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ILOM boots to command prompt after the server powered on. You can connect to it via serial port if you do not have DHCP configured on ILO segment. Teraterm works OK for connecting via serial port.

If you switch to console using the commands, recommended in installation booklet

-> start /SYS
Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
Starting /SYS

-> start /HOST/console
Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y

To get back to ILOM prompt ">" represents a challenge.

Accounts are convenient to set from the command line

set /SP/users/username role=aucr password=xxxxxxx
set /CMM/users/username role=aucr

From Oracle ILOM Quick Reference for CLI Commands Firmware Release 3.2.1

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[May 28, 2013] Switching console from one interface to another (for example from ssh to serial, or vise versa

To stop console

stop /HOST/console
After that you can start console from new interface using
start /HOST/console

[May 28, 2013] Verify that the host is powered off.

a. Type the following command:

show /SYS power_state

b. If the host is not powered off, type the following command:

stop /SYS

[May 28, 2013] Verify that the parameter keyswitch_state is set to normal.

Type the following command:

show /SYS keyswitch_state


Service-Related Oracle ILOM Commands

The following table describes the Oracle ILOM shell commands most frequently used when performing service related tasks.

Oracle ILOM Command Description
help [command] Displays a list of all available commands with syntax and descriptions. Specifying a command name as an option displays help for that command.
set /HOST send_break_action=break Takes the host server from the OS to either kmdb or break menu, depending on the mode Solaris software was booted.
set fru|component clear_fault_action=true Clears the fault state for the FRU or the component.
start /HOST/console Connects you to the host system.
show /HOST/console/history Displays the contents of the system's console buffer.
set /HOST/bootmode property=value

[where property is state, config, or script]

Controls the host server OpenBoot PROM firmware method of booting.
stop /SYS Powers off the host server.
start /SYS Powers on the host server.
reset /SYS Generates a hardware reset on the host server.
reset /SP Reboots the service processor.
set /SYS keyswitch_state=value

normal | standby | diag | locked

Sets the virtual keyswitch.
set /SYS/LOCATE value=value

[Fast_blink | Off]

Turns the Locator LED on the server on or off.
show faulty Displays current system faults. See Check for Faults (show faulty Command).
show /SYS keyswitch_state Displays the status of the virtual keyswitch.
show /SYS/LOCATE Displays the current state of the Locator LED as either fast blink or off.
show /SP/logs/event/list Displays the history of all events logged in the service processor event log.
show /HOST Displays firmware versions and HOST status.
show /SYS Displays product information, including the part number and serial number.
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