Accessing the SP/BMC from the system console

You can access the SP from the system console (also called serial console) to perform monitoring or troubleshooting tasks.

About this task

This task applies to both the SP and the BMC.

Steps

  1. Access the SP CLI from the system console by pressing Ctrl-G at the prompt.
  2. Log in to the SP CLI when you are prompted.
    The SP prompt appears, indicating that you have access to the SP CLI.
  3. Exit the SP CLI and return to the system console by pressing Ctrl-D, and then press Enter.

Example of accessing the SP CLI from the system console

The following example shows the result of pressing Ctrl-G from the system console to access the SP CLI. The help system power command is entered at the SP prompt, followed by pressing Ctrl-D and then Enter to return to the system console.

cluster1::>

(Press Ctrl-G to access the SP CLI.)

Switching console to Service Processor
Service Processor Login: 
Password:
SP> 
SP> help system power
system power cycle - power the system off, then on
system power off - power the system off
system power on - power the system on
system power status - print system power status
SP>

(Press Ctrl-D and then Enter to return to the system console.)

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