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hd Utility is a hard disk drive utility used to determine the logical-to-physical device mapping of your system. hd Utility is included in the SUNWhd package and is preinstalled on your server. For more information, see Chapter 2, Using the hd Utility on Oracle Solaris; Chapter 4, Using the hd Utility on Linux; or Chapter 3, Using the hd Utility on Windows.
For more information, see Chapter 7, Hardware Error Report and Decode Tool (HERD) 3.0 for Linux.
You may access these logs individually for specific information to aid in the administration or troubleshooting of the disk array. DCMU for RHEL consist of three components. Each component updates the FRU, SDR (Sensor Data Record), SEL (System Event Log) and service processor logs:
IPMItool is an additional command line component that may be used as a supplement to DCMU to access service processor sensor data, read the SEL and FRU information, and perform chassis power control operations via the server’s Service Processor. For more information, see the Sun Fire X4540 Server Linux and Solaris OS Installation Guide.
IPMItool is a simple command-line interface that is useful for managing IPMI-enabled devices. This utility performs IPMI functions with a kernel device driver or over a LAN interface. IPMItool enables you to manage system field-replaceable units (FRUs), monitor system health, and monitor and manage system environmentals independent of the operating system. Some Sun servers implement a subset o f IPMI functions. You can download this tool from http://ipmitool.sourceforge.net/. For more information, see Chapter 5, IPMItool for Windows.
RAID allows you to manage an array of disks for increased redundancy, recoverability, and performance. A RAID-1 volume, or mirror, is a volume that maintains identical copies of the data in RAID-0 (stripe or concatenation) volumes. The RAID-0 volumes that are mirrored are called submirrors. After you configure a mirror, the mirror can be used just like a physical slice.
MegaRAID Storage Manger (MSM) is a configuration setup utility that enables you to configure, monitor, and maintain storage configurations on SAS106x Integrated RAID controllers. MSM is available on the Tools and Drivers CD or the Tools and Drivers CD image on the product download site.
For more information, see the Sun LSI 106x RAID User’s Guide. For Adaptec-based RAID arrays, see Chapter 6, Managing RAID Using the StorageTek RAID Manager (for Adaptec-based RAID Controller).
LSI (SAS-IR) SNMP is a utility used over SAS connections to monitor MSM-IR activity from a remote station. It is available on the Tools and Drivers CD or the Tools and Drivers CD image on the product download site. These servers support the LSI SNMP utility on the Windows Server 2003 OS and on Linux.
For more information, see the Sun LSI 106x RAID User’s Guide. For LSI-based RAID arrays, see Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager (for LSI-based RAID Controllers).
NIC teaming (also known as IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation) for Windows is the grouping of Network Interface Cards (NICs) into one logical interface to increase availability and enable load balancing. NIC teaming provides for fault tolerance, load balancing, link aggregation, and Virtual LAN (VLAN) tagging in Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2. When you install the NIC Teaming supplemental software for your Sun server, Intel PROSet software configuration tabs are automatically added to the network adapters listed in Device Manager. Adapters that appear in the Intel PROSet teaming wizard can be included in a team.
The NVIDIA Network Access Manager can be used to configure the teaming of NVIDIA network interface ports on on systems running Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems. Use NAM to optimize your server’s network performance, increase its network bandwidth, and provide optimal throughput in case one of your network adapters stops functioning. See also NIC Teaming.
TABLE 1-1 lists the supported applications and utilities described in this document.
|Server (* — EOL)||HERD||hd Utility||RAID||RAID 0/1||NIC Teaming||NAM||DCMU|
|Sun Fire X2100*||--||S||SLW||--||--||W||--|
|Sun Fire X2200 M2||L||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Sun Fire X2250||--||--||SLW||--||--||--||--|
|Sun Fire X2270||--||--||W||--||W||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4100*||--||--||SLW||--||--||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4100 M2*||L||--||SLW||--||--||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4140||L||--||SLW||--||--||W||--|
|Sun Fire X4150||--||--||SLW||--||W||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4170||--||--||SLW||--||W||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4470||--||--||SLW||SLW||W08, W08 R2||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4500||L||SLW||S, W03||--||W||--||SLW|
|Sun Fire X4540||L||SLW||W03, W08||--||--||W||SLW|
|Sun Fire X4600||L||--||SLW||SLW||--||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4640||L||--||SLW||SLW||--||--||--|
|Sun Fire X4800||--||--||SLW||--||W08, W08 R2||--||--|
|Sun Blade X6220||L||--||SLW||--||--||--||--|
|Sun Blade X6240||--||--||SLW||--||--||--|
|Sun Blade X6250||--||--||SLW||--||W||--||--|
|Sun Blade X6270||--||--||SLW||--||W||--||--|
|Sun Blade X6275||--||--||SLW||--||W||--||--|
|Sun Blade X6450||--||--||--||--||W||--||--|
|Legend: S = Oracle Solaris OS, L = Linux, W = Windows|
Sun Installation Assistant (SIA) is a tool that assists you in the installation of supported Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems (OS), firmware upgrades, SP recovery, option card drivers, applications, and utilities onto x64 Sun Fire and Sun Blade servers. SIA is an orderable software option, and can also be download from the Sun Download page at: http://www.sun.com/download/index.jsp.
VMware runs on Windows and Linux and enables users to configure multiple virtual systems. To install the VMware or VMware ESX Server ISO image, you must first download an ISO image of the software installation CD.
Sun xVM Ops Center, part of Oracle Solaris Management Tools, is used to provision, update, and manage the systems. Sun xVM Ops Center manages multi-platform x64 and SPARC systems, and facilitates many aspects of compliance reporting (ITIL), data center automation, and enables the simultaneous management of systems.
For more information, go to docs.sun.com.
SunVTS diagnostic software enables the server to boot using the Oracle Solaris OS on the CD. The SunVTS software runs diagnostic tests and outputs log files that are used to determine the problem with the server. The SunVTS software can be found on the Bootable Diagnostics CD that is shipped with servers that SunVTS supports.
For more information, go to docs.sun.com.
cfggen is a configuration utility used to create Integrated Mirroring (IM) volumes. cfggen runs in the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) and on DOS. The utility is a minimally interactive program that can be executed from a command-line prompt or a shell script. You can install cfggen from the Tools and Drivers CD, if available, or from your product Tools and Drivers CD image, downloadable from the product web page.For more information, see Sun LSI 106x RAID User’s Guide.
The ipmiflash utility provides methods to upgrade the ILOM service processor and BIOS remotely over the management network and locally from the server. This utility is available for Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems.See the ipmiflash man page for more information.
The DOS-based Pc-Check utility is a server diagnostics tool that is accessed and executed only from the Tools and Drivers CD. Pc-Check was designed to detect and test all motherboard components, ports, and slots for hardware-related error messages (such as memory errors or hard disk errors) on your server.