Establish a First-Time Management Connection to Oracle ILOM
Prior to accessing Oracle ILOM for the first time, you must establish a
physical network connection or a local serial management connection to Oracle
ILOM. See the following instructions:
Chassis Monitoring Module (CMM) is a hot-pluggable monitoring module that
works with the service processor (SP) on each blade to form a complete
chassis management system.
To establish a local or remote management connection to Oracle ILOM, do
one of the following:
Dedicated Remote Network Management Connection
Use a dedicated internal network for the service
processor (SP) to separate it from the general
network. To maintain the most reliable and secure
environment for Oracle ILOM, the dedicated network
management port on the server must always be
connected to an internal trusted network or
dedicated secure management/private network.
Attach an Ethernet cable to the network switch
and the NET MGT port on the server or blade
By default, the dynamic IP address for the
server service processor (SP) or chassis
monitoring module (CMM) is assigned by the DCHP
Determine the IP address assigned to the
server SP or the CMM.
To determine the dynamic IP address in Oracle
ILOM, establish a serial connection to Oracle
ILOM, and then view the properties under the SP or
CMM /network and
/network/ipv6 targets using the
CLI show command.
Establish a network connection to Oracle ILOM
using the IP address assigned to the SP or CMM.
For further instructions, see Launch and Log In to Oracle ILOM.
Dedicated Local Serial Management Connection
Attach a serial cable to a console
(workstation or terminal) and the SER MGT port on
the server or blade chassis.
The physical connection provides your initial
communication with the server service processor
(SP) or chassis monitoring module (CMM). You must
set the terminal device communication properties
to these values: 9600 baud, 8 bit, no parity, 1
stop bit (9600/8-N-1).
To create a local connection to Oracle ILOM,
The Oracle ILOM prompt (>) appears. For
further instructions, see Launch and Log In to Oracle ILOM.
Dedicated Interconnect SP Management Connection
(also known as embedded USB over LAN)
Choose to auto-configure or manually configure a
dedicated local interconnect connection between the
server service processor (SP) and the host operating
For instructions, refer to “Dedicated
Interconnect SP Management Connection” in the
Oracle ILOM Configuration
and Maintenance Guide for firmware
version 3.1 or 3.2.
Shared Sideband Network Connection
Using sideband management simplifies cable
management and network configuration by preventing
the need for two separate network connections.
However, it also means that Oracle ILOM traffic
could potentially be sent over an untrusted network
if the sideband management port is not connected to
a trusted network.
Choose to connect to Oracle ILOM through the standard
data port provided on the server chassis.
Implementing a sideband management connection to
Oracle ILOM eliminates the need to support two
separate network connections for host and management
traffic. However, this approach could: (1)
potentially decrease the connection performance to
Oracle ILOM, and (2) potentially provide risks by
transmitting Oracle ILOM traffic over an untrusted
For instructions, see Sideband Network Management
Connection in the Oracle ILOM
Configuration and Maintenance Guide for
firmware version 3.1 or 3.2.