For those who have used the SolarWinds WHD Virtual Appliance and you have recently updated the CentOS Linux Operating System with `yum update`, then you must be missing that blue console screen:
To fix that, you can simply do the following:
1. SSH to the VA as admin.
2. Update the config file /etc/init/start-ttys.conf adding the line "initctl start vamitty TTY=/dev/tty1" before the end of the script. In short, make look like below and save it:
# This service starts the configured number of gettys.
start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=
for tty in $(echo $ACTIVE_CONSOLES) ; do
[ "$RUNLEVEL" = "5" -a "$tty" = "$X_TTY" ] && continue
initctl start tty TTY=$tty
initctl start vamitty TTY=/dev/tty1
3. You can then restart your whole VA.
Hope this helps...