Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (Oracle ILOM) is system management firmware that is preinstalled on some SPARC servers. Oracle ILOM enables you to actively manage and monitor components installed in your server. Oracle ILOM provides a browser-based interface and a command-line interface, as well as SNMP and IPMI interfaces.
The ILOM service processor runs independently of the server and regardless of the server power state as long as AC power is connected to the server (or to the modular system that contains the server module). When you connect your server to AC power, the ILOM service processor immediately starts up and begins monitoring the server. All environmental monitoring and control are handled by Oracle ILOM.
The -> prompt indicates that you are interacting with the Oracle ILOM SP directly. This prompt is the first prompt you see when you log in to the server through the SER MGT port or NET MGT port, regardless of the host's power state. On a modular system, that prompt is also present when you log in to a server module either directly or through Oracle ILOM on the CMM of the modular system.
You can also access the ILOM service processor prompt (->) from the OpenBoot ok prompt, or from the Oracle Solaris # or % prompt, provided the system console is configured to be accessible through the SER MGT and NET MGT ports.
The ILOM service processor supports a total of ten concurrent sessions per server: nine SSH or web connections are available through the NET MGT port and one connection is available through the SER MGT port.
For more information about how to work with Oracle ILOM features that are common to all platforms managed by Oracle ILOM, see the Oracle ILOM documentation at: