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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Service Manual

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Updated: September 2017

Configure POST

  1. Log in to Oracle ILOM.

    See Log In to Oracle ILOM (Service).

  2. Set the virtual keyswitch to the value that corresponds to the POST configuration you want to run.

    This example is for the SPARC M7-8 and sets the virtual keyswitch to normal, which configures POST to run according to other parameter values.

    -> set /HOST keyswitch_state=normal
    Set 'keyswitch_state' to 'Normal'

    Note -  The value of keyswitch_state must be normal when individual POST parameters are changed.

    For possible values for the keyswitch_state parameter, see Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

  3. If the virtual keyswitch is set to normal, and you want to define level or verbosity, set the respective parameters.


    set /HOST/diag property=value.

    For example:

    -> set /HOST/diag default_level=max
    -> set /HOST/diag default_verbosity=max
  4. View the current values for settings.

    For example:

    -> show /HOST/diag
            default_level = max
            default_verbosity = max
            error_level = max
            error_verbosity = max
            hw_change_level = max
            hw_change_verbosity = max


    Caution  -  Setting the verbosity values to max can cause POST to take more time to complete its testing of the server. For some configurations, setting the verbosity values to none will prevent POST output from displaying on the console for an extended period of time.

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