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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility

Site Planning

Preparing the Site for Installation

Reviewing Server Specifications

Preparing the Facility


Understanding Server Features and Components

Understanding Server Features

Server Feature Overview

Preinstalled Solaris OS Features

ILOM Remote Management

Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability

Hot-Pluggable and Hot-Swappable Hard Drives

Power Supply Redundancy

Environmental Monitoring

RAID Storage Configuration Support

Identifying Chassis Components

Front Panel Controls and LEDs

System Status LEDs and Power Button

User Alarm LEDs

Rear Panel LEDs

Preparing for the Installation

Installation Task Overview

Electrical Specifications

Power Supply Voltage Information

Shipping Kit Inventory List

Tools and Equipment Needed

ESD Precautions

Safety Precautions

Optional Component Installation

Stabilize the Rack for Installation

Mounting the Server Into a 4-Post Rack

Hardmounting the Server in a 19‐Inch, 4‐Post Rack

Mounting the Server Using the 19-Inch, 4-Post Sliding Rail Mount Rack Kit

Hardmounting the Server in a 600-mm, 4‐Post Rack

Mounting the Server Into a 2-Post Rack

Hardmounting the Server in a 23-Inch, 2‐Post Rack

Hardmounting the Server in a 19-Inch, 2‐Post Rack

Mounting the Server Using the 19-Inch, 2-Post Rack Sliding Rail Mount Kit

Cabling the Server

Rear Cable Connections and Ports

Connecting Cables

Assembling and Installing DC Power Cords

DC Power Source Requirements

DC Power Source, Power Connection, and Chassis Ground Requirements

Power Supply Inputs

Overcurrent Protection Requirements

Assembling and Installing the DC Input Power Cables

Connect the DC Input Power Cords to the Server

Powering On the Server

Connect the Power Cords to the Server

Connecting to the ILOM SP for the First Time

Modifying the ILOM SP IP Address

Power On the Server for the First Time

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris OS

Operating System Options

Configure the Preinstalled Solaris OS

Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Solaris OS Documentation and Training

(Optional) Redirect the Console Output to the Video Port

Configuring Server RAID Drives

Firmware Updates


Power Off the Server Gracefully

Power Off the Server For an Emergency

Power On the Server

Installation Troubleshooting

Technical Support Information Worksheet

OS Installation

Preparing to Install an Operating System

Supported Operating Systems

OS Installation Task Map

Console Display Options During Installation

Preinstalled Diagnostic Partition

RAID Configuration Options

RAID Support Using the LSI SAS3081E-R Card

Configuring RAID

RAID Support Preparation

Create a RAID for the LSI SAS3081E-R Controller Card

Installing the Solaris Operating System

Installing the Solaris OS

Installing Solaris Drivers

Redirect Solaris Output to the Serial Port

Installing the Linux Operating System

Installing the Linux OS

Installing the Linux Drivers

Run the up2date Utility for the RHEL OS

Installing the Windows Operating System

Installing the Windows OS

Run Windows Update

Installing Windows Server for a RAID Configuration

Installing the Drivers

Configuring Network Interfaces

NIC Connectors

Remote Management (ILOM)

Understanding Netra X4270 Server-Specific ILOM Features

ILOM Overview

Understanding and Configuring ILOM Sideband Management

Directing the Serial Port

Identifying and Clearing Server Faults

Controlling the Telco Alarm Port

Monitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors


Understanding the Server

Locating Controls and Connectors

Locating Server and Component LEDs

System Components

Field-Replaceable Units

Inspecting the Server

Diagnostic Tools

Service Troubleshooting Task List

Gather Service Information

Inspecting the System

Using the BIOS Setup Utility

Understanding BIOS Booting and Set Up

BIOS Setup Utility Menus

BIOS Setup Utility Hot Keys

Access the BIOS Setup Utility Menus

View Event Logs

Set Watchdog Timers

Configure TPM Support

Configure SP LAN Settings

Option ROM Allocation

Enable or Disable Option ROM Settings

BIOS Firmware Updates

Understanding BIOS Setup Screens

Preparing for Service

Safety Precautions

Safety Symbols

Electrostatic Discharge Safety

Required Tools

Preparing the Server for Component Replacement

Replacing Storage Components

Opening and Closing the Front Bezel

Replacing a Drive

Replacing the Optical Media Drive

Replacing the Media Bay Assembly

Replacing Motherboard Assembly Components

Replacing the PCI Mezzanine

Replacing PCIe2 Risers

Replacing PCIe2 Cards

Replacing the Air Duct

Replacing DIMMs

Replacing Flash Modules

Replacing the Flash Module Cable

Replacing the ESM Riser and ESM

Replacing the Battery

Replacing CPUs

Replacing the Motherboard Assembly

Reset the BIOS Password and Clear the CMOS NVRAM

Replacing Chassis Components

Replacing the Air Filter

Replacing Power Supplies

Replacing Fan Tray 0

Replacing Fan Tray 2

Replacing Fan Tray 1

Replacing the LED Board

Replacing the Power Distribution Board

Returning Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Remove Antistatic Measures

Reinstall the Server Chassis in the Rack

Reconnect Power and Data Cables

Power On the Server

Identifying the Server Ports

Gigabit Ethernet Ports

Network Management Port

Serial Management Port

Video Connector

Alarm Port

USB Ports

External SAS Connector

PCI Mezzanine Auxiliary Power Connector



Server Feature Overview

The Sun Netra X4270 server is a carrier-grade, NEBS-certified, 2U server.

image:Figure showing the Sun Netra X4270 server.

Table 1 Server Features

One or two Intel Xeon quad-core processors:
  • 4 cores (32 threads)

  • 8 cores (64 threads)

Memory slots/capacity
  • 18 memory slots for DDR3 DIMMS
  • Up to 144 GB of memory

Internal drives
Two factory options for internal storage:
  • Two hot-pluggable SAS drives with a SATA DVD-RW drive

  • Four hot-pluggable SAS drives without a SATA DVD-RW drive

Integrated drive controller supports RAID 0 and RAID 1

Optical media drive
One slot-loading, slimline SATA DVD drive, supporting CD-R/W, CD+R/W, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W (when used with supported media)
Power supplies
Two hot-swappable AC or DC PSUs providing N+1 redundancy
Four Telco dry contact (electrically isolated) user alarms
The server contains the following fan assemblies:
  • Three high-power fans for system cooling

  • Three low-power fans for hard drive and removable media drive cooling

  • Power supply unit fans, which operate whenever power is present to either unit

Ethernet ports
Four Gigabit Ethernet, RJ-45-based, autonegotiating ports (on two separate controllers)
PCI interfaces1
  • Two X8 electrical, X16 mechanical PCIe2 full-length, full-height slots (high-power 75 W with auxiliary power)
  • Three X8 electrical, X8 mechanical PCIe2 low-profile slots

  • One custom X8 electrical, X8 mechanical PCIe2 slot reserved for an internal SAS controller HBA

USB ports
Two USB 2.0 ports on rear panel
Additional ports
The following ports are located on the rear panel of the server:
  • One RJ-45 serial management port (SER MGT) – the default connection to the system controller

  • One 10/100 Mbps Ethernet network management port (NET MGT) – connection to the system controller

  • One alarm port – supporting four dry contact alarms with two user inputs

  • One VGA port – connection to the host

  • One external serial attached SCSI (SAS) port

Remote management
On-board ILOM service processor
  • ILOM (system management)
  • BIOS and POST

Processor integrated, cyptographic acceleration that supports industry standard security ciphers
Operating systems
Refer to the product notes for information on the OS support and the required patches.

1PCIe2 specifications described in this table list the physical requirements for PCIe2 cards. Additional support capabilities must also be provided (such as device drivers) for a PCIe2 card to function in the server. Refer to the specifications and documentation for a given PCIe2 card to determine if the required drivers are provided that enable the card to function in this server.

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