The Embedded Lights Out Manager Administration Guide for the Sun Fire X4150 and X4450 Servers provides instructions for managing Sun servers using the Embedded Lights Out Manager (ELOM) with the service processor.

How This Document Is Organized

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the ELOM and indicates tasks that can be accomplished with the management software.

Chapter 2 details the physical connections and how to communicate with your Sun Fire server.

Chapter 3 describes how to use the web GUI to monitor your server with the embedded system management software.

Chapter 4 provides information about configuring, managing and maintaining the server system with a web browser.

Chapter 5 describes how to use the remote console through the web GUI.

Chapter 6 describes the Intelligent Platform Interface (IPMI) and how it can be used to manage field replaceable units (FRUs) and system health independently of the operating system.

Chapter 7 provides an alternative method of managing your server--through the command-line interface (CLI).

Chapter 8 helps you understand the basics of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and how it is important to your server management.

Appendix A gives you a quick reference to the commands you can use with Embedded Lights Out Manager.

Using UNIX Commands

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; onscreen computer output.

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with onscreen 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 a superuser to do this.

To delete a file, enter rm filename.


Related Documentation

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