Solaris 7 Sun Hardware Platform Guide

Creating the eeprom.image File

You must have the system identification key and the host ID before you perform the following instructions. You can obtain the key and ID from your service provider. This key is used to generate an eeprom.image file.

  1. Log in to the SSP as user ssp.

  2. When prompted for the SUNW_HOSTNAME variable, use either the platform name or the name of an existing domain.

  3. Create the eeprom.image file:

    ssp% sys_id -h hostid -k key \
    -f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name

    Where hostid is the number provided with the key in the form of 0X80A66xxx, key is the EEPROM key number, and domain_name is the host name of the domain.

    Note -

    All key and hostid numbers are case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as they are received.

  4. Execute the following sys_id command to check the results:

    ssp% sys_id -d -f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name

In the following example, 49933C54C64C858CD4CF is the key and 0x80a66e05 is the hostid:

ssp% sys_id -h 0x80a66e05 -k 49933C54C64C858CD4CF \
-f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name
ssp% sys_id -d -f $SSPVAR/.ssp_private/eeprom_save/eeprom.image.domain_name

 IDPROM in eeprom.image.domain_name
                    Format	= 0x01
              Machine Type	= 0x80
          Ethernet Address	= 0:0:be:a6:6e:5
        Manufacturing Date	= Wed Dec 31 16:00:00 1997
Serial number (machine ID)	= 0xa66e05
                  Checksum	= 0x3f

  1. Back up the SSP eeprom.image files to tape or disk where they can be accessed in case of an SSP boot-disk failure.