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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

Front Features and Components

Back Features and Components

Unpacking the Server and Identifying the Rack Mounting Hardware

How to Unpack the Server

How to Identify Your Rack Mounting Kit

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

Tools and Staff Required

Installing Optional Equipment

Compatible Racks

Contents of the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Location of the Rack Mounting Kit and the Shipping Bracket Kit

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

How to Remove Components to Reduce Weight

How to Replace the Components in the Server

How to Install the Rack Mounting Hardware in Standard Rack

How to Insert the Server Into the Rack

Removing and Installing the Standard Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

How to Remove the Standard Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

How to Install the Standard Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

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

Tools and Staff Required

Installing Optional Equipment

Compatible Racks

Contents of the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Installing the Server in a Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

How to Remove Components to Reduce Weight

How to Replace the Components in the Server

How to Install the Rack Mounting Hardware in a Square-Hole Rack

How to Install the Rack Mounting Hardware in a Round-Hole Rack

How to Insert the Server Into the Rack

Installing and Removing the Universal Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

How to Install the Universal Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

How to Remove the Universal Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

Removing the Server From the Rack

How to Remove the Server From the Rack

How to Remove the Rack Mounting Hardware from the Rack

Cabling and Power

Attaching Administration (SP) Cables

Cabling NEMs and PCIe EMs

Cabling the NEMs and PCIe EMs

Powering the Server On and Off

How to Apply Standby Power for Initial Service Processor Configuration

How to Power On All Server Components

How to Power Off the Server

Getting Service for Your Server

How to Find the Server's Serial Number

Managing Your Server

ILOM Software Overview

Setting Up the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

OS Information Links

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS

Installation Worksheet

How to Connect to the Server Using the Server's IP Address

(Optional) How to Redirect the Console Output to the Video Port

How to Connect to the Server Using a Serial Capture Program

Oracle Solaris OS Information Products and Training

Communicating With the ILOM and the System Console

Server Connections

About ILOM SP IP Addresses and the ILOM Interfaces

Determining the SP IP Address

How to Get the SP IP Address by Using the BIOS Setup Utility

How to Get the SP IP Address by Using a Serial Connection and the CLI

Connecting to the ILOM

How to Connect to the ILOM CLI Using the Serial Management Port

How to Connect to the ILOM CLI Using SSH

How to Connect to the ILOM Web Interface

Connecting to the System Console

How to Connect to the Server Locally (Physical Console)

How to Connect to the Host's Serial Console Using the ILOM Command-Line Interface

How to Connect Remotely Using the ILOM Web Interface

I/O and Interrupt Resource Allocation

Option ROM and I/O Space Allocation

How to Determine Whether You Need to Allocate Option ROM and I/O Space

How to Configure I/O Space Allocation

Allocating MSI Interrupt Space (Oracle Solaris OS Only)

How to Identify and Fix Interrupt Resource Shortages

Sun Fire X4800 Server Specifications

Physical Specifications for the Sun Fire X4800 Server

Power Specifications for the Sun Fire X4800 Server

Environmental Specifications

Acoustic 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 the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

BIOS POST

Using the ILOM to Monitor the Host

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic 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

Compatible Racks

The rack mounting hardware is compatible with a wide range of equipment racks that meet the following standards: