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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 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

Configure SP Power Management Policies Using the Web Interface

Configure SP Power Management Policies Using the CLI

Oracle ILOM Sideband Management

Special Considerations for Sideband Management

Configure Sideband Management Using the Web Interface

Configure Sideband Management Using the CLI

Configure Sideband Management Using the Host BIOS Setup Utility

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

Oracle ILOM Sideband Management

By default, you connect to the server's service processor (SP) using the out-of-band network management port (NET MGT). The Oracle ILOM sideband management feature enables you to select either the NET MGT port or one of the server's Gigabit Ethernet ports (NET 0, 1, 2, 3), which are in-band ports, to send and receive Oracle ILOM commands to and from the server SP. In-band ports are also called sideband ports.

The advantage of using a sideband management port to manage the server's SP is that one fewer cable connection and one fewer network switch port is needed. In configurations where numerous servers are being managed, such as data centers, sideband management can represent a significant savings in hardware and network utilization.

You can configure sideband management using either the web interface, the command-line interface (CLI), the BIOS, or IPMI. For special considerations and configuration instructions, see the following sections:

Special Considerations for Sideband Management

When sideband management is enabled in Oracle ILOM, the following conditions might occur:

Configure Sideband Management Using the Web Interface

  1. Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface.
  2. Select Configuration --> Network.

    The Network Settings page is displayed.


    image:Screenshot of the Network Settings page.
  3. In the Network Settings page, do the following:
    1. Select DHCP to acquire the IP address automatically, or select Static to specify the appropriate IP address.
    2. To select a sideband management port, click the Management Port drop-down list and select the desired management port.

      The drop-down list enables you to change to any one of the four Gigabit Ethernet ports, /SYS/MB/NETn, where n is 0 to 3. The SP NET MGT port, /SYS/SP/NET0, is the default.

    3. Click Save for the changes to take effect.

Configure Sideband Management Using the CLI

  1. Log in to the Oracle ILOM CLI.

    Note - Using a serial connection for this procedure eliminates the possibility of losing connectivity during sideband management configuration changes.


  2. If you logged in using the serial port, you can assign a static IP address.

    For instructions, see the information about assigning an IP address in the Sun Server X2-4 Installation Guide.

  3. To show the current port settings, type:

    -> show /SP/network

    The network properties are displayed. For example:

    /SP/network
        Targets:
        Properties:
            commitpending = (Cannot show property)
            dhcp_server_ip = none
            ipaddress = xx.xx.xx.xx
            ipdiscovery = static
            ipgateway = xx.xx.xx.xx
            ipnetmask = xx.xx.xx.xx
            macaddress = 11.11.11.11.11.86
            managementport = /SYS/SP/NET0
     outofbandmacaddress = 11.11.11.11.11.86
            pendingipaddress = xx.xx.xx.xx
            pendingipdiscovery = static
            pendingipgateway =  xx.xx.xx.xx
            pendingipnetmask =  xx.xx.xx.xx
            pendingmanagementport = /SYS/SP/NET0
            sidebandmacaddress = 11.11.11.11.11.87 
            state = enabled

    In the above output the current active macaddress is the same as the SP's outofbandmacaddress and the current active managementport is set to the default (/SYS/SP/NET0).

  4. To set the SP management port to a sideband port, type the following commands:

    -> set /SP/network pendingmanagementport=/SYS/MB/NETn

    Where n equals 0, 1, 2, or 3.

    -> set commitpending=true

  5. To view the change, type:

    -> show /SP/network

    The network properties appear and show that the change has taken effect. For example:

    /SP/network
        Targets:
        Properties:
            commitpending = (Cannot show property)
            dhcp_server_ip = none
            ipaddress = xx.xx.xx.xx
            ipdiscovery = static
            ipgateway = xx.xx.xx.xx
            ipnetmask = xx.xx.xx.xx
            macaddress = 11.11.11.11.11.87
     managementport = /SYS/MB/NETn
            outofbandmacaddress = 11.11.11.11.11.86
            pendingipaddress = xx.xx.xx.xx
            pendingipdiscovery = static
            pendingipgateway =  xx.xx.xx.xx
            pendingipnetmask =  xx.xx.xx.xx
            pendingmanagementport = /SYS/MB/NETn
            sidebandmacaddress = 11.11.11.11.11.87
            state = enabled

    In the above output the macaddress matches the sidebandmacaddress, and the managementport matches the pendingmanagementport.

Configure Sideband Management Using the Host BIOS Setup Utility

You can access the BIOS Setup Utility screens from the following interfaces:

To configure sideband management using the host BIOS Setup Utility, perform the following steps:

  1. Power on or power cycle the server.
  2. To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, press the F2 key while the system is performing the power-on self-test (POST).
    image:Graphic of the Press F2 to run Setup prompt.

    When BIOS is started, the main BIOS Setup Utility top-level screen appears. This screen provides seven menu options across the top of the screen.


    image:Graphic of BIOS Setup utility main screen.
  3. In the main screen, select Advanced --> IPMI 2.0 Configuration.

    The IPMI 2.0 Configuration screen appears.


    image:Graphic showing BIOS Setup utility: Advanced - IPMI configuration.
  4. In the IPMI 2.0 Configuration screen, select the Set LAN Configuration option.

    The LAN Configuration screen appears.


    image:Graphic showing BIOS Setup utility: Advanced - LAN Configuration.
  5. In the LAN Configuration screen, do the following:
    1. Use the left and right arrow keys to select the IP Assignment option and set it to DHCP to acquire the IP address automatically, or set it to Static to manually specify the IP address.
    2. Use the left and right arrow keys to select the Active Management Port option and set the port to a sideband management port (NET0, NET1, NET2, NET3).

      The NET MGT port is the default.

    3. Select Commit for the change to take effect.