There has been more than one instance when the Sun ILOM was not responsive to commands or were throwing errors. For instance, when you try to run the following command to reset the ILOM
-> reset /SP
Are you sure you want to reset /SP (y/n)? y
Performing hard reset on /SP failed
reset: No such inventory
or when you try to reset the ILOM password, you may get the error “Set: No such object value”
To resolve the problem, you can actually logon to the ILOM as the user “sunservice” with the password of the ILOM root user and then reboot the ILOM (equivalne to “reset /SP”) with the command “reboot” as follows. Clearly as you can see from this warning SUN doesn’t recommend it so use it at your own risk:
login as: sunservice
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
WARNING: The “sunservice” account is provided solely to allow
Sun Services to perform diagnosis and recovery tasks. Customer use of
the “sunservice” account may interfere with the correct operation of
ILOM and is not supported other than to perform recovery procedures as
documented by Sun Microsystems. Normal ILOM operations should always be
performed using the root account. Further usage of the “sunservice”
account implies your agreement with these terms.