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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Related Documentation

Documentation, Support, and Training

Site Planning

SPARC Enterprise T5440 Site Planning Guide

Physical Specifications

Minimum Clearance for Service Access

Environmental Specifications

Power Source Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Agency Compliance Specifications

Operating Environment Requirements

Installation and Setup

Preparing for Installation

About the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Tools and Equipment Needed

Installation Overview

Cabling Notes

About the Slide Rail Assembly

About the Cable Management Arm

Rack Compatibility Requirements

Safety Precautions

ESD Precautions

Installing the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Installing the Rack Slide Assembly

Installing the Server Into the Cabinet

Installing the Cable Management Arm (CMA)

Connecting the Server Cables

Managing Cables With the CMA

Powering On the System

Powering On the System for the First Time

About the ILOM System Console

About the ILOM Service Processor

Power On the System for the First Time

Solaris OS Host Configuration Reference

Enabling the Service Processor Network Management Port

Enable the Service Processor Network Management Port in a Network Using DHCP

Enable the Service Processor Network Management Port with a Static IP Address

Logging Into the Service Processor

Log Into the Service Processor Using the Serial Management Port

Configure the Service Processor Network Management Port

Log Into the Service Processor Using the Network Management Port

Using the Service Processor for Common Operations

Power On the System

Connect to the System Console

Perform a Normal System Initialization

Booting the Solaris Operating System

Boot the Solaris Operating System

Avoid Booting the Solaris Operating System at Start Up

Reset the System

Power Cycle the System

Updating the Firmware

Updating Service Processor and Server Firmware

Updating the Firmware

Selecting a Boot Device

Select a Boot Device


Basic Administrative Tasks

Initial System Setup

Communicating With the System

Performing Common Tasks

Manage Disk Volumes

Hardware RAID Support

Creating RAID Volumes

Removing Hardware RAID Volumes

Manage the System

Searching for Faults

Bypassing Minor Faults

Clearing Faults

Managing Devices

Use Logical Domains Software

Understanding Logical Domains Software

Operating the Solaris OS With Logical Domains

ALOM-to-ILOM Command Reference

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison Tables

Remote Management

Understanding ILOM for the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific ILOM Features

ILOM Features Not Supported

Managing the Host

Resetting the Host

Managing Host Boot Mode

Viewing and Configuring Host Control Information

Managing System User Interactions

Managing the Service Processor

Storing Customer Information

Display Console History (CLI)

Change Console Escape Characters (CLI)

Changing Configuration Policy Settings

Managing Network Access

Managing Devices

Managing Virtual Keyswitch Settings

IPMI Sensor Reference

Sensors on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Indicators on the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Server

ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

Limits to Backward Compatibility

Create an ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison

ALOM CMT Variables

ALOM CMT Variable Comparison

Event Messages Available Through the ALOM Compatibility Shell

Event Message Overview

Event Severity Levels

Service Processor Usage Event Messages

Environmental Monitoring Event Messages

Host Monitoring Event Messages

SCC Backup and Restore

Information Stored on The SCC


Identifying Server Components

Infrastructure Boards and Cables

Front Panel Diagram

Front Panel LEDs

Rear Panel Diagram

Rear Panel LEDs

Ethernet Port LEDs

Managing Faults

Understanding Fault Handling Options

Connecting to the Service Processor

Displaying FRU Information With Oracle ILOM

Controlling How POST Runs

Detecting Faults

Clearing Faults

Disabling Faulty Components

Oracle ILOM-to-ALOM CMT Command Reference

Preparing to Service the System

Safety Information

Required Tools

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number Remotely

Powering Off the System

Extending the Server to the Maintenance Position

Remove the Server From the Rack

Perform Electrostatic Discharge – Antistatic Prevention Measures

Remove the Top Cover

Servicing Customer-Replaceable Units

Hot-Pluggable and Hot‐Swappable Devices

Servicing Hard Drives

Servicing Fan Trays

Servicing Power Supplies

Servicing PCIe Cards

Servicing CMP/Memory Modules

Servicing FB-DIMMs

Servicing Field-Replaceable Units

Servicing the Front Bezel

Servicing the DVD-ROM Drive

Servicing the Service Processor

Servicing the IDPROM

Servicing the Battery

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the Fan Tray Carriage

Servicing the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Motherboard

Servicing the Flex Cable Assembly

Servicing the Front Control Panel

Servicing the Front I/O Board

Returning the Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Install the Server Into the Rack

Slide the Server Into the Rack

Connect the Power Cords to the Server

Power On the Server

Performing Node Reconfiguration

I/O Connections to CMP/Memory Modules

Recovering From a Failed CMP/Memory Module

System Bus Topology

I/O Fabric in 2P Configuration

I/O Fabric in 4P Configuration

Identifying Connector Pinouts

Serial Management Port Connector Pinouts

Network Management Port Connector Pinouts

Serial Port Connector Pinouts

USB Connector Pinouts

Gigabit Ethernet Connector Pinouts

Server Components

Customer-Replaceable Units

Field-Replaceable Units


Power On the System for the First Time

Before You Begin

Complete the following tasks:

  1. Connect a terminal or a terminal emulator (PC or workstation) to the service processor serial management port.

    Configure the terminal or terminal emulator with these settings:

    • 9600 baud
    • 8 bits
    • No parity
    • 1 Stop bit
    • No handshake

      A null modem configuration is needed, meaning the transmit and receive signals are reversed (crossed over) for DTE to DTE communications. You can use the supplied RJ-45 crossover adapters with a standard RJ-45 cable to achieve the null modem configuration.

      Note - When you power on the server for the first time and you do not have a terminal or terminal emulator (PC or workstation) connected to the service processor serial management port, you will not see system messages.

  2. (Optional) Connect an Ethernet cable between the server’s Net MGT port (Server Rear Panel Connections) and the network to which future connections to the SP and host will be made.

    After the initial configuration of the system using the SP SER MGT port, communication with the SP and host is usually performed through this Ethernet interface.

  3. Connect an Ethernet cable between one of the server’s NET ports (Server Rear Panel Connections) and the network to which the server will communicate.

    Note - If a 10 GBit Ethernet (XAUI) card is installed in the system, the corresponding Ethernet port is disabled. For example, if a XAUI card is installed at XAUI0, the NET0 port is disabled.

  4. Plug the power cords into the power supplies and into a power source.

    Note - Only two power connections are required for operation. Use four power connections and two separate circuits for redundancy.

    The service processor runs on the 3.3V standby voltage. As soon as AC power is connected to the system, the service processor powers on, runs diagnostics, and initializes the ILOM firmware.

    After a few minutes, the SP login prompt appears on the terminal device. The host is not initialized or powered on yet.

  5. At the terminal device, log in to the SP as root with a password of changeme.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX login: root
    Password: changeme
    . . .

    After a brief delay, the SP prompt is displayed (->). At this point, there are many commands you can perform using the Integrated Lights Out Manager interface.

    Additional SP information, such as how to change the password and how to set up the SP network parameters is available in the online documentation set.

  6. Power on the server and redirect the host output to display on the serial terminal device:
    -> start /SYS
    Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
    -> start /SP/console
    Are you sure you want to start /SP/CONSOLE (y/n)? y
    Serial console started. To stop, type #.
    . . .

    After you start the SP console, the server initialization takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

  7. When prompted, follow the onscreen instructions for configuring the Solaris Operating System on your host and enter the following configuration information.

    You will be prompted to confirm the configuration several times, enabling confirmation and changes. If you are not sure how to respond to a particular value, you can accept the default, and make future changes when the Solaris OS is running. See Reference for Solaris OS Configuration for a description of the Solaris OS parameters you must provide during initial configuration.

  8. Log in to the server and explore its capabilities.

    There are many commands you can use to verify the functionality of the system. The following list describes a few of them:

    • showrev – Displays the hostname and system architecture information. Use the -a option with this command to see the patches that are installed.
    • psrinfo – Displays information about the number and status of the processors and cores in the host.
    • prtdiag – Displays system configuration and diagnostic information.

    Review the Solaris OS man pages and documentation for more details.