System Console - VTs

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System Console - VTs

Post by vmskostoff » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:00 pm

We have a dwindling supply of VTs to perform the function of the system console to our VAX’s, Alpha’s and Itaniums.
What is the best method to transition from VTs to PCs, thin clients, etc.?
What would be the connection scheme?
Thanks in advance for your help.


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Re: System Console - VTs

Post by brianreiter » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:01 am

We're down to Itaniums RX2800s only (and have been for years). We put the iLO ports to a dedicated switch along with a spare network port from each the RX2800s. This gives us Telnet or SSH access to all of the Itanium iLOs adding a PC to this switch can then gives us access to all the systems.

In the past, for Alphas (and the Itanium console serial port) we've used Moxa (or some other IP to serial converter ) units to forward on IP traffic to the console port.

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