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Oracle® ZFS Storage Appliance Installation Guide

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Updated: November 2018

Configuring the System

Use this procedure to configure the system through Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) when the appliance is first powered on.

Oracle ILOM, which is pre-installed in all storage controllers, is a service processor (SP) with an embedded operating system. It provides a full-featured, browser-based web interface and has an equivalent command line interface (CLI). Therefore, you can connect to Oracle ILOM through a serial connection or through a network connection if your network has a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.

A serial SP connection is recommended for initial configuration because Oracle ILOM has no initial network connectivity. This connection lets you monitor progress, especially during system reboots. Afterwards, you can remove the serial connection if you do not need it for CLI access. Instead, make a network SP connection, which allows for better collection of platform data, as described in Troubleshooting Hardware Faults.

By keeping an Oracle ILOM connection in place after configuration, you can troubleshoot hardware problems that do not otherwise appear in the appliance software, as well as update the BIOS. Failure to configure Oracle ILOM connectivity may lead to longer than necessary hardware fault diagnosis and resolution times.

Before You Begin

  • If using a serial connection to the appliance, configure an administrative client with the following settings:

    • 8N1: eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit

    • 9600 baud

    • Disable hardware flow control (CTS/RTS)

    • Disable software flow control (XON/XOFF)

  • Ensure you have completed cabling, including the serial or network cabling for Oracle ILOM connectivity, as described in Cabling the Appliance.

  • For clustered controllers, perform this procedure on only one controller, the primary controller. The software propagates the configuration to the peer controller during cluster initialization. It does not matter which controller you choose as the primary controller. After the cluster is initialized, you can administer the system from either storage controller. However, do not attempt initial configuration on both controllers independently.

  1. Open a terminal or terminal emulator window and log in to Oracle ILOM in one of the following ways:
    • For a serial connection (recommended), use root as the user name. Enter the name of the serial port concentrator, such as telnet, followed by serial-concentrator portnumber. Use the appropriate value for portnumber. For example: telnet serial-concentrator 100

    • For a network connection, use a Secure Shell (SSH) session and enter root as the user name. Determine the IP address by accessing your DHCP server for the address assigned to the service processor MAC address (see the label on the storage controller). For example: ssh root@

  2. When prompted, enter the password changeme.

    Note -  This is the default password that provides initial access to Oracle ILOM. You can set a different password for the appliance in step 5.
  3. At the command prompt, enter start /SP/console.
  4. To confirm that you want to start the console, enter y.

    Text similar to the following is shown on the console:

    SunOS Release 5.11 Version ak/generic@2013.,1-1.6 64-bit
    Copyright (c) 1983, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    System configuration in progress.
    Configuring version: ak/nas@2013.,1-1.6
    Creating active datasets ...... done.
    Starting primordial svc.configd
    SMF online in 2 seconds
    Loading smf(5) service descriptions: 165/165
    svccfg: Loaded 165 smf(5) service descriptions
    Loading smf(5) service descriptions: 24/24
    Applying profile install/akinstall.xml ... done.
    Applying service layer generic ... done.
    Applying service layer nas ... done.
    Applying service layer SUNW,iwashi_plus ... done.
    Applying service profile generic ... done.
    Enabling auditing of Solaris commands ... done.
    Shutting down svc.configd ... done.
    Configuring devices.
    Configuring network devices.
    Sun ZFS Storage 7120 Version ak/SUNW,iwashi_plus@2013.,1-1.6
    Copyright (c) 2008, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    Checking hardware configuration ... done.
    Starting appliance configuration ........... done.
    Press any key to begin configuring appliance: [*]
  5. To begin configuration, press any key.

    The shell interface configuration screen appears. The <=> character is displayed next to NET-0 near the top of the screen. If <X> appears by NET-0, check that all cable connections are secure.

    Sun ZFS Storage 7120 Configuration
    Copyright (c) 2008, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    NET-0 <=>  NET-1 <X>  NET-2 <X>  NET-3 <X>
    Host Name: hostname
    DNS Domain: us.oracle.com
    IP Address:
    IP Netmask:
    Default Router:
    DNS Server:
    * Password: @@@@@@@
    * Re-enter Password: @@@@@@@
    Please enter the required (*) configuration data
    ESC-1: Done   ESC-2: Help   ESC-3: Halt   ESC-4: Reboot   ESC-5: Info
    For help, see http://www.oracle.com/goto/zfs7120
  6. Verify the information on the screen and enter values for fields that are not populated.
  7. To apply all of the values, either press ESC-1 or F1, or press Enter after confirming your new password.

    The final screen appears, confirming that your appliance is ready for initial configuration. Two web browser links are shown for configuration using the browser user interface (BUI); you can use either the host name, if assigned, or the IP address.

    Sun ZFS Storage 7120 Configuration
    Copyright (c) 2008, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    Your new appliance is now ready for configuration.  To configure your
    appliance, use a web browser to visit the following link:
    If your network administrator has not yet assigned the network name you chose
    for the appliance, you can also configure your appliance using the link:

Next Steps