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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Product Information Web Site

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation (PDF and HTML)

Contributors

Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Installation Overview

Front and Back Features and Components

Unpacking the Server and Identifying the Rack Mounting Hardware

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Removing the Server From the Rack

Cabling and Power

Getting Service for Your Server

Managing Your Server

Setting Up the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Communicating With the ILOM and the System Console

I/O and Interrupt Resource Allocation

Sun Fire X4800 Server Specifications

Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Fire X4800 Server Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Hardware Issues

Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Issues

Linux Issues

Oracle VM Issues

Windows Operating System Issues

ESX Issues

Oracle ILOM Issues

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Issues

BIOS Issues

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Operating System

Introduction to Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing An OS

Creating a Virtual Disk

Solaris OS Installation Tasks

Linux

Introduction to Linux Installation

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing An OS

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration

Windows

Introduction to Windows Installation

Windows Installation Task Overview

Getting Started With the Windows Server 2008 Installation

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Downloading Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server 2008

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

Incorporating Device Drivers into WIM Images for WDS

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

Oracle VM

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing an OS

Installing Oracle VM

ESX

Installing VMware ESX 4

Installing VMware ESXi 4.0 Installable

Booting From OS Distribution Media

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service

ILOM Supplement

Overview of the ILOM Supplement

Introduction to Oracle ILOM Software

How to Access the Console

Updating Firmware

Indicators, Sensors, and Traps

Diagnostics Guide

Overview of the Diagnostics Guide

Introduction to System Diagnostics

Troubleshooting Options

Diagnostic Tools

Troubleshooting the Server

How to Gather Service Visit Information

How to Troubleshoot Power Problems

How to Externally Inspect the Server

How to Internally Inspect the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

DIMM Fault LEDs

About DIMM Fault LEDs

How to Read the DIMM Fault LEDs

Identifying DIMM Error Messages

How BIOS POST Memory Testing Works

How to Interpret DIMM Error Messages in the SEL

Correcting DIMM Errors

How to Isolate and Correct DIMM ECC Errors

BIOS POST

Default BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST) Events

BIOS POST Errors

Using the ILOM to Monitor the Host

Viewing the ILOM Sensor Readings

How to Use the ILOM Web Interface to View the Sensor Readings

How to Use the ILOM Command-Line Interface to View the Sensor Readings

Viewing Fault Status

How to View Fault Status Using the ILOM Web Interface

How to View Fault Status With the Command-Line Interface

Clearing Faults

How to Clear Faults in the Web Interface

How to Clear Faults Using the Command-Line Interface

Viewing the ILOM System Event Log

How to View the System Event Log Using the ILOM Web Interface

How to View the System Event Log With the ILOM Command-Line Interface

Clearing the System Event Log

How to Clear the System Event Log Using the ILOM Web Interface

How to Clear the System Event Log Using the ILOM Command-Line Interface

Interpreting Event Log Time Stamps

Resetting the SP

How to Reset the ILOM SP Using the Web Interface

How to Reset the ILOM SP Using the Command-Line Interface

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

How to Create a Snapshot With the ILOM Web Interface

How to Create a Snapshot With the ILOM Command-Line Interface

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Introduction to SunVTS Diagnostic Test Suite

SunVTS Documentation

How to Diagnose Server Problems With the Bootable Diagnostics CD

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests

Pc-Check Diagnostics Overview

How to Run Pc-Check Diagnostics

Pc-Check Main Menu

System Information Menu

Advanced Diagnostics

Burn-In Testing

Standard Scripts

How to Perform Immediate Burn-In Testing

How to Create and Save Scripts for Deferred Burn-in Testing

Viewing the Pc-Check Results

How to View Pc-Check Files With the Text File Editor

How to View Test Results Using Show Results Summary

How to Print the Results of Diagnostics Tests

Service Manual

Sun Fire X4800 Server Service Manual Overview

Server and Component Overview

Power and Reset

Removing and Installing Components

Sun Fire X4800 Server Service Procedures, and Information

Sun Fire X4800 Server Specifications

Index

Advanced Diagnostics

Advanced Diagnostics are used to test an individual device on the system. Most of the selections on this menu display information about the corresponding devices, and then offer a menu of testing options. For example, to test CPU 0, you can select Advanced Diagnostics Tests, and then select Processor, and then select CPU0.


Note - If you do not know which device to test, see Burn-In Testing.


The following table gives the name and a brief description of many of the selections in the Advanced Diagnostics Tests menu.


Note - Some of the tests in the table might not be applicable for your server.


Table 6 Advanced Diagnostics Test Menu Options

Option
Description
Processor
Displays information about the processors and includes a Processor Tests menu.
Memory
Displays information about the memory, and includes tests for the different types of system memory.
Motherboard
Displays information about the motherboard, and includes a Motherboard Tests menu.
Floppy Disks
Not applicable.
Hard Disks
Displays information about the hard disk, and includes a Hard Disk Tests menu.
CD-ROM/DVD
Not applicable.
ATAPI Devices
Not applicable.
TPM
Not applicable.
Serial Ports
Displays information about the serial ports and includes a Serial Port tests menu.
Parallel Ports
Not applicable.
ATA
Includes an ATA test menu. Select the serial ATA driver to test.
USB
Displays information about the USB devices on the system and includes a USB Tests menu.
Firewire
Not applicable.
SCSI
Displays information about SCSI devices and includes a SCSI tests menu.
Network
Performs network register controller tests.
System Stress Test
Exercises and checks the CPU, memory, and hard drive.
Keyboard
Includes a Keyboard Test menu with options for performing different tests on the keyboard.
Mouse
Displays information about the mouse and includes a menu to test the mouse on the system.
Audio
Not applicable.
Video
Displays information about the video card. Initially, the monitor might flicker, but then the system brings up a Video Test Options menu that enables you to perform various video tests.
Firmware– ACPI
Displays information about Advanced Configurable Power Interface (ACPI) and includes an ACPI Tests menu.