Remote Console ERA PE2650

JACOB_LIBERMAN@Dell.com JACOB_LIBERMAN at Dell.com
Mon May 10 18:16:02 CDT 2004


Yes, if racvnc and the other associated rac services are running within
the OS, you should be able to start a remote VNC session via the rac web
interface even when running in runlevel 5.

To open a support ticket, please call 800.945.3355. Have the service tag
for the machine in question ready. The person who takes the call can set
up a support incident (depending on your support entitlements) or direct
you to the appropriate group.

Thanks, jacob

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Bruno [mailto:sean.bruno at metro1.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 5:51 PM
To: Liberman, Jacob
Cc: nhruby at uga.edu; linux-poweredge mailing list
Subject: RE: Remote Console ERA PE2650


In your opinion then, my configuration "should" work?

If it doesn't then I should contact somebody(dell techsupport?) and open
a "Network Operating System" support incident?


On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 15:14, JACOB_LIBERMAN at Dell.com wrote:
> Sean,
> 
> You should really open a Network Operating System support incident 
> with Dell support to address this issue.
> 
> Make sure you have the rac services installed and running. The racvnc 
> service specifically will allow you to connect a remote VNC session 
> via the rac web interface. Side note, with the rac services running, 
> the text based console redirection does not always work. This should 
> work fine in runlevel 5.
> 
> Thanks, jacob
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com 
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] On Behalf Of Sean Bruno
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 4:05 PM
> To: nathan r. hruby
> Cc: linux-poweredge mailing list
> Subject: Re: Remote Console ERA PE2650
> 
> 
> Thanks for responding to my post.  I'm glad that someone is paying 
> attention to this list!
> 
> Actually, what I was looking for was "how to" use the remote console 
> from the DRAC when X is running.  I need the X server to be running on

> these servers so that some terminals can utilize XDMCP to connect to 
> them.
> 
> Is there any way to get the remote console working in this 
> configuration?
> 
> On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 13:19, nathan r. hruby wrote:
> > On Mon, 10 May 2004, Sean Bruno wrote:
> > 
> > > How do you get the remote console working when X is running?  I 
> > > want
> 
> > > the "text" console not the X server output on the console?
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > Control-Alt-F1 though Control-Alt-F6 take you to one of the six
> > virtual consoles running in text mode from X.  Once there, Alt-F7
will
> 
> > take you back to the virtual console X is running on.
> > 
> > To prevent the box from ever starting in X at boot (the command 
> > startx
> 
> > will start X once you are logged in), edit /etc/inittab and change 
> > the
> 
> > line reading:
> > 	id:5:initdefault:
> > to read
> > 	id:3:initdefault:
> > This will change the default runlevel from 5 (muti-user boot with X)
> > to 3 (muti-user boot).  To make the system switch into runlevel 3
use 
> > the command "telinit 3"
> > 
> > -n
-- 
Sean Bruno
Telecommunications Engineer
Metro One Telecommunications
Desk (503)524-1632
Cell (503)358-6832





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