With Oracle ILOM 3.0.12 and later, a Host-to-ILOM Interconnect communication channel is available 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's service processor.
The Host-to-ILOM Interconnect is available on the latest Oracle servers and the can provide a more reliable and potentially faster data transfer rate for Oracle Hardware Management Pack CLI tools than traditional KCS interfaces.
The Host-to-ILOM Interconnect is enabled by default in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
Accessing any service processor over a remote network connection, instead of the Host-to-ILOM interconnect, is also available for certain Oracle Hardware Management commands. This method additionally requires that you provide a host name or IP address and user account credentials of the service processor on which the command is being executed.