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Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) is system management firmware that is preinstalled on Oracle's x86-based servers and SPARC-based servers. The Oracle ILOM firmware automatically initializes as soon as power is applied to your server. Oracle ILOM enables you to actively manage and monitor components installed in your server. Using Oracle ILOM, you can remotely manage your servers regardless of the state of the host system. You can also configure Oracle ILOM to integrate with other management tools in your data center.
Oracle ILOM enables you to actively manage and monitor the server independently of the operating system state, providing you with a reliable Lights Out Management (LOM) system. With Oracle ILOM, you can:
Learn about hardware errors and faults as they occur
Remotely control the power state of your server
Monitor power server consumption metrics
View the graphical and non-graphical consoles for the host
View the current status of sensors and indicators on the system
Determine the hardware configuration of your system
Receive generated alerts about system events in advance through IPMI PETs, SNMP traps, or email alerts.
Access diagnostics supported through for your system
Access RAID controller information (requires installation of the Hardware Management Pack, which is a free download to customers with support)
The service processor (SP) runs its own embedded operating system and has a dedicated Ethernet port, which together provide out-of-band management capability. In addition, you can access some Oracle ILOM features from the server's host operating system (Solaris, Linux, or Windows). Using Oracle ILOM, you can remotely manage your server as if you were using a locally attached keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
Oracle ILOM automatically initializes as soon as power is applied to your server. It provides a full-featured, browser-based web interface and has an equivalent command-line interface (CLI). There is also an industry-standard SNMP interface and IPMI interface.
You can easily integrate these management interfaces with other management tools and processes that you might have already working with your servers, such as Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
For more information about Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, go to: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/enterprise-manager/opscenter/index.html
In addition, you can integrate Oracle ILOM with a number of third-party tools, such as IBM Director, HP OpenView Operations, and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. See the Oracle ILOM 3.0 documentation for further details.
Note - To use the Storage Monitoring feature in Oracle ILOM, you must install the Oracle Hardware Management Pack.