Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Oracle Hardware Management Pack provides cross-platform components to help you manage and configure Oracle's x86 and SPARC servers using Oracle Server Management Agents and Oracle Server CLI Tools. Oracle Hardware Management Pack supports Oracle Solaris OS, Oracle Linux OS and Oracle VM virtualization, and other third-party 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 center management infrastructure.
  • Use command-line tools to configure UEFI and legacy BIOS, RAID volumes and Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) service processor on your server.
  • 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 the Linux Fault Management Architecture (FMA) command-line tool and daemon to manage hardware faults from a Linux host.
  • Use IPMItool to access a server service processor 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
  • Field-replaceable unit (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 and 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 its components, voltage, or current for components being out of range
  • Error conditions affecting the hardware components in the server such as FRU insertion/removal or 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 provide 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 can be used to load and back 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.
  • nvmeadm - Enables you to configure and obtain information about NVMe storage devices installed in your server.
  • itpconfig - Enables you to configure a trap proxy to send traps from Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) over the internal Host-to-ILOM Interconnect and forward the traps to a configurable destination.
  • Linux FMA - Fault Management Architecture software that enables you to manage server faults from the host Linux OS in much the same way you manage faults in the Oracle ILOM fault management shell. In addition, CPU and memory faults processed by the Oracle Linux mcelog are included in a common fault management database. As a result, Linux FMA provides a similar set of fault management commands to view and act on faults whether from the host OS or Oracle ILOM.