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This chapter contains the following sections:
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Introduction, page 10-1 Configuring the Host for Power Management, page 10-1 Executing Power Management with VFrame, page 10-4

Introduction
VFrame works with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) to control power on Sun V20z or V40z hosts. To manage power remotely, you must first configure IPMI on your host. Use the VFrame graphical user interface (GUI) to enter the host power control information after it is configured on the host. For additional information, refer to Sun documentation at this URL: http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/hardware/docs/Servers/Workgroup_Servers/Sun_Fire_V20z/ index.html

Configuring the Host for Power Management
The IPMI tool is packaged with VFrame. The V20z and V40z servers include an integrated service processor that complies with IPMI version 1.5.

Note

This document assumes that you have connected an Ethernet cable to your Service Processor port and that you have configured a user name and password. If you have not yet performed these tasks, refer to your hardware documentation for detailed instructions.

Setting the IP Address of the Service Processor
The Service Processor (SP) on the Sun V20z and V40z does not have a default IP address set. Use the LCD panel on the server to set the address. The following steps set the SP network settings using a static IP address. You must specify a subnet mask and default gateway.

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Follow these steps that use the LCD panel on the physical server to configure the IP, netmask, and gateway settings:
Step 1

Press any operator panel button on the server front panel. The LCD panel displays the first menu option:
Menu SP menu

Step 2

Press the Forward operator panel button until you reach the SP menu:
Menu SP menu

Step 3

Press the Select operator panel button to display the SP menu options.
SP Menu: Set SP IP info?

Step 4

Press the Select operator panel button. The following prompt displays with the default response:
SP use DHCP? No

Step 5

Press the Select operator panel button. The LCD displays as follows:
SP IP Address: 0.0.0.0

Step 6

With the cursor in the first field, increase or decrease the value using the Back and Forward operator panel buttons. This field can hold a value between 0 and 255.
SP IP Address: 10.0.0.0

Step 7

After reaching your desired value, press the Select operator panel button to advance the cursor to the next field.
SP IP Address: 10.0.0.0

Note

The Back and Forward operator panel buttons automatically scroll, repeating the action as long as the button is held down.

Step 8 Step 9

Repeat step 6 andstep 7 for each field until the desired IP address is displayed, then use the Enter button combination to save the IP Address. Continue with the process, which goes to the Subnet Mask network setting. The LCD displays as follows:
SP netmask: 255.255.255.0

Step 10 Step 11

Edit the subnet mask setting in the same manner as you did for the IP address. When finished, use the Enter button combination to save the subnet mask. Continue with the process, which goes to the default gateway network setting. The LCD displays as follows:
SP IP Gateway 10.10.30.1

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Step 12

Edit the default gateway setting in the same manner as you did for the IP address and the subnet mask. When finished, use the Enter button combination to save the default gateway. The LCD displays the following confirmation prompt:
Use new IP data: Yes?

Step 13

Press the Select operator panel button to use the new data, or use the Cancel button combination to disregard. The SP address is now configured and the server is ready for use.

Configuring the Service Processor
To configure the service processor to support remote power management from the VFrame, follow these steps:
Step 1

Log in to the service processor on your V20z or V40z.
[root@vs40 root]# ssh -l sun1 10.10.30.1 sun@10.3.1.217's password: Sun Microsystems IPMI v1.5 Service Processor Version: V2.1.0.10 localhost $

Step 2

Enter the ipmi get channels command.
localhost $ ipmi get channels Channel Status lan disabled sms enabled

Step 3

Enter the ipmi enable channel lan command. The UI prompts you for a password.
localhost $ ipmi enable channel lan Password:

Step 4 Step 5

Enter the password that you use to log in to the SP.
Password:

Confirm the password.
Confirm password: localhost

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Determining Service Processor Firmware Version
Before you can manage V20z or V40z power with VFrame, you must verify that your service processor runs firmware version 2.0.0.48. To determine the version that runs on your SP, follow these steps:

Note

VFrame power management may work with other firmware versions. However, if you attempt to manage power with a different firmware version and the process fails, install supported firmware. Log in to the service processor on your V40z. In the following example, the user ID is sun1.
[root@vs40 root]# ssh -l sun1 10.10.30.1 sun@10.3.1.51's password: **** Sun Microsystems IPMI v1.5 Service Processor Version: V2.1.0.10 localhost $

Step 1

Step 2

Enter the sp update flash pic -v command to display the firmware version that runs on the SP.
localhost $ sp update flash pic -v X1.0.1.0

Load the Correct Firmware on the Service Processor
In the event that your service processor does not run the appropriate firmware, refer to your V20z or V40z hardware documentation for instructions. After you apply the correct firmware version, configure the service processor.

Executing Power Management with VFrame
To execute power management, configure the type of management on VFrame, as well as any log-in and password information. After you apply this configuration to VFrame, you can power-off, power-on, reset, and disable the host.

Configuring VFrame for Power Management
To execute power management on a V20z or V40z with VFrame, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

Launch VFrame and log in. Navigate to the Assets link. Click the plus sign (+) next to the Assets link to expand the link. Click the Physical Servers link.

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Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

In the Physical Server Assets table, click the link of your V40z and scroll down to the bottom of the display. From the Type pulldown menu, select IPMI v1.5+. Additional fields appear. In the Management IP Address, enter the IP address of the physical V20z or V40z server (that is, the IP address of the service processor). (Optional) In the Username field, enter the userID that you need to log in to the SP. In the Password field, enter the password that you configured in step 4 under “Configuring the Service Processor” on page 3. Click the Apply button.

Powering Off the Host
When you power off a host with VFrame, the SP remains active so you can power up the host. To power down your V20z or V40z host, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Launch VFrame and log in. Navigate to the Assets link. Click the plus sign (+) next to the Assets link to expand the link. Click the Physical Servers link. In the Physical Server Assets table, click the link of your V20z or V40z and scroll down to the bottom of the display. Click the Power Off Server button to shut down the host.

Note

The host powers down, but power remains available to the SP.

Powering On the Host
To power on your V20z or V40z host, follow these steps:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Launch VFrame and log in. Navigate to the Assets link. Click the plus sign (+) next to the Assets link to expand the link. Click the Physical Servers link. In the Physical Server Assets table, click the link of your V20z or V40z and scroll down to the bottom of the display. Click the Power On Server button to power-on the host.

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