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Features and Issues From 03-2008 to 09-2008
This chapter describes the new features that have been implemented and issues that have been addressed in the ILOM 2.0.x releases between March 2008 and September 2008.
TABLE 1 summarizes the ILOM features that were introduced into the firmware between March 2008 and September 2008. Refer to your platform ILOM Supplement, platform Product Notes, or other platform documentation to determine which of the features applies to a specific platform and specific ILOM firmware release.
The table also includes the Sun internal tracking number (CR) for each feature. Sun Service personnel should refer to the CR number for more information about the feature.
Older Linux Installations Using Absolute Mouse Mode Must Be Switched to Relative Mode; Newer Linux Installations Can Work With Absolute Mouse Mode
Diagnostics Tab Supports Manual Operation of Pc-Check on x64 Platforms
Description: By default, SNMP agents listen to port 161 for SNMP requests and agents send traps to port 162. However, you can configure the SNMP trap destination port to any valid port. Using either the web interface or the command-line interface (CLI), set the value for the destination port. Refer to the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager 2.0 User’s Guide (820-1188) for the web and CLI procedures.
Description: The ILOM Remote Console (JavaRConsole) must be set to Relative mouse mode to work correctly with older versions of Linux releases. If you have installed Linux with the default Absolute mouse mode enabled, or if you are upgrading from ELOM to ILOM, your existing Linux installation might not work properly. Newer versions of Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5 and SUSE v10, or later) work correctly with the mouse mode setting configured to Absolute mouse mode.
Workaround: If you are running an older version of Linux with Absolute mouse mode enabled, follow these steps:
1. In the ILOM web interface, select Remote Control --> Mouse Mode Settings.
2. In the Mouse Mode settings page, click Relative Mouse Mode.
3. Click Save.
Description: For x64-based systems, from the Remote Control --> Diagnostics tab, you can now select to run Pc-Check diagnostic tests in Manual mode upon startup of the remote host server. Manual mode enables you to determine which Pc-Check tests to run.
TABLE 2 summarizes the ILOM issues that affect more than one platform. Refer to your platform ILOM Supplement, platform Product Notes, or other platform documentation to determine which of the issues applies to a specific platform.
The table also includes the Sun internal tracking number (CR) for each issue.
Sun Service personnel should refer to the CR number for more information about the issue.
Remote Console Might Not Indicate That It Is Disconnected When the SP Is Reset
Internal Port Baud Rate Setting Might Not Be Preserved on Some x64 Platforms
When Hot-Swapping Power Supply, FRUID of Power Supply Is Not Updated on Some x64 Platforms
When Firefox Browser Displays Warning About SSL Certificate, Web Interface Might Hang for Other Users
When Starting a Backup and Restore Operation, Do Not Change Network Information in Backup File
CR: 6487885; 6671252; 6670721
Description: After you reboot the service processor (SP), the ILOM Remote Console (JavaRConsole) might indicate that it is still connected. Either of these error messages might be displayed:
Workaround: Both of these error message windows are titled “Keyboard redirection error.” After changing the ILOM network configuration or resetting the SP, exit from any browser or client applications, then manually restart the SP connections.
Description: The ILOM service processor (SP) provides serial port baud rate settings on host and SP serial port interfaces. In certain circumstances, serial baud rate and flow control settings might not be saved across SP resets.
Workaround: Use 9600 baud, or set up the alternative baud rate, after each SP reset.
Description: When you hot-swap a power supply on some x64 platforms, the FRUID of the power supply is not updated.
Workaround: Reset the service processor (SP), or disconnect then reconnect the power cable to restore the updated FRUID information.
Description: When using the Mozilla Firefox browser, while displaying the confirmation dialog box asking the user whether the SSL certificate should be accepted, the TCP transaction is held open.
Workaround: Acknowledge and dismiss the dialog box in a timely manner.
Description: The ILOM web interface requires that cookies be enabled in the browser. If you make login attempts with cookies disabled, system session resources could become depleted, which could prevent further logins from succeeding.
Workaround: Always enable cookies in the web browser. Alternatively, you could disable the web client to prevent login session resources from being consumed accidently, if you do not want to use the web client. If all login sessions are depleted, reset the service processor (SP) to clear the resource failure.
Description: When you start a backup and restore operation, the configuration is backed up to an XML file and the file is stored as plain text. If you edit the backup file and change any of the property values stored in the file, those new values will be used on the service processor (SP) during the restore operation. If network values, such as the IP address, are modified in the backup file and the restore operation is initiated using a web interface or SSH session, you might not receive information that the restore operation was successful. In addition, the current ILOM session will be disconntected and you will be unable to connect to the SP using the previous IP address.
Workaround: Do not change network values in the backup file and then start a restore operation using the web interface or SSH session.
Description: The ILOM web interface might not refresh properly after a firmware update. If the ILOM web page looks wrong, is missing information, or displays an error message, you might be viewing a cached version of the page from the version previous to the update.
Workaround: After the firmware update, clear your browser cache and refresh your browser.
This section describes errors that have been found in the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager 2.0 User’s Guide (820-1188). Specific change request (CR) identification numbers and workarounds for the issues are provided, where available.
Description: An incorrect URL is listed for Sun xVM Ops Center in the procedure “Update ILOM Firmware Using Sun xVM Ops Center” in the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager 2.0 User’s Guide.
Workaround: The correct URL to use for Sun xVM Ops Center information is:
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