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How to Upgrade ilom firmware on oracle sun servers ?

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Oracle is mainly focusing on ILOM hardware  console for their x86 and SPARC Blade servers. Only M-series servers are having  XSCF prompt for dynamic domain configuration. In this article, we are going to see how to upgrade the system ilom firmware and BIOS for x86,openboot prompt for SPARC on oracle (sun)blade servers.System administrators should maintain the latest version of ilom and …

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How to upgrade SUN T5220 System Firmware Upgrade ?

Sun T5220 hardware firmware upgrade

We need to update the system firmware periodically to stay away from the bugs.Oracle hardware firmware can be download from the oracle website after logging with the support id. By upgrading the system firmware,system can support new devices,better performance,better availability and add more security  to the system. In a order to upgrade the system firmware,y ou need to halt the server before upgrading the system firmware.Here …

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What is Oracle’s SuperCluster ? How it Works ?

Oracle supercluster is fastest and most scalable engineering systems specially designed for enterprise level computing.Don’t not think that supercluster is alternative product for sun cluster or veritas cluster. Supercluster is a complete setup which contains high performance servers,storage,networking and software in a single box.These system will only fit in large-scale datacenters. The latest supercluster from oracle are  1. Oracle SuperCluster …

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How to Generate Crash Dump When the Solaris OS is Hung

This post explains about  forcing a system crash dump when the system is in a hang condition and crashdump files are required for Oracle root cause analysis.In most cases, a system crash dump of a hung system can be forced. But this won;t work in all type of system hang conditions. In order to force crash dump,you need to send break signal from console …

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how to configure Sun X86 Blade ILOM ?

In the last post we have seen how to configure SPARC based servers ILOM. Here i got an opportunity to post ilom configuration on Oracle SUN X86 blade servers.To accommodate these blade servers ,we may need to use SUN 6000 or SUN 8000 chassis. Here the assumption is we have SUN 6000 or SUN 8000 chassis in place and we are going to configure X86 blade servers ilom from those chassis console. ILOM – …

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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 …

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How to take console of SUN hardware ?

Unlike other hardware vendors,Sun microsystems hardware console differ from model to model.For an example ,In M-series servers you will get XSCF prompt ,the access method is differ from T-series server where you will get ilom console.Like the in older v-series, you will get SC prompt (ALOM). Here i would like to share information about the different console and how to …

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Oracle server-Virtualization Technologies

OS Virtualization is a hot topic in the IT market.All the operating system developers and OEM are keep on introducing new virtualization technologies day by day. Have you ever asked why is it so import in infrastructure management ? Operating system virtualization  very important to reduce the hardware cost and isolates the applications from server. In older days ,if you want to port the website,you need to buy a minimum two …

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how to take sun M-series XSCF snapshot

Oracle SUN M-series has an new extended System Control Facility (XSCF) firmware with powerful console prompt. XSCF has its own processor to monitor the server hardware.Even though the server is down,XSCF will be always available until power supply coming to the server. When you are running XSCF snapshot,it will collect complete physical server information not with specific domains which you …

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How to get SUN server serial number ?

Are you breaking your head to find the Sun/oracle server serial number from Solaris operating system  ? Many times it is required to get support from hardware vendor and every time we can’t go back to look at the server builds books to find it. Here I am just sharing few tips to find the server serial number from Oracle Solaris. …

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