I had a T2000 whose ALOM address I didn’t know. Due to modern laptops not having proper serial ports, and me not having any modern cables, the only way I could connect to the T2000 serial management port was with a 9-pin D -> RJ45 Cisco serial cable, going out the back of a v210. To further complicate matters, I could only connect to the v210 via its ALOM!
I got connected to the T2000 no problem
# tip hardwire ok>
But – can you see what’s coming? – I needed to do
#. to get to
the T2000 LOM, and whenever I did that, the v210 interpreted the
command and dropped me back into its own LOM.
Here’s what I did.
# echo '#.' >send
I had to do that by putting a space after the
#, then backspacing and
. so they weren’t successive keystrokes. Then
# tip hardwire ~p ~[put] send 1 lines transferred in 0 seconds ! Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. Use is subject to license terms. Sun(tm) Advanced Lights Out Manager CMT v1.4.2
I do make life complicated for myself sometimes.