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User's Guide

Installing the Switch

Understanding Switch Specifications

Routing Service Cables

Understanding InfiniBand Cabling

Preparing for Installation

Verify Shipping Carton Contents

Route the InfiniBand Cables

Install the Switch in the Rack

Powering On the Switch

Connecting InfiniBand Cables

Verifying the InfiniBand Fabric

Administering the Switch

Troubleshooting the Switch

Understanding Administrative Commands

Monitoring the Hardware

Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric

Monitoring the Subnet Manager

Controlling the Hardware

Controlling the InfiniBand Fabric

Controlling the Subnet Manager

Servicing the Switch

Replaceable Components

Servicing Power Supplies

Servicing Fans

Servicing InfiniBand Cables

Servicing the Battery

Firmware Upgrades

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

Access the Oracle ILOM Shell From the CLI (NET MGT Port)

Access the Oracle ILOM Shell From the CLI (USB Management Port)

Switching Between the Oracle ILOM Shell and the Linux Shell

/SYS/Switch_Diag and /SYS/Fabric_Mgmt Linux Shells

Switch From the Oracle ILOM Shell to the Linux Shell

Switch From the Linux Shell to the Oracle ILOM Shell

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Performing Daily Tasks (CLI)

Display the Date (CLI)

Display Switch Status LEDs States (CLI)

Display the Aggregate Sensors State (CLI)

Aggregate Sensor States

Display Power Supply Status (CLI)

Display Board-Level Voltages (CLI)

Board Level Voltages

Display Internal Temperatures (CLI)

Internal Temperature Sensors

Display Fan Status (CLI)

Display the Oracle ILOM Sessions (CLI)

Display the Oracle ILOM Event Log (CLI)

Checking the Status of Services (CLI)

Display the HTTP Service Status (CLI)

Display the HTTPS Service Status (CLI)

Display the SSL Certificates (CLI)

Display the SNMP Service Status (CLI)

Display the SNMP User Accounts (CLI)

Display the SNMP Service Communities (CLI)

Display the IPMI Service Status (CLI)

Display the SMTP Client Status (CLI)

Display the NTP Servers (CLI)

Verifying Other Aspects With Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Get Help on an Oracle ILOM Command (CLI)

Get Help on an Oracle ILOM Target Property (CLI)

Display the Alert Properties (CLI)

Display the Oracle ILOM User Accounts (CLI)

Display the Remote Log Hosts (CLI)

Display the Network Management Configuration (CLI)

Display the CLI Session Timeout (CLI)

Display Switch FRU ID (CLI)

Display Power Supply FRU ID (CLI)

Display the Firmware Version (CLI)

Display Identification Properties (CLI)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Performing General Tasks on Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Set the Date and Time (CLI)

Enable the Locator LED (CLI)

Disable the Locator LED (CLI)

Clear the Oracle ILOM Event Log (CLI)

Set the Remote Log Hosts (CLI)

Configure the SMTP Client (CLI)

Back Up the Configuration (CLI)

Switch Configuration Information Backed Up

Restore the Configuration (CLI)

Create a Snapshot of the Switch State (CLI)

Snapshot Dataset Information (CLI)

Set the Network Management Parameters (CLI)

Set the Identification Properties (CLI)

Performing Oracle ILOM User Tasks (CLI)

Add an Oracle ILOM User Account (CLI)

Change an Oracle ILOM User's Password and or Role (CLI)

Delete an Oracle ILOM User Account (CLI)

Managing HTTP Services (CLI)

Enable the HTTP Service (CLI)

Disable the HTTP Service (CLI)

Managing HTTPS Services (CLI)

Enable the HTTPS Service (CLI)

Install a Custom SSL Certificate (CLI)

Remove the Custom SSL Certificate (CLI)

Disable the HTTPS Service (CLI)

Managing SNMP Services (CLI)

Enable the SNMP Service (CLI)

Configure the SNMP Service (CLI)

Add SNMP Service User Accounts (CLI)

Modify SNMP Service User Accounts (CLI)

Delete SNMP Service User Accounts (CLI)

Add SNMP Service Communities (CLI)

Modify SNMP Service Communities (CLI)

Delete SNMP Service Communities (CLI)

Back Up SNMP Service MIBs (CLI)

Disable the SNMP Service (CLI)

Managing Other Aspects With Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Enable Alerts to Send SNMP Traps (CLI)

Enable Alerts to Send PETs (CLI)

Enable Alerts to Send Email Alerts (CLI)

Disable Alerts (CLI)

Set the Oracle ILOM CLI Session Timeout (CLI)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Firmware Overview

Acquire the Switch Firmware Package (CLI)

Upgrade the Switch Firmware (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)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (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 Sensors' State (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 Hardware Commands

Linux Shells for Hardware Commands

chassis_led Command

checkboot Command

checkguidfilesftree 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)

generatetopology Command

getfanspeed Command

getmaster Command

getnm2type Command

getportstatus Command

help Command (Hardware)

ibdevreset Command

listlinkup Command

managementreset Command

matchtopology Command

setcontrolledhandover Command

setloghost Command

setmsmlocationmonitor Command

setsmpriority Command

setsubnetprefix Command

showfruinfo Command

showpsufru Command

showsmlog Command

showtemps Command

showtopology Command

showunhealthy Command

smconfigtest Command

version Command (Hardware)

Understanding InfiniBand Commands

Linux Shells for InfiniBand Commands

ibaddr Command

ibcheckerrors Command

ibchecknet Command

ibchecknode Command

ibcheckport Command

ibcheckportstate Command

ibcheckportwidth Command

ibcheckstate Command

ibcheckwidth Command

ibclearcounters Command

ibclearerrors Command

ibdatacounters Command

ibdatacounts Command

ibdiagnet Command

ibdiagpath Command

ibhosts Command

ibnetdiscover Command

ibnetstatus Command

ibnodes Command

ibportstate Command

ibroute Command

ibrouters Command

ibstat Command

ibstatus Command

ibswitches Command

ibsysstat Command

ibtracert Command

perfquery Command

saquery Command

sminfo Command

smpdump Command

smpquery Command

Understanding SNMP MIB OIDs

OID Tables Overview

Understanding the SUN-DCS-MIB MIB OIDs



Understanding the SUN-PLATFORM-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the ENTITY-MIB MIB OIDs


Upgrade the Switch Firmware (CLI)

  1. Open an SSH session as user root and connect to the management controller by specifying the controller’s host name as configured with the DHCP server.

    For example:

    % ssh -l root nm2name
    root@nm2name’s password: password

    where nm2name is the host name of the management controller. The name might be the word hostname. Initially, the password is changeme.

  2. If the Subnet Manager is running on the management controller, disable it with the disablesm command.
    # disablesm
    Stopping partitiond daemon.                                [  OK  ]
    Stopping IB Subnet Manager..                               [  OK  ]
  3. Verify that there is at least 80 MB available in the / filesystem.
    # df -h /
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda2             471M  287M 161M  65% /

    In this example, there are 161 MB available. If not enough space is available, you must delete or move files from the / filesystem.

  4. Verify that there is at least 120MB available in the /tmp directory.
    # df -h /tmp
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    tmpfs                 250M  240K 249M 1% /tmp

    In this example, there are 249 MB available. If not enough space is available, you must delete files from the /tmp directory.

  5. Verify that there is at least 120 MB free memory available.
    # free -m
                     total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           498        104        393          0         12         47
    -/+ buffers/cache:         45        453
    Swap:            0          0          0

    In the Mem: row of the free column, there should be at least 120 MB free memory. In this example, there are 393 MB available. If not enough memory is available, you must exit non-essential applications that are running.

  6. Launch the ILOM shell:
    # spsh
    Sun(TM) Integrated Lights Out Manager 
    Version ILOM 3.0 r47111 
    Copyright 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. 
    Use is subject to license terms. 

    You are now in the ILOM shell.

    You can use the exit command to return to the Linux shell.

  7. Begin the upgrade process:
    -> load -source URI/pkgname


    URI is the uniform resource indicator for the host where the switch firmware package is located. The FTP and HTTP protocols are supported.

    pkgname is the name of the firmware package in the transfer directory.

    For example, using the FTP protocol:

    -> load -source ftp://root:changeme@
    Downloading firmware image. This will take a few minutes.

    The firmware is downloaded. The upgrade begins. A warning is displayed and you are asked to commit to the upgrade.

    NOTE: Firmware upgrade will upgrade the SUN DCS 36p firmware.
             ILOM will enter a special mode to load new firmware. No other tasks
             should be performed in ILOM until the firmware upgrade is complete.
    Are you sure you want to load the specified file (y/n)?
  8. Answer y to the prompt to commit to the upgrade.

    The upgrade begins.

    Setting up environment for firmware upgrade. This will take approximately 2 minutes.
    Starting SUN DCS 36p FW update
    Performing operation: I4 A
    I4 fw upgrade from 7.2.0(INI:1) to 7.2.300(INI:1):
    Upgrade started...
    Upgrade completed.
    INFO: I4 fw upgrade from 7.2.0(INI:1) to 7.2.300(INI:1) succeeded
    Summary of Firmware update 
    I4 status                :  FW UPDATE - SUCCESS
    I4 update succeeded on   :  A
    I4 already up-to-date on :  none
    I4 update failed on      :  none
    Performing operation: SUN DCS 36p firmware update
    SUN DCS 36p fw upgrade from 1.1.3-2 to 1.3.3-1:
    Upgrade started...
    Upgrade completed.
    INFO: SUN DCS 36p fw upgrade from 1.1.3-2 to 1.3.3-1 succeeded
    Firmware update is complete.
  9. Exit the Oracle ILOM CLI shell:
    -> exit
  10. Reboot the switch to enable the new firmware.

    See Switch Administration, restarting the entire switch.

    Note - The restart process takes between 4 to 5 minutes to complete. The Oracle ILOM stack requires at least 2 minutes to become operational after a reboot.

  11. If previously disabled, log in as the root user and enable the Subnet Manager.
    % ssh -l root nm2name
    root@nm2name’s password: password
    # enablesm
    Starting IB Subnet Manager.                                [  OK  ]
    Starting partitiond daemon.                                [  OK  ]
  12. Verify the firmware version:
    # version
    SUN DCS 36p version: 1.3.3-1
    Build time: Jan 13 2011 16:41:58
    SP board info:
    Manufacturing Date: 2010.01.22
    Serial Number: "NCD4J0165"
    Hardware Revision: 0x0006
    Firmware Revision: 0x0102
    BIOS version: NOW1R112 
    BIOS date: 04/24/2009

    In the first line of the output is SUN DCS 36p version x.y.z-w, where x.y.z-w is the version of the firmware upgraded (or downgraded). For example, 1.3.3-1.

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