Sun V445 hangs before {0} ok prompt

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# 8  
Old 12-10-2013
thanks for the reply though, "#." takes me to ALom login but its an old machine and doesn't have ALom password (i have tried default passwords and they aren't working obviously).
I have my backups for applications installed, so installing a new solaris wont be an issue if the machine lets me get into "ok prompt" atleast.
I am connecting my machine via a windows laptop using teraterm.. and sending break via tera term's default break command,and ctrl+p, Ctrl+pause, ctrl+b etc etc, plus i have tried break command using sun keyboard "stop+A", all i get in return is

SC Alert: SC Request to send Break to host.

But em still nowhere near "OK prompt"
# 9  
Old 12-10-2013
Originally Posted by usmanijaz101
thanks for the reply though, "#." takes me to ALom login but its an old machine and doesn't have ALom password (i have tried default passwords and they aren't working obviously).
You say that you have tried default passwords but there is only one default password AFAIK. "changeme"

Please confirm you have tried userid/passwd combinations admin/changeme and root/changeme.
# 10  
Old 12-10-2013
Is there still a Solaris installed which is accessible for you? If so, you can use the scadm utility to reset the ALOM password.

@hicksd8: "changeme" is only default password for newer servers (with ILOM) not for the servers with ALOM (I would although try admin/admin on an ALOM).

Also a thing to try would be to remove the ALOM card from the server and access the server over the serial port (TTYB) and install Solaris. If access to Solaris is possible over network (SSH) you can re-insert (powerdown server; remove power cords!) the ALOM card and configure it with the scadm utility.

Last edited by DukeNuke2; 12-10-2013 at 09:18 AM..
# 11  
Old 12-10-2013
@DukeNuke2.......AFAIK (and in my experience) newer servers shipped with ILOM are root/changeme and older servers shipped with ALOM are admin/changeme. But that's just my own experience. Personally, I've not seen any server shipped with something other than "changeme" as the password. That doesn't mean I think that you're wrong.

PS. Having said that the very V445 manual I supplied as an attachment seems to say that the ALOM user is Admin but, as shipped, there is no password set. I stand corrected. Pg 155/156

Last edited by hicksd8; 12-10-2013 at 09:38 AM..
# 12  
Old 12-10-2013
@hicksd8 : not actually through some website I came to know the last 8 digits of chasis no. are also used as default password sometimes, so that is why I mentioned default password"s". and yes I tried it all. and after your advice I tried "Admin" as login with no password ("") and got rejected again.

@DukeNuke2 : Yeah solaris was installed and working perfect before I rebooted the machine coz it became inaccessible remotely (a very big mistake though :P), and now em stuck at this "starting RTC".

Well my point was that all hardware tests have been passed in POST as shown in output, so whats making the machine hung at "starting RTC", and now what shoud I do, as I am unable to get access to any prompt...
# 13  
Old 12-10-2013
You can still try my second tip in the last post...
# 14  
Old 12-10-2013

I've not come across this before so I can only say what I would do in that situation.

Have you completely disconnected all power?

The reason I ask is that the System Controller (SC, the Linux appliance I mentioned earlier) boots up as soon as power is applied. AFAIK the SC contains the Real Time Clock (RTC). If something on the SC is broken then that might have caused the whole system to stop communicating.

I would power down and disconnect all volts.

Leave the console device on and connected, and reconnect the volts. Watch carefully the SC booting and any errors in the output. See if that leads anywhere different. Or have you already tried that?

Just thinking out loud.
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