Topics: HMC, System Admin

Inaccessible vterm on HMC?

It may happen that a virtual terminal (vterm) from an HMC GUI only showes a black screen, even though the Lpar is running perfectly. Here's a solution to this problem:

  • Login to the HMC using ssh as hscroot.
  • Run lssscfg -R sys to determine the machine name of your lpar on the HMC.
  • Run mkvterm -m [machine-name] -p [partition-name].
  • You can end this session by typing "~." or "~~." (don't overlook the "dot" here!).
  • Now go back to your HMC gui via WebBased System Manager and start-up a new vterm. It works again!

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