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Oracle® X4 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: April 2016

Oracle Hardware Management Pack Overview

Oracle Hardware Management Pack provides a family of command-line interface (CLI) tools for managing your servers, and an SNMP monitoring agent.

  • You can use the Oracle Server CLI Tools to configure Oracle servers. The CLI Tools work with most supported operating systems. They can be scripted to support multiple servers, as long as the servers are of the same type.

  • With the Hardware Management Agent SNMP Plugins, you can use SNMP to monitor Oracle servers and server modules from the operating system using a single host IP address. This prevents you from having to connect to two management points (Oracle ILOM and the host).

    The Hardware Management Agent fetches and pushes information to and from Oracle ILOM. The SNMP Plugins provides an industry-standard SNMP user interface.

  • Oracle Hardware Management Pack is an add-on software pack that you can download from the Oracle support web site, or that you can get from Oracle System Assistant.

    Note -  Beginning with Oracle Solaris 11.2, Oracle Hardware Management Pack has become an integrated component of the operating system and is called Oracle Hardware Management Pack for Oracle Solaris. Do not download and use other versions of Oracle Hardware Management Pack that are not specifically qualified for the Oracle Solaris 11.2 (and later) operating system.

    If you have Oracle Solaris 11.1 or earlier or other supported operating system (such as Linux or Windows), Oracle Hardware Management Pack is available as either a separate download from the Oracle support web site, or as an installable component of Oracle System Assistant.

  • With itpconfig you can configure Oracle ILOM to forward SNMP traps to the host.

  • Oracle Hardware Management Pack 2.3 includes Oracle Linux Fault Management Architecture (FMA), which is available for supported servers running Oracle Linux 6.5 or later.

    Oracle Linux FMA is a host-based command-line interface that allows you to view and act on faults from the host operating system using fault management commands similar to those available from the Oracle ILOM Fault Management shell.

    To find out if Oracle Linux FMA is supported on your server, refer to the server documentation .

The following link provides a list of supported systems and tools:


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Oracle Hardware Management Pack Utilities

The following table lists and describes the Oracle Hardware Management Pack utilities.

Note -  Oracle Hardware Management Pack might include additional functionality. Refer to the Oracle Hardware Management Pack documentation for up-to-date information.
Preserve BIOS settings and some service processor settings.
Update Oracle ILOM and BIOS. Query, update, and validate firmware versions on supported SAS storage devices, embedded SAS storage controllers, SAS storage expanders, storage drives, InfiniBand controllers, and Fibre Channel controllers.
View or create RAID volumes on storage drives that are attached to RAID controllers.
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.
Monitor system health.
After loading the requisite driver, you can use Oracle Hardware Management Pack to read sensor data repository (SDR) data and display other information about the server. You can also get and set LAN configuraton parameters and perform chassis power control operations.
Read information about the server indicator and sensor readings from the system event log and set the location indicator.
Configure Oracle ILOM to forward SNMP traps to the host.