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Using This Documentation

Related Documentation

Documentation, Support, and Training

Site Planning

SPARC Enterprise T5440 Site Planning Guide

Physical Specifications

Minimum Clearance for Service Access

Environmental Specifications

Power Source Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Agency Compliance Specifications

Operating Environment Requirements

Installation and Setup

Preparing for Installation

About the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Tools and Equipment Needed

Installation Overview

Cabling Notes

About the Slide Rail Assembly

About the Cable Management Arm

Rack Compatibility Requirements

Safety Precautions

ESD Precautions

Installing the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Installing the Rack Slide Assembly

Installing the Server Into the Cabinet

Installing the Cable Management Arm (CMA)

Connecting the Server Cables

Managing Cables With the CMA

Powering On the System

Powering On the System for the First Time

Enabling the Service Processor Network Management Port

Logging Into the Service Processor

Using the Service Processor for Common Operations

Booting the Solaris Operating System

Updating the Firmware

Updating Service Processor and Server Firmware

Updating the Firmware

Selecting a Boot Device

Select a Boot Device


Basic Administrative Tasks

Initial System Setup

Communicating With the System

Performing Common Tasks

Manage Disk Volumes

Hardware RAID Support

Creating RAID Volumes

Removing Hardware RAID Volumes

Manage the System

Searching for Faults

Bypassing Minor Faults

Clearing Faults

Managing Devices

Use Logical Domains Software

Understanding Logical Domains Software

Operating the Solaris OS With Logical Domains

ALOM-to-ILOM Command Reference

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison Tables

Remote Management

Understanding ILOM for the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific ILOM Features

ILOM Features Not Supported

Managing the Host

Resetting the Host

Managing Host Boot Mode

Viewing and Configuring Host Control Information

Managing System User Interactions

Managing the Service Processor

Storing Customer Information

Display Console History (CLI)

Change Console Escape Characters (CLI)

Changing Configuration Policy Settings

Managing Network Access

Managing Devices

Managing Virtual Keyswitch Settings

IPMI Sensor Reference

Sensors on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Indicators on the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Server

ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

Limits to Backward Compatibility

Create an ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison

ALOM CMT Variables

ALOM CMT Variable Comparison

Event Messages Available Through the ALOM Compatibility Shell

Event Message Overview

Event Severity Levels

Service Processor Usage Event Messages

Environmental Monitoring Event Messages

Host Monitoring Event Messages

SCC Backup and Restore

Information Stored on The SCC


Identifying Server Components

Infrastructure Boards and Cables

Front Panel Diagram

Front Panel LEDs

Rear Panel Diagram

Rear Panel LEDs

Ethernet Port LEDs

Managing Faults

Understanding Fault Handling Options

Server Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostic Flowchart

Options for Accessing the Service Processor

Oracle ILOM Overview

ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell Overview

Predictive Self-Healing Overview

Oracle VTS Overview

POST Fault Management Overview

POST Fault Management Flowchart

Memory Fault Handling Overview

Connecting to the Service Processor

Switch From the System Console to the Service Processor (Oracle ILOM or ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell)

Switch From Oracle ILOM to the System Console

Switch From the ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell to the System Console

Displaying FRU Information With Oracle ILOM

Display System Components (Oracle ILOM show components Command)

Display Individual Component Information (Oracle ILOM show Command)

Controlling How POST Runs

POST Parameters

Change POST Parameters

Run POST in Maximum Mode

Detecting Faults

Detecting Faults Using LEDs

Detecting Faults (Oracle ILOM show faulty Command)

Detect Faults (Oracle ILOM show faulty Command)

Detecting Faults (Oracle Solaris OS Files and Commands)

Check the Message Buffer

View System Message Log Files

Detecting Faults (Oracle ILOM Event Log)

View Oracle ILOM Event Log

Detecting Faults (Oracle VTS Software)

About Oracle VTS Software

Verify Installation of Oracle VTS Software

Start the Oracle VTS Browser Environment

Oracle VTS Software Packages

Useful Oracle VTS Tests

Detecting Faults Using POST

Identifying Faults Detected by PSH

Detect Faults Identified by the Oracle Solaris PSH Facility (Oracle ILOM fmdump Command)

Clearing Faults

Clear Faults Detected During POST

Clear Faults Detected by PSH

Clear Faults Detected in the External I/O Expansion Unit

Disabling Faulty Components

Disabling Faulty Components Using Automatic System Recovery

Disable System Components

Re-Enable System Components

Oracle ILOM-to-ALOM CMT Command Reference

Preparing to Service the System

Safety Information

Required Tools

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number Remotely

Powering Off the System

Extending the Server to the Maintenance Position

Remove the Server From the Rack

Perform Electrostatic Discharge – Antistatic Prevention Measures

Remove the Top Cover

Servicing Customer-Replaceable Units

Hot-Pluggable and Hot‐Swappable Devices

Servicing Hard Drives

Servicing Fan Trays

Servicing Power Supplies

Servicing PCIe Cards

Servicing CMP/Memory Modules

Servicing FB-DIMMs

Servicing Field-Replaceable Units

Servicing the Front Bezel

Servicing the DVD-ROM Drive

Servicing the Service Processor

Servicing the IDPROM

Servicing the Battery

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the Fan Tray Carriage

Servicing the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Motherboard

Servicing the Flex Cable Assembly

Servicing the Front Control Panel

Servicing the Front I/O Board

Returning the Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Install the Server Into the Rack

Slide the Server Into the Rack

Connect the Power Cords to the Server

Power On the Server

Performing Node Reconfiguration

I/O Connections to CMP/Memory Modules

Recovering From a Failed CMP/Memory Module

System Bus Topology

I/O Fabric in 2P Configuration

I/O Fabric in 4P Configuration

Identifying Connector Pinouts

Serial Management Port Connector Pinouts

Network Management Port Connector Pinouts

Serial Port Connector Pinouts

USB Connector Pinouts

Gigabit Ethernet Connector Pinouts

Server Components

Customer-Replaceable Units

Field-Replaceable Units


Oracle ILOM-to-ALOM CMT Command Reference

The following table describes the typical commands for servicing a server. For descriptions of all ALOM CMT commands, issue the help command or refer to the following documents:

Oracle ILOM Command
ALOM CMT Command
help [command]
help [command]
Displays a list of all available commands with syntax and descriptions. Specifying a command name as an option displays help for that command.
set /HOST/send_break_action true
break [-y][-c][-D]
  • -y skips the confirmation question.

  • -c executes a console command after the break command completes.

  • -D forces a core dump of the Oracle Solaris OS.

Takes the host server from the OS to either kmdb or OpenBoot PROM (equivalent to a Stop-A), depending on the mode Oracle Solaris software was booted.
set /SYS/component/clear_fault_action true
clearfault UUID
Manually clears host-detected faults. The UUID is the unique fault ID of the fault to be cleared.
start /SP/console
console [-f]
  • -f forces the console to have read and write capabilities.

Connects you to the host system.
show /SP/console/history
consolehistory [-b lines|-e lines|-v] [-g lines] [boot|run]

The following options enable you to specify how the output is displayed:

  • -g lines specifies the number of lines to display before pausing.

  • -e lines displays n lines from the end of the buffer.

  • -b lines displays n lines from the beginning of the buffer.

  • -v displays the entire buffer.

  • boot|run specifies the log to display (run is the default log).

Displays the contents of the system’s console buffer.
set /HOST/bootmode/value[normal|reset_nvram|bootscript=string]
bootmode value [normal|reset_nvram| bootscript=string]
Enables control of the firmware during system initialization with the following options:
  • normal is the default boot mode.

  • reset_nvram resets OpenBoot PROM parameters to their default values.

  • bootscript=string enables the passing of a string to the boot command.

stop/SYS; start/SYS
powercycle [-f]

The -f option forces an immediate poweroff. Otherwise the command attempts a graceful shutdown.

Performs a poweroff followed by poweron.
poweroff [-y] [-f]
  • -y enables you to skip the confirmation question.

  • -f forces an immediate shutdown.

Powers off the host server.
poweron [-c]
  • -c executes a console command after completion of the poweron command.

Powers on the host server.
set /SYS/PSx/prepare_to_remove_action true
removefru PS0|PS1
Indicates if it is okay to perform a hot-swap of a power supply. This command does not perform any action. But this command provides a warning if the power supply should not be removed because the other power supply is not enabled.
reset /SYS
reset [-y] [-c]
  • -y enables you to skip the confirmation question.

  • -c executes a console command after completion of the reset command.

Generates a hardware reset on the host server.
reset /SP
resetsc [-y]
  • -y enables you to skip the confirmation question.

Reboots the service processor.
set /SYS/keyswitch_state value

normal | stby | diag | locked

setkeyswitch [-y] value

normal | stby | diag | locked

  • -y enables you to skip the confirmation question when setting the keyswitch to stby.

Sets the virtual keyswitch.
set /SUS/LOCATE value=value

[Fast_blink | Off]

setlocator value

[on | off]

Turns the Locator LED on the server on or off.
(No Oracle ILOM equivalent.)
Displays the environmental status of the host server. This information includes system temperatures, power supply, front panel LED, hard drive, fan, voltage, and current sensor status. See Display Individual Component Information (Oracle ILOM show Command).
show faulty
showfaults [-v]
Displays current system faults. See Detecting Faults.
(No Oracle ILOM equivalent.)
showfru [-g lines] [-s | -d] [FRU]
  • -g lines specifies the number of lines to display before pausing the output to the screen.

  • -s displays static information about system FRUs (defaults to all FRUs, unless one is specified).

  • -d displays dynamic information about system FRUs (defaults to all FRUs, unless one is specified). See Display Individual Component Information (Oracle ILOM show Command).

Displays information about the FRUs in the server.

show /SYS/keyswitch_state
Displays the status of the virtual keyswitch.
Displays the current state of the Locator LED as either on or off.
show /SP/logs/event/list
showlogs [-b lines | -e lines | -v] [-g lines] [-p logtype[r|p]]]
Displays the history of all events logged in the service processor event buffers (in RAM or the persistent buffers).
show /SYS
showplatform [-v]
Displays information about the operating state of the host system, the system serial number, and whether the hardware is providing service.

The following table shows typical combinations of ALOM CMT variables and associated POST modes.

Normal Diagnostic Mode

(Default Settings)

No POST Execution
Diagnostic Service Mode
Keyswitch Diagnostic Preset Values
diag mode
power-on-reset error-reset
Description of POST execution
This is the default POST configuration. This configuration tests the system thoroughly, and suppresses some of the detailed POST output.
POST does not run, resulting in quick system initialization. This is not a suggested configuration.
POST runs the full spectrum of tests with the maximum output displayed.
POST runs the full spectrum of tests with the maximum output displayed.
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