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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

Accessing the Preboot Menu

How to Access the Preboot Menu

Preboot Menu Command Summary

Using the edit Command and Configuring the Preboot Menu for Remote Access

How to Use the edit Command and to Configure the Preboot Menu for Remote Access

Restoring Oracle ILOM Access to the Serial Console

How to Use the Preboot Menu to Restore Access to the Serial Console

How to Recover the SP Firmware Image

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


How to Recover the SP Firmware Image

The preboot menu provides the ability to recover the Oracle ILOM firmware image by updating (flashing) the SP firmware.

Normally, if the host is running, you can update the SP using the Oracle ILOM CLI or the web interface.

If the host is powered off and the SP firmware image becomes corrupted (making the server SP inaccessible using Oracle ILOM), you can use the following procedure to update it using the preboot menu.

Before You Begin

You must have a valid .flash SP firmware image file on a TFTP server. In addition, the TFTP server must be accessible over a network connection to your server's SP. This file is available on the Tools and Drivers DVD (under the sp_firmware directory) , and on the Oracle download site:

Note - Updating the SP firmware using the preboot menu requires a .flash file instead of the .pkg file used to update the SP from Oracle ILOM.

  1. Access the preboot menu.

    For more information, refer to Accessing the Preboot Menu.

  2. At the preboot prompt, enter the command:

    Preboot> net dhcp

    This configures a DHCP network. You need to be network-connected to access your tftp server.

  3. Enter the command:

    Preboot> net ping tftpIPaddress

    where tftpIPaddress is the IP address of a TFTP server.

    This checks to see if the TFTP server is accessible over the network.

  4. Enter the command:

    Preboot> net flash tftpIPaddress path/ILOM-version-Sun_Fire_X800M2.flash


    • tftpIPaddress is the IP address of a tftp server

    • path is the path to the file relative to /tftpboot

    • version is the version of SP firmware

    For example:

    Preboot> net flash images/ILOM-3_0_x_x_rxxxx-Sun_Server_X28.flash

    This downloads and flashes the firmware image. After a series of messages, the preboot prompt appears.

  5. Restart the SP by entering the command:

    Preboot> reset

    The preboot menu exits, and the service processor reboots.