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Oracle® Hardware Management Pack for Oracle Solaris 11.3 Installation Guide

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Updated: August 2017
 
 

Installation, Upgrade and Usage Issues

Review the following notes before performing the Oracle Hardware Management Pack installation.


Note -  There might be additional installation issues in the Oracle Hardware Management Pack for Oracle Solaris 11.3 Release Notes. Review the Release Notes, along with the following issues, before installing Hardware Management Pack.
  • For Oracle Solaris 11.3 installations, many Oracle Hardware Management Pack components are pre-installed and ready to use.

    To find out which Oracle Hardware Management Pack components are ready to use and which ones you need to install, see Available Hardware Management Pack Components.

  • When upgrading to Solaris 11.3 from a previous version of Oracle Solaris that had Oracle Hardware Management Pack installed.

    • If you have upgraded to Oracle Solaris OS 11.3 from a previous version that had Oracle Hardware Management Pack 2.2.7 or later installed, Hardware Management Pack will be automatically upgraded (or downgraded) to the version that comes standard with your Oracle Solaris OS 11.3 package.

    • If you have upgraded to Oracle Solaris OS 11.3 from a previous version that had Oracle Hardware Management Pack earlier than 2.2.7 installed, you must reconfigure the Oracle Hardware Management Pack repository publisher so that the Solaris 11.3 publisher is used. Enter the command:

      pkg set-publisher --non-sticky mp-re

  • Installing and running Oracle Hardware Management Pack tools in Oracle Solaris zones.

    Oracle Hardware Management Pack components are meant to be installed and run from Solaris global zones. Although you can install component packages from non-global zones, running Hardware Management Pack tools from non-global zones generates a “Not supported” error message.

  • Running Oracle Hardware Management Pack tools in Oracle Solaris Logical Domains.

    Only fwupdate and raidconfig can run on LDOM guest domains. Usage will only be meaningful if the LDOM has physical hardware (IO domain).

    All other tools generate a “Not supported” error message when run on LDOM guest domains.

  • Supported hardware for use with Oracle Hardware Management Pack tools.

    Different Oracle Hardware Management Pack components are supported by different servers and operating systems, so ensure that your target platform is supported by all of the components you intend to install. Before proceeding make sure that you have consulted the support matrix for the version that you plan to install. The support matrix is available at:

    http://www.oracle.com/goto/ohmp

  • Host-to-ILOM Interconnect feature might be left in a disabled state when Oracle Solaris Automated Installer is used (CR 18696723).

    When using the Oracle Solaris Automated Installer (introduced with Oracle Solaris 11) to deploy software on a server, the server's Host-to-ILOM interconnect feature (required for many Oracle Hardware Management Pack features) might be left in a disabled state after the Automated Installer performs a reboot during installation. If this happens, a second server reboot after the installation has completed should fix the problem.

    To determine if your server was setup by the Automated Installer, enter the following command:

    # netadm list | grep ncp
    ncp         Automatic      online      <-- Automated Installer was used
    ncp         DefaultFixed   disabled