Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Site Planning Guide

This guide provides the specifications and site requirements you need when planning the installation of the server.

For safety and compliance information, refer to the Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Safety and Compliance Guide and the documentation that came with your server.

This guide contains the following sections:

Physical Specifications





17.3 inches

440 mm


24.3 inches

617 mm

Height (2 rack units)

3.5 inches

89 mm

Weight, approximate (without PCI cards and rack mounts)

40 lbs

18 kg

Minimum Clearance for Service Access



Clearance, front of system

36 in. (91 cm)

Clearance, rear of system

36 in. (91 cm)

Environmental Specifications




Operating temperature:

  • Sea level to 3000 ft (900m)
  • Above 3000 ft (900m)


  • 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
  • Decrease maximum temperature as altitude increases, 1.6°F/1000 ft (1°C/300m)


-40 to 60°C

-40 to 60°C


20 to 80% RH,
27°C wet bulb,
IEC 60068-2-3&56

98% RH 38°C,
IEC 60068-2-3&56


0-3,000 meters (0-10,000 feet)
IEC 60068-2-13

0 - 12,000 meters (0-40,000 feet)
IEC 60068-2-13


0.2 Gs, Swept sine 5-500-5Hz,
1 octave/min, all axes,
IEC 60068-2-13

1.0 Gs, Swept sine 5-500-5Hz, 1 octave/min, all axes,
IEC 60068-2-13


5 Gs peak 11 milliseconds, half-sine pulse,
IEC 60068-2-27

30 Gs peak 11 milliseconds, half-sine pulse,
IEC 60068-2-27

Power Source Requirements

The server has two autoranging power supplies. To ensure redundant operation of the power supplies, the two power cords should be connected to separate AC circuits.



Operating input voltage range

100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Maximum operating input current

4.5 A at 100 to 120 VAC

2.25 A at 200 to 240 VAC

Maximum operating input power

450 W

Maximum heat dissipation

1,365 BTU/hr. (1,440 KJ/hr.)

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Declared noise emissions are in accordance with ISO 9296 standards.




LwAd (1 B = 10 dB)

Operating acoustic noise
Idling acoustic noise

7.7 B
7.7 B

LpAm (bystander positions)

Operating acoustic noise
Idling acoustic noise

62 dB
62 dB

Agency Compliance Specifications

See the Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Safety and Compliance Guide for a full list of agency compliance specifications.

Recommended Operating Environment

Your environmental control system must provide intake air for the server that complies with the limits specified in Environmental Specifications.

To avoid overheating, do not direct warmed air:

Note - When you receive your system, place it in the environment in which you will install it. Leave it in its shipping crate at its final destination for 24 hours. This resting period prevents thermal shock and condensation.

The system has been tested to meet all functional requirements when operating in the operating environmental limits presented in Environmental Specifications. Operating computer equipment in extremes of temperature or humidity increases the failure rate of hardware components. To minimize the chance of component failure, use the server within the optimal temperature and humidity ranges.

Electrical Power

Good practice is to connect each power supply to a separate circuit, which enables the system to remain operational if one of the circuits fails. Consult your local electrical codes for any additional requirements.

Ambient Temperature

An ambient temperature range of 21°C (69.8°F) to 23°C (73.4°F) is optimal for system reliability. At 22°C (71.6°F) it is easy to maintain safe relative humidity levels. Operating in this temperature range provides a buffer if the environmental support systems fail.

Ambient Relative Humidity

Ambient relative humidity levels between 45% and 50% are the most suitable for data processing operations in order to:

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is easily generated and less easily dissipated in areas where the relative humidity is below 35%, and becomes critical when levels drop below 30%.

Airflow Considerations

Note - The combination of inlet and exhaust restrictions such as cabinet doors and the spacing of the server from the doors can affect the cooling performance of the server and should be evaluated by the user.