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Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0

Supplement for Sun Server X2-4

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Using This Documentation

1.  Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Common Server Management Tasks

Server Management Software Benefits

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Oracle Hardware Management Agents

Oracle Server CLI Tools

IPMItool

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Evaluating Your Server Environment

Which Operating System Do You Plan to Install?

From Which Platform Do You Want to Run the Software?

Do You Want to Update or Monitor Your System Components?

Do You Have a Modular System Environment?

Server Management Downloads and Documentation

2.  Oracle ILOM 3.0 Documentation

Oracle ILOM 3.0 Documentation Collection

Oracle ILOM 3.0 Server-Specific Documentation

3.  Oracle ILOM Platform Features for the Sun┬áServer X2-4

Supported Sun Server X2-4 Firmware

Power Management Policies

Host Power Throttling and Recovery

Service Processor Power-On Policy

Low Line AC Override Policy

Oracle ILOM Sideband Management

Special Considerations for Sideband Management

Switch Serial Port Output Between SP and Host Console

Switch Serial Port Output Using the Web Interface

Switch Serial Port Output Using the CLI

Server Chassis Intrusion Sensor

How the /SYS/INTSW Sensor Works

Fault Management

Determining Faults

Clearing Faults

Components With No Fault Diagnosis

Viewing Sensors Using IPMItool

Sensors and Indicators Reference Information

System Components

System Indicators

Temperature Sensors

Power Supply Fault Sensors

Fan Speed and Physical Security Sensors

Power Supply Unit Current, Voltage, and Power Sensors

Entity Presence Sensors

SNMP and PET Message Reference Information

SNMP Traps

PET Event Messages

4.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

Request Physical Media (By Phone)

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

Index

Evaluating Your Server Environment

This section can help you to decide which type of server management option or combination of options is best for your server environment.

The evaluation covers the following questions:

Which Operating System Do You Plan to Install?

Most of the server management software will work with most operating systems that are supported for Oracle servers. However, there are some exceptions that are important to note. See the following table for detailed information.

Server Management Software
Operating System Limitations
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
There are no operating system limitations with Oracle ILOM, because the software runs on the system service processor, not on the operating system.
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
There are some limitations on which operating systems are supported with the Hardware Management Pack components. For details, refer to the Support Matrix at http://www.oracle.com/goto/hmp.
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant
You can only install Windows and Linux (Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux) operating systems with the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant.

If you have Oracle Solaris or Oracle VM installed on the server, you can update firmware and perform additional server management tasks.

From Which Platform Do You Want to Run the Software?

When deciding on your server management strategy, you need to determine whether you want to run your server management tasks from the system host, embedded firmware, or bootable media.

Server Management Software
Platform
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
Embedded service processor firmware
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
Host operating system
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant
Bootable media (CD/DVD or USB drive) from a local or remote source

Do You Want to Update or Monitor Your System Components?

The server management software tools are designed primarily to update or monitor system software and components. The following table lists the main functions of each software option.

Server Management Software
Update Functions
Monitoring Functions
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
Updates ILOM and BIOS firmware.
Monitors component status and reports faults.
Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Configures ILOM and BIOS firmware.

Updates HBA and expander firmware.

Configures RAID.

Monitors component status and reports fault.
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant
Updates and configures ILOM, BIOS, and HBA firmware.

Assists in operating system and driver installation.

Configures RAID.

Provides minimal system status information.

Do You Have a Modular System Environment?

All of the server management software can be used with modular systems (blades) or rack servers, but only one of the software tools, Oracle ILOM, can be used to manage blade servers from both the modular system chassis monitoring module (CMM) and blade server interfaces.

Server Management Software
Modular System CMM Interface?
Server Module Interface?
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
Yes
Yes
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
No
Yes
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant
No
Yes