The Advanced Lights Out Management (ALOM) CMT v1.4 Guide contains information about the Sun Advanced Lights Out Manager (ALOM) system controller. This controller enables you to remotely manage and administer your servers. You should be an experienced system administrator with a knowledge of UNIX® commands.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1 introduces Sun Advanced Lights Out Manager (ALOM).

Chapter 2 tells you about security guidelines for your server.

Chapter 3 tells you how to customize the ALOM software for your server.

Chapter 4 introduces some common tasks that are easily performed with ALOM.

Chapter 5 introduces some fault management tasks that you can perform with ALOM.

Chapter 6 tells you about SNMP on your server.

Chapter 7 explains the ALOM command-line interface.

Chapter 8 details configuration variables you can use to change ALOM behavior.

Appendix A identifies the diagnostics and how they may be used to troubleshoot problems with ALOM.

Appendix B lists and describes ALOM CMT event messages.

Using UNIX Commands

Use this section to alert readers that not all UNIX commands are provided. For example:

This document might not contain information about basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Refer to the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


ALOM system controller


OpenBoot PROM firmware


Related Documentation

For more information about how to work with your host server, the following documentation provides information about how to perform certain tasks related to ALOM.



Performing diagnostic tests

SunVTS User's Guide

SunVTS Quick Reference Guide

SunVTS Test Reference Manual

Sun Management Center Software User's Guide

System and network administration

Solaris System Administrator Guide

SPARC: Installing Solaris Software

Using operating system

Solaris User's Guide

Table provides a listing of related documentation by title, part number, format, and location for obtaining or viewing the documentation.

Documentation, Support, and Training

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