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The management controller uses a simplified Linux OS and file system. From the # prompt on the management controller, you can type hardware commands to perform some administrative and management tasks. Alternatively, you can use the Oracle ILOM restricted Linux shells, which are the prefferred method of issuing hardware commands. See Switch Remote Administration, Linux restricted shells.
Hardware commands are user-friendly and can perform some testing upon the switch chip, enabling greater control of the switch and its operation.
After you log in to the root account, the shell prompt (#) appears, and you can enter shell commands. Enter the hardware commands in this format:
# command [arguments][arguments]...