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Sun Fire X4600 and Sun Fire X4600 M2 Servers Service Manual

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1.  Introduction to the Sun Fire X4600/X4600 M2 Servers

2.  Powering On and Configuring BIOS Settings

3.  Maintaining the Sun Fire X4600/X4600 M2 Servers

A.  System Specifications


B.1 Power-On Self-Test (POST)

B.1.1 How BIOS POST Memory Testing Works

Redirecting Console Output

Changing POST Options

B.1.2 POST Codes

B.1.3 POST Code Checkpoints

C.  LEDs and Jumpers

D.  Connector Pinouts

E.  Serial Attached SCSI BIOS Configuration Utility

F.  CPU Modules and Memory DIMMs

G.  Power Supplies


Redirecting Console Output

Use these instructions to access the service processor and redirect the console output so that the BIOS POST codes can be read.

  1. Initialize the BIOS Setup utility by pressing the F2 key while the system is performing the power-on self-test (POST).
  2. When the BIOS Main Menu screen is displayed, select Advanced.
  3. When the Advanced Settings screen is displayed, select IPMI 2.0 Configuration.
  4. When the IPMI 2.0 Configuration screen is displayed, select the LAN Configuration menu item.
  5. Determine the server’s IP address.
    1. Select the IP Assignment option that you want to use (DHCP or Static).
      • If you choose DHCP, the server’s IP address is retrieved from your network’s DHCP server and displayed using the following format: Current IP address in BMC: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

      • If you choose Static to assign the IP address manually, perform the following steps:

      1. Type the IP address in the IP Address field.

        You can also enter the subnet mask and default gateway settings in their respective fields.

      2. Select Commit and press Return to commit the changes.
      3. Select Refresh and press Return to see your new settings displayed in the Current IP address in BMC field.
  6. Start a web browser and type the service processor’s IP address in the browser’s URL field.
  7. When you are prompted, type a user name and password as follows:User name: rootPassword: changeme
  8. When the ILOM SP GUI screen is displayed, click the Remote Control tab.
  9. Click on the Redirection tab.
  10. Set the color depth for the redirection console at either 6 or 8 bits.
  11. Click on the Start Redirection button.

    The javaRConsole window appears and prompts you for your user name and password again.

  12. When you are prompted, type a user name and password as follows:User name: rootPassword: changeme

    The current POST screen is displayed.