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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Understanding the Switch

Switch Overview

Physical Specifications

Environmental Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Electrical Specifications

Network Management Connector and Pins

USB Management Connector and Pins

Data QSFP Connector and Pins

Understanding Cabling

Routing Service Cables

Understanding Data Cabling

Preparing to Install the Switch

Installation Preparation

Suggested Tools for Installation

Antistatic Precautions for Installation

Installation Responsibilities

Installation Sequence

Verify Shipping Carton Contents

Route the Data Cables

Installing the Switch

Install the Switch in the Rack

Powering On the Switch

Connecting Data cables

Verifying the InfiniBand Fabric


Troubleshooting the Switch

Switch Hardware Problems

InfiniBand Fabric Problems

Identifying LEDs

Understanding Routing Through the Switch

Switch GUIDs Overview

Understanding Administrative Commands

Configuration Overview

Hardware Command Overview

InfiniBand Command Overview

ILOM Command Overview

Administering the Chassis

Monitoring the Chassis

Controlling the Chassis

Administering the I4 Switch Chip

Monitoring the I4 Switch Chip

Controlling the I4 Switch Chip

Administering the Subnet Manager

Monitoring the Subnet Manager

Controlling the Subnet Manager

Administering the InfiniBand Fabric

Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric

Controlling the InfiniBand Fabric

Configuring the Fabric Director Node List

Partitioning the InfiniBand Fabric

Remote Management

Understanding Oracle ILOM on the Switch

Oracle ILOM Overview

Supported Features

Understanding Oracle ILOM Targets

Installing the Oracle ILOM Firmware

Firmware Delivery

Acquire the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Install the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Administering Oracle ILOM (CLI)

CLI Overview

Accessing Oracle ILOM From the CLI

Switching Between the Oracle ILOM Shell and the Linux Shell

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Administering Oracle ILOM (Web)

Web Interface Overview

Access Oracle ILOM From the Web Interface

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Upgrade the Switch Firmware (Web)

Using the Fabric Monitor

Access the Fabric Monitor

Fabric Monitor Features

Accessing the Rear Panel Diagram

Accessing Status Pane Information

Control Panel Function

Monitoring Parameters and Status

Administering Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

SNMP Overview

Understanding SNMP Commands

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Administering Hardware (IPMI)

ipmitool Overview

Display the Sensor States (IPMI)

Display the Sensor Information (IPMI)

Display the System Event Log (IPMI)

Display FRU ID Information (IPMI)

Display Switch Status LED States (IPMI)

Enable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Disable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Understanding Oracle ILOM Commands

cd Command

create Command

delete Command

dump Command

exit Command (ILOM)

help Command (ILOM)

load Command

reset Command

set Command

show Command

version Command (ILOM)


Understanding Service Procedures

Replaceable Components

Suggested Tools for Service

Antistatic Precautions for Service

Servicing Power Supplies

Inspecting a Power Supply

Power Off a Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Power On a Power Supply

Servicing Fans

Inspecting a Fan

Remove a Fan

Install a Fan

Servicing Data Cables

Inspecting the Data Cables

Remove a Data Cable

Install a Data Cable

Servicing the Battery

Remove the Switch From the Rack

Replace the Battery


Understanding Hardware Commands

Linux Shells for Hardware Commands

checkboot Command

checkpower Command

checktopomax Command

checkvoltages Command

connector Command

dcsport Command

disablecablelog Command

disablelinklog Command

disablesm Command

disableswitchport Command

enablecablelog Command

enablelinklog Command

enablesm Command

enableswitchport Command

env_test Command

exit Command (Hardware)

fdconfig Command

fwverify Command

generatetopology Command

getfanspeed Command

getmaster Command

getportstatus Command

help Command (Hardware)

listlinkup Command

matchtopology Command

setcontrolledhandover Command

setmsmlocationmonitor Command

setsmmkey Command

setsmpriority Command

setsubnetprefix Command

showfruinfo Command

showpsufru Command

showsmlog Command

showtemps Command

showtopology Command

showunhealthy Command

smconfigtest Command

smnodes Command

smpartition Command

version Command (Hardware)

Understanding InfiniBand Commands

Linux Shells for InfiniBand Commands

ibdiagnet Command

ibhosts Command

ibnetdiscover Command

ibnetstatus Command

ibnodes Command

ibportstate Command

ibroute Command

ibrouters Command

ibstat Command

ibswitches Command

ibtracert Command

perfquery Command

saquery Command

smpquery Command

Understanding SNMP MIB OIDs

OID Tables Overview

Understanding the SUN-DCS-IB-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-FABRIC-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-HW-TRAP-MIB MIB OIDs


Understanding the SUN-PLATFORM-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the ENTITY-MIB MIB OIDs


fdconfig Command

Defines fabric elements monitored through the FabricMIB.


fdconfig sub-command [-h]

This hardware command has sub-commands that determine its functionality. This table describes the sub-commands and provides their syntax.

Subcommand Syntax
start-fabric-config from-current
Initiates a new configuration based upon a currently used configuration.
start-fabric-config empty
Initiates a new configuration from scratch.
define-fabric-name name
Defines a fabric (or configuration) name.
define-element -name name -ip IP_address -type type -role role1 [-role role2]
Defines an element of the fabric.
redefine-element -name name [-ip IP_address|-type type|-role role1[-role role2]]
Modifies an element of the fabric.
remove-element -name name
Removes an element from the fabric.
set-master name
Sets the element as master.
reset-master name
Removes the master title from the element.
Finalizes the configuration
Displays the current configuration
Displays the configuration being modified.
Abruptly ends the configuration process.



This hardware command is used to configure a list of InfiniBand devices expected to be in the fabric. The Fabric Director node list file is used by the Fabric Directors to compile fabric MIBs that describe the InfiniBand fabric. For the file, InfiniBand devices are referred to as elements, and each internal element hosts a Fabric Director. Elements can be:

Similar to Subnet Managers, there can only be one active master Fabric Director for a given InfiniBand fabric.

The fdconfig command is available from the /SYS/Fabric_Mgmt Linux shell targets of the Oracle ILOM CLI interface.

Note - At this time, the fdconfig command is available to only the root user.


This table describes the options to the fdconfig command and their purposes.

Specifies the name of the fabric or element.
Specifies the IP address of the fabric element.
Specifies the type of element.
Specifies the role of the element.
Provides help.

This example shows how to list the current fabric configuration with the fdconfig command.

Note - The output for your InfiniBand fabric will differ from that in the example.

# fdconfig list-current-fabric-config
Name                                     IP Addr                 Type    Role(s)                 isMaster        Fabricname
--------------------------------         ----------------        ------  --------------------    --------        ----------
primary                                   sw36    leafSwitch              yes             test
secondary                                 sw36gw  gateway                 no              test
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