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Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Supplement for the Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2)     Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Documentation Library
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Using This Documentation

Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

Product Downloads

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Change History

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Common Server Management Tasks

Server Management Software Benefits

Evaluating Your Server Environment

Server Management Downloads and Documentation

Oracle ILOM Documentation

Oracle ILOM 3.0 Common Feature Set Documentation

Updating Firmware

Firmware Versions Worksheet

Determining Current Firmware Versions

Planning and Downloading the Firmware Update

Updating the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS

How to Update Embedded HBA Firmware

How to Update NEM Firmware Using the Web Interface

How to Update NEM Firmware Using the CLI

Server-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Minimum Supported Firmware and BIOS

Power Management

Fixing Problems with Oracle ILOM Using the Preboot Menu

Identifying and Clearing Faults

Determining Faults

Clearing Faults

Components With No Fault Diagnosis

Recovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password

How to Recover a Lost Password by Proving Physical Presence

Monitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors



SNMP and PET Traps


Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Note - If you want to perform server management functions across several servers simultaneously, you might want to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, which you can order from Oracle. Refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center product information at:

Note - The Sun Server X2-8 was formerly named the Sun Fire X4800 M2 server. This former name might still appear in the product. The name change does not indicate any change in system features or functionality.

With your Oracle x86 server, you have three single-server management options available. They are:

Each of these server management options has unique capabilities, but some of the functions of the tools overlap. Each of these software options is freely available and can be used together.

This section includes information to help you evaluate the single-server management solution that best fits your server environment and the management tasks that you can perform. It also provides information about how to access the software and documentation.

These topics are discussed in this section:

View a list of common server management functions to see which is available with each tool.
Review the major benefits of each server management option.
Evaluate your server environment to determine which option fits your situation.
Access server management software and documentation.