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Features and Issues From 10-2008 to 02-2009
This chapter describes the new features that have been implemented and issues that have been addressed in the ILOM 2.0 releases between October 2008 and February 2009.
TABLE 3-1 summarizes the ILOM features that were introduced into the firmware between October 2008 and February 2009. 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
Description: When running certain versions of the Sun Remote Console application (JavaRConsole) on a client, the Alt-Graph key works incorrectly on international keyboards.
This problem was addressed in two phases:
1. Workaround: A Workaround is provided that adds a short-cut key combination (ALT-z) for toggling on or off the "Right Alt" Keyboard menu item in Sun ILOM Remote Console. This Workaround does not depend on a specific version of the Java Development Kit (JDK). However, this Workaround is limited in that it is not possible to send the ALT-GR key directly. To use the Workaround, you must be running a version of Sun ILOM Remote Console that contains the supported short-cut key (ALT-z).
2. Complete Solution: This solution sends the ALT-GR key directly without any special Sun Remote Console menu options or intervention. However, it requires using a more recent version of the JDK. To use the Complete Solution, you must be running a version of Sun ILOM Remote Console that sends the ALT-GR key directly. The following JDK requirements also apply to the Complete Solution:
You can use the ILOM version command to determine which version of ILOM is running on a platform.
Use the information in the following table to determine the ILOM versions for each platform, then associate the version with the Workaround Solution or the Complete Solution.
|Note - This table does not list platforms that have announced end-of-life plans or products that are not applicable, such as Sun Blade chassis systems.|
TABLE 3-2 summarizes the ILOM issues reported between October 2008 and February 2009. 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.
Refer to your platform ILOM Supplement, platform Product Notes, or other platform documentation to determine which of the issues applies to a specific platform and specific ILOM firmware release.
Description: IPMI LAN sessions should time out after 3 minutes of inactivity. However, due to incorrect settings for the LAN timer interval, the IPMI LAN session was set to time out after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Resolution: The IPMI LAN idle session timeout has been corrected to time out after 3 minutes of inactivity.
Description: The following incorrect traps were returned during assertion and deassertion of power sensors:
/SYS/PWRGOOD "State Asserted" returned the following trap:
/SYS/PWRGOOD "State Deasserted" returned the following trap: sunHwTrapComponentOk
Resolution: "State asserted" now returns an OK trap, and "State Deasserted" now returns an Error trap.
Description: If a double quotation mark is used in a string that is set with the
setfru -c command, the double quote needs to be preceded by a backslash character. Note that \” counts as two characters.
Resolution: Strings with double quotes must include backslash characters. For example:
sc> setfru -c \”1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456\” Updating Customer_DataR in /SYS/MB Updating Customer_DataR in /SYS/PDB Updating Customer_DataR in /SYS/SASBP Updating Customer_DataR in /SYS/FANBD0 Updating Customer_DataR in /SYS/FANBD1 sc> showfru ... /Customer_DataR /Customer_DataR/UNIX_Timestamp32: Mon Mar 26 18:41:54 GMT 2007 /Customer_DataR/Cust_Data: "1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456" SEGMENT: PS
Description: The Sun ILOM Remote Console is a remote management graphical user interface tool that enables you to redirect devices on a remote host server from a local client. Remote Console supports two methods of redirection--video and serial console--enabling the devices on your local client to behave as if they were directly attached to the remote host server. Video redirection is supported on all Sun x64 servers and some SPARC servers. Serial console redirection is not supported on Sun x64 servers.
Redirection of video and serial console for users of the Solaris operating environment is not adequately described in the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager 2.0 User’s Guide (820-1188).
Resolution: Use the following instructions to redirect the console input/output to the video and serial ports using the Solaris operating environment.
|Note - This procedure is supported on Sun x64 systems running the Solaris operating environment. Refer to your platform documentation for more information.|
1. Log in to Solaris as root.
2. To redirect the console input/output to video, type the following:
3. To reboot Solaris, type:
1. Log in to Solaris as root.
2. To redirect the console input/output to the serial console, type the following:
|Note - This procedure is only supported on Sun x64 systems running the Solaris operating environment. After the console is configured in this manner, the only way to access the Solaris console will be from the ILOM command line interface.|
3. To reboot Solaris, type:
Description: ILOM did not allow community strings containing non-alphanumeric characters (underscore and hyphen).
Resolution: You can now use a hyphen or an underscore character to create an SNMP community name. If you use the ILOM web interface to create the community name or to specify the community name for SNMP traps, you can start the community name with a hyphen. However, you cannot use a hyphen as the first character when creating a community name using the ILOM command-line interface (CLI). The CLI shell interprets the hyphen character as the start of a parameter.
Description: If you change the chassis monitoring module (CMM) static IP address to a new static IP address using the ILOM web interface, you might be unable to log in again to the ILOM web interface using the new IP address.
Resolution: This is the expected behavior of changing the static IP address while logged in. Wait approximately 1 to 2 minutes after changing the IP address, then reconnect to ILOM with the new IP address.
Description: At the conclusion of a system-wide LED test (Push-to-Test), all LEDs are restored to pre-LED-test state, except the Locate LED. The Locate LED continues to fast blink.
Resolution: The behavior of the Locate LED before initiating the Push-to-Test procedure is a fast blink, so the Locate LED will continue to fast blink after the Push-to-Test process is complete.
Description: When logging in to a host server with Operator permissions using the ILOM web interface (Configuration --> Serial Port), you might experience the following errors:
Because of these errors, a user with Operator permissions might assume incorrectly that changes can be made to the serial settings on the web.
Resolution: Only users with Administrator privileges can change the serial port settings.
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.
Issue: In the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager 2.0 User’s Guide (820-1188), Figure 3-1 incorrectly illustrates the target structure of ILOM 2.0.
Resolution: The following figure is correct.
Issue: In the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager 2.0 User’s Guide (820-1188), there are incorrect entries for properties, values, and default values that correspond with valid targets in the set and show commands. The following information is correct.
Update: This information will be included in a future release of the User’s Guide.