Most commonly used XSCF commands

The eXtended System Control Facility Unit (XSCFU) is a service processor that operates and administrates both midrange servers. The XSCFU diagnoses and starts the entire server, configures domains, offers dynamic reconfiguration, as well as detects and notifies various failures. The XSCFU enables standard control and monitoring function through network. Using this function enables starts, settings, and operation managements of the server from remote locations.

Check for the available domains on the servers :

XSCF> showdomainstatus -a
DID         Domain Status
00          Booting/OpenBoot PROM prompt
01 Running

Now to connect to the domain with ID 00 :

XSCF> console -d 0

Power/reboot/reset/panic commands

Poweron all domains

XSCF> poweron -a

Poweron only domain 0

XSCF> poweron -d 0

Poweroff all domains

XSCF> poweroff -a

Poweroff domain 0

XSCF> poweroff -d 0

Reboot XSCF

XSCF> rebootxscf

The 3 modes to reset a domain are :

  1. por: To reset the domain
  2. panic: To panic the domain
  3. xir: To reset the CPU in domain
XSCF> reset -d 0 por
XSCF> reset -d 0 panic
XSCF> reset -d 0 xir

Send a break signal to a domain (with ID 0)

XSCF> sendbreak -d 0

User Administration

Creating a New user

XSCF> adduser -u 345 admin

Delete a user

XSCF> deleteuser admin

Disable a user

XSCF> disableuser admin

Enable a user

XSCF> enableuser admin

Display user account information

XSCF> showuser -a

Set or change a User (admin) password

XSCF> password admin

Network related commands

Display complete network configuration

XSCF> shownetwork -aSet IP address for XSCF-LAN#0 in the XSCFU#0
XSCF> setnetwork xscf#0-lan#0 -m

We must apply the network settings and reboot the XSCF in order to the network settings to take effect :

XSCF> applynetwork
XSCF> rebootxscf

Setup 2 NTP servers with IP and

XSCF> setntp
Please reset the XSCF by rebootxscf to reflect the ntp settings.

To delete a NTP server

XSCF> setntp -c del
Please reset the XSCF by rebootxscf to reflect the ntp settings.

Hardware Related Commands

Show field replaceable units(FRU)

XSCF> showhardconf

Display degraded units

XSCF> showstatus

To display configured devices on XSBs

XSCF> showdevices

Fault Management configuration tool

To view fault management logs

XSCF> fmdump -v
Nov 30 20:44:55.1283 9f773e33-e46f-466c-be86-fd3fcc449935 FMD-8000-0W
 100% defect.sunos.fmd.nosub

Display Very Verbose Event Detail for a UUID

XSCF> fmdump -e -V -u 5f88d7d5-a107-4435-99c9-7c59479d22ed TIME CLASS

show the logs

XSCF> showlogs -v
XSCF> showlogs error
XSCF> showlogs power


We can take a snapshot of M series servers XSCF either on a remote server or on a USB device locally connected. To take a snaphot on a remote system (in /var/tmp directory) by using root user credentials :

XSCF> snapshot -L F -t root@

To take the snapshot on a Local USB device connected to the server :

XSCF> snapshot -L F -d usb0

Connect DVD Device to a domain Run the following from the XSCF to connect the DAT & DVD to the needed port based on the domain(s) configuration.

XSCF> cfgdevice -q -y -c attach -p 0-0

Confirm that the device is attached to domain and is enabled :

XSCF> cfgdevice -l

From the OS prompt configure the newly added DVD device and restart the volmgmt service:

# cfgadm -c configure # c0
# /etc/init.d/volmgt start


Display current hostanems of XSCF units

XSCF> showhostname -a

To set hostname and DNS domain name for XSCF doamin respectively

XSCF> sethostname xscf#0 hostname01
XSCF> sethostname -d