The Sun Fire V890 Server Owner's Guide answers your questions about setting up and running the Sun Firetrademark V890 server. Features and options, system setup and installation, hardware configuration, and system administration topics for the Sun Fire V890 server are covered in this manual.

This manual presents information in a modular format designed to answer the type of questions that you might ask while installing, configuring, and using the Sun Fire V890 server. Look at the titles of the modules and you'll find the cue words that direct you to the categories of questions and answers, such as:

You determine how much or how little of the information you need to read.

Using the table of contents or the task list on the first page of each chapter, you can quickly find a specific topic or task. The information modules are brief; however, they are interrelated and refer to other modules that you may want to read. For instance, if you're manually reconfiguring a device and you're already familiar with the task, you could go to "How to Reconfigure a Device Manually" and follow the procedure. But if you need more background information before performing the task, you should first read "About Manually Configuring Devices."

Using UNIX Commands

This document might not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. See one or more 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

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.


Command-line variable; replace with a real name or value

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


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Late-Breaking Information

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System Management

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System Administration

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Platform Notes: The eri FastEthernet Device Driver

Platform Notes: The Sun GigabitEthernet Device Driver

Platform Notes: Using luxadm Software

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Remote System Monitoring and Control

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