Working with ILOM on a Sun/Oracle System

Sun(now Oracle) and Fujitsu put together a new remote management system (ILOM) that provides a mild improvement over the older ALOM systems.  This guide will get you started.

#### STARTING STOPPING
The ILOM allows you to manage the system (SYS) with a few simple commands:

-> start /SYS
-> stop /SYS
-> reset /SYS

#### MANAGING AUTO BOOT MODE
-> set /HOST/bootmode script=”setenv auto-boot? false”
-> reset /SYS

#### FORCING A BREAK COMMAND
-> set /HOST send_break_action=break command
-> start /SP/console

#### GRAB A CONSOLE CONNECTION
-> start /SP/console

#### CREATE ILOM USER
-> create /SP/users/<username>
Creating user…
Enter new password: ********
Enter new password again: ********
Created /SP/users/<username>

#However, I want my team to be able to use this system just like they did the old ALOM systems
because it simplifies management for me when I’m on vacation.  Create the user as shown below
to have an old school ALOM experience.

-> create /SP/users/admin role=aucro cli_mode=alom
Creating user…
Enter new password: ********
Enter new password again: ********
Created /SP/users/admin

#### SET A PASSWORD
set /SP/users/root password

#### CHANGING THE IP
-> cd /SP/Network
-> set pendingipaddress=<ip_address>
-> set pendingipdiscovery=static
-> set pendingipnetmask=255.255.255.0
-> set pendingipgateway=<ip_address>
-> set commitpending=true

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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