The following new features are part of the Oracle Solaris 11.2 SRU releases.
The ilomconfig create local host credential cache feature is no longer supported. You can still use ilomconfig to delete a previously saved local host credential cache. For additional details see ilomconfig Host Local Credential Cache Feature Has Been Disabled (21563538).
Enhanced diagnostic features were added to collect more data from the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, Internal (SGX-SAS6-INT-Z) (20364298). This includes various disk errors and SMART events generated for disks in a RAID in the Solaris and Linux environments. These events help better identify suspect disks in a RAID. For more information, see Oracle Server Management Agents User’s Guide.
Support added for new X5 series platforms and components. See the Support Matirix for details.
The nvmeadm tool has been added to configure NVMe controllers. For more information, see Oracle Server CLI Tools User’s Guide.
New targets have been added to the fwupdate update command for updating NVMe and NIC controllers. For more information, see Oracle Server CLI Tools User’s Guide.
For a system with an Oracle Storage 12 Gb/s SAS PCIe RAID HBA, you can enable JBOD mode so that the underlying operating system can access a disk directly without creating a RAID volume first. For more information, see Oracle Server CLI Tools User’s Guide.
The fast_updates_enabled feature is available for hwmgmtd.conf. This enables you to increase the frequency of drive temperature sensor polling for more accurate disk monitoring.
The Hardware Management Agent on a SPARC server running Oracle VM can be installed to logical domains. This enables you to monitor storage devices found in the logical domain using the Hardware Management Agent in a primary domain.
SUN-HW-MONITORING-MIB, part of the Oracle Hardware Management Pack SNMP plugins, has been extended to include new sensor types found on recent Oracle servers.
The itpconfig tool has been updated to forward event traps based on the ILOM-SYSTEM-MIB. You can use Oracle ILOM web interface to download MIBs (under ILOM Administration > Management Access > SNMP) to confirm that your server supports this MIB.
System event log (SEL) monitoring is disabled in the hardware agent (hwmgmtd). Use one of the following tools to access the SEL and fault-based traps:
Use the ipmievd utility to log IPMI SEL events from Oracle ILOM to syslog.
ipmievd is a binary that is part of the ipmitool package in Oracle Hardware Management Pack. See the ipmievd.8 man page for more information.
Use itpconfig (the Oracle ILOM trap proxy) to forward the SNMP traps directly to the host from Oracle ILOM using the Host-to-ILOM interconnect feature. For more information on configuring Oracle ILOM to send SNMP traps, refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation. For more information on using itpconfig, refer to the Oracle Server Management Agents User's Guide.
Support added for X5 series platforms and components. See the Support Matirix for details.
Oracle Hardware Management Pack integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.2.