On occasion the blade chassis monitoring module (CMM) or the service processor (SP) for a server or a network express module (NEM) needs to be reset to complete an upgrade, or to clear an error state. The SP and CMM reset operation is similar to resetting a PC where all active processes are terminated and the system reboots.
Resetting the power on a server SP or CMM will automatically disconnect any current Oracle ILOM sessions and render the service processor unmanageable until the reset process is complete. However, the host operating system on a server is not affected when a rackmount server SP or a CPU blade server SP is reset.
System administrators can reset the server SP, NEM SP, and the CMM from the web interface or the CLI. For further SP and CMM reset instructions, see the following procedure.