As of Oracle ILOM 3.0.12, a communication channel known as the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect was added to enable you to communicate locally with Oracle ILOM from the host operating system (OS) without the use of a network management connection (NET MGT) to the server. The Host-to-ILOM Interconnect is available on the latest Oracle servers and is particularly useful when you want to perform these Oracle ILOM tasks locally:
All server management functions in Oracle ILOM that you typically perform from the command line, web, or IPMI interfaces through the network management (NET MGT) connection on the server.
All data transfers, such as firmware upgrades, to Oracle ILOM that you typically perform from the host over a Keyboard Controller Style (KCS) interface using the fwupdate tool. For these types of server management environments, the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect can provide a more reliable and potentially faster data transfer rate than traditional KCS interfaces.
All future server monitoring and fault detection operations that you typically perform from the host operating system through the use of Oracle enabled software tools and agents installed on the server.
In Oracle Solaris operating system, the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect feature is automatically configured for you.