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Sun Fire E6900/E4900 Systems Overview






1. Sun Fire Product Overview

1.1 Standard Features

1.2 Machine Configurations

1.2.1 Sun Fire E6900 System

1.2.2 Sun Fire E4900 System

2. System Features and Capabilities

2.1 Partitions and Domains

2.1.1 Partitions

2.1.2 Domains

2.2 Reliability

2.2.1 Reducing the Probability of Error

2.2.2 Correcting Errors Using Error-Correcting Code Error-Correcting Code Protection of the Data Interconnect

2.2.3 Detecting Uncorrectable Errors Multiple-Bit Data Errors Address Errors System Timeout Errors Power Corrected Failures

2.2.4 Environmental Sensing Temperature Power Subsystem

2.3 Availability

2.3.1 Availability Goals for the Sun Fire System

2.3.2 High Availability Capabilities of the Sun Fire System Cooling AC Power Switching ECC

2.3.3 Resiliency Capabilities DC Power Logic Boards Processor Memory

2.3.4 Redundant Components

2.4 Serviceability Capabilities

2.4.1 Mechanical Serviceability DC Power Supply Removal and Replacement Fan Tray Removal and Replacement Domain Isolation

2.4.2 Nonconcurrent Service

2.4.3 Remote Service

3. Hardware Overview

3.1 Standard Operation

3.2 Data Interconnect

3.3 Console Bus Interconnect

4. Sun Fire System Components

4.1 CPU/Memory Board

4.2 I/O Assemblies

4.2.1 PCI/PCI+/PCI-X I/O

4.3 Repeater Board

4.4 System Controller Board, Version 2 With Enhanced Memory

4.4.1 Redundant System Controllers

4.4.2 Virtual Domain Key Switches

4.4.3 Solaris Console

4.4.4 Virtual Time Of Day

4.4.5 Environmental Monitoring