Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Console Login to Sun T-series server

Console login to Sun T-series server

The procedure tested on T-5120 and works like same on most T-series servers.

Connect through serial first and once you have ILOM access, get the ip address and use ssh to login.

Login: root/changeme

Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference...
System Clock set. Local time: Wed Apr 20 19:21:38 GMT 2016
Setting up networking...done.
Running ldconfig...done
Setting up IP spoofing protection: rp_filter.
Configuring network interfaces...Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.1
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eth0: config: auto-negotiation on, 100FDX, 100HDX, 10FDX, 10HDX.
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:21:28:25:54:bb
Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:21:28:25:54:bb
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 5
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 6
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
Hostname: sun-con-p02-ilo.
Starting portmap daemon: portmap.
Initializing random number generator...done.
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Starting system log daemon: syslogd and klogd.
Starting periodic command scheduler: cron.
Starting IPMI Stack...... Done.
Starting portmap daemon: portmap.
Starting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd.
Starting Servicetags discoverer: stdiscoverer.
Starting Servicetags listener: stlistener.
Starting FRU update program: frutool.
sun-con-p02-ilo login: root
Waiting for daemons to initialize...
Daemons ready
Sun(TM) Integrated Lights Out Manager

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Warning: password is set to factory default.

-> show /SP/network/
        commitpending = (Cannot show property)
        dhcp_server_ip =
        ipaddress =
        ipdiscovery = dhcp
        ipgateway =
        ipnetmask =
        macaddress = 00:21:28:25:54:BB
        pendingipaddress =
        pendingipdiscovery = dhcp
        pendingipgateway =
        pendingipnetmask =
        state = enabled
-> start /SYS
Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
Starting /SYS
-> set /HOST send_break_action=break
Set 'send_break_action' to 'break'
-> start /SP/console
Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started.  To stop, type #.

{0} ok boot -F failsafe

# echo | format
Searching for disks...done

       0. c1t0d0 <SUN146G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 848>
Specify disk (enter its number): Specify disk (enter its number):
# mount /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0 /mnt
# ksh
# TERM=vt100; EDITOR=vi; export TERM EDITOR
# cp -p /mnt/etc/shadow /mnt/etc/shadow.04202016
# set -o vi
# cd /mnt/etc
# grep root shadow

Edit shadow file and remove the encrypted password.

# vi shadow
# grep root shadow
# init 6

At login prompt, use root and at password prompt, just press enter to login.

Once you login, create your account and reset root password.


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