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Simulate ONTAP 9.6 + VirtualBox + Serial Ports


I have the ONTAP 9.6 Simulator running in VirtualBox .  Currently using the vidconsole for console access but would like to use comconsole (serial console) for console access.


`set console=comconsole` or `set console=comconsole,vidconsole` just causes ONTAP to freeze up shortly after issuing the `boot` command.  If I use just vidconsole or put vidconsole first, ONTAP will boot normally.


x86_64/freebsd/image1/kernel text=0x101d6a text=0xa22be0 data=0x392ed8+0xd0e238 data=0x3f8 syms=[0x8+0x9cc30+0x8+0x79476]
x86_64/freebsd/image1/platform.ko data=0x4183a0+0x90818 syms=[0x8+0x1fe48+0x8+0x1a9f6]
NetApp Data ONTAP 9.6
mlx5en: Mellanox Ethernet driver 3.5.0 (November 2018)
mlx5ib: Mellanox Connect-IB Infiniband driver 3.5.0 (November 2018)


After that, it just stops and hangs up forever.  No additional output on either the comconsole or the vidconsole.


Similar behavior with ONTAP 9.5.  Haven't attempted any other 9.x versions.

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