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 Oracle ILOM SP runs independently of the server and regardless of the server power state as long as AC power is connected to the server. When you connect the 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.
You can also access the Oracle ILOM SP prompt (->) from the OpenBoot ok prompt, or from the Oracle Solaris shell prompt, provided the system console is configured to be accessible through the SER MGT and NET MGT ports.
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.