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Flashing firmware on SunFire T2000

Not so long ago I had to flash firmware on SunFire T2000. It’s not a complicated thing. I need to do something with Service Controller and in the process I found out that there is no scadm utility on T2000. Why? I am not completely sure. Maybe someone can chime in. It’s probably because T2000 […]

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 16:14 by somedude · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: alom, ilom, openboot, solaris, solaris tips, sun hardware

Unable to access console login prompt from ALOM

Not so long ago, I logged into System Controller of SunFire T2000 running Solaris 10 and tried to access server’s console. For some reason, usual console command did not work. It simply did not return anything. I figured maybe something was stuck, so I reset System Controller and tried again. Again, I got nothing, which […]

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 10:19 by somedude · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: alom, ilom, openboot, smf, solaris, solaris tips, sun hardware

OpenBoot: All CPUs failed or disabled

I guess every day you learn something new. This incident happened on Sun Fire V480R. The server was running for running for ages but for one reason or another it had to be rebooted. So after the diags ran, it came back with this: Sun Fire 480R, No Keyboard Copyright 1998-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved. OpenBoot 4.10.7, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #55408554. Ethernet address 0:3:ba:4d:77:aa, Host ID: 834d77aa.                                                                                 FATAL: All CPUs failed or disabled. Hmm, […]

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 21:32 by somedude · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: openboot, sun hardware

Forcing network speed and duplex in Open Boot prompt

I had a Sun box attached to a switch I had not control over and I needed to jumpstart it. Unfortunately, I was getting nowhere. After crosschecking everything in my setup the only thing I did not try was to force speed and duplex on the Sun box to see if it would start booting. […]

Posted on August 3, 2008 at 21:04 by somedude · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: alom, jumpstart, networking, openboot

Mirroring root disk using SVM

There are about 487359 documents on the Internet about how to mirror root disk in Solaris. So, here is 487360th. The assumptions are following: the first disk has Solaris already installed, root slice is slice 1, and the disks are identical with the same size and geometry. If they have different cylinder, head, sector count […]

Posted on July 2, 2008 at 19:39 by somedude · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: openboot, solaris, solaris tips, solaris utilities, solaris volume manager, storage