Category: Oracle Hardware

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Solaris Hardware Information Center

Read – Sun Hardware Diagnosis at OBP level Read – Oracle Hardware Models ( 3D View) Read – Working with Solaris Server Consoles using LOM/ ILOM/ ALOM/ ELOM/ RSC Read – ILOM ( Integrated Lights out Manager) Command Line Read– System Controller Hung Issues Read– 7...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : recover hung System Controller [ Sun Fire v1280, E2900, 3800, 4800, 4810, 6800, E4900, E6900, and Netra 1280, 1290 Server ]

When a system controller (SC) is hung, try a few steps before pressing the Reset button on the SC. Step 1 . Try to Telnet or directly connect to the serial port of the “hung” SC, TIP into the platform shell, and use the “reboot” command....

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7 Ways to find CPU information from Solaris

Traditionally, in Solaris computing world the word CPU refers to a Chip planted on the mother board.   Starting from Solaris10, the term vCPU has been introduced to refer each computing entity, ( CPU Sockets, CPU Cores per Socket or  Hardware Threads per a CPU Core)...

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Powerdown parameter for Solaris boxes.

I came across one unique parameter which I would like to share on our gurkulindia, specially for small business organisations where we dont have seperate power backups for DC. Has anyone noticed while working on Solaris boxes if you will power down (init 5 or poweroff...

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System Controller battery (BATTERY at SC/BAT/V_BAT has exceeded low warning) failure in T-series servers.

System Controller battery (BATTERY at SC/BAT/V_BAT has exceeded low warning) failure in T-series servers. Many a times you will get a hardware error in /var/adm/messages (or at ALOM/LOM prompt, console messages) for SC battery failure, In this post I will explain the battery replacement procedure along...

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Unix Quick Reference : ILOM ( Integrated Lights out Manager) Command Line

The X4000 Family implements the ILOM – Integrated Lights Out Manager.  This is a combination of dedicated hardware and supporting software. The Sun Fire X64 family of servers implement a technology called ILOM – Integrated Lights Out Manager where available. This is a combination of dedicated hardware...

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Working with Solaris Server Consoles using LOM/ ILOM/ ALOM/ ELOM/ RSC

Access Server’s OS Console from the LOM service Processor:   Server Models : SunFire V100/V120/V1280/E2900 and Netra 1280/1290 You can use below command to navigate between Server OS console and LOM port: connecting to console from LOM prompt: sc/lom>console Returning to LOM from the Server console...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Disk i/o Performance Issues

This post is to highlight some of the steps needed to diagnose if an issue is in fact a disk performance issue or not.  And if it is, what data will be collected to help diagnose the issue. Please note that performance in general is not an...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Configure “Net Mgmt” or ALOM ( Advanced Lights out manamgement ) Port : For the v210, v240, v440, v250, v215, v245 and v445

The hardware set up is very basic. A standard network cable with RJ45 connectors needs to be plugged into the port on the I/O panel labeled “NET MGT” with the other end connected to the network. Note: This interface is 10HDX so please ensure that the...

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