|C H A P T E R 1|
Introduction to the Sun Ultra 24 Workstation Hardware
This chapter provides an overview of the Sun Ultra 24 workstation hardware.
This chapter includes the following sections:
Use the following flowchart as a process tool to assist you with installation of the Sun Ultra 24 workstation.
FIGURE 1-1 Process for Setting Up the Sun Ultra 24 Workstation
Flowchart showing the installation process that is documented in this guide.
Carefully unpack all workstation components from the packing cartons. The following items are contained in the package.
If you ordered an optional country kit, the kit ships in a separate package and includes a power cable, keyboard, and mouse.
|Note - Use only a Type 7 keyboard and mouse with the Sun Ultra 24 workstation.|
TABLE 1-2 lists the front panel components of the Sun Ultra 24 workstation. See FIGURE 1-2 for the location of these components.
FIGURE 1-2 Front Panel Components
TABLE 1-3 lists the Sun Ultra 24 workstation back panel components. These components are called out in FIGURE 1-3.
FIGURE 1-3 Back Panel Components
TABLE 1-4 lists the interior components of the Sun Ultra 24 workstation. See FIGURE 1-4 for the location of these components.
For further information about PCI slots, see Section C.3.3, PCI-E and PCI Expansion Slots. For component installation, removal, and replacement procedures, see the Sun Ultra 24 Workstation Service Manual.
FIGURE 1-4 Internal System Components Internal System Components
FIGURE 1-5 illustrates the external device cable connections to the workstation.
FIGURE 1-5 External Cable Connections
1. Connect the workstation power cord to a grounded electrical outlet.
2. Connect the keyboard to a USB connector on the back or front panel.
3. Connect the mouse to the USB connector on the underside of the keyboard or to a USB connector on the front or back panel.
4. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Sun Ultra 24 workstation, and connect the other end of the cable to an Ethernet RJ-45 jack.
5. If a PCI Express graphics card is installed in the top PCI-E slot, connect the monitor to the graphics card connector. See the bottom of FIGURE 1-6.
|Note - Your graphics card might require a DVI cable to connect to your monitor.|
FIGURE 1-6 Connecting the Monitor to the System
6. Connect any additional external devices to the workstation’s other connectors.
This section contains instructions for properly powering the workstation on and off. Always use the following power procedures for your workstation.
1. Turn on the power to the monitor and to all external devices.
2. Turn the power switch on the back of the workstation to the On ( | ) position.
3. Press and release the power switch on the front panel.
4. After several seconds, verify that the Power LED next to the power switch is lit.
The Power LED lights after the workstation begins the internal booting process.
5. If you need to change the system parameters in the BIOS, press the F8 key during the POST process to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
|Caution - Be careful when making changes to the system BIOS, as some changes can cause your system to malfunction.|
1. Save your data and close any open applications.
2. Read both of the following power-off options, and then follow one of the options to turn off the workstation.
|Caution - To avoid data loss, use the first option whenever possible.|
If the proceeding options do not power off the workstation, turn the power switch on the back panel to the Off ( 0 ) position.
After powering off the workstation, wait at least four seconds before powering on the workstation again.
The boot menu lists the devices from which the system can boot. If you want to boot from a newly installed or attached device, you must add it to the boot menu.
1. Press the F2 key during system boot.
The BIOS Setup screen appears.
2. In the Boot Settings menu, add the device to, or remove them from, the boot device list.
3. Press the F10 key to save your settings and exit.