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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Related Documentation

Documentation, Support, and Training

Site Planning

SPARC Enterprise T5440 Site Planning Guide

Physical Specifications

Minimum Clearance for Service Access

Environmental Specifications

Power Source Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Agency Compliance Specifications

Operating Environment Requirements

Installation and Setup

Preparing for Installation

About the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Tools and Equipment Needed

Installation Overview

Cabling Notes

About the Slide Rail Assembly

About the Cable Management Arm

Rack Compatibility Requirements

Safety Precautions

ESD Precautions

Installing the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Installing the Rack Slide Assembly

Installing the Server Into the Cabinet

Installing the Cable Management Arm (CMA)

Connecting the Server Cables

Managing Cables With the CMA

Powering On the System

Powering On the System for the First Time

Enabling the Service Processor Network Management Port

Logging Into the Service Processor

Using the Service Processor for Common Operations

Booting the Solaris Operating System

Updating the Firmware

Updating Service Processor and Server Firmware

Updating the Firmware

Selecting a Boot Device

Select a Boot Device


Basic Administrative Tasks

Initial System Setup

Communicating With the System

Performing Common Tasks

Manage Disk Volumes

Hardware RAID Support

Creating RAID Volumes

Removing Hardware RAID Volumes

Manage the System

Searching for Faults

Bypassing Minor Faults

Clearing Faults

Managing Devices

Use Logical Domains Software

Understanding Logical Domains Software

Operating the Solaris OS With Logical Domains

ALOM-to-ILOM Command Reference

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison Tables

Remote Management

Understanding ILOM for the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific ILOM Features

ILOM Features Not Supported

Managing the Host

Resetting the Host

Managing Host Boot Mode

Viewing and Configuring Host Control Information

Managing System User Interactions

Managing the Service Processor

Storing Customer Information

Display Console History (CLI)

Change Console Escape Characters (CLI)

Changing Configuration Policy Settings

Managing Network Access

Managing Devices

Managing Virtual Keyswitch Settings

IPMI Sensor Reference

Sensors on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Indicators on the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Server

ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

Limits to Backward Compatibility

Create an ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison

ALOM CMT Variables

ALOM CMT Variable Comparison

Event Messages Available Through the ALOM Compatibility Shell

Event Message Overview

Event Severity Levels

Service Processor Usage Event Messages

Environmental Monitoring Event Messages

Host Monitoring Event Messages

SCC Backup and Restore

Information Stored on The SCC


Identifying Server Components

Infrastructure Boards and Cables

Front Panel Diagram

Front Panel LEDs

Rear Panel Diagram

Rear Panel LEDs

Ethernet Port LEDs

Managing Faults

Understanding Fault Handling Options

Connecting to the Service Processor

Displaying FRU Information With Oracle ILOM

Controlling How POST Runs

Detecting Faults

Clearing Faults

Disabling Faulty Components

Oracle ILOM-to-ALOM CMT Command Reference

Preparing to Service the System

Safety Information

Required Tools

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number Remotely

Powering Off the System

Extending the Server to the Maintenance Position

Remove the Server From the Rack

Perform Electrostatic Discharge – Antistatic Prevention Measures

Remove the Top Cover

Servicing Customer-Replaceable Units

Hot-Pluggable and Hot‐Swappable Devices

Servicing Hard Drives

Servicing Fan Trays

Servicing Power Supplies

Servicing PCIe Cards

Servicing CMP/Memory Modules

Servicing FB-DIMMs

Servicing Field-Replaceable Units

Servicing the Front Bezel

Servicing the DVD-ROM Drive

Servicing the Service Processor

Servicing the IDPROM

Servicing the Battery

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the Fan Tray Carriage

Servicing the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Motherboard

Servicing the Flex Cable Assembly

Servicing the Front Control Panel

Servicing the Front I/O Board

Returning the Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Install the Server Into the Rack

Slide the Server Into the Rack

Connect the Power Cords to the Server

Power On the Server

Performing Node Reconfiguration

I/O Connections to CMP/Memory Modules

Recovering From a Failed CMP/Memory Module

System Bus Topology

I/O Fabric in 2P Configuration

I/O Fabric in 4P Configuration

Identifying Connector Pinouts

Serial Management Port Connector Pinouts

Network Management Port Connector Pinouts

Serial Port Connector Pinouts

USB Connector Pinouts

Gigabit Ethernet Connector Pinouts

Server Components

Customer-Replaceable Units

Field-Replaceable Units


ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison Tables

Table 12 ALOM CMT Shell Configuration Commands

ALOM CMT Command
Comparable ILOM Command
Changes the login password of the current user.
set /SP/users/username password
Restarts the SSH server so that new host keys generated by the ssh-keygen command are reloaded.
set /SP/services/ssh restart_sshd_action=true
setdate [[mmdd]HHMM |mmddHHMM[cc]yy][.SS]
Sets ALOM CMT date and time.
set /SP/clock datetime=value
setdefaults setdefaults –a
Resets all ALOM CMT configuration parameters to their default values. The –a option resets the user information to the factory default (one admin account only).
set /SP reset_to_defaults=configuration

set /SP reset_to_defaults=all

setkeyswitch [normal|stby|diag| locked]
Sets the status of the virtual keyswitch. Setting the virtual keyswitch to standby (stby) powers off the server. Before powering off the host server, ALOM CMT asks for a confirmation.
set /SYS keyswitch_state=value
setsc [param] [value]
Sets the specified ALOM CMT parameter to the assigned value.
set target property=value

Runs the interactive configuration script. This script configures the ALOM CMT configuration variables.
No equivalent in ILOM

showplatform [–v]

Displays information about the host system’s hardware configuration, and whether the hardware is providing service. The –v option displays verbose information about the displayed components.
show /HOST

Displays information about the field-replaceable units (FRUs) in a host server.
No equivalent in ILOM


showusers –g lines

Displays a list of users currently logged in to ALOM CMT. The display for this command has a similar format to that of the UNIX command who. The –g option pauses the display after the number of lines you specify for lines.
show /SP/sessions

No equivalent in ILOM


showhost version

Displays version information for host-side components. The version option displays the same information as the showhost command with no option.
show /HOST

Displays status of virtual keyswitch.
show /SYS keyswitch_state

showsc [param]
Displays the current non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) configuration parameters.
show target property

Displays the ALOM CMT date. ALOM CMT time is expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) rather than local time. The Solaris OS and ALOM CMT time are not synchronized.
show /SP/clock datetime

ssh-keygen –l

ssh-keygen –r

ssh-keygen –t {rsa|dsa}

Generates Secure Shell (SSH) host keys and displays the host key fingerprint on the SC.
show /SP/services/ssh/keys rsa|dsa

set /SP/services/ssh generate_new_key_action=true

set /SP/services/ssh generate_new_key_type=[rsa|dsa]

usershow [username]
Displays a list of all user accounts, permission levels, and whether passwords are assigned.
show /SP/users

useradd username
Adds a user account to ALOM CMT.
create /SP/users/username

userdel username

userdel –y username

Deletes a user account from ALOM CMT. The –y option enables you to skip the confirmation question.
delete /SP/users/username

delete –script /SP/users/username

userpassword [username]
Sets or changes a user password.
set /SP/users/username password

userperm [username] [c] [u] [a] [r]
Sets the permission level for a user account.
set /SP/users/username role=permissions

(where permissions are Administrator or Operator)

Table 13 ALOM CMT Shell Log Commands

ALOM CMT Command
Comparable ILOM Command
showlogs [–b lines|–e lines|–v] [–g lines] [-p logtype[r|p]]

Displays the history of all events logged in the ALOM CMT RAM event log, or major and critical events in the persistent log. The –p option selects whether to display entries only from the RAM event log (logtype r) or the persistent event log (logtype p).
show /SP/logs/event/list

No equivalent in ILOM

consolehistory [–b lines|–e lines|–v] [–g lines] [boot|run]
Displays the host server console output buffers.
No equivalent in ILOM

Table 14 ALOM CMT Shell Status and Control Commands

ALOM CMT Command
Comparable ILOM Command
Displays the environmental status of the host server. This information includes system temperatures, power supply status, front panel LED status, hard disk drive status, fan status, voltage, and current sensor status.
show –o table –level all /SYS

showpower [–v]
Displays power metrics for the host server.
show /SP/powermgmt
shownetwork [–v]

Displays the current network configuration information. The –v option shows additional information about your network, including information about your DHCP server.
show /SP/network


console –f

Connects to the host system console. The –f option forces the console write lock from one user to another.
start /SP/console

No equivalent in ILOM

break –c

break –D

Drops the host server from running the Solaris OS software into OpenBoot PROM or kmdb depending upon the mode in which the Solaris software was booted.
set /HOST send_break_action=break

set /HOST send_break_action=dumpcore

bootmode [normal] [reset_nvram] [config=configname][bootscript =string]
Controls the host server OpenBoot PROM firmware method of booting.
set /HOST/bootmode property=value

[where property is state, config, or script]

flashupdate –s IPaddr –f pathname [–v]
Downloads and updates system firmware (both host firmware and ALOM CMT firmware). For ILOM, ipaddr must be a TFTP server. If DHCP is used, ipaddr can be replaced by the name of the TFTP host.
load –source tftp://ipaddr/pathname

reset [–c]

reset [–y][–c]

reset –f

reset –d

reset [–d][–f]

reset [–d][–n]

reset [–d][–f][–n]

Attempts to gracefully reset the system. If that fails, this option forcefully reset the system.

Forcfully resets the system.

Attempts to gracefully reset the control domain. If that fails, this option forcefully reset the control domain.

Forcefully resets the control domain.

When resetting the control domain, this option may automatically boot (this is the default behavior when the auto-boot option is not specified).

When resetting the control domain, this option does not automatically boot and stays at the OpenBoot ok prompt. This option overrides all reboot variables and stops the control domain at the OpenBoot ok prompt after host reset. The auto-boot? option remains unchanged, thus subsequest reset commands automatically reboot host if the auto-boot? option is set to true.

reset /SYS

reset -script /SYS

reset -f /SYS

reset /HOST/domain/control

reset - f /HOST/domain/control

set /HOST/domain/control auto-boot=disable reset /HOST/domain/control

set /HOST/domain/control auto-boot=disable reset -f /HOST/domain/control

powercycle [–y] [–f]

powercycle –y

powercycle -f

poweroff followed by poweron. The –f option forces an immediate poweroff, otherwise the command attempts a graceful shutdown.
stop /SYS

start /SYS

stop –script /SYS

start –script /SYS

stop –force /SYS

start –force /SYS


poweroff –y

poweroff –f

Removes the main power from the host server. The –y option enables you to skip the confirmation question. ALOM CMT attempts to shut the server down gracefully. The –f option forces an immediate shutdown.
stop /SYS

stop –script /SYS

stop –force /SYS

Applies the main power to the host server or FRU.
start /SYS

setlocator [on/off]
Turns the Locator LED on the server on or off.
set /SYS/LOCATE value=value

showfaults [–v]
Displays current valid system faults.
show /SP/faultmgmt

clearfault UUID
Manually repairs system faults.
set /SYS/component clear_fault_action=true

Displays the current state of the Locator LED as either on or off.

Table 15 ALOM CMT Shell FRU Commands

ALOM CMT Command
Comparable ILOM Command
setfru –c data
The –c option enables you to store information (such as inventory codes) on all FRUs in a system.
set /SYS customer_frudata=data

[showfru –g lines] [–s|–d] [FRU]
Displays information about the FRUs in a host server.
No equivalent in ILOM

removefru [–y] [FRU]
Prepares a FRU (for example, a power supply) for removal. The –y option enables you to skip the confirmation question.
set /SYS/PS0 prepare_to_remove_action=true

Table 16 ALOM CMT Shell Automatic System Recovery (ASR) Commands

ALOM CMT Command
Comparable ILOM Command
enablecomponent asr-key
Removes a component from the asr-db blacklist.
set /SYS/component component_state=enabled

disablecomponent asr-key
Adds a component to the asr-db blacklist.
set /SYS/component component_state=disabled

showcomponent asr-key
Displays system components and their test status (ASR state).
show /SYS/component component_state

Removes all entries from the asr-db blacklist.
No equivalent in ILOM

Table 17 ALOM CMT Shell Miscellaneous Commands

ALOM CMT Command
Comparable ILOM Command
help [command]
Displays a list of all ALOM CMT commands with their syntax and a brief description of how each command works. Specifying a command name as an option enables you to view the help for that command.

resetsc –y

Reboots ALOM CMT. The –y option enables you to skip the confirmation question.
reset /SP

reset –script /SP

Sets the type of shell to shelltype, where shelltype is default or alom.
set /SP/users/username cli_mode=shelltype
Logs out from an ALOM CMT shell session.