FAQ

How do I switch default SGOS using Serial Console during the boot up process?

FAQ ID:    FAQ976
Version:    1.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    08/29/2010
 

Answer

Refer to KB1806 to know what type of console cable needed for serial console access

Refer to KB1819 to know what hyperterminal settings to use to connect to the serial console

During the boot up process, the following screen displays, which contains all of the existing SGOS images that have been installed on the ProxySG. Quickly press the "space" key to select other alternate system to boot up.

Starter Version 2.0                                                            

Sample Console Output                                                                               
This machine has the following bootable systems:                               
                                                                               
>1: Version: SGOS 96.99.99.100, Release id: 47566 Debug                        
    Monday August 2 2010 06:11:57 UTC, Boot Status: Last boot succeeded        
 2: Version: SGOS 5.5.3.1, Release id: 46382                                   
    Friday July 2 2010 22:19:20 UTC, Boot Status: Last boot succeeded          
 3: Version: SGOS 96.99.99.100, Release id: 47566 Debug                        
    Monday August 2 2010 04:49:48 UTC, Boot Status: Last boot succeeded        
 4: Version: SGOS 5.5.2.1, Release id: 45055                                   
    Tuesday March 23 2010 21:29:18 UTC, Boot Status: Last boot succeeded       
 5: Version: SGOS 5.4.3.7, Release id: 45225                                   
    Thursday April 8 2010 04:05:31 UTC, Boot Status: Last boot succeeded       
                                                                               
The default boot system is:                                                    
 1: Version: SGOS 96.99.99.100, Release id: 47566 Debug                       
                                                                               
Press the space key to select an alternate system to boot.                     
                                                                               
Seconds remaining until the default system is booted: 4                        
Boot system number: 4                                                         

Booting "Version: SGOS 5.5.2.1, Release id: 45055"
Executing image: Version: SGOS 5.5.2.1, Release id: 45055
Press "enter" three times to activate the serial console
Interface 0:0: MAC address 00:D0:83:04:A8:2C, full duplex, 100 megabits/sec
Interface 0:1: MAC address 00:D0:83:04:A8:2D, full duplex, 100 megabits/sec

Management Console started


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