C H A P T E R  1

Setting Up the Server Hardware

This chapter contains the following topics:

Installation Overview and Terms

Note the following terms used in this book:

After unpacking your server module, perform the following tasks:

1. Insert the server module into the chassis.

See Inserting the Server Module.

2. Connect all cables, peripherals, and power cords to the chassis.

See the installation guide for your chassis.

3. Power on the server module.

See Powering On and Powering Off the Server Module.

4. Connect to the server module through the service processor on the chassis or through the service processor on the server module itself.

This book assumes that the service processor software on the chassis, called the CMM ILOM, is already configured. See Chapter 2, Setting Up the Server Software of this guide.

5. Configure the preinstalled Solaristrademark operating system or install a supported operating system of your choice.

Refer to Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris 10 Operating System, See also the Sun Blade X6220 Server Module Operating System Installation Guide (820-0045) or the Sun Blade X6220 Server Module Windows Operating System Installation Guide (820-0188).

6. Customize your server, as needed.

For more information, see the Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Administration Guide for ILOM 1.1.1 (820-0280) and the Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Supplement for Sun Blade X6220 Server Module (820-0047) for details.

Inserting the Server Module

caution icon

Caution - Before handling components, attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap to bare metal on the chassis. Both the front and back of the chassis have grounded locations. The system's printed circuit boards and hard disk drives contain components that are extremely sensitive to static electricity.

procedure icon  To Insert the Server Module

1. Locate the desired slot in the chassis.

2. (Optional) Remove the filler panel if applicable.

Pull the lever out and eject the filler panel.

Note - Other filler panels should remain in any unused slots as they ensure the chassis complies with FCC limits on electromagnetic interference (EMI).

3. Position the server module vertically so that the ejectors are on the right.

The following illustrations show the server module being inserted into the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System; your chassis might differ. See box 1 in FIGURE 1-1.

FIGURE 1-1 Inserting the Server Module into the Chassis

Graphic inserting the blade into the chassis

4. Push the server module into the slot until the server module stops.

See Box 2 in FIGURE 1-1.

5. Rotate the ejectors down until they snap into place.

The server module is now flush with the chassis and the ejectors are locked. See Boxes 3 and 4 in FIGURE 1-1.

Powering On and Powering Off the Server Module

You have to apply only standby power to the server at this point so that you can perform initial configuration of the service processor (SP). Procedures for powering on to main power mode and for shutting down from main power mode are also included in this section.

procedure icon  To Apply Standby Power for Initial Service Processor Configuration

Use this procedure to apply standby power to the service processor (SP) before initial configuration.

1. Connect grounded AC power cords to the AC power connectors on the back panel of the chassis and to grounded AC power outlets. For details, see your chassis documentation.

In standby power mode, the Power/OK LED on the front panel of the server flashes, indicating that the SP is working. See FIGURE 1-2 for the LED location.

Note - At this point, standby power is supplied only to the Graphics Redirect and Service Processor (GRASP) board and power supply fans.

2. Continue with initial software setup tasks, as described in Chapter 2 of this guide.

procedure icon  To Power on Main Power for All Server Components

1. Verify that standby power is on.

In standby power mode, the Power/OK LED on the front panel flashes. See FIGURE 1-2.

2. Use a pointed object or stylus to press and release the recessed Power button on the server front panel.

When main power is applied to the full server, the Power/OK LED above the Power button lights and remains lit.

FIGURE 1-2 Sun Blade X6220 Server Module Front Panel

Graphic showing the blade server front panel with the power button and Power/OK LED.



White LED - Locate


Blue LED - Ready to Remove


Amber LED - Service Action Required


Green LED - Power


Power on button/standby


Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) button (Service only)


UCP (universal connector port), used for dongle cable


Green LED - Disk OK


Amber LED - Disk service action required


Blue LED - Disk ready to remove

procedure icon  To Shut Down Main Power Mode

To power off the server from main power mode, use one of the following two methods:

When main power is off, the Power/OK LED on the front panel will begin flashing, indicating that the server is in standby power mode.

Note - To power off the server completely, you must disconnect the AC power cords from the back panel of the chassis.

Using a Dongle Cable for Testing

Your chassis ships with a dongle cable as well as a DB9 to RJ-45 serial adapter. The dongle enables you to plug devices directly into the front of the server for testing. The DB9 to RJ-45 serial adapter gives you an RJ-45 adapter to attach to the DB9 for added flexibility.

procedure icon  To Use a Dongle Cable for Testing

1. Insert the dongle cable into the universal connector port (UCP) on the server module front panel. See FIGURE 1-3.

2. Connect the dongle cable connections as appropriate.

FIGURE 1-3 Dongle Cable Connections

Graphic showing the dongle cable connections





DB9 serial console to server module ILOM



VGA video connector



10/100 Mbit Ethernet

Not supported. Use the Ethernet port on the chassis.


Dual USB connectors