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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

ILOM Documentation Overview

ILOM Software Overview

What Does ILOM Do?

How to Access the Console

How to Access the Console

How To Access the System Console Directly

How To Access the System Console Remotely Using the ILOM CLI

How to Connect Remotely Using the ILOM Web Interface

Updating Firmware

Firmware Versions Worksheet

Determining Current Firmware Versions

How to Verify the ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Web Interface

How to Verify the ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Command-Line Interface Through the Serial Port

How to Verify the ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Command--Line Interface Through the Management Ethernet Port

How to Verify the LSI HBA Firmware Version

Preparing for the Firmware Update

How to Plan the Firmware Update

How to Download Firmware Updates

Updating the ILOM and System BIOS

How to Update the ILOM and System BIOS Using the Web Interface

How to Update the ILOM and System BIOS Using the Command-Line Interface

Updating the Embedded HBA BIOS

How to Update the LSI Firmware Using the Remote Console Method

How to Update the LSI Firmware Using the Local Method

Indicators, Sensors, and Traps

Indicators

Sensors

SNMP and PET 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

How to Verify the ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Command-Line Interface Through the Serial Port

  1. Configure your terminal device or the terminal emulation software running on a laptop or PC to the following settings:
    • 8N1: eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit

    • 9600 baud

    • Disable hardware flow control (CTS/RTS)

    • Disable software flow control (XON/XOFF)

  2. Connect a serial cable from the RJ-45 SER MGT port on your server's back panel to your terminal device or PC.
  3. Press Enter on the terminal device to establish a connection between that terminal device and the server's SP.

    The SP displays the login prompt:

    SUN0111AP0-0814YT06B4 login:

    In this example, the login prompt, 0111AP0-0814YT06B4 is the product serial number by default. This value can also be the host name, which is assigned by the user or the DHCP server.

  4. Log in to the ILOM SP and type the default user name (root) with the default password (changeme).

    After you have successfully logged in, the SP displays its default command prompt:

    ->

  5. To view the ILOM version information, type:

    version

    This command returns output similar to the following:

    SP firmware 2.0.2.16
    SP firmware build number: 42063
    SP firmware date: Mon Feb  9 22:45:34 PST 2009
    SP filesystem version: 0.1.16
  6. To view the BIOS version, type:

    show /SYS/BIOS

    The command returns output similar to the following:

     /SYS/MB/BIOS
        Targets:
    
        Properties:
        type = BIOS
        ipmi_name = MB/BIOS
        fru_name = SYSTEM BIOS
        fru_manufacturer = AMERICAN MEGATRENDS
        fru_version = 1ABSF005
        fru_part_number = AMIBIOS8
    
        Commands:
        cd
        show

    The fru_version field contains the BIOS version number.

  7. Note the ILOM and BIOS versions on the Firmware Versions Worksheet.