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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

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

Configuration Worksheet

Before you begin configuring the operating system, use the configuration worksheet in Worksheet for Operating System Configuration  to gather the information that you will need. You need to collect only the information that applies to your application of the system.

Table 6-1 Worksheet for Operating System Configuration¬†

Information for Installation
Description or Example
Your Answers: Defaults (*)
Language
Select from the list of available languages for the OS.
English*
Locale
Select your geographic region from the list of available locales.
Terminal
Select the type of terminal that you are using from the list of available terminal types.
Network connection
Is the system connected to a network?
  • Networked
  • Non-networked*

DHCP
Can the system use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure its network interfaces?
  • Yes
  • No*

If you are not using DHCP, note the network address:
IP address
If you are not using DHCP, supply the IP address for the system.

Example: 129.200.9.1

Subnet
If you are not using DHCP, is the system part of a subnet?

If yes, what is the netmask of the subnet?

Example: 255.255.0.0

255.255.0.0*
IPv6
Do you want to enable IPv6 on this machine?
  • Yes
  • No*

Host name
Choose a host name for the system.
Kerberos
Do you want to configure Kerberos security on this machine?

If yes, gather this information:

Default realm:

Administration server:

First KDC:

(Optional) Additional KDCs:

  • Yes
  • No*

Name service
Name service
If applicable, which name service should this system use?
  • NIS+
  • NIS

  • DNS

  • LDAP

  • None*

Domain name
Provide the name of the domain in which the system resides.
NIS+ and NIS
If you chose NIS+ or NIS, do you want to specify a name server, or let the installation program find one?
  • Specify One
  • Find One*

DNS
If you chose DNS, provide IP addresses for the DNS server. You must enter at least one IP address, but you can enter up to three addresses.

You can also enter a list of domains to search when a DNS query is made.

Search domain:

Search domain:

Search domain:

LDAP
If you chose LDAP, provide the following information about your LDAP profile:

Profile name:

Profile server:

If you specify a proxy credential level in your LDAP profile, gather the following information:

Proxy-bind distinguished name:

Proxy-bind password:

Default route
Do you want to specify a default route IP address, or let the OS installation program find one?

The default route provides a bridge that forwards traffic between two physical networks. An IP address is a unique number that identifies each host on a network.

You have the following choices:

  • You can specify the IP address. An /etc/defaultrouter file is created with the specified IP address. When the system is rebooted, the specified IP address becomes the default route.

  • You can let the OS installation program detect an IP address. However, the system must be on a subnet that has a router that advertises itself by using the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) for router discovery. If you are using the command-line interface, the software detects an IP address when the system is booted.

  • You can select None if you do not have a router or do not want the software to detect an IP address at this time. The software automatically tries to detect an IP address on reboot.

  • Specify One
  • Detect One

  • None*

Time zone
How do you want to specify your default time zone?
  • Geographic region*
  • Offset from GM

  • Time zone file

Root password
Choose a root password for the system.