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Sun Fire X4170 M2 and X4270 M2 Servers

Installation Guide

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Using This Documentation

1.  Preparing to Install the Sun Fire X4170 M2 and X4270 M2 Servers

Tools and Equipment Needed

Server Installation Task Checklist

ESD Precautions

Opening the Box

Unpacking

Package Contents Inventory

Options

Server Description

Front Panel Features

Back Panel

Server Supported Components

Sun Fire X4170 M2 Server Supported Components

Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server Supported Components

Server Specifications

Physical Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Environmental Requirements

Managing Your Server

2.  Installing the Server Into a Rack With Slide-Rails

Before You Begin

Server Installation Process Overview

Rail Assemblies

Service Label

Rack Compatibility

Disassembling Slide-Rails

Disassemble Bolt-On Slide-Rails

Disassemble Tool-less Slide-Rails

Installing the Mounting Brackets Onto the Server

Install Mounting Brackets

Attaching the Slide-Rail Assemblies to the Rack

Attach Bolt-On Slide-Rail Assemblies

Attach Tool-less Slide-Rail Assemblies

Installing the Server Into the Slide-Rail Assemblies

Install Server Into the Slide-Rail Assemblies

Installing the Cable Management Arm on the Sun Fire X4170 M2 Server

Install Cable Management Arm

Installing the Cable Management Arm on the Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server

Install Cable Management Arm

Verifying Operation of the Slide-Rails and CMA

Verify Operation of Slide-Rails and CMA

3.  Attaching Cables and Power Cords

Back Panel Connectors

Attaching Cables to the Server

Cable the Server

Connecting Power Cords to the Server

Connect the Power Cords

4.  Connecting to Oracle ILOM and Applying Main Power to the Server

Connecting to Oracle ILOM

Network Defaults

Log In to Oracle ILOM Using a Serial Connection

Log In to Oracle ILOM Using an Ethernet Connection

Modify Network Settings

Test IPv4 or IPv6 Network Configuration

Exit Oracle ILOM

Applying Main Power to the Server

Apply Main Power to the Server

Power Off From Main Power

5.  Installing or Configuring an Operating System

Installing an Operating System

Configuring a Preinstalled Operating System

6.  Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris 10 Operating System

Configuration Worksheet

Configuring Server RAID Drives

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System

Configure Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System User Information

Oracle Solaris 10 User Documentation

Using the Oracle Solaris Installation Program

Reinstalling the Oracle Solaris Operating System

Download the Solaris Operating System

7.  Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

Configuration Worksheets

Oracle VM Server Configuration

Oracle VM Manager Configuration

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

Configure Oracle VM

Using Oracle VM

8.  If You Need Help

Setup Troubleshooting

Locate the Server Serial Number

Index

Server Supported Components

This section describes the components that are supported in the Sun Fire X4170 M2 and X4270 M2 Servers.

Sun Fire X4170 M2 Server Supported Components

The following table describes the components of the Sun Fire X4170 M2 Server.

Table 1-2 Sun Fire X4170 M2 Server Components¬†

Component
Sun Fire X4170 M2 Server
CPU
One or two quad-core (2.4-GHz) or six-core (2.26-GHz or 2.93-GHz) processors with three integrated DDR3 memory controllers per processor. The following CPUs are supported:
  • 95 Watts

  • 80 Watts

  • 60 Watts

Memory
Nine DDR3 DIMMs per processor for a maximum of 18 DDR3 DIMMs and a maximum of 144 GB of memory
Storage devices
  • Up to six 2.5-inch SATA hard drive devices (HDDs) or four solid-state drives (SSDs)
  • Up to eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs or four SSDs with the optional Hardware RAID controller

  • DVD-RW drive

USB ports
Two front, two rear, and one internal (for a USB drive)
PCI Express 2.0 I/O slots
Three low-profile PCIe Gen2 slots (one x16 and two x8)
PCI Express I/O cards
For a list of I/O cards that are customer-orderable options, go to the following web site and navigate to the appropriate page:

http://www.oracle.com/goto/x4170m2

Ethernet ports
Four Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports on rear panel

Each Network Interface Card (NIC) supports I/O Acceleration Technology 3 (IOAT3)

Service processor (SP)
Uses the SP subsystem

Includes the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), which supports the industry-standard IPMI feature set

Supports remote KVMS over IP

Includes serial port

Supports Ethernet access to SP through a dedicated 10/100BaseT management port and optionally through one of the host GbE ports (sideband management)

Power supplies
Up to two hot-pluggable power supplies
Cooling fans
Redundant hot-pluggable fans
Management software
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager 3.0

Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server Supported Components

The following table describes the components of the Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server.

Table 1-3 Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server Components¬†

Component
Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server
CPU
One or two quad-core (2.4-GHz) or six-core (2.93-GHz or 3.33-GHz) processors with three integrated DDR3 memory controllers per processor. The following CPUs are supported:
  • 130 Watts

  • 95 Watts

  • 80 Watts

Memory
Nine DDR3 DIMMs per processor for a maximum of 18 DDR3 DIMMs and a maximum of 144 GB of memory
Storage devices
  • Up to twelve 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs with the optional Hardware RAID controller
  • Up to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs with the optional Hardware RAID controller

  • Up to two optional rear-located (using PCIe slots 2 and 5) 2.5-inch SATA HDDs. These disks are for boot purposes only.

USB ports
Two front, two rear, and one internal (for a USB drive)
PCI Express 2.0 I/O slots
Six x8 low-profile PCIe Gen2 slots
PCI Express I/O cards
For a list of I/O cards that are customer-orderable options, go to the following web site and navigate to the appropriate page:

http://www.oracle.com/goto/x4270m2

Ethernet ports
Four Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports on rear panel

Each Network Interface Card (NIC) supports I/O Acceleration Technology 3 (IOAT3)

Service processor (SP)
Uses the SP subsystem

Includes the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), which supports the industry-standard IPMI feature set

Supports remote KVMS over IP

Includes a serial port

Supports Ethernet access to SP through a dedicated 10/100BaseT management port and optionally through one of the host GbE ports (sideband management)

Power supplies
Up to two hot-pluggable power supplies
Cooling fans
Redundant hot-pluggable fans
Management software
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager 3.0