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Oracle® X7 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: October 2019

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.

Preinstalled service processor (SP) with integrated firmware. No installation required. Some initial configuration is required.
Operates independently of the host.
Provides a web interface and a command-line interface (CLI).
Configure and manage server components locally or remotely.
Connect to a dedicated network port, a sideband port, or a local serial port.
Provides commands and agents that operate at the operating system level, and can be used across multiple systems.
Is included as part of the Oracle Solaris OS starting with Oracle Solaris 11.2, or available as a standalone product for other supported operating systems. Refer to the support matrix for specific information: http://www.oracle.com/goto/ohmp
Monitor hardware through the host operating system, either remotely using SNMP or locally using command-line interface tools.
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 ILOM
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
BIOS Setup Utility
Power the server on and off remotely.
Configure the service processor.
Configure RAID.
Refer to the hardware installation guide for your server.
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.
Modify and configure boot properties

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