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ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error

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This is what I'm doing...

set /SP/network state=enabled
set /SP/services/ssh state=enabled
set /SP/network pendingipdiscovery=static
set /SP/network pendingipaddress=192.xxx.xxx.xxx
set /SP/network pendingipgateway=192.xxx.xxx.xxx
set /SP/network pendingipnetmask=255.255.255.0
set /sp/network commitpending=true

I then get the error:

set: unable to configure network

Anyone have any ideas what's wrong?

Thanks,
Matt
  • 1. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Well, this may not be it but shouldn't the SP be capitalized in the last line where you do the commit?

    I am having the same problem but I always go to the /SP/network directory to make changes so I don't have to type in the /SP/network with every line and more because the instructions said to do so.
  • 2. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Hi

    same to me.

    I have 2 x4200, one is working fine the other says set: unable to configure network when I try
    to do set commitpending=true

    It would be great if anyone has a workaround for that.

    Thank you and best regards
    Rolf

    Edited by: Schriemer on Jul 27, 2008 11:18 PM
  • 3. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Same problem on an x4500 . . .

    What is the likely entry for pendingipgateway if it's an isolated network? I've tried 0.0.0.0, the address of the ILOM interface, and the address of the dedicated management network interface on my desktop machine, but always get "unable to configure network". I guess it's not necessarily complaining about the gateway address.

    Also, I'm surprised that there's no value for "macaddress" in the following output from "show":

    -> show

    /SP/network
    Targets:

    Properties:
    commitpending = (Cannot show property)
    ipaddress = (none)
    ipdiscovery = (none)
    ipgateway = (none)
    ipnetmask = (none)
    macaddress = (none)
    pendingipaddress = 10.20.30.13
    pendingipdiscovery = static
    pendingipgateway = 10.20.30.13
    pendingipnetmask = 255.255.255.0

    Commands:
    cd
    set
    show

    The show command takes almost 2 minutes to complete. The lights on the ethernet switch indicate contentment with the connection to the ILOM network port.

    (Sheesh. Almost a year and no answers here yet.)

    -Larry

    Edited by: ljg on Jan 9, 2009 4:30 PM
  • 4. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    I believe you need to reset the ILOM for the changes to take effect and be moved out of the pending state.
  • 5. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    this procedure work for me
    http://docs.sun.com/source/820-3315-11/3_config-booting.html#50409498_82049
    go to ---> Enabling the Service Processor Network Management Port

    best luck
    jesus salcie
  • 6. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    A solution, but not necessarily an explanation:

    I think the key in my situation was the lack of mac address displayed in the "show /SP/network". I believe this indicated that an extraordinary reset was required, which, in my case, was accomplished by power cycling the SP (by removing the power plugs and replacing them). I don't know that this was a necessary reset, but it was sufficient to get the mac address to display on my next attempt and for everything to configure following the procedures in the manuals.

    Again, this was for an X4500
    SP firmware 1.1.8
    SP firmware build number: 19341
    SP firmware date: Fri May 25 14:31:22 PDT 2007
    SP filesystem version: 0.1.14

    -Larry
  • 7. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Hi,

    I think you should first upgrade the ILOM firmware as the last version is the 2.0.2.5 and since the 1.1.8 a lot of
    bugs has been solved.

    You can find this here :
    [http://www.sun.com/servers/x64/x4500/downloads.jsp]

    Regards,
    Groucho_fr
  • 8. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    I am having the same problem with a Sun T5120 server.

    my ILOM parameters are :

    -> show /SP/network

    /SP/network
    Targets:

    Properties:
    commitpending = (Cannot show property)
    dhcp_server_ip = none
    ipaddress = 0.0.0.0
    ipdiscovery = dhcp
    ipgateway = 0.0.0.0
    ipnetmask = 0.0.0.0
    macaddress = 00:14:4F:D3:E5:1D
    pendingipaddress = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    pendingipdiscovery = static
    pendingipgateway = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    pendingipnetmask = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    state = enabled

    My SP firmware is:
    SP firmware 2.0.4.2
    SP firmware build number: 24009
    SP firmware date: Wed Oct 3 18:09:25 PDT 2007
    SP filesystem version: 0.1.14

    and I have performed the power cycling of the SP.

    Any other solutions to the

    -> set /SP/network commitpending=true
    set: Unable to configure network

    error??

    Help

    Thanks
  • 9. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    A think that I am sure is you do not need to reset the ILOM to configure the network.

    From memory this procedure always worked for me :
     cd /SP/network
    set pendingipaddress=192.168.X.X
    set pendingipnetmask=255.255.255.0
    set pendingipgateway=192.168.X.1
    set pendingipdiscovery=static
    set commitpending=true
    For dhcp configuration, you have to set the pendingipdiscovery to dhcp :
    cd /SP/network
    set pendingipdiscovery=dhcp
    set commitpending=true
    All the details here :
    http://docs.sun.com/source/820-2453-10/access.html

    Groucho_fr
  • 10. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    A think that I am sure is you do not need to reset the ILOM to configure its network.

    From memory this procedure always worked for me :
    cd /SP/network
    set pendingipaddress=192.168.X.X
    set pendingipnetmask=255.255.255.0
    set pendingipgateway=192.168.X.1
    set pendingipdiscovery=static
    set commitpending=true
    For dhcp configuration, you have to set the pendingipdiscovery to dhcp :
    cd /SP/network
    set pendingipdiscovery=dhcp
    set commitpending=true
    All the details here :
    http://docs.sun.com/source/820-2453-10/access.html

    Groucho_fr
  • 11. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Yes, I've gone through these steps... But when I attempt to "set commitpending=true" I get the "set unable to configure network" error and nothing in the ILOM settings change.

    What can I do to get the commit to accept my changes??

    --Kenny                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • 12. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Hi (thanks PhHein),

    k.noe, I can see in your previous post "dhcp_server_ip" is set to "none". Have you try to set it up first and try a commitpending=true?

    Schriemer, BPD_LDAP, ljg , have you solved your problem?

    Groucho_fr
  • 13. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Groucho_fr

    Thanks for the reply. I don't have an IP address nor use a DHCP server to input into that value. I've other 5120 that have accepted ILOM changes and also have the dhcp_server_ip value set to none.

    Any thing else?


    --Kenny                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • 14. Re: ILOM "set: unable to configure network" error
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    Hi,

    You are in ILOM mode in your T5120, right?

    Perhaps you should try to configure your ILOM in static mode first, to check if your problem comes from your DHCP configuration :
    -> set /SP/network state=enabled
    -> set /SP/network pendingipdiscovery=static
    -> set /SP/network pendingipaddress=XX.XX.XX.XX
    -> set /SP/network pendingipnetmask=255.255.255.0
    -> set /SP/network pendingipgateway=XX.XX.XX.XX
    -> set /SP/network commitpending=true
    This is working? If yes, then :
    -> set/SP/network pendingipdiscovery=dhcp
    -> set /SP/network commitpending=true
    If you have a problem with these steps, I think you should contact your Sun Support contact.

    Groucho_fr
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