The Sun Fire V490 Server Administration Guide is intended to be used by experienced system administrators. It includes general descriptive information about the
Sun Fire V490 server and detailed instructions for installing, configuring, and administering the server and for diagnosing problems with the server. To use the information in this manual--particularly the instructional chapters--you must have working knowledge of computer network concepts and terms, and advanced familiarity with the Solaris Operating System.
While the first part of this manual focuses on installation of the Sun Fire V490 server, it does not deal with mounting the server in a cabinet or 2-post rack. For those instructions, refer to the Sun Fire V490 Server Setup and Rackmounting Guide. Rack mounting instructions are also printed on labels on the server chassis.
Follow the instructions for mounting the server in a cabinet or 2-post rack before continuing with the installation and configuration instructions in this manual.
The Sun Fire V490 Server Administration Guide is divided into three parts:
Each part of the book is divided into chapters.
Chapter 1 describes and provides instructions for Sun Fire V490 server installation.
Chapter 2 presents an illustrated overview of the server and a description of the server's reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features.
Chapter 3 describes and illustrates major system hardware.
Chapter 4 describes the network interfaces and system firmware, including OpenBoot environmental monitoring.
Chapter 5 offers conceptual information (not instructions) relating to system administration tasks.
Chapter 6 is a discussion of diagnostic tools.
Chapter 7 provides instructions for configuring system devices.
Chapter 8 provides instructions for configuring network interfaces and
the boot drive.
Chapter 9 provides instructions for configuring system firmware.
Chapter 10 provides instructions for isolating failed parts.
Chapter 11 provides instructions for monitoring the system.
Chapter 12 provides instructions for exercising the system.
This manual also includes the following reference appendixes:
Appendix A details connector pinouts.
Appendix B provides tables of various system specifications.
This document might not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Refer to the following for this information:
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