Acces to the remote console on IBM System X / Xseries

Another thing I had to search for a while:

  • the remote console card in IBM Xseries seems to be sometimes called IPMI, and othertimes RASII
  • it must be enabled in the BIOS
  • By default, it tries to get an IP from dhcp, but falls back to a default IP if it gets none
  • Default user / pass is USERID/PASSW0RD (with a zero as in 1000, not an o as in "other")

Probably it will help someboy sometimes...

exiting the xen xm console...

I searched a while for this.

In some scenarios, it happens that CTRL-] doesn't work - what do you do then???

Searching the web didn't reall help, and finally, I did what Harald König suggests here: "Oh sod it, roll your head on the keyboard while you hold down ctrl."

And guess, what I found?

CTRL-5 works, too. At least with my german keyboard and a machine with whatver locale settings, connected via ssh and screen...

RMLL is great - and France even so!

A first short report from the great RMLL conference in Mont-de-Marsan in France - just before leaving to go home...

I'm sorely missing the community feeling in the german Linuxtag events since it went away from Karlsruhe, and is obviously lacking support from local LUG's - they seem to try pushing it into a more business-oriented conference, but somehow I have the feeling, that currently it is neither a reall good conference for businesses, nor is a very community centric event any more.

Railway horrors and hassles...

Up until now, a seemingly simple task is keeping me busy since about 6 days for about 6 hours absolute working time:

Buying a ticket from Hamburg or Saarbrücken in Germany, to Mont-de-Marsan in France, to give a talk about FAI at the RMLL free software conference.
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