Because I don’t do this often, I always forget how to get out of console mode via IBM’s IMM (integrated management module). I should add that there is a way to do this via the web-based GUI but I’m a CLI guy.
To connect to the blade, you first need to connect to the IMM:
Enter your password when prompted. At the prompt, you now need to change the ‘environment’ you are controlling. You do this with the env command and a switch “-T” – for target.
system> env -T blade
Your command prompt now reflects the new target.
Here, we can enter the console mode by simply typing
system:blade> console -l
This will bring up the live running console on that system (assuming it is running). Now, to exit out of console mode you have to enter this sequence of characters:
So that’s hold down CTRL and then the left square bracket; release, hold down shift and left open parenthesis. More often than not, I forget this sequence and have to Google it.