Oracle ILOM is system management firmware that is preinstalled on some Oracle servers. Oracle ILOM enables you to actively manage and monitor components installed in your compute server. Oracle ILOM provides a browser-based interface and a CLI, as well as SNMP and IPMI interfaces.
The Oracle ILOM SP runs independently of the compute server and regardless of the compute server power state as long as AC power is connected to the server. When you connect the compute server to AC power, the ILOM service processor immediately starts up and begins monitoring the compute server. All environmental monitoring and control are handled by Oracle ILOM.
The -> prompt indicates that you are interacting with the Oracle ILOM SP directly. This prompt is the first prompt you see when you log in to the compute server through the SER MGT port or NET MGT port, regardless of the host's power state.
You can also access the Oracle ILOM SP prompt from the OpenBoot ok prompt, or from the Oracle Solaris shell prompt, provided the system console is configured to be accessible through the SER MGT and NET MGT ports.
For more information about how to work with Oracle ILOM features that are common to all platforms managed by Oracle ILOM, refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation.
For more information about Oracle ILOM features that are specific to the compute server, see Understanding Platform-Specific Oracle ILOM Features.
Oracle ILOM Documentation Library at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs