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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 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

Sun Fire X4800 Server Overview

Sun Fire X4800 Server Chassis Overview

Sun Fire X4800 Server CPU Module (CMOD) and Filler Module Overview

Sun Fire X4800 Server Subassembly Module Overview

Component Overviews

Front Panel Indicator Module Overview

Power Supply Overview

Hard Drive and XL Bracket Assembly Overview

Drive Backplane Overview

DIMM Overview

RAID Expansion Module Overview

Fabric Expansion Module Overview

System Battery Overview

CPU and Heatsink Assembly Overview

Internal USB Port Overview

Fan Module Overview

Network Express Module Overview

Service Processor (SP) Module Overview

SP Module Multi Port Cable Overview

PCIe Express Module Overview

AC Power Block Overview

Fan Module Controller Board (FB) Overview

Midplane Overview

Power and Reset

Power Modes

Power Button and Power OK LED

How to Power On the Server

How to Power Off the Server

Controlling Server Power Remotely

How to Use the ILOM Command-Line Interface to Control Power

How to Use the ILOM Web Interface to Control Power

How to Use IPMItool to Control Power

Removing and Installing Components

Preparing for Service and Operation

Service Task Table

CRU and FRU List

Hot-Swap Components

Required Service Tools

Important Safety Information

Antistatic Precautions and Procedures

How to Prepare for Service

How to Prepare for Operation

Removal and Installation Procedures

Removing and Installing a Power Supply (CRU)

Power Supply Designations

How to Remove a Power Supply

How to Install a Power Supply

How to Remove and Install AC Power Cables

Removing and Installing a Hard Drive (CRU)

Hard Drive Designation

How to Remove a Hard Drive

How to Install a Hard Drive

Removing and Installing a Hard Drive Filler

How to Remove a Hard Drive Filler

How to Install a Hard Drive Filler

Replacing the Hard Drive Backplane (FRU)

How to Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

Hard Drive Backplane Cable Routing and Designations

How to Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Adding, Removing, and Installing a CMOD (CRU)

How to Add a CPU Module (CMOD) to the Server Using the Upgrade Kit

How to Remove a CPU Module (CMOD)

How to Remove the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover

How to Install the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover

How to Install a CPU Module (CMOD)

How to Verify CPLD Versions

CPU Module (CMOD) Designation and Population Rules

CPU Module (CMOD) Designations

CPU Module (CMOD) Population Rules

Removing and Installing a CMOD Filler

How to Remove a CMOD Filler

How to Install a CMOD Filler

How to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)

Removing and Installing DIMMs (CRU)

How to Remove a DIMM

How to Install a DIMM

DIMM Population Rules

Matching Parameters

DIMM Population Order

Maximum Memory Configurations

Unsupported DIMMs

Removing and Installing a RAID Expansion Module (CRU)

How to Remove a RAID Expansion Module

How to Install a RAID Expansion Module

How to Replace the RAID Expansion Module Battery (CRU)

Removing and Installing a Fabric Expansion Module (CRU)

How to Remove a Fabric Expansion Module

How to Install a Fabric Expansion Module

Replacing a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

CPU Designations

How to Remove a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

How to Install a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

Removing and Installing a Fan Module (CRU)

Fan Module Designations

How to Remove a Fan Module

How to Install a Fan Module

Replacing a Fan Module Controller Board (FRU)

Fan Module Controller Board (FB) Designations

How to Remove a Fan Module Controller Board

How to Install a Fan Module Controller Board

Removing and Installing a NEM or a NEM Filler (CRU)

Network Express Module Designations and Assignments

How to Remove a NEM or a NEM Filler

How to Install a NEM or a NEM Filler

Removing and Installing a PCIe EM (CRU)

PCIe EM Designations and Population Rules

How to Remove a PCIe EM

How to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler

Removing and Installing the Service Processor Module (CRU)

How to Remove the SP Module

How to Install the SP Module

Removing and Installing the Multi port Cable

How to Remove the Multi Port Cable

How to Install the Multi Port Cable

Removing and Installing the Subassembly Module (FRU)

How to Remove the Subassembly Module

How to Install the Subassembly Module

Sun Fire X4800 Server Service Procedures, and Information

Managing FRUID Information

How to Backup Motherboard FRUID Information

How to Restore Motherboard FRUID Information

How to Update Motherboard FRUID Information

Firmware Information and Procedures

How to Update Firmware

How to Use the Tools and Drivers CD

SP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations

How to Access the BIOS Setup Utility

Updating the CPLD

How to Update the CPLD From Oracle SunService

How to Update the CPLD From Service Mode

Component LED Locations and Meanings

Front Indicator Panel LEDs

CPU Module (CMOD) LEDs

Front Panel Power Supply LED's

Front Panel Hard Drive LED's

Back Panel Network Express Module LED's

Back Panel SP Module LEDs

Back Panel PCIe EM LEDs

Sun Fire X4800 Server Specifications

Physical Specifications

Power Specifications

Environmental Specifications

Index

How to Use the Tools and Drivers CD

The Sun Fire X4800 Server Tools & Drivers CD contains software applications, utilities, and BIOS and ILOM firmware updates. For the most up-to-date information about the contents of the Tools and Drivers CD, refer to the Sun Fire X4800 Server Product Notes.

The Tools and Drivers CD is available online as an ISO image from the Sun Fire X4800 server product page.

  1. Download the latest Tools and Drivers CD ISO image, and do one of the following:
    • Use the ISO image to burn a CD.

    • Mount the ISO image as a virtual CD.

  2. Boot the server from the CD.
  3. Or browse the contents of the CD.