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Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Supplement for Sun Blade T6340 Server Modules

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Understanding ILOM for the Sun Blade T6340 Server Module

ILOM Overview

Chassis Monitoring Module Features

Updating the System Firmware

Resetting the Password to the Factory Default

Managing the Host

Resetting the Host

Managing Host Boot Mode

Viewing and Configuring Host Control Information

Managing Host Diagnostics and POST

Managing System User Interactions

Managing the Service Processor

Storing Customer Information

Changing Service Processor Settings to Factory Defaults

Display Console History (CLI)

Change Console Escape Characters (CLI)

Changing Configuration Policy Settings

Managing Power Usage and Monitoring Power Consumption

Managing Network Access

Managing SSH Server Settings

Monitoring Active System Faults

Managing Devices

Managing Virtual Keyswitch Settings

Using the Remote Console

Hardware Connection Options

Configuring the Host for Using Remote Console With OpenBoot

Configuring the Host at the OpenBoot Prompt

Configuring the Host in Solaris OS

Resetting the Variables to the Defaults Using ILOM

Resetting the output-device and input-device Variables to Factory Default

Resetting All OpenBoot NVRAM Variable to Factory Defaults

Configuring the Host for Using Remote Console With Solaris OS

IPMI Sensor Reference

Sensors on the Sun Blade T6340 Server Module

Indicators on the Sun Blade T6340 Server Module

ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

Limits to Backward Compatibility

Create an ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

Switch Between the ALOM CMT Shell and the Host Console

Return to the ILOM From the ILOM CMT Shell

Comparing ILOM and ALOM CMT Commands

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


Configuring the Host for Using Remote Console With OpenBoot

To use OpenBoot with Remote Console, you must set the OpenBoot environment variables input-device and output-device to appropriate values. The default value for these variables is virtual-console. This virtual-console value is the textual stream console that is sent to the ILOM SP. You can change the OpenBoot input-device and output-device settings so that the ILOM SP textual console displays only the Power-On Self-Test (POST) output, but not OpenBoot output, the ok prompt, or the Solaris boot output.

OpenBoot Remote Console Options
Environment Variable
Allowable Values
virtual-console rkeyboard
Remote Serial Console, or ILOM ssh Shell Remote Video Console, or local USB-attached keyboard.
virtual-console rscreen
Remote Serial Console, or ILOM ssh Shell Remote Video Console, or local VGA-attached monitor.

The Remote Console, by default, provides boot information culminating in a login prompt in the Remote Serial Console, and in a graphical login window in the Remote Video Console. What you see depends on what value has been set for output-device. The output sources that have to choose from are shown below.

Remote Console Data Sources
Data Source
Remote Console Access
Power-on self test (POST)
POST is always, and only, accessible through the Remote Serial Console.
OpenBoot PROM
Direct OpenBoot PROM output to either the Remote Serial Console or the Remote Video Console. The default is Remote Serial Console.
Direct Solaris output to either the Remote Serial Console, or to the Remote Video Console.
The Solaris graphical login window is always sent to the Remote Video Console output, no matter where you direct the boot progress output to be sent.

Note - If you change the value of the OpenBoot output-device to something other than the default value of virtual-console, you can not use the Remote Serial Console and the ILOM ssh shell to administer Solaris. If this happens, and you want to switch back to the default operation, you must reset both input-device and output-device to their default values. See Resetting the Variables to the Defaults Using ILOM.


Caution - Be careful when setting OpenBoot input and output variables. If you set the variables to devices that are not consistently available, for example, you will not be able to see output or type at the ok prompt when the devices are not available. In this case, you must reset the value of both variables to the default. See “Resetting the Variables to the Defaults Using ILOM” on page 47 for more information.

At the OpenBoot ok prompt or in Solaris, use one of the following procedures to change the input and output device settings.