This manual tells you how to configure the software on the components of the Sun Fire B1600 blade system chassis to enable you to integrate the system chassis in to your network.

The manual is intended for experienced Solaris and Linux system administrators.

Before You Read This Book

Before performing the instructions in this manual, make sure you have installed the blade system chassis into a rack and connected all of the cables required. For information on how to install the system hardware, read the Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Hardware Installation Guide.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the software for the Sun Fire B1600 blade system chassis and tells you what you need to do before following the instructions in the rest of the manual.

Chapter 2 tells you how to perform the preliminary system chassis setup tasks.

Chapter 3 tells you how to perform the quickest configuration of the system chassis if you want to install it into a simple network without enforcing any separation between your data and management networks.

Chapter 4 tells you how to power on a server blade, access its console, and run preliminary diagnostics.

Chapter 5 tells you how to introduce the system chassis into a network environment that separates data and management traffic.

Chapter 6 tells you how to refine the configuration that you performed in Chapter 5 by configuring the system chassis to permit secure management of the blades directly from the management network.

Chapter 7 is intended for ISPs (Internet Service Providers). It tells you how to assign server blades to different customers (referred to as server blade tenants) and enable them to manage their own blades without having access to other customers' blades.

Chapter 8 is provided for customers whose network infrastructure does not fully support VLANs or for customers who want to minimize the wider network administration tasks associated with integrating a blade system chassis into their existing environment.

Appendix A tells you how to perform certain tasks on the switch that you will need to perform when you follow the instructions in the subsequent chapters.

Appendix B supplements the instructions in the Solaris Advanced Installation Guide and the DHCP Administration Guide. It enables you to complete the configuration of the DHCP server on your data network so that the server blades on the system chassis can receive their IP addresses dynamically.

Appendix C provides information on using Web Start Flash Archives to replicate a server blade's Operating Environment and application software on other blades.

Appendix D lists the commands available from the System Controller's sc> prompt.

Appendix E provides detailed information on the relationship between the active and standby System Controllers.


After You Read This Book

After you read this book you may need to consult two other manuals:

Using UNIX Commands

This document does not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures.

See either of the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


System Controller shell


Integrated switch shell


Related Documentation



Compliance and safety

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Compliance and Safety Manual

Hardware installation overview (foldout poster)

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Quick Start

Hardware installation

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Hardware Installation Guide

Software installation (foldout poster)

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Software Setup Quick Start

Chassis software and Solaris blade setup

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Software Setup Guide (this manual)

B100x and B200x server blade installation and setup

Sun Fire B100x and B200x Server Blade Installation and Setup Guide

B10n content load balancing blade installation and setup

Sun Fire B10n Content Load Balancing Blade Administration Guide

Chassis administration and component replacement

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Administration Guide

Switch administration

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Switch Administration Guide

Late-breaking information

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Product Notes

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