Remote Access in Solaris with the ALOM

Resetting the ALOM’s network setting is a little un-intuitive, but it not that hard if you remember that Solaris Sunfire systems (v210, v240, v250, etc.) use the scadm interface to address the eeprom/NVRAM.

cd /usr/platform/`uname -i`/sbin
./scadm set netsc_ipaddr 172.16.3.27
./scadm set netsc_ipnetmask 255.255.0.0
./scadm set netsc_ipgateway 172.16.0.8

# Check your work

./scadm show | grep netsc
netsc_tpelinktest="true”
netsc_dhcp="false”
netsc_ipaddr="172.16.3.27″
netsc_ipnetmask="255.255.0.0″
netsc_ipgateway="172.16.0.8″

You really need to have tpelinktest=”true” before proceeding.

# Reset the interface and then look at the settings.

./scadm resetrsc
./scadm shownetwork

About Jay Farschman - Jay currently works as a Senior Systems Administrator for an asset management company in Colorado where he works with companies that produce hardware, telecommunications software and financial services.  Jay previously owned a consulting company and provided training and consulting services for three Fortune 500 companies and numerous small businesses where he leveraged Linux to provided exceptional value.

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