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Overview of the ILOM Supplement

Introduction to ILOM Software

ILOM Software Overview

What Does ILOM Do?

Communicating With the ILOM and the System Console

Server Connections

About ILOM SP IP Addresses and the ILOM Interfaces

Determining the SP IP Address

How to Get the SP IP Address Using the BIOS Setup Utility

How to Get the SP IP Address By Using a Serial Connection and the CLI

Connecting to the ILOM

How to Connect to the Command-Line Interface Using SSH

How to Connect to the ILOM Command-Line Interface Through the Serial Management Port

How to Connect to the ILOM Web Interface

Connecting to the System Console

How to Connect to the Server Locally (Physical Console)

How to Connect Remotely Using the ILOM Web Interface

How to Connect to the Serial Console Using the ILOM Command-Line Interface

Updating Firmware

Firmware Versions Worksheet

Determining Current Firmware Versions

Preparing for the Firmware Update

Updating the ILOM and System BIOS

Updating the Embedded HBA BIOS

Using ILOM to Monitor the Host


How to Connect to the ILOM Command-Line Interface Through the Serial Management Port

Use this procedure to establish a serial connection to the ILOM SP so that you can perform initial configuration of ILOM.

Before You Begin

  1. Configure the terminal device or the terminal emulation software running on a laptop or PC to the following settings:
    • 8N1: eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit

    • 9600 baud

    • Disable hardware flow control (CTS/RTS)

    • Disable software flow control (XON/XOFF)

  2. Connect a serial cable from the RJ-45 SERIAL MGT port on the server’s back panel to a terminal device.

    See Server Connections for the location of the RJ-45 SERIAL MGT port.

  3. Press Enter on the terminal device to establish a connection between that terminal device and the ILOM SP.

    The SP eventually displays a login prompt, such as the following example:

    SUNSP0111AP0-0814YT06B4 login:

    In this example login prompt:

    • The string SUNSP is the same for all SPs.

    • 0111AP0-0814YT06B4 is the product serial number by default. This value can also be the host name, which is assigned by the user or the DHCP server.

  4. Log in to the ILOM.
    1. Type the default user name: root.
    2. Type the default password: changeme.

      Once you have successfully logged in, the SP displays its default command prompt:


      You can now run CLI commands to configure ILOM for the server’s user accounts, network settings, access lists, alerts, and so on. For detailed instructions on CLI commands, see the Sun Integrated Lights-Out Manager 3.0 CLI Procedures Guide.

  5. To start the serial console, type:

    cd /SP/console


    Note - You can switch back to the SP CLI from the serial console by entering the Esc ( key sequence.