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Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1

Supplement for Sun Server X2-4

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Using This Documentation

1.  Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Common System Management Tasks

Server Management Software Benefits

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Server Management Downloads and Documentation

2.  Oracle ILOM 3.1 Documentation

Oracle ILOM 3.1 Documentation Collection

3.  Oracle ILOM Features for the Sun┬áServer X2-4

Sun Server X2-4 Supported Firmware

Oracle ILOM 3.1 Features Supported on All Servers

Oracle ILOM 3.1 Features Supported on Oracle x86 Servers

Sideband Management

Power Control Policies

Local Host Interconnect Management Connection

Diagnostics Using Pc-Check and NMI

Control Next Boot Device

FRU TLI Auto-Update

Switch Serial Port Output to Host Management Console

Administer Open Problems and Clear Server Faults

Oracle ILOM 3.1 Features Not Supported on Sun Server X2-4

4.  Sensors and Indicators Reference Information

System Components

System Indicators

Temperature Sensors

Power Supply Fault Sensors

Fan Speed and Physical Security Sensors

Power Supply Unit Current, Voltage, and Power Sensors

Entity Presence Sensors

SNMP and PET Message Reference Information

SNMP Traps

PET Event Messages

5.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

Request Physical Media (By Phone)

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools


Server Management Software Benefits

This section describes the benefits of the following server management software tools:

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (Oracle ILOM) is system management firmware that is preinstalled on an embedded service processor on Oracle's x86-based servers and SPARC-based servers. Oracle ILOM enables you to actively manage and monitor components in your server. Using Oracle ILOM, you can remotely manage and monitor the server as if you were using a locally attached keyboard, monitor, and mouse, regardless of the state of the host system. The Oracle ILOM firmware automatically initializes when standby power is applied to the server.

Oracle ILOM firmware allows you to choose either a full-featured browser-based web interface or an equivalent command-line interface (CLI).

With Oracle ILOM, you can:

The service processor (SP) has a dedicated Ethernet port. The SP runs its own Oracle ILOM embedded operating system and provides out-of-band management capability. In addition, you can access Oracle ILOM from the server's host operating system (Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, other variants of Linux, or Windows).

You can also configure Oracle ILOM to integrate with other management tools in your data center. You can easily integrate the Oracle ILOM SNMP interface and IPMI management interfaces with other management tools and processes that you might have working already with your servers, such as Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. For more information about Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, go to:

In addition, you can integrate Oracle ILOM with several enterprise management, third-party tools, such as CA Unicenter, HP OpenView Operations, BMC Patrol, and IBM Tivoli. For more information about which tools are supported, go to:

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Oracle Hardware Management Pack is available for your server, and for many other Oracle x86-based servers and some SPARC-based servers. Oracle Hardware Management Pack features two components: an SNMP monitoring agent and a family of cross-operating system command-line interface tools (CLI Tools) for managing your servers.

With the Hardware Management Agent SNMP Plugins, you can use SNMP to monitor Oracle servers and server modules in your data center with the advantage of not having to connect to two management points, the host and Oracle ILOM. This functionality enables you to use a single IP address (the host's IP) to monitor multiple servers and server modules.

Hardware Management Agent SNMP Plugins run on the host operating system of Oracle servers. The SNMP Plugins use the Oracle Hardware Storage Access Libraries to communicate with the service processor. Information about the current state of the server is fetched automatically by the Hardware Management Agent.

You can use the Oracle Server CLI Tools to configure Oracle servers. The CLI Tools work with Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, other variants of Linux, and Windows operating systems. The following table describes the tasks that you can perform using the CLI Tools.

System Management Task From Host OS
CLI Tool
Configure BIOS settings, device boot order, and some SP settings.
Update Oracle ILOM and BIOS.

Query, update, and validate firmware versions on supported SAS storage devices, embedded SAS storage controllers, SAS storage expanders, and storage drives.

Restore, set, and view Oracle ILOM configuration settings, as well as view and set Oracle ILOM properties that are associated with network management, clock configuration, and user management.
View or create RAID volumes on storage drives that are attached to RAID controllers, including storage arrays.
Monitor the health of the system.

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

The Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant application is a provisioning tool for Oracle's x86 servers. The application guides you through server setup and maintenance by providing a single interface that facilitates server installation, configuration, maintenance, and recovery tasks.

The features and benefits of the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant include: