What is OBP in Solaris?


Posted On: Mar 07, 2020


The OBP (OpenBoot PROM) provides a list of useful OBP commands. It helps in booting, configuring, and performing diagnostics on the Sun SPARC hardware and clones.

Some of the OBP commands are,

Power-off - it will halt the box and turn off the power.

Reset - it will perform a soft reset. Boot - it boots the system.

.version - it shows the OBP version.

Show-devs - it provides a list of devices available to the system.

Printenv - it is used to get the list of environment variables.

Test somedevice - it is used to perform checks upon the specified device.

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