Discover and Manage SPARC T5 Series Servers and SPARC T7 Series Servers
12c Release 3 (188.8.131.52.0)
This guide provides an end-to-end example for how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
Use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center to discover, manage, and monitor SPARC T5 Series servers and SPARC T7 Series servers.
You can use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center to manage and monitor a variety of data center assets, including server hardware, chassis, racks, network equipment, operating systems, virtualization software, and clustering software. Discovering and managing your assets is a prerequisite for almost every action in the software. The discovery feature makes adding assets quick and easy by using a discovery profile and running an Add Assets job. The discovery profile specifies the type of targets to discover and the credentials and protocols to access them and to manage them. You can discover one server or many servers in the same operation efficiently and consistently.
All SPARC T5 series servers and SPARC T7 series servers have an ILOM 3.2 service processor, which uses the Simplified Data Model (SDM) to present information consistently across different types of servers. SDM is an option on SPARC T5 series servers.
SPARC T7 series servers:
T7-1B, server module with one CPU socket.
T7-1, one CPU sockets
T7-2, two CPU sockets
T7-4, four CPU sockets
SPARC T5 series servers:
T5-1B, server module with one CPU socket.
T5-2, two CPU sockets
T5-4, four CPU sockets
T5-8, eight CPU sockets
Note:The example scenario demonstrates the discovery for a SPARC T5–8 Server. You can use the same procedure to discover any of the SPARC T5 series servers or SPARC T7 series servers.
You can view a short video of this procedure, Discovering and Managing a SPARC T7 Series Server or SPARC T5 Series Server.
Requirements for discovering a SPARC T5 series server or SPARC T7 series server using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
You will need the following:
Access to a system running Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
Ops Center Admin role to discover assets and the Ops Center Security Admin role to create credentials.
One or more SPARC T7 series servers or T5 series servers with a configured ILOM service processor.
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and SSH credentials for the ILOM service processor.
General procedure for discovering a SPARC T5 series server or SPARC T7 series server using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
To discover the server, use a discovery profile with the Add Assets action. A discovery profile is a combination of an asset type, a set of host names or IP addresses, and a set of credentials. The following steps discover and manage one or many servers:
Credentials used for discovering an Oracle SPARC T5 or T7 server using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
You must provide a set of new or existing credentials to grant Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center access to the ILOM service processor. For a server with an ILOM service processor, use IPMI and SSH credentials. This example creates both types of credentials.
Procedure for using IPMI protocol to discover a SPARC T7 series server or SPARC T5 series server using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
Use this procedure to create credentials using the IPMI protocol.
Procedure for using SSH protocol to discover a SPARC T7 series server or SPARC T5 series server using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
Use ILOM SSH credentials to discover ILOM service processors. They can also be used to discover operating systems.
Use a profile to discover assets in Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center and to repeat the discovery operation.
Discovery profiles simplify managing multiple sets of criteria and provide persistent storage of access credentials. You create a discovery profile and then use it to discover assets that match the criteria. This example includes the credentials and network information in the discovery profile, but you can provide this information at the time you run the discovery job.
Procedure for creating a discovery profile to discover an ILOM server using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
Procedure for using a discovery profile to discover an ILOM server using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
After you have created the discovery profile, use it to discover and manage the server:
After the discovery job completes successfully, the service processor is visible in the Navigation pane under the Servers tree, located in the Assets pane as shown in the following figure.
Description of post-discovery tasks for SPARC T7 series servers or SPARC T5 series servers in Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
After you have discovered the server, you can manage and monitor it as a datacenter asset.
You can also discover and manage the server’s operating system. The SPARC T7 series server uses the Oracle Solaris 11.3 operating system. The SPARC T5 series server can use either Oracle Solaris 10 or Oracle Solaris 11.
To use Oracle VM Server for SPARC software on a SPARC T5 series server, the server’s operating system be a minimum of Oracle Solaris 10 update 11.
See the Deploy Operating Systems Workflow in the Deploy How To library at
You can view a short video of this procedure, Discovering and Managing a SPARC T7 Series Server or SPARC T5 Series Server, located in the documentation library.
See the following for more information:
For more information about SPARC servers and ILOM configuration, see the SPARC Systems library and the Systems Management and Diagnostics library in the Servers, Systems Management, Workstations, and Related Hardware section of
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