Opens a session to the serial console of a virtual machine (VM).
|vm||Designates a virtual machine.|
|vm_name||Specifies the VM name to use with a serial console.|
|console||Open VM serial console (default).|
By default, a serial console is opened.
The VM must be internally configured to enable the serial console.
You can disconnect the console session by typing CTRL + Y, or, if using Telnet recursively with an appropriate client, by typing CTRL + ] followed by “send escape”. A maximum of one session can be active for a VM.
You cannot access the serial console before starting a VM. You must start the VM, and then reboot it to gain serial console access.
The Integrated Application Hosting (IAH) feature requires the Solid State Storage Device SSD-120.
The following example opens a serial console session with VM "vm1":
# open vm vm1 console
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 30.3.
This command is available on all platforms that support the Integrated Application Hosting (IAH) feature and have a Core or Premier license installed. For a list of platforms that support the IAH feature and for information about licenses, see the Switch Engine 32.2 Feature License Requirements .