I think you do know about what this vconsole project does, which just
provides KVM text consoles on one machine.

You did bring up a good feature for console area to provide a consistent
console management mechanism and to extend text console to zones, LDOM,
etc. This feature is not covered in this vconsole project, though we did
have some discussions about it during design review. Possibly a future

Or shouldn't it be another good OpenSolaris project someone or you can


Mike Gerdts wrote:
> Over in sysadmin-discuss I went fishing[1] for interest in console
> management mechanisms to hide the differences between the various
> console implementations for LDOMs, Zones, xVM, ILOM, ALOM, etc.
> A couple people have suggested in follow-ups that there may be common
> work between the vconsole project and what I was talking about.  Being
> familiar with virtual consoles offered by Linux (require KVM) and
> having managed lots of text-based (9600,8,n,1) consoles in data center
> environments, I am not sure that I see the overlap.
> I am *not* after a mechanism where I am at the keyboard (either direct
> attach or remote KVM) and I can use keyboard sequences to switch
> between a fairly limited (less than 1000) number of virtual consoles
> on that one machine.
> I am after a mechanism that is able to remove the need for products
> such as the Cyclades TS series[2] for connecting to network-capable
> *LOM devices and is able to extend such functionality to connect to
> zone consoles (zlogin -C <zonename>), LDOM consoles (telnet localhost
> <port>), 15k/25k consoles (console -d <domain>), etc.
> What do the people involved in the vconsole project think?  Is there
> more to this project than I had initially thought, making it so that
> there is overlap?
> Mike
> 1. http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=41950&tstart=0
> or 
> http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/sysadmin-discuss/2007-October/001980.html
> 2.  I have nothing against the Cyclades product line.  It has served
> me well for a very long time.

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