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Re: linux blades, serial access

Bill Sommerfeld sommerfeld@east.sun.com
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:15:14 -0700 (PDT)

> Realizing they are all virtualized with in the blade chassis, the
> implementation is probably vendor dependent.


As an alternate example, Sun's B1600 blade shelf has a system
controller which allows you to have remote telnet access to a serial
port on each blade.  For the x86-based blades, the blade's BIOS will
talk to that serial port and the only tricky bit to setup is that you
need to set up a PXE-boot server such that the OS (solaris/linux/...)
netboot-based install comes up with the console on the serial port.

							- Bill