Sun Server Hardware Management Pack (Hardware Management Pack) provides tools to help you manage and configure your Sun servers. Hardware Management Pack consists of components that you install on your Sun server using Sun SSM Component Manager, which is supplied as part of Hardware Management Pack.
The Hardware Management Pack components enable you to:
Use a management agent at the operating system level to enable in-band monitoring of your Sun server hardware over Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). You can use this information to integrate your Sun servers into your data centre management infrastructure.
Use a management agent to enable in-band monitoring of your Sun server's storage devices, including RAID arrays. You can view this information from the Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) web interface or command-line interface (CLI).
Use a BIOS configuration tool, which runs on the host’s operating system and configures the host’s BIOS CMOS settings, host boot order, and some service processor (SP) settings.
Use IPMItool to access Sun server service processors via the IPMI protocol and perform management tasks.
The Hardware Management Pack components are installed using the Sun SSM Component Manager (Component Manager), which is supplied as part of the Hardware Management Pack. This guide provides an overview of the Hardware Management Pack components and how to install them.
For more information on how to configure and work with the Hardware Management Pack components see the following individual component documents: