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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 3.2.x

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Updated: April 2018
 
 

Uploading a New Solaris Miniroot Package From SP to Host (SPARC M7, T7, S7-2L)

Use the Miniroot properties in Oracle ILOM to manage the Solaris Miniroot package that is currently installed on a host server. Supported management actions include:

  • Viewing the Solaris Miniroot version installed on the host server.

  • Recovering an existing Solaris Miniroot image on a host server by uploading a new Solaris Miniroot package to the SP and connecting it automatically to the host server.

Before You Begin

  • The Admin (a) role is required to load a new version of the Solaris Miniroot package on the SP.

  • Oracle ILOM firmware release 3.2.5.5 or later must be installed on one of the following: 1) SPARC M7 series server, 2) SPARC T7 series server, or 3) a later SPARC series server such as the SPARC S7-2L server.

  • The Miniroot feature applies only to SPARC servers with a pre-installed Solaris Miniroot image.

  • To automatically connect the new miniroot.iso file to the host server, the Mode property on the Remote Control > Host Storage Device page must be set to Miniroot.

  • The Host Management > Keyswitch property in Oracle ILOM must be set to Normal. Otherwise, if the Keyswitch property is set to Locked, the Load button on the Miniroot page will be disabled.

  • The System Management Miniroot properties are accessible from the active SP. The host storage redirection mode is set on the Host Storage Device page (or the host_storage_device CLI target).

  • For information about how to update the Solaris mini-root image, see the instructions for "How to Update the Fallback Mini-root Image" in the Solaris documentation (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E53394_01/html/E54742/gplct.html#scrolltoc).

Follow these steps to manage the Solaris Miniroot package from the Oracle ILOM SP web interface:


Note -  For Miniroot CLI properties, see System Management Miniroot Property Descriptions, as well as the Mode property that is described in CLI and Web Host Storage Device Properties.
  1. To view the version of the Solaris Miniroot image installed on the managed server, perform the following:
    • In the Oracle ILOM web interface, click System Management > Miniroot.

      The installed version of the Solaris Miniroot package installed on the managed server appears on the Miniroot page.

  2. To upload a new Solaris Miniroot package to the SP and have it automatically connect to the host server, perform the following:
    1. Navigate to the Remote Control > Host Storage Device page to ensure that the Mode property is set to Miniroot.

      For instructions on how to modify the Mode property on the Remote Control > Host Storage Device page, click the More details ... link.

    2. To upload a new Solaris Miniroot package to the SP and have it automatically connect to the host server, perform these steps:
      1. Navigate to the System Management Miniroot page and click the Load Miniroot Package button.

        The Miniroot Update page appears.

      2. In the Miniroot Update page, perform the following:
        • Click either the Local File Browse button or specify a URL to locate the new Solaris Miniroot package.
        • Click Upload.

          A confirmation message appears indicating the upload is complete and an SP reset is not necessary. The newly uploaded Solaris miniroot.iso file is automatically connected to the host on the managed server.