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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

Enabling the Service Processor Network Management Port

Logging Into the Service Processor

Using the Service Processor for Common Operations

Booting the Solaris Operating 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

Server Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostic Flowchart

Options for Accessing the Service Processor

Oracle ILOM Overview

ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell Overview

Predictive Self-Healing Overview

Oracle VTS Overview

POST Fault Management Overview

POST Fault Management Flowchart

Memory Fault Handling Overview

Connecting to the Service Processor

Switch From the System Console to the Service Processor (Oracle ILOM or ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell)

Switch From Oracle ILOM to the System Console

Switch From the ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell to the System Console

Displaying FRU Information With Oracle ILOM

Display System Components (Oracle ILOM show components Command)

Display Individual Component Information (Oracle ILOM show Command)

Controlling How POST Runs

POST Parameters

Change POST Parameters

Run POST in Maximum Mode

Detecting Faults

Detecting Faults Using LEDs

Detecting Faults (Oracle ILOM show faulty Command)

Detect Faults (Oracle ILOM show faulty Command)

Detecting Faults (Oracle Solaris OS Files and Commands)

Check the Message Buffer

View System Message Log Files

Detecting Faults (Oracle ILOM Event Log)

View Oracle ILOM Event Log

Detecting Faults (Oracle VTS Software)

About Oracle VTS Software

Verify Installation of Oracle VTS Software

Start the Oracle VTS Browser Environment

Oracle VTS Software Packages

Useful Oracle VTS Tests

Detecting Faults Using POST

Identifying Faults Detected by PSH

Detect Faults Identified by the Oracle Solaris PSH Facility (Oracle ILOM fmdump Command)

Clearing Faults

Clear Faults Detected During POST

Clear Faults Detected by PSH

Clear Faults Detected in the External I/O Expansion Unit

Disabling Faulty Components

Disabling Faulty Components Using Automatic System Recovery

Disable System Components

Re-Enable System 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


Detect Faults Identified by the Oracle Solaris PSH Facility (Oracle ILOM fmdump Command)

The Oracle ILOM fmdump command displays the list of faults detected by the Oracle Solaris PSH facility and identifies the faulty FRU for a particular EVENT_ID (UUID).

Note - Do not use fmdump to verify that a FRU replacement has cleared a fault, because the output of fmdump is the same after the FRU has been replaced. Use the fmadm faulty command to verify that the fault has cleared. See Clear Faults Detected by PSH.

  1. Check the event log using the fmdump command with -v for verbose output.

    In the following example, a fault is displayed, indicating the following details.

    • Date and time of the fault (Jul 31 12:47:42.2007)
    • Universal Unique Identifier (UUID). The UUID is unique for every fault (fd940ac2-d21e-c94a-f258-f8a9bb69d05b)
    • Message identifier, which can be used to obtain additional fault information (SUN4V-8000-JA)
    • Faulted FRU. The information provided in the example includes the part number of the FRU (part=541215101) and the serial number of the FRU (serial=101083). The Location field provides the name of the FRU. In Output from the fmdump -v Command the FRU name is MB, meaning the motherboard.

      Note - fmdump displays the PSH event log. Entries remain in the log after the fault has been repaired.

  2. Use the message ID to obtain more information about this type of fault.
    1. In a browser, go to the Predictive Self-Healing Knowledge Article web site:
    2. Obtain the message ID from the console output or the Oracle ILOM show faulty command.
    3. Enter the message ID in the SUNW-MSG-ID field, and click Lookup.

      In PSH Message Output, the message ID SUN4V-8000-JA provides information for corrective action:

  3. Follow the suggested actions to repair the fault.

Example 10 Output from the fmdump -v Command

# fmdump -v -u fd940ac2-d21e-c94a-f258-f8a9bb69d05b
TIME                 UUID                                 SUNW-MSG-ID
Jul 31 12:47:42.2007 fd940ac2-d21e-c94a-f258-f8a9bb69d05b SUN4V-8000-JA
  100%  fault.cpu.ultraSPARC-T2.misc_regs
        Problem in: cpu:///cpuid=16/serial=5D67334847
           Affects: cpu:///cpuid=16/serial=5D67334847
               FRU: hc://:serial=101083:part=541215101/motherboard=0
          Location: MB

Example 11 PSH Message Output

CPU errors exceeded acceptable levels
    The number of errors associated with this CPU has exceeded acceptable levels. 
Automated Response
    The fault manager will attempt to remove the affected CPU from service. 
    System performance may be affected. 
Suggested Action for System Administrator
    Schedule a repair procedure to replace the affected CPU, the identity of which can be determined using fmdump -v -u <EVENT_ID>. 
    The Message ID:  SUN4V-8000-JA indicates diagnosis has determined that a CPU is faulty. The Oracle Solaris fault manager arranged an automated attempt to disable this CPU....