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Status Submitted
Categories Runtime Edition
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 19, 2020

Console Connect Tool Needed for Red Hat Linux Customer Use

We have a complaint open for a client running RHEL on Power VM. They have Red Hat support and in order to do debugging the Red Hat team needs a way for the customer to capture console output via serial port connection. They provided the following text about how System Z does this:
We would be looking for connecting to a console serial port in order to capture data from the serial console without having to directly monitor each system. On Z-systems this is completed with the following operation from the host machine.

How to get serial console logs from a s390 guest?
Complete the following action plan on the host machine
# cio_ignore -r c
# chccwdev -e c
# vmcp sp cons start
# vmcp sp cons stop close \* rdr
# vmur re -t <file number> linux_console
**The files is now present in your current working directory:
-rw-------. 1 root root 1352 Nov 14 16:30 linux_console

So we are looking for this same type of operation, but on PPC systems.

Steven Gardner

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Feb 23, 2021

    This is filed under the wrong product. PE-RTE never provided such functionality. It was an MPI library. Connecting to a console is not something the product ever would do. Not sure what project this would fall under.