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Oracle® X4 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: April 2016

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Overview

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) is embedded system management firmware that operates after AC power is applied to a server or a blade chassis.

  • It provides a web interface and a command-line interface (CLI).

  • It is a preinstalled service processor (SP) utility. Some initial configuration is required.

image:Picture of Oracle ILOM summary screen

You can access Oracle ILOM locally or remotely from any supported user interface when your system is in Standby or Full power mode.

Oracle ILOM offers a wide range of standard features to help you manage your system. The features include:

System Health Status
View the overall health status of the system and a total problem count, or drill down to subcomponent health details.
Hardware Inventory and Status
At a glance, identify the hardware associated with a server or blade chassis. Gather system details such as model numbers, part numbers, firmware versions, the primary operating system, and network addresses.
Power Consumption Management
Monitor the power consumption of a server or a blade chassis. Choose to configure power consumption policies to help control the system power usage.
Fault Management and Alert Notification.
Identify hardware errors on a system as they occur. Troubleshoot and resolve problems by viewing event messages captured in log files or by navigating to knowledge articles. You can also choose to set up email notifications to alert you or others when errors occur.
Host Server Management Actions
Manage the server by performing these types of actions:
  • Select the next boot device.

  • Manage the host power state.

  • Launch Oracle System Assistant.

  • Assign server identification labels.

  • Configure the diagnostics.

  • Make a backup copy of the BIOS and service processor (SP) configuration.

  • Restore backed up configuration properties.

KVMS Consoles for Host Server Redirection
Launch the Oracle ILOM Remote Console (or the Oracle ILOM Remote Console Plus) to gain full control of the host server operating system desktop, and connect peripheral devices such as keyboard, video, mouse, and storage devices (KVMS).
Gain command-line access to the host server through a text-based serial console.
Firmware Updates
Take advantage of bug fixes and enhancements and improve the overall quality and security of your system by updating to the latest firmware image available for the system BIOS and Oracle ILOM.
Update the service processor (SP) and BIOS firmware for a rackmounted server or blade server module; or, perform firmware updates for one or more upgradeable devices installed in a blade chassis.
Choice of User Interface
Manage your system remotely from the web browser interface, command-line interface (CLI), SNMP interface, or IPMI interface.
Preconfigured Administration Defaults for SP and CMM
Oracle ILOM arrives preconfigured with default properties on the server service processor (SP) and chassis monitoring module (CMM) . Use the default properties or change them as needed.
Choice of Network Management Connection
When setting up your system for the first time, establish a physical network management connection to Oracle ILOM through one of these supported methods:
  • A dedicated network management port (NET MGT) located on the server or blade chassis

  • A shared network management port (NET) located on the server or blade chassis

  • A local serial management port (SER MGT) located on the server or blade chassis

  • An internal dedicated USB over LAN management link between the server service processor (SP) and the host operating system client

Role-Based User Management Accounts
Authenticate users and authorize user access to Oracle ILOM functions through role-based user accounts. Create and store up to 10 local accounts on a server service processor (SP) or chassis monitoring module (CMM). Or configure a centralized authentication service to permit additional user accounts.
Embedded Help for the Command-Line Interface (CLI) and Page-Level Help for the Web Interface (Oracle ILOM 3.2.1 or later only)
Obtain answers to questions about Oracle ILOM features by accessing embedded CLI help for commands and most properties or by accessing the help page associated with each Oracle ILOM web page.
View embedded CLI help by issuing the command: show /help <target>. Or, access web-based help on systems with Oracle ILOM 3.2.1 or later by clicking the More details link on each web page.

Oracle ILOM Tasks Defined In This Guide

This guide provides instructions for a subset of Oracle ILOM tasks. These tasks include:

For complete Oracle ILOM instructions, refer to the Oracle ILOM Documentation Library at: