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# 1  
Old 04-17-2012
How to boot a sun Solaris server?

Hi everyone,

I have searched on google and sun documentation but it's still not clear for me; how do we boot a sun Solaris server?

I know what to do but only from this step:

1- start /SYS

2- start /SP/console

The system go to to the prompt OK, then we use the BOOT command.

My questions are:

1- what should we do to reach the "start /SYS" step ?

2- what does the system do in each command ?

3- Can anyone explain us the boot procedure from a to z or can anyone give us a helpful links ?

Thanks
# 2  
Old 04-17-2012
start /SYS --> starts the machine
start /SP/console --> starts the system console

These are ILOM commands. i believe you are using a blade server.
if your blade server is in poweroff state start /SYS will power on the server. so once you are hardware is powered on if you want to take a console of your machine then you need to give start /SP/console

Oracle has lot of documentations for your queries.

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# 3  
Old 04-17-2012
Hi adilyos

first, can you tell us what kind of sun server you have?
as we can see from the commands you are using the ILOM, are you connected via serial or over net to it?

to reach the "start /SYS" you need to connect via the Serial Management Port, default logins are root and password is changeme.
after that just tipe start /SYS and the server should start.
If you like to open the Serial console just type start /SP/console...
if you like to use the Java Virtual Console you need to configure the Network Management Port under /SP/network
Code:
cd /SP/network
set pendingipaddress=192.168.1.100
set pendingipnetmask=255.255.255.0
set pendingipgateway=192.168.1.1
set commitpending=true

this was only an example, use yours ip adresses!

after that connect the NET MGT (network management port ) with a networkcable to your network and on you client host open a webrowser and type the ip address you configured befor...
# 4  
Old 04-17-2012
Thanks you all for your help. I'm using a T5440 server

If I have understood, the steps are as below:

1- The server need just to be connected to a power source.

2- I connect via the Network Management Port: the console I have in this step is ILOM ?

3- start /SYS to power on the components of the server.

4- start /SP/console to start the serial console. Is this console what do we call OK PROMPT ?

5 OK boot

thanks
# 5  
Old 04-17-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by adilyos
Thanks you all for your help. I'm using a T5440 server

If I have understood, the steps are as below:

1- The server need just to be connected to a power source.

2- I connect via the Network Management Port: the console I have in this step is ILOM ?

3- start /SYS to power on the components of the server.

4- start /SP/console to start the serial console. Is this console what do we call OK PROMPT ?

5 OK boot

thanks
you can connect to the NET MGT only if you have configured it!

here a simple step-by-step:

1-Connect Laptop/PC to the Serial Port
- You need a Serial to RJ45 Ethernet apdapteror if your laptop/pc doesn't have a serial output than you need a USB-To-Serial converter and attacha Serial-To-RJ45 adapter
To connect to the serial port use a software like putty.
The connections settings should be:
Speed 9600
Data bits 8
Stop bits 1
Parity None
Flow control None

2- Connect power source and wait until you receive the login screen on putty

3- Login with username: root and password: changeme

4- type start /SYS to start the server

5- type start /SP/console to connect to the console

6- Wait until the POST process has finished

7- type in the OK prompt the boot command: boot

that's it
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Old 04-17-2012
Thanks Beta17 can you tell please what do we mean by SC console ?
# 7  
Old 04-17-2012
you are welcome!
the only way to connect to the ok prompt is through the SC Console

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