S Oracle SPARC M7 Server System Administration (D97486)


Course Overview

The Oracle SPARC M7 Server System Administration course will provide system administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure M7 servers, upgrade M7 server software and firmware, perform administration tasks and basic troubleshooting for the M7 servers and configure LDoms.

This course covers the functions and features of the SPARC M7-8 and M7-16 servers. Students learn how to identify the SPARC M7-8 and M7-16 server components and architecture. This course discusses platform configuration and administration using ILOM, domain configuration, and logical domain configuration. In addition data collection and fault analysis is also reviewed.

Learn To:
  • List the functions and features of the SPARC M7-8 and M7-16 Servers.
  • Identify their components and architecture.
  • Install and configure the M7 Servers.
  • Upgrade the firmware and software.
  • Perform administration tasks.
  • Configure LDoms.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of the M7 Servers.
Benefits to You

The M7-8 and M7-16 Servers are data center servers that were designed with the highest reliability and availability features. They have a high redundancy of components and perform numerous health checks. Students gain a better understanding of the system administration including installation and configuration, upgrading software and firmware, performing administration tasks, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Who should attend

  • Data Center Manager
  • System Administrator
  • System Integrator
  • Sales Consultants
  • Support Engineer


  • Basic understanding of Solaris Administration
  • Basic understanding of Network concepts
  • Some basic Server Management experience
  • Students should have knowledge and experience with SPARC Series M servers, ILOM, Solaris, network administration and virtualization
  • Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration (D72896)

Course Objectives

  • List the functions and features of the SPARC M7-8 and M7-16 Servers
  • Identify their components and architecture
  • Install and configure the M7 Servers
  • Upgrade the firmware and software
  • Perform administration tasks
  • Configure LDoms
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of the M7 Servers

Course Content

  • Main components that comprise the M7-8 and M7-16 servers
  • Comparison with previous products
  • Hardware features
  • Software features
  • M7-8 and M7-16 server descriptions
  • Functions and features of the M7-8 and M7-16 servers
  • RAS features of these Servers with comparison to previous products
Platform Configuration and Administration using ILOM
  • Differences between ILOM and the previous server's service processor
  • Functions of the SPs, SPPs, and SPMs
  • ILOM's key functions, features, and highlights
  • Compare the available physical network configurations
  • Changes in the ILOM CLI within the Simplified Data Mode (SDM)
  • Changes in the ILOM BUI within the Simplified Data Mode (SDM)
  • Dual SP behavior
  • Identify the chassis using ILOM
Domain Configuration
  • Characteristics of a physical domain
  • Locate the physical domains and Domain Configuration Units in the M7-8 and M7-16 systems
  • Allocate DCUs to a domain
  • Power on a domain
  • Explain the structure of the Open Boot PROM (OBP) device tree
Logical Domain Configuration
  • Define LDoms
  • Describe logical domain planning considerations
  • Create LDoms
  • Add resources to LDoms
  • Dynamically change LDoms
  • Delete LDoms
  • Monitor LDoms
Data Collection and Fault Analysis
  • Diagnose faults
  • Diagnostic tools used for troubleshooting
  • Check for faults
  • View and interpret log files and system messages
  • Manage the event and audit logs
  • Configure POST
  • Interpret system LEDs
  • Monitor the server

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

2 days

Classroom Training

2 days

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.