Serial Port 1: Meaning of the "Com1/BMC" setting
rspchan at starhub.net.sg
Thu Jun 7 01:05:02 CDT 2007
On a PE2850 what is the meaning of configuring 'Serial Port 1' to
Com1/BMC (the alternatives being
Com1, BMC Serial, BMC NIC).
It is described helpfully (NOT) as:
BMC COM1 - "If enabled, makes BMC snoop the data stream going from the
DB9 connector to COM 1." Huh???
What is the use case of this particular setting? I gather for the other
settings (please correct) it goes something like
Com1 (linux tty device talks via DB9 connector - use for normal serial IO)
BMC Serial (linux tty device and BMC share DB9 - use for normal serial
IO/IPMI, toggle using escape keys)
BMC NIC (linux tty device talks via SOL - use to assess "serial port"
BMC COM1 ????????????????????
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