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XSCF : eXtended System Control Facility
List of servers

Abbreviations and definitions

  • IOU : I/O Unit

The IOU includes PCI slots.

  • PSB : Physical System Board

The PSB includes at least 1 CPUM, 1 MEMB and 1 IOU on M4000 or M5000 server.
A M4000 server includes 1 PSB (PSB#00) and a M5000 server includes 2 PSB(PSB#00 and PSB#01).

  • XSB : Extended System Board

The PSB is configured either in Uni-XSB mode or Quad-XSB mode.
In uni-XSB mode, the XSB are named XSB#XX-0.
In quad-XSB mode, the XSB are named XSB#XX-0, XSB#XX-1, XSB#XX-2 and XSB#XX-3
XX represents the PSB number.

  • LSB : Logical System Board

Before adding an XSB to a domain, it is necessary to assign a number of LSB in the DCL (corresponding to the domain).

  • DCL : Domain Component List

Each domain has his own DCL. Each DCL contains 16 LSB.

  • DCU : Domain Configuration Unit
  • XCP : XSCF Control Package


  • Default user account

The user is default only works on serial port.
There is no password but you must follow the instructions.

Login: default
Change the panel mode switch to Service and press return...

turn the key, press return

Leave it in that position for at least 5 seconds.  Change the panel mode switch to Locked, and .

wait 5 seconds
turn the key, press return

  • Create a user
XSCF> adduser user-admin
XSCF> password user-admin
XSCF> setprivileges user-admin platadm useradm auditadm fieldeng mode
  • Display list of users
XSCF> showuser -l


  • Script configuration
XSCF> setupplatform 
  • Manual Configuration

XSCF0 Configuration

  • IP :
  • Netmask :
  • Gateway :
  • xscf0 name : tatouky
  • Domain name : tatouky.com
  • IP of primary and secondary DNS :
  • IP of primary and secondary NTP :
XSCF> setnetwork xscf#0-lan#0 -m
XSCF> setroute -c add -n -m -g xscf#0-lan#0
XSCF> sethostname xscf#0 tatouky
XSCF> setnameserver -c add
XSCF> setntp -c add
XSCF> sethostname -d tatouky.com

Configuration of DSCP network ( communication between the XSCFU et the domains )

XSCF> setdscp -y -i -m

Activate the ssh

XSCF> setssh -q -y -c enable

Apply the modifications

XSCF> applynetwork -y

and also

XSCF> setaltitude -s altitude=500
XSCF> settimezone -c settz -s Europe/Paris
XSCF> setservicetag -c enable


XSCF> rebootxscf 
  • Show the network configuration
XSCF> showssh
XSCF> showhostname -a
XSCF> shownetwork -a
XSCF> showroute -a
XSCF> showntp -a
XSCF> shownameserver




  • Display
XSCF> showfru -a sb               
Device  Location    XSB Mode        Memory Mirror Mode  
sb      00          Uni             no                  
sb      01          Uni             no  
XSCF> showfru sb 0
  • Define

To Uni-XSB

  XSCF> setupfru -x 1 sb 0

To Quad-XSB

  XSCF> setupfru -x 4 sb 0


  • Display
XSCF> showdcl -a -v
XSCF> showdcl -v -d 0
  • Define a DCL number to a XSB
XSCF> setdcl -d 0 -a 0=00-0

The XSB 00-0 has the DCL number 0 on the domain 0.

  • Suppress
XSCF> setdcl -d 0 -r 00


  • Display all boards
XSCF> showboards -a -v
  • Add a board to a domain
XSCF> addboard -d 0 -c assign 00-0

We add the xsb 00-0 to the domain 0

  • Suppress a board
XSCF> deleteboard -c unassign 00-0



  • Power on the domain 0
XSCF> poweron -y -d 0
  • Power off the domain 0
XSCF> poweroff -y -d 0
  • Connect on the console of the domain 0
XSCF> console -y -d 0
  • Display connected users in console mode
XSCF> showconsolepath -a
  • Défine autoboot function to a domain
XSCF> setdomainmode -y -d 0 -m diag=max
XSCF> setdomainmode -y -d 0 -m autoboot=off
XSCF> setdomainmode -y -d 0 -m secure=off

By default, the secure mode is define to “on” which is disabled the break signal.

  • send a break
XSCF> sendbreak -d 0
Send break signal to DomainID 0?[y|n] :y
  • Do a reset to a domain
XSCF> reset -d 0 xir
Option Description
panic send a reset with panic option
por send a system reset
xir send a CPU reset

Log, help and devices

  • device

Display a resume of hardware configuration

XSCF> showhardconf -u

Display page by page

XSCF> showhardconf -M

Display the attached device to a domain( The OS must run on the domain )

XSCF> showdevices -d 0

It is necessary to configure the dscp and also to start the SMF services else the command returns the follow error message :
Can't get device information from DomainID 1.

Display the hardware with degraded status

XSCF> showstatus
* MEM#0A; Status:Faulted;
XSCF> ioxadm -v list

Replace the FRU (FAN and PSU for M4000/M5000)

XSCF> replacefru
  • Help
XSCF> man intro
  • Log
XSCF> showlogs -v error
XSCF> showlogs -t
XSCF> showlogs power

Update thefirmware

The firmware update is contained on only one image who is named XCP. Le nom du fichier represente le type de serveur :

  • IKXCPxxyy.tar.gz pour les serveurs M3000 (Ikkaku)
  • FFXCPxxyy.tar.gz pour les serveurs M4000-M5000 (Form Factor)
  • DCXCPxxyy.tar.gz pour les serveurs M8000-M9000 (Data Center)

Verify the firmware version

XSCF> version -c xcp -v -t 

Use one of this 2 methods :

  • Download by ftp
XSCF> getflashimage -u root
  • Download by a usb key
XSCF> getflashimage file:///media/usb_msd/FFXCP1081.tar.gz

Install the firmware

XSCF> flashupdate -c check -m xcp -s 1081
XSCF> flashupdate -c update -m xcp -s 1081

Reboot the xscf

XSCF> rebootxscf

Solaris 10

After you finish to install the Solaris 10 OS, you must check that this 3 SMF services is started.


Verify with the command ifconfig -a that the interface sppp0 exists :

         sppp0: flags=10010008d1<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,NOARP,MULTICAST,IPv4,FIXEDMTU> mtu 1500 index
         inet --> netmask ffffff00
         ether 0
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en/solaris/console/xscf.txt · Last modified: 2011/08/16 11:53 by admin