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Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Supplement for the Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2)     Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Documentation Library
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Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Common Server Management Tasks

Server Management Software Benefits

Evaluating Your Server Environment

Server Management Downloads and Documentation

Oracle ILOM Documentation

Oracle ILOM 3.0 Common Feature Set Documentation

Updating Firmware

Firmware Versions Worksheet

Determining Current Firmware Versions

Planning and Downloading the Firmware Update

Updating the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS

How to Update Embedded HBA Firmware

How to Update NEM Firmware Using the Web Interface

How to Update NEM Firmware Using the CLI

Server-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Minimum Supported Firmware and BIOS

Power Management

Power Management Terminology

How to Use the Web Interface to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds

How to Use the CLI to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds

Fixing Problems with Oracle ILOM Using the Preboot Menu

Identifying and Clearing Faults

Determining Faults

Clearing Faults

Components With No Fault Diagnosis

Recovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password

How to Recover a Lost Password by Proving Physical Presence

Monitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors



SNMP and PET Traps


How to Use the CLI to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds

This task describes how to monitor power usage and set up to two thresholds so you can be notified when the server exceeds a power limit.

  1. Log in to the server SP by opening an SSH connection at a terminal window:

    $ ssh root@SPIPaddress

    Password: password


    • SPIPaddress is the IP address of the server's service processor.

    • password is the password for the account. The default password for the root account is changeme. If you choose to use another user account, make sure it has Admin privileges.

    The Oracle ILOM CLI prompt appears (->).

  2. Enter the following command:

    -> show /SP/powermgmt

    Example output might look like:

    -> show /SP/powermgmt
            actual_power = 604
            permitted_power = 4576
            allocated_power = 1658
            available_power = 4576
            threshold1 = 0
            threshold2 = 0


    • actual_power displays the current system input power (in watts) consumption.

    • permitted_power displays the maximum power consumption (in watts) expected for the system.

    • allocated_power displays the power allocated in watts to the system components.

    • available_power displays the input power capacity (in watts) that is available to system components.

  3. Alternately, you can view total power consumed by the system by entering the command:

    -> show /SYS/VPS

    Example output might look like:

    -> show /SYS/VPS
            type = Power Unit
            ipmi_name = VPS
            class = Threshold Sensor
            value = 601,500 Watts
            upper_nonrecov_threshold = N/A
            upper_critical_threshold = N/A
            upper_noncritical_threshold = N/A
            lower_noncritical_threshold = N/A
            lower_critical_threshold = N/A
            lower_nonrecov_threshold = N/A
            alarm_status = cleared

    The value of /SYS/VPS is equivalent to the value of /SYS/powermgmt actual_power.

  4. To set a notification threshold, type the following. You can set two thresholds.
    -> cd /SP/powermgmt
    -> set threshold1|2 = n

    where n represents watts, for example, 4000.

    For example:

    -> cd /SP/powermgmt
    -> set threshold1 = 4000

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