The ILOM service processor runs independently of the server and regardless of the system power state as long as AC power is connected to the system. When you connect your server to AC power, the ILOM service processor immediately starts up, and begins monitoring the system. All environmental monitoring and control is handled by ILOM
The -> prompt indicates that you are interacting with the ILOM service processor directly. This prompt is the first prompt you see when you log in to the system through the serial management port or network management port, regardless of the host’s power state.
You can also access the ILOM service processor prompt (->) from the OpenBoot ok prompt, or from the Solaris # or % prompt, provided the system console is configured to be accessible through the serial management and network management ports.
The ILOM service processor supports a total of five concurrent sessions per server, four SSH connections available through the network management port and one connection available through the serial management port.