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New Lights Out Management (ILOM) for UltraSPARC T2 based servers

New Lights Out System Management (ILOM) for UltraSPARC T2 servers

A revolutionary new Systems Management platform for a paradigm changing chip (Sun UltraSPARC T2) and servers (Sun SPARC Enterprise T5x20).

 

Introducing the Sun Microsystems Integrated Lights Out Management (ILOM). ILOM is a new Systems Management platform that offers ease and flexibility in systems Operation, Administration, Maintenance and Monitoring of mission-critical systems for the busy Systems Administrator. ILOM is based on industry standards and therefore easy for any Systems Administrator to learn and master. Moreover, ILOM integrates seamlessly into your existing 3rd party management solutions thus accelerating time to deploy and reducing management overhead.

 

ILOM is a common Systems Management platform that is available on not just SPARC, but also all x64 servers from Sun. For folks that are used to ALOM (Advanced Lights Out Management) on our previous SPARC platforms, ILOM offers a compatibility shell that has the same look and feel as that of ALOM and thus offers a suitable migration path for such users.

 

ILOM gives the choice of a Graphical User Interface or a Command Line Interface based on industry standards such as DMTF-CIM (Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. - Common Information Model (CIM) Specification), SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface).

 

ILOM offers the following notable features – all a must for any kind of remote command and control of a Data Center for any Systems Administrator:

  • Hardware Control, Inventory and Monitoring
  • Host configuration and administration
  • SP configuration and administration
  • Logging, Auditing, Alerting (email alerts, SNMP Traps, IPMI PETs)
  • Authentication: LDAP, RADIUS, Active Directory, Local User Accounts 
  • Services: SSH and HTTP(S)

 

ILOM is truly a remarkable new Systems Management technology from Sun Microsystems for its UltraSPARC T2 based systems. Check it out today on a Sun SPARC T5120 or T5220 and I am certain you will love it!

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