Oracle Hardware Management Pack



Oracle Hardware Management Pack provides cross platform components to help you manage and configure Oracle's Sun servers. Oracle Hardware Management Pack consists of Oracle Server Management Agents and Oracle Server CLI Tools and supports Oracle Solaris OS, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM among other operating systems.


The Oracle Hardware Management Pack components enable you to:
  • Use a management agent at the operating system level to enable in-band monitoring of your Oracle hardware over Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). You can use this information to integrate your Oracle servers into your data centre management infrastructure.

  • Use command-line tools to configure UEFI and legacy BIOS, RAID volumes and Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) service processors on your servers.

  • Use command-line tools to view hardware configuration and status information, and upgrade your server components' firmware.

  • Use a command-line tool to configure an ILOM trap proxy that forwards SNMP traps from your Oracle ILOM service processor over the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect.

  • Use a command-line tool to configure zoning on supported servers running Oracle Solaris OS.

  • Use IPMItool to access server service processors via the IPMI protocol and perform management tasks.

To check if your servers and operating systems are supported:


Oracle Server Management Agents Features


Oracle Server Management Agents (Management Agents) provide operating-system-specific agents to enable management and configuration of your Oracle servers. Management Agents communicate directly with the embedded Oracle ILOM service processor and support the latest Host-to-ILOM Interconnect technology, to enable high-speed communication with Oracle ILOM. Provided with Management Agents is the itpconfig tool, which enables you to configure a trap proxy to send traps from the host server to a configurable destination.
The following Management Information Base (MIB) files are also included as part of Management Agents:

Sun HW Monitoring MIB

This MIB describes the state of sensors and alarms on your servers and provides the following information:
  • Overall system alarm status
  • Aggregate alarm status by device type
  • FRU Alarm status
  • Lists of sensors, sensor types, sensor readings and sensor thresholds
  • Indicator states
  • Configurable value of the system locator
  • Inventory including basic manufacturing information
  • Product and chassis information such as serial number, part number
  • Per-sensor alarm status
Sun HW Trap MIB

This MIB describes a set of traps for hardware events that can be generated by an Oracle server and provides the following information:
  • Conditions affecting the environmental state of the server such as overheating of a server or it's components, voltage or current for components being out of range
  • Error conditions affecting the hardware components in the server such as FRU insertion or removal, security intrusion
Sun Storage MIB

This MIB provides the following information about system storage:
  • Basic manufacturing information, properties, and alarm status for controllers
  • Properties and alarm status for disks
  • Properties and alarm status for RAID volumes
  • Status of logical components

Oracle Server CLI Tools Features


Oracle Server CLI Tools provides cross platform command line tools that enable powerful and flexible hardware configuration and update capabilities. All Oracle Server CLI Tools use a common syntax and many are capable of loading and backing up configurations into easy-to-use XML-based configuration files, making the tools ideal for use in provisioning systems. The following CLI tools are provided:
  • ILOMconfig - enables you to configure Oracle ILOM and can be automated using an XML configuration file. You can also configure Host-to-ILOM Interconnect settings.

  • UBIOSconfig - enables you to configure your server's UEFI BIOS, found on the latest Oracle servers.

  • FWupdate - enables you to upgrade the firmware of your server components.

  • RAIDconfig - enables you to configure RAID volumes on your servers and can be automated using an XML configuration file.

  • HWmgmtcli - enables you to view hardware configuration information and the status of your Oracle servers.

  • BIOSconfig - enables you to configure your server's BIOS settings, found on the previous generation of servers.

  • ZoningCLI - enables you to configure the Oracle SPARC T3-1 platform with the 16 disk backplane (SAS-2 expander) running Oracle Solaris OS into two separated zones.