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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 4.0.x

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Updated: September 2018
 
 

Back Up the Oracle ILOM Configuration Settings

System administrators can save a backup copy of the Oracle ILOM configuration file that is actively running on the server SP or CMM. Upon initiating a Backup operation, all Oracle ILOM client sessions to the SP or the CMM are momentarily suspended. The suspended sessions resume to normal after the Backup operation is complete. A Backup operation typically takes two to three minutes to complete.

The following Oracle ILOM configuration backup procedure provides both web and CLI instructions for the SP and the CMM.

  • To back up the Oracle ILOM configuration to an XML file, perform the following steps for one of the Oracle ILOM user interfaces listed.
    Oracle ILOM User Interface
    Backing Up Oracle ILOM Configuration Settings to XML File
    Web
    1. Click ILOM Administration > Configuration Management > Backup/Restore.

    2. Click Backup in the Operations box.

    3. (Optional) Select the Include Fault Data check box. When selected, the backup operation will include all fault data incidents in the backup copy of the xml configuration file.

      The Include Fault Data check box is available for configuration as of Oracle ILOM firmware 3.2.6.

      Note – A passphrase must be provided to back up fault data for all incidents. For further details about entering a passphrase, see Step 5 below.

    4. Click the Transfer Method box to specify a method for transferring the Oracle ILOM configuration file.

      For property descriptions of each file transfer method, see Figure 14, Table 14, File Transfer Methods .

    5. To encrypt the backup configuration file, type a passphrase in the Passphrase text box, and then retype the passphrase in the Confirm Passphrase text box. The backup file is encrypted using the passphrase specified.

      Note – To back up sensitive data such as passwords, SSH keys, certificates, LDoms and so forth, you must specify a passphrase. The passphrase length must be a minimum of 16 characters.

    6. Click Run to initiate the Backup operation.

      When the Backup operation is executing, client sessions to the Oracle ILOM SP or the CMM are momentarily suspended. The sessions will resume to normal after the Backup operation is complete.

    CLI
    1. Navigate to the config CLI target, for example:

      cd /SP/config

      cd /CMM/config

    2. (Optional) To include fault data for all incidents in the backup operation, set the property value for include_faultdata to true. For instance:

      set include_faultdata=true

      The include_faultdata property is available for configuration as of Oracle ILOM firmware version 3.2.6.

      Note – A passphrase must be provided to back up fault data in the xml configuration file. For further details about entering a passphrase, see Step 3 below.

    3. To encrypt the backup configuration file, set the a value for the passphrase property, for example:

      set passphrase=value

      The backup file is encrypted using the passphrase specified.

      Note – To back up sensitive data such as passwords, SSH keys, certificates, LDoms and so forth, you must specify a passphrase.The passphrase length must be a minimum of 16 characters.

    4. To initiate the Backup operation, type the following command from within the /SP/config or /CMM/config directory. For example:

      set dump_uri=transfer_method://username:password@ipaddress_or_hostname/directorypath/filename

      Where the transfer method can be:tftp, ftp, sftp, scp, http, or https

      For property descriptions of each file transfer method, see Figure 14, Table 14, File Transfer Methods .

      For example:

      set dump_uri=scp://adminuser:userpswd@1.2.3.4/Backup/Lab9/SP123.config

      When the Backup operation is executing, client sessions to the Oracle ILOM SP or the CMM are momentarily suspended. The sessions will resume to normal after the Backup operation is complete.

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