SUMMARY: Sun V440 ALOM - hostname

From: George Kahler <>
Date: Wed May 23 2007 - 13:08:53 EDT
Thanks to:
       "Lineberger, Aaron" <>
       "brian smith" <>
       Chris Ruhnke <>
       "filo smith" <>
who suggested to upgrade ALOM to version 1.6.x and to make sure that
/etc/nodename has the correct entry in it.

Unfortunately after upgrading to ALOM 1.6.3, OBP 4.16.4 and installing Solaris 10
6/06 I still can not change the displayed name in the ALOM login, ie.

sc> logout

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Sun(tm) Advanced Lights Out Manager 1.6.3 (
Please login: 
Serial line login timeout, returns to console stream.

Enter #. to return to ALOM.

I will continue to fight with this and if successful I will post the


> No matter how many times I reboot Solaris8 or reset the ALOM
> SC, the hostname that ALOM displays in its banner/login is that of the
> previous system.
> Does anyone of you have an idea how this can be remedied ?
> According to all docs that I read, it suggest that the ALOM hostname is
> automatically configured when the system boots :-(
> BTW, access to the ALOM is only via the serial connection.
> Thanks.
> George
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Received on Wed May 23 13:09:10 2007

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