PE 2650, ERA, OMSA and serial console problem Joshua_Giles at
Wed Mar 19 09:33:01 CST 2003

7.3?  8.0?  
I've seen problems with 7.3 based systems, but 8.0 and beyond should work.
On 7.3 the problem seems to manifest itself when the OS is loaded with the
racser driver enabled.  If the machine is started without racser, you
should'nt see this problem.  Once you load the racser driver it seems to
stop the serial console login from working.  For 7.3 try removing the racser
service `chkconfig racser off`.  

Read ya,

Joshua Giles

-----Original Message-----
From: Mondragon, Marc [mailto:Marcmo at]
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 8:31 AM
To: linux-poweredge at
Subject: PE 2650, ERA, OMSA and serial console problem


I've got a strange issue that I'm not sure is a real problem or a problem
with my configuration.

I've set up all of my 2650's to use console redirection to a Cyclades
terminal server which has worked great.  I followed the instructions
verbatim from the Serial Console HOWTO and everything worked as planned.  I
had planned on enabling the ERA and OMSA components but when I do, I lose
the ability to login into my servers via the Cyclades Terminal Server.  I'm
able to connect to the port and see the login prompt but I'm not able to
login.  If I turn off the RAC/OMSA software I can login in again -- this is
driving me nuts!  Has anyone heard of something like this?

My servers are generally within a rev of the latest RH kernel errata and
I've updated the ERA bios to the latest and I'm using the latest version of
OMSA.  Any help/ideas will be greatly appreciated.


Marc Mondragon

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