations IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IKDB Internal Kernel Debugger Internet Protocol Local Area Network Media Access Control Network File System Open Boot Prom Program Peripheral Component Interconnect Remote Communication Adapter Reliant Monitor Software Request To Send RTTY Remote TeleType Secure Communication Layer System Console Software...
  • Page 119 Abbreviations System Management Console SPARC™ Scalable Processor Architecture SunVTS™ Sun Validation Test Suite TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol Thin Film Transistor Underwriters Laboratories Incorporated Universal Serial Bus Video Graphic Adapter see SUNVTS Web-based System Administration U41224-J-Z916-1-76...
  • Page 121: Related Publications

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  • Page 122 Related publications Reliant UNIX 5.45 System Administrator’s Reference Manual Target group System administrators Content Commands and application programs for system maintenance, file for- mats, special files for system administration of the Reliant UNIX 5.45 operating system. Reliant UNIX 5.45 System Administrator’s Guide User Guide Target group System administrators...
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  • Page 131: Index

    /opt/SMAW/SMAWxsco/misc/ cluster 2 setup.tpl Combo controller 7 template file 48 common desktop environment 24 /opt/SMAW/SMAWxsco/sbin/ configuration mklancon 43 LAN Console 39 /var/saf/lanconsole/log 83 RCA 39 configuration files 75 connection 15" monitor 9 aborted 87 17" monitor 9 cable 32 21" monitor 9...
  • Page 132 82 DVD-ROM indicator 22 keyboard connection 17 electromagnetic compatibility 14 EMC data 14 LAN 2 environmental conditions 13 LAN Console error situations configuration 39 trace level 83 connect 17 etc/hosts 53 connecting to power supply 20 ethernet 30...
  • Page 133 PRIMEPOWER 32 mounting CD 74 disrupted connection 87 version 71 firmware version 85 order numbers rear side cabling 32 LAN Console 16 Reliant UNIX version 73 packaging 14 remote parallel interface boot 7 connecting devices 18 remote communication adapter 2...
  • Page 134 71 storage space 11 software 25 subnet 76 Supplement CD 25 switching off web-based system administration LAN Console 21 starting 28 switching on webstart wizard 25 LAN Console 21 system console 1, 7 cabling 34 xscon 7, 79, 81...
  • Page 135 Comments Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH User Documentation 33094 Paderborn Suggestions Germany Corrections Fax: (++49) 700 / 372 00001 email: manuals@fujitsu-siemens.com http://manuals.fujitsu-siemens.com Submitted by Comments on LAN-Konsole Installieren, Konfigurieren und Bedienen U41224-J-Z916-1...
  • Page 137 Comments Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH User Documentation 33094 Paderborn Suggestions Germany Corrections Fax: (++49) 700 / 372 00001 email: manuals@fujitsu-siemens.com http://manuals.fujitsu-siemens.com Submitted by Comments on LAN-Konsole Installieren, Konfigurieren und Bedienen U41224-J-Z916-1...
  • Page 139 Information on this document On April 1, 2009, Fujitsu became the sole owner of Fujitsu Siemens Compu- ters. This new subsidiary of Fujitsu has been renamed Fujitsu Technology So- lutions. This document from the document archive refers to a product version which was released a considerable time ago or which is no longer marketed.

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