I have been attempting to install SLES11 on a JS12 blade. I have done this somewhat successfully before but I am not making much progress at the moment so I decided to try the Toolkit. The issue is getting a terminal window to display so that I can begin the install process. The JS12 implementation guide says to start a Remote control session using the AMM (easy to do) and then activate the defined partition in the IVM (also easy to do), and use the IVM option to "Open a Terminal Window" (another easy step). So far so good. The part that doesn't seem to be working is the "terminal window" popup in the IVM that is supposed to appear to authenticate only appears for a second or two and then it disappears without an opportunity to log in. The AMM Remote Control terminal window changes from displaying the VIOS console to a blank screen. Seems to me that in my last successful attempt at installing Linux using the IVM I saw all the installation prompts in the remote console of the AMM but I can't be sure.
I don't know whether to go to a blade forum, and IVM forum, a Linux forum or an AMM forum since all seem to be involved, one way or another.
If nothing else, please point me in the right direction.
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Re: Install Linux on JS12 using IVM and the Toolkit2010-06-23T16:27:32Z in response to PeteHelgrenHello Pete!
Sorry for the late response. You could try creating a virtual terminal through an ssh connection, just to avoid possible issues with the Java plug-in:
1. SSH into the AMM
2. Open the blade console:
$ env -T blade[X] # replace X with the current number for your blade $ console -o
4. You'll now see the IVM login prompt. Log-in with the user padmin and your password
5. Create a virtual terminal for the LPAR you're trying to install SLES into:
$ mkvt -id N # replace N with the LPAR id
Now you should be able to proceed with your installation :)
Please let us know if you succeed!
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