To start a Sun fire T5120/T5220/T5140/T5240/blades first login with login password

Login: root
Password: changeme

Then power on the server.

-> start /SYS
Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
Starting /SYS

Then connect to the consloe

-> start /SP/console
Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y

To start a blade login to the chassis and run.

start /CH/BL#/SP/cli
start SP/console

Just getting a T5220 out of the box, the auto-boot? parameter is set to true.
This means that one does not have access to the ok prompt when powering up the server the first time.
Due to the new release of iLOM, the break command does not end on the ok prompt.

According to Sun documentation one can send a graceful shutdown (init 0)
to get to the ok prompt. The following menu is then displayed:

-> set /HOST/bootmode script="setenv auto-boot? false"
Set 'script' to 'setenv auto-boot? false'

-> set /HOST send_break_action=break
Set 'send_break_action' to 'break'

-> start /SP/console
Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started.  To stop, type #.

c)ontinue, s)ync, r)eboot, h)alt? r

SPARC Enterprise T5220, No Keyboard
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.27.1, 3968 MB memory available, Serial #80993514.
Ethernet address 0:14:4f:d3:dc:ea, Host ID: 84d3dcea.

auto-boot? =            false

Note: Some time you will need to set manual auto-boot to false, for example if you get the message below,

{0} ok boot -F failsafe
FATAL: system is not bootable, boot command is disabled

{0} ok printenv auto-boot?
auto-boot? =            true
{0} ok setenv auto-boot? false
auto-boot? =            false
{0} ok printenv auto-boot?
auto-boot? =            false
{0} ok reset-all

T5240, No Keyboard
Copyright (c) 1998, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.30.9, 8192 MB memory available, Serial #71745154.
Ethernet address 0:14:4f:46:be:82, Host ID: 8446be82.

{0} ok boot -F failsafe

One can now boot the server on LAN

{0} ok boot net - install

To Break out to Serial console
First hit ~
Then hit the ESC + (, That is (ESC + Shift-9)

Switching between ALOM and ILOM shells

Here are the commands needed to switch between the ALOM and ILOM shells on the T5xx0 SPARC CMT servers. I’m saving this here because I can never easily find it when I go searching Google or for it.

sc> userclimode admin default
sc> logout

-> set /SP/users/admin cli_mode=alom
-> exit
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