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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
 
 

Modify Active and Standby SP Redundancy Roles (SPARC)

Before You Begin

  • The Oracle ILOM redundancy properties for active and standby SPs are available only on Oracle's SPARC servers that are equipped with two SPs.

  • To modify the Oracle ILOM redundancy properties on an active or standby SP you must have Admin (a) role privileges enabled.

  • Both the Oracle ILOM web interface and CLI support viewing or modifying the redundancy properties on a redundant SP system.

  1. To view the redundancy status assigned to an SP, perform the instructions below for your preferred Oracle ILOM interface:
    Oracle ILOM Interface
    View the assigned redundancy status.
    Web
    1. Log in to the active server SP on the redundant Oracle SPARC system.

      Note – If the active server SP is unresponsive, log in to the standby SP. The Redundancy properties for the standby SP appear in the Oracle ILOM interface only when the active SP becomes unresponsive.

    2. Click ILOM Administration > Maintenance > Redundancy.

    3. View the Redundancy Status property.

      See SP Redundancy Status Descriptions.

    CLI
    1. Log in to the active server SP on the redundant Oracle SPARC system.

      Note – If the active server SP is unresponsive, log in to the standby SP. The Redundancy properties for the standby SP appear in the Oracle ILOM interface only when the active SP becomes unresponsive.

    2. Type: show /SP/redundancy

      See SP Redundancy Status Descriptions.

  2. To modify the active SP and standby SP roles, perform the instructions below for your preferred Oracle ILOM interface:
    Oracle ILOM Interface
    Modify the roles of the active and standby SPs.
    Web
    • In the (ILOM Administration > Maintenance >) Redundancy Settings page, perform one of the following failover actions:

      Graceful Failover (Recommended Action) — To gracefully negotiate the role change in a redundant SP system, set Graceful as the Failover action and click either the Promote or Demote button.

      Force Failover (Oracle Service Action) — To forcibly change the roles in a redundant SP system, set Force as the Failover action and click either the Promote or Demote button.

    Note - The Promote button is shown when the SP is currently the standby SP. The Demote button is shown when the SP is currently the active SP.
    CLI
    1. Type the following to navigate to the redundancy target:

      cd /SP/redundancy

    2. To set the failover action for the managed SP, type:

      set initiate_failover_action=true|force

      true (Recommended Action) — To gracefully negotiate the role change in a redundant SP system, set true as the Failover action.

      force (Oracle Service Action)— To forcibly change the roles in a redundant SP system, set force as the Failover action.

SP Redundancy Status Descriptions

Status
Description
Active
An Active status appears when the selected SP is the active SP.
Standby
A Standby status appears when the selected SP is the standby SP.
Standalone
A Standalone status appears to indicate when the other SP is not responsive.