When a server component fails, the server generates a component-specific fault that is captured by the node's ILOM. Some faults are cleared automatically when a failed, hot-serviceable component is replaced. Faults generated for components that are not hot-serviceable have to be cleared manually. You can use either the ILOM web interface or the command-line interface (CLI) to manually clear faults.
Note - You can also use the server node's BIOS setup utility to view and delete system event logs.
For the Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module, the following types of faults must be cleared manually:
CPU faults (after a CPU has been replaced)
DIMM faults (after a DIMM has been replaced)
PCIe EM faults (after a PCIe EM has been replaced)
Motherboard faults (whether or not the motherboard has been replaced)
Other faults captured by the fault management function in ILOM include faults generated by the Chassis Monitoring Module (CMM). These faults occur when other components in the chassis fail. Faults for chassis hot-serviceable components are auto-cleared upon completion of a service action. Chassis hot-serviceable components include:
Power supply faults
Chassis related non-hot-serviceable faults are not automatically cleared by the system. You must manually clear these faults in the Fault Management function in CMM ILOM. After you have cleared the faults reported by the CMM, the chassis related faults are then automatically cleared by the system in the Fault Management function on the node ILOM.
When clearing faults, give consideration to the following:
To clear DIMM, CPU, motherboard, and PCIe faults, access the server node's ILOM and clear the fault for the failed component.
When clearing faults for memory DIMMs, note that the DIMM faults can be either system wide (/SYS/MB) or on a per DIMM basis (/SYS/MB/Pn/Dn).
PCIe faults include /SYS/MB/NETn.
For information on how to use the ILOM web interface or the CLI to clear server faults, see the Oracle ILOM 3.0 documentation collection at: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/19860-01/