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Support and Accessibility

Installation and Setup

Preparing for Installation

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

Confirming Server Specifications

Inventory List

Server Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Optional Component Installation

Installing the Server

Rack Compatibility

Rackmount Kit Contents

Determine Correct Rackmount Hardware

Mark the Rackmounting Location

Install the Rackmount Hardware

Install the Server

Installing and Using the Shipping Bracket Assembly (Optional)

Connecting the Server Cables

Cabling Requirements

Front Panel Connectors and Ports

Rear Panel Connectors and Ports

Installing and Using the CMA (Optional)

Connect the SER MGT Cable

Connect the NET MGT Cable

Connect the Ethernet Network Cables

Connect Other Data Cables

Prepare Power Cords

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Power On Task Overview

Oracle ILOM System Console Overview

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power On the Server for the First Time

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Assigning a Static IP Address to the Service Processor

Booting the Oracle Solaris Operating System

Identifying the Server Ports

USB Port Pinouts

SER MGT Port Pinouts

NET MGT Port Pinouts

Gigabit Ethernet Port Pinouts

QSFP Port Pinouts

VGA Port Pinouts


Understanding System Administration Resources

Oracle ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle Solaris OS Overview

OpenBoot Overview

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Overview

Multipathing Software

Hardware Management Pack Overview

Source for Downloading Hardware Management Pack Software

Hardware Management Pack Documentation

Accessing the Server

Log In to Oracle ILOM

Log In to the System Console

Display the ok Prompt

Display the Oracle ILOM -> Prompt

Use a Local Graphics Monitor

Oracle ILOM Remote Console

Controlling the Server

Power On the Server

Power Off the Server

Reset the Server From the Oracle Solaris OS

Reset the Server From Oracle ILOM

Reset the SP to Default Values

Configuring Hardware RAID

Hardware RAID Support

Important Hardware RAID Guidelines

Disk Zones for SPARC T3-1 Servers With Sixteen-Disk Backplanes

Displaying Disk Zone Information

Enabling and Disabling Disk Zoning In the Field

Prepare to Use the FCode Utility

FCode Utility Commands

Create a Hardware RAID Volume

Hot Spare Drives in RAID Volumes (LSI)

Determining If a Drive Has Failed

RAID Drive Replacement Strategies

Locate Device Paths

Changing Server Identification Information

Change Customer FRUdata Information

Change System Identifier Information

Configuring Policy Settings

Specify Cooldown Mode

Restore Host Power State at Restart

Specify Host Power State at Restart

Disable or Re-Enable Power-On Delay

Specify Parallel Boot of the SP and Host

Configure Host Behavior With the Keyswitch State

Configuring Network Addresses

SP Network Address Options

Disable or Re-Enable Network Access to the SP

Display the DHCP Server IP Address

Display the Host MAC Address

Using an In-band Connection to the SP

Configuring Boot Mode

Boot Mode Overview

Configure the Host Boot Mode of Oracle VM Server for SPARC

Change the Host Boot Mode Behavior at Reset

Manage the Host Boot Mode Script

Display Host Boot Mode Expiration Date

Override OpenBoot PROM Settings to Reset the Server

Configuring Server Behavior at Restart

Specify Behavior When the Host Resets

Specify Behavior When the Host Stops Running

Set the Boot Timeout Interval

Specify Behavior at Boot Timeout

Specify Behavior if Restart Fails

Specify Maximum Restart Attempts

Configuring Devices

Unconfigure a Device Manually

Reconfigure a Device Manually

Monitoring the Server

Monitoring Faults

Enabling Automatic System Recovery

Display Server Components

Locate the Server

Updating the Firmware

Display the Firmware Version

Update the Firmware

Display OpenBoot Version

Display POST Version

Identifying WWN-Designated SAS2 Devices

World Wide Name Syntax

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-1, Eight-Disk Backplane)

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-1, Sixteen-Disk Backplane)

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-4)

Identify a Disk Slot Using probe-scsi-all (OBP)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris, Onboard Controllers)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris, Single Initiator)

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a Specific Device

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a RAID Volume


Identifying Server Components

Front Components

Main Module Components

Processor Module Components

Rear Components

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Managing Faults (ILOM)

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Using Oracle Solaris Predictive Self-Healing

Running POST

Managing Components (ASR)

Verifying SunVTS Installation

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Chassis Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Removing Power From the System

Accessing Internal Components

Servicing Processor Modules

Processor Module Configuration Reference

Processor Module LEDs

Replacing a Faulty Processor Module

Install a New Processor Module

Verify Processor Module Functionality

Servicing DIMMs

Memory Fault Handling Overview

Understanding DIMM Configurations

DIMM Configuration Guidelines

Half-Populated Configuration

3/4-Populated Configuration

Fully-Populated Configuration

One Processor Module Memory Configurations

Two Processor Module Memory Configurations

Locate a Faulty DIMM Using the DIMM Fault Remind Button

Locate a Faulty DIMM Using the show faulty Command

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase System Memory With Additional DIMMs

Verify DIMM Functionality

Servicing Hard Drives

Hard Drive Hot-Pluggable Capabilities

Hard Drive Configuration Reference

Hard Drive LEDs

Locate a Faulty Hard Drive

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify Hard Drive Functionality

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply Overview

Power Supply and AC Power Connector Configuration Reference

Power Supply and AC Power Connector LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify Power Supply Functionality

Servicing RAID Expansion Modules

Remove the RAID Expansion Module

Install the RAID Expansion Module

Servicing the Service Processor

Service Processor Overview

Locate a Faulty Service Processor

Remove the Service Processor

Install the Service Processor

Verify Service Processor Functionality

Servicing the System Battery

Remove the System Battery

Install the System Battery

Verify the System Battery

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module Overview

Fan Module Configuration Reference

Fan Module LED

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Verify Fan Module Functionality

Servicing Express Modules

Express Module Configuration Reference

Express Module FRU Paths

Locate a Faulty Express Module

Remove an Express Module

Install an Express Module

Verify Express Module Functionality

Servicing the Rear I/O Module

Rear I/O Module LEDs

Locate a Faulty Rear I/O Module

Remove the Rear I/O Module

Install the Rear I/O Module

Verify Rear I/O Module Functionality

Servicing the System Configuration PROM

System Configuration PROM Overview

Remove the System Configuration PROM

Install the System Configuration PROM

Servicing the Front I/O Assembly

Front I/O Assembly Overview

Remove the Front I/O Assembly

Install the Front I/O Assembly

Servicing the Storage Backplane

Remove a Storage Backplane

Install a Storage Backplane

Servicing the Main Module Motherboard

Main Module Motherboard Overview

Main Module Motherboard LEDs

Locate a Faulty Main Module Motherboard

Remove the Main Module Motherboard

Install the Main Module Motherboard

Verify Main Module Motherboard Functionality

Servicing the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Rear Chassis Subassembly Overview

Remove the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Install the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Returning the Server to Operation

Connect Power Cords to the Server

Power On the Server (start /SYS Command)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



Increase System Memory With Additional DIMMs

Before You Begin

Before performing a memory upgrade procedure, become familiar with the memory configuration guidelines described in DIMM Configuration Guidelines.

  1. Unpack the new DIMMs and place them on an antistatic mat.
  2. Remove the processor module from the server and remove the cover from the processor module, if you have not already done so.

    See Remove a Processor Module.

  3. At a DIMM slot that is to be upgraded, open the ejector tabs and remove the filler panel.

    Do not dispose of the filler panel. You may want to reuse it if any DIMMs are removed at another time.

  4. Ensure that the ejector tabs on the connector that will receive the DIMM are in the open position.
  5. Align the DIMM notch with the key in the connector.


    Caution - Ensure that the orientation is correct. The DIMM might be damaged if the orientation is reversed.

    image:Graphic showing how to insert a DIMM onto the motherboard.
  6. Push the DIMM into the connector until the ejector tabs lock the DIMM in place.

    If the DIMM does not easily seat into the connector, check the DIMM's orientation.

  7. Repeat Step 3 through Step 6 until all DIMMs are installed.
  8. Place the cover back onto the processor module and insert the processor module back into its slot in the server.

    See Install a Processor Module

  9. Perform the following steps to verify that there are no faults:
    1. Set the virtual keyswitch to diag so that POST will run in Service mode.
      -> set /SYS keyswitch_state=diag
      Set ‘keyswitch_state' to ‘Diag'
    2. Power cycle the system.
      -> stop /SYS
      Are you sure you want to stop /SYS (y/n)? y
      Stopping /SYS
      -> start /SYS
      Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
      Starting /SYS 

      Note - The server takes about one minute to power off. The ILOM console does not indicate when the system is actually powered off.

    3. Switch to the system console to view POST output.
      -> start /HOST/console

      Watch the POST output for possible fault messages. The following output indicates that POST did not detect any faults:

      0:0:0>    POST Passed all devices.
      0:0:0>POST:    Return to VBSC.
      0:0:0>Master set ACK for vbsc runpost command and spin...

      Note - The system might boot automatically at this point. If so, go directly to Step e. If it remains at the ok prompt, go to Step d.

    4. If the system remains at the ok prompt, type boot.
    5. Return the virtual keyswitch to Normal mode.
      -> set /SYS keyswitch_state=Normal
      Set ‘ketswitch_state' to ‘Normal'
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