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VMs are now automatically connected to a virtual serial port, and we have exposed this serial port through the sipb-xen-console server. If you configure your VM to use this as a serial console, it is possible to remotely access your VMs serial console over ssh.

To enable the serial console for Debian or Ubuntu machines, there are excellent instructions at

Once you've enabled the serial console and rebooted your VM, you can access it by running


You will need to authenticate to the server using Kerberos tickets. If that doesn't mean anything to you, then be sure to ssh in from an Athena machine.