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Product Information Web Site

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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

Power and Reset

Removing and Installing Components

Sun Fire X4800 Server Service Procedures, and Information

Sun Fire X4800 Server Specifications

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identify rack mounting kit, index iconHow to Identify Your Rack Mounting Kit
ILOM
connecting to, index iconConnecting to the ILOM
controlling server power remotely
CLI, index iconHow to Use the ILOM Web Interface to Control Power
description, index iconDiagnostic Tools
overview, index iconILOM Software Overview
sensor readings, index iconUsing the ILOM to Monitor the Host
system event log, index iconViewing the ILOM System Event Log
time stamps, index iconInterpreting Event Log Time Stamps
using to monitor the host, index iconUsing the ILOM to Monitor the Host
ILOM command-line interface
using to clear faults, index iconHow to Clear the System Event Log Using the ILOM Command-Line Interface
using to create a data snapshot, index iconHow to Create a Snapshot With the ILOM Command-Line Interface
using to reset the ILOM SP, index iconHow to Reset the ILOM SP Using the Command-Line Interface
using to view sensor readings, index iconHow to Use the ILOM Command-Line Interface to View the Sensor Readings
using to view system event log, index iconHow to View the System Event Log With the ILOM Command-Line Interface
ILOM firmware
updating, index iconUpdating the ILOM and System BIOS
updating using CLI, index iconHow to Update the ILOM and System BIOS Using the Command-Line Interface
updating using web interface, index iconHow to Update the ILOM and System BIOS Using the Web Interface
ILOM (Integrated Lights Out Management), index iconService Processor (SP) Module Overview
controlling server power remotely
CLI, index iconHow to Use the ILOM Command-Line Interface to Control Power
web interface, index iconHow to Use the ILOM Web Interface to Control Power
ILOM JavaRConsole, setting up for a remote Linux install, index iconRemote Installation By Accessing the Console Using ILOM
ILOM SP
IP addresses, index iconAbout ILOM SP IP Addresses and the ILOM Interfaces
See service processor
ILOM web interface
using to clear faults, index iconHow to Clear the System Event Log Using the ILOM Web Interface
using to create a data snapshot, index iconHow to Create a Snapshot With the ILOM Web Interface
using to reset the ILOM SP, index iconHow to Reset the ILOM SP Using the Web Interface
using to view sensor readings, index iconHow to Use the ILOM Web Interface to View the Sensor Readings
using to view system event log, index iconHow to View the System Event Log Using the ILOM Web Interface
ILOM web interface setup, index iconHow to Access the Server Console Using the Server's ILOM Web Interface
ImageUnattend.xml setup script, index iconHow to Create an ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script
map to install image, index iconMap ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image
important safety information
index iconImportant Safety Information
index iconImportant Safety Information
input device, testing, index iconHow to View Test Results Using Show Results Summary
inserting server
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
inspecting the server
externally, index iconHow to Externally Inspect the Server
internally, index iconHow to Internally Inspect the Server
installation of Linux from a remote console, index iconRemote Installation By Accessing the Console Using ILOM
installation of Windows from a remote console, index iconConfiguring a Remote Console
installation procedures, index iconWindows Installation Task Overview
installation worksheet
index iconConfiguring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS
index iconInstallation Worksheet
installing
AC power cables, index iconHow to Remove and Install AC Power Cables
CMOD, index iconHow to Install a CPU Module (CMOD)
CMOD battery, index iconHow to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)
CMOD cover, index iconHow to Install the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover
CMOD filler, index iconHow to Install a CMOD Filler
CPU and heatsink assembly, index iconHow to Install a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)
DIMM, index iconHow to Install a DIMM
Fan module Controller Board (FB), index iconHow to Install a Fan Module Controller Board
Fan module (FM), index iconHow to Install a Fan Module
FEM, index iconHow to Install a Fabric Expansion Module
hard drive, index iconHow to Install a Hard Drive
hard drive backplane, index iconHow to Install the Hard Drive Backplane
hard drive filler, index iconHow to Install a Hard Drive Filler
multi port cable, index iconHow to Install the Multi Port Cable
NEM, index iconHow to Install a NEM or a NEM Filler
Oracle Linux, index iconInstalling Oracle Linux
PCIe EM, index iconHow to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler
power supply, index iconHow to Install a Power Supply
rack mounting hardware
index iconHow to Install the Rack Mounting Hardware in Standard Rack
index iconHow to Install the Rack Mounting Hardware in a Square-Hole Rack
index iconHow to Install the Rack Mounting Hardware in a Round-Hole Rack
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, index iconInstalling Red Hat Enterprise Linux
REM, index iconHow to Install a RAID Expansion Module
REM battery, index iconHow to Replace the RAID Expansion Module Battery (CRU)
SAM, index iconHow to Install the Subassembly Module
server into rack
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
server, prerequisites
index iconTools and Staff Required
index iconTools and Staff Required
SP module, index iconHow to Install the SP Module
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, index iconInstalling SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
installing Linux from a PXE server, index iconHow to Install Linux From a PXE Server
installing Windows, index iconInstalling Windows Server 2008
Intel NIC teaming, index iconConfiguring Intel NIC Teaming
internally inspecting the server, index iconHow to Internally Inspect the Server
interrupt resource allocation, index iconHow to Identify and Fix Interrupt Resource Shortages
introduction to ILOM software, index iconILOM Software Overview
introduction to SunVTS diagnostics software, index iconIntroduction to SunVTS Diagnostic Test Suite
I/O space allocation, index iconOption ROM and I/O Space Allocation
IP address, index iconHow to Connect to the Server Using the Server’s IP Address
IPMI, controlling server power, index iconHow to Use IPMItool to Control Power
IPMITool, requirements for using, index iconIPMItool
isolating DIMM errors, index iconHow to Isolate and Correct DIMM ECC Errors