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Oracle® X5 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Single-System Management Tools

The following table describes Oracle's single-system management tools, and provides links to an overview of each.

For an overview of multiple-system management tools, see Multiple-System Management Tools.

Oracle System Assistant
Graphical setup tool embedded on an optional USB drive in the internal USB slot and accessed by booting the system to the tool. No installation required.
Locally or remotely configure and update server hardware, and install supported operating systems.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
Embedded service processor (SP) utility with a command-line interface and web browser interface. No installation required.
Configure and manage server components locally or remotely by connecting to a dedicated network port, a local serial port, or a sideband port.
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
Add-on software package available with Oracle System Assistant or from My Oracle Support. Must be installed once an operating system has been installed.
Monitor hardware through the host operating system either remotely using SNMP, or locally using command-line interface tools.
BIOS Configuration Utility
Graphical setup utility included with the BIOS firmware. Accessed by booting the system and interrupting the boot process.
View system information and configure boot-related properties.

Each system management tool has unique capabilities, but some of the functions of the tools overlap. The following table lists common system management tasks and the tools you can use to perform each task.

Oracle System Assistant
Oracle ILOM
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
Power the server on and off remotely.
Configure the service processor.
Configure host network interface.
Configure RAID.
Install a supported Linux, Windows, Oracle Solaris, or Oracle VM operating system.
Download software and firmware.
See how much power the server is consuming at any given time.
Monitor hardware components.
Update BIOS or Oracle ILOM firmware.
Update HBA and expander firmware.
Reset the server BIOS or Oracle ILOM to default values.

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