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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Understanding the Switch

Switch Overview

Physical Specifications

Environmental Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Electrical Specifications

Network Management Connector and Pins

USB Management Connector and Pins

Data QSFP Connector and Pins

Understanding Cabling

Routing Service Cables

Understanding Data Cabling

Preparing to Install the Switch

Installation Preparation

Suggested Tools for Installation

Antistatic Precautions for Installation

Installation Responsibilities

Installation Sequence

Verify Shipping Carton Contents

Route the Data Cables

Installing the Switch

Install the Switch in the Rack

Powering On the Switch

Connecting Data cables

Verifying the InfiniBand Fabric


Troubleshooting the Switch

Switch Hardware Problems

InfiniBand Fabric Problems

Identifying LEDs

Understanding Routing Through the Switch

Switch GUIDs Overview

Understanding Administrative Commands

Configuration Overview

Hardware Command Overview

InfiniBand Command Overview

ILOM Command Overview

Administering the Chassis

Monitoring the Chassis

Controlling the Chassis

Administering the I4 Switch Chip

Monitoring the I4 Switch Chip

Controlling the I4 Switch Chip

Administering the Subnet Manager

Monitoring the Subnet Manager

Controlling the Subnet Manager

Administering the InfiniBand Fabric

Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric

Controlling the InfiniBand Fabric

Configuring the Fabric Director Node List

Partitioning the InfiniBand Fabric

Remote Management

Understanding Oracle ILOM on the Switch

Oracle ILOM Overview

Supported Features

Understanding Oracle ILOM Targets

Installing the Oracle ILOM Firmware

Firmware Delivery

Acquire the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Install the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Administering Oracle ILOM (CLI)

CLI Overview

Accessing Oracle ILOM From the CLI

Switching Between the Oracle ILOM Shell and the Linux Shell

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Administering Oracle ILOM (Web)

Web Interface Overview

Access Oracle ILOM From the Web Interface

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Upgrade the Switch Firmware (Web)

Using the Fabric Monitor

Access the Fabric Monitor

Fabric Monitor Features

Accessing the Rear Panel Diagram

Accessing Status Pane Information

Control Panel Function

Monitoring Parameters and Status

Administering Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

SNMP Overview

Understanding SNMP Commands

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Administering Hardware (IPMI)

ipmitool Overview

Display the Sensor States (IPMI)

Display the Sensor Information (IPMI)

Display the System Event Log (IPMI)

Display FRU ID Information (IPMI)

Display Switch Status LED States (IPMI)

Enable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Disable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Understanding Oracle ILOM Commands

cd Command

create Command

delete Command

dump Command

exit Command (ILOM)

help Command (ILOM)

load Command

reset Command

set Command

show Command

version Command (ILOM)


Understanding Service Procedures

Replaceable Components

Suggested Tools for Service

Antistatic Precautions for Service

Servicing Power Supplies

Inspecting a Power Supply

Power Off a Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Power On a Power Supply

Servicing Fans

Inspecting a Fan

Remove a Fan

Install a Fan

Servicing Data Cables

Inspecting the Data Cables

Remove a Data Cable

Install a Data Cable

Servicing the Battery

Remove the Switch From the Rack

Replace the Battery


Understanding Hardware Commands

Linux Shells for Hardware Commands

checkboot Command

checkpower Command

checktopomax Command

checkvoltages Command

connector Command

dcsport Command

disablecablelog Command

disablelinklog Command

disablesm Command

disableswitchport Command

enablecablelog Command

enablelinklog Command

enablesm Command

enableswitchport Command

env_test Command

exit Command (Hardware)

fdconfig Command

fwverify Command

generatetopology Command

getfanspeed Command

getmaster Command

getportstatus Command

help Command (Hardware)

listlinkup Command

matchtopology Command

setcontrolledhandover Command

setmsmlocationmonitor Command

setsmmkey Command

setsmpriority Command

setsubnetprefix Command

showfruinfo Command

showpsufru Command

showsmlog Command

showtemps Command

showtopology Command

showunhealthy Command

smconfigtest Command

smnodes Command

smpartition Command

version Command (Hardware)

Understanding InfiniBand Commands

Linux Shells for InfiniBand Commands

ibdiagnet Command

ibhosts Command

ibnetdiscover Command

ibnetstatus Command

ibnodes Command

ibportstate Command

ibroute Command

ibrouters Command

ibstat Command

ibswitches Command

ibtracert Command

perfquery Command

saquery Command

smpquery Command

Understanding SNMP MIB OIDs

OID Tables Overview

Understanding the SUN-DCS-IB-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-FABRIC-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-HW-TRAP-MIB MIB OIDs


Understanding the SUN-PLATFORM-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the ENTITY-MIB MIB OIDs


smpartition Command

Manages the partition configuration.


smpartition sub-command [-h]

This hardware command has sub-commands that determine its functionality. This table describes the sub-commands and provides their syntax.

Subcommand Syntax
Initiates a new configuration based upon a currently used configuration.
create -n partition_name -pkey p_key[-flag [ipoib, mtu mtu, rate rate, sl sl, scope scope]][-m defmember]
Creates a new partition. The -m option configures the default membership for the partition.
delete -n partition_name|-pkey p_key
Deletes a partition.
add -n partition_name|-pkey p_key -port port|ALL|ALL_CAS|ALL_SWITCHES|ALL_ROUTERS|SELF [-m member]
Adds one or more ports to the partition. The -m option sets the membership for the port(s).
remove -n partition_name|-pkey p_key -port port|ALL|ALL_CAS|ALL_SWITCHES|ALL_ROUTERS|SELF
Removes one or more ports to the partition.
modify -n partition_name|-pkey p_key[-flag [ipoib, mtu mtu, rate rate, sl sl, scope scope]]|[-port port|ALL|ALL_CAS|ALL_SWITCHES|ALL_ROUTERS|SELF [-m member]]
Modifies a partition flag or port membership. The -m option sets the membership for the port(s).
list active|modified
Displays the active or modified configuration.
Commits the modified configuration to become the active configuration.
Abruptly ends the configuration session. All modified configuration information is lost and the active configuration remains unchanged.



This hardware command is used to manage the InfiniBand partition and is available only on management controllers that are hosting the primary (or Master) Subnet Manager. There are two configurations for the InfiniBand partition, the active configuration and the modified configuration. When configuring a partition, you must initiate the configuration session with the smpartition start command. During the session, you create a modified copy of the active configuration. To end the session, you must use the smpartition commit command to make the modified configuration the active configuration. Once committed, the active configuration is distributed to all Subnet Managers in the InfiniBand fabric where the management controller’s IP addresses are listed in the Subnet Manager nodes file.

The Subnet Manager nodes file must exist in every management controller file system. The file contains a list of IP addresses of all active management controllers hosting a Subnet Manager in your fabric. The file should have an entry for every Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36 and Sun Network QDR InfiniBand Gateway Switch that runs a Subnet Manager in your InfiniBand fabric.

Note - If the Subnet Manager nodes of your InfiniBand fabric ever change (disabled, added, and so on), you must update all copies of the Subnet Manager nodes file.


This table describes the options to the smpartition command and their purposes.

Specifies the partition name.
Specifies the partition key.
Specifies these flags:
  • ipoib – If present, IP over InfiniBand is to be supported.

  • mtu – Sets the MTU.

  • rate is the throughput of a link (link width + link speed) in Gbps from 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 30 to a maximum of 40.

  • sl – Sets the service level.

  • scope – Sets the multicast address scope.

Specifies the membership type.

If the -m option is used in the smpartition create command, the default membership type of the partition is specified.

If the -m option is used with the smpartition add command or smpartition modify command, the membership type of the port is specified.

If ports are added to the partition without specifying the membership type, the default membership type for the partition is applied to the port.

Specifies the port or ports to be acted upon:
  • port – The GUID of the port to be acted upon.

Alternatively, one these special parameters is specified instead of a GUID.

  • ALL – All of the CAs, switches, and routers in the InfiniBand fabric.

  • ALL_CAS – All CAs in the InfiniBand fabric.

  • ALL_SWITCHES – All switches.

  • ALL_ROUTERS – All routers.

  • SELF – The Master Subnet Manager.

Provides help.

This example shows how to display the active configuration of the InfiniBand partition with the smpartition command.

# smpartition list active
# Sun DCS IB partition config file
# This file is generated, do not edit
#! version_number : 16
Default=0x7fff, ipoib : ALL_CAS=full, ALL_SWITCHES=full, SELF=full;
SUN_DCS=0x0001, ipoib : ALL_SWITCHES=full;
part1 = 0x9001,ipoib:
part2 = 0x9002,ipoib:
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