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philipmyers 03-17-2010 05:40 AM

S8300 Console Access from Services Port
 
We are trying to get access to the Redhat Linux Console in Single user mode on the S8300. Our instructions say to do the following:

1. User serial cable/DB9 (aka null modem, or cross-connect C5 cable) connect from a laptop PC to the Avaya Services Port.

2. Configure serial port for 9600 bits per second, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, hardware flow control, vt100 emulation, and telnet terminal id vt100.

3. If the configuration in step 2 doesn't work, user F1 to enter BIOS configuration on the server and set console redirect to 9600 baud.

We are unable to access the console mode, we would like to boot up on Redhat Linux Rescue DVD and use the DD command to backup the Hard Drive, so while installing
Patches, we can restore in case of problems.

aviswanathan 03-19-2010 01:06 AM

Put a Avaya CM installation CD and reboot S8300. After server is rebooted it access services port using ethernet cable from your laptop. You see three option which is normally seen on installations and the third option is to enter rescue shell

philipmyers 03-26-2010 10:47 AM

This is procedure we ended up using:

Backup/Restore Procedure for Telephony Test Lab S8300 Systems


1. Boot into Rescue Mode
1. Connect a RJ45 crossover cable from the S8300’s SERVICE LAN port to LAN port on the PC.
2. Configure the PC for IP Address of 192.11.13.5/31.
3. Connect the USB drive with the Linux Partitions to the S8300 via USB cable.
4. Insert the Communication Manager 4.0.2 disk into the S8300’s external DVD-Rom Drive and request the Telephony Admin’s to boot the System.
5. Telnet from the PC to 192.11.13.6.
6. When presented with the Installation Menu on S8300, select “Linux Rescue”.
7. mkdir /usb
8. mount /dev/sdb4 /usb

2. Backup S8300 System:
1. dd if=/dev/sda of=/usb/dlis5.mmdd bs=4096

3. Restore S8300 System:
1. dd if=/usb/dlis5.mmdd of=/dev/sda bs=4096


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