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Sun ILOM – T5220, T5240, x4600, X4450 configure

ILOM is an independent system controller providing a command-line interface and web based interface on T-series oracle sun server hardware’s like T5120, T5220, T5240, T5440 T3, T-4 servers.It can monitor system temperature,voltages,internal disks, chassis fans,CPU’s and power supplies.We can configure ilom with snmp to send hardware alerts.ILOM provides remote system administration and Java web-based console provides much easier than the command line.Another important feature is host control.We can switch on and switch off the system remotely.
Here we will see step by step procedure of configuring ILOM:
1. Connect to the ILOM using serial port:
Ensure that the serial port on your connecting device is set to the following.Normally we will use hyper terminal for this.
Parameters:
9600 baudrate
8 bits
No parity
1 stop bit
No handshaking


Establish an ILOM service processor session.See the ILOM user’s guide for instructions.

Type the default user name – root
Type the default password – changeme

2. Set User accounts:

After logging in to ILOM console,creating new account called admin
-> cd /SP/users
-> create admin role=administrator
Creating user…
Created /SP/users/admin
-> set root password
You will be prompted for a password, change to new password
3. Set SP Hostname:
-> set /SP hostname=’server hostname’-lom
Set hostname to ‘server hostname’-lom
4. Set Network time:
-> set /SP/clients/ntp/server/1 address=xx.xx.xx.xxx
Set ‘address’ to ‘xx.xx.xx.xxx’
-> set /SP/clients/ntp/server/2 address=xx.xx.xx.xxx
Set ‘address’ to ‘xx.xx.xx.xxx’
-> show /SP/clients/ntp/server/1
/SP/clients/ntp/server/1
Targets:
Properties:
address = xx.xx.xx.xxx
Commands:
cd
set
show
-> show /SP/clients/ntp/server/2
/SP/clients/ntp/server/2
Targets:
Properties:
address = xx.xx.xx.xxx
Commands:
cd
set
show
-> cd /SP/clock
/SP/clock
-> set usentpserver=enabled
Set ‘usentpserver’ to ‘enabled’
/SP/clock
-> show
Targets:
Properties:
datetime = Thu May 3 13:47:51 2010
usentpserver = enabled
Commands:
cd
set
show
5. Set Network Configuration:
Connect an Ethernet cable to the network management port.
-> cd /SP/network
Refer to CMDB for ipaddress,netmask,gateway
-> set pendingipaddress=nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
-> set pendingipnetmask=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
-> set pendingipgateway=ggg.ggg.ggg.ggg
-> set pendingipdiscovery=static
-> set commitpending=true
-> show
6. Set SSH access and HTTP(S):
-> cd /SP/services
-> set ssh state=enabled
-> set http servicestate=enabled
-> set http secureredirect=enabled
-> set https servicestate=enabled
-> show ssh state
/SP/services/ssh
Properties:
state = enabled
-> show http
/SP/services/http
Targets:
Properties:
port = 80
secureredirect = enabled
servicestate = enabled
-> show https
/SP/services/https
Targets:
ssl
Properties:
port = 443
servicestate = enabled

Now you will able to use system console remotely by using console IP on ssh service and http web service.To access web-based Ilom console,just enter the console IP in browser and access web console.

Thank you for reading this article.Please leave a comment if you have any doubt ,i will get back to you as soon as possible.
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2 comments

  1. I realize this article is somewhat dated but thought I’d post. On a T5240 ILOM v33.0.12.4.w, r74569 I can login to the ILOM web interface as root. However, none of the tabs show something that it changeable. It only shows information about the tab. No radio buttons, etc. This works on other SPARC boxes like a T4. What am I missing?

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