I came across one unique parameter which I would like to share on our gurkulindia, specially for small business organisations where we dont have seperate power backups for DC.
Has anyone noticed while working on Solaris boxes if you will power down (init 5 or poweroff from LOM/ALOM/ILOM) the Solaris boxes, they wont come up automatically after physical power on (only LOM boots but No OS). Which is a serious concern if any power outage occur or any power unit failure occurs etc etc…
Ex: Suppose a power outage occurred in any DC and 100 Solaris boxes went down. Now after power restoration, you wont be able to see any Solaris Box up and running. Manual intervention is required and SA need to power on the boxes manually from LOM prompt. Practically this situation is highly unacceptable in any organisation and this is the default feature of Solaris.
After a long investigation and googling and PDF’s I safely landed on earth and the landmark is below. There is a parameter on LOM/ALOM (for Sparc arch.) and ILOM (for intel arch.) which you wont find in help. The default value for that parameter is FALSE which wont allow your OS instance to boot up and hence it just stuck and wait for manual intervention at LOM level only.
I have tested the same in large scaled Solaris environment while performing hardware replacements & upgrades, when the value is FALSE the server stuck at LOM and OS wont come up, on the other hand if the value is changed to TRUE and power restored the Box comes up. Full Story