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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

Identifying Chassis Components

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

Assemble the DC Input Power Cable

Install the Strain Relief Housings

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



Assemble the DC Input Power Cable

Assemble one DC input power cable for each DC power input to your server.

  1. Verify that the following conditions have been satisfied.

    The customer is responsible for satisfying these requirements.

    • Install a DC power source that meets the server’s input power specifications.

    • Secure DC power cables that meet the server’s power cabling specifications.

    • Attach the DC input plug to the DC input power cables. The input plug is provided in the server’s shipping kit.

  2. If the power cables are already connected to a DC power source, de-energize the cables by removing fuses, opening circuit breakers, or turning off the DC source.


    Caution - Do not proceed with these instructions until you are sure that there is no voltage present on the DC power cables.

  3. Identify the parts that you will use to assemble the DC input power cables.

    For each cable, you need the items shown in the following illustration. These items are included in the shipping kit that came with your server.

    Figure 16 DC Connection Parts

    image:Figure showing the parts of the DC power connector.

    Figure Legend

    1 strain relief housingStrain relief housing

    2 DC inputplugDC input plug

    3 cage clamp operating leverCage clamp operating lever

  4. Locate the three wires coming from the DC power source that will be used in the connection to your unit:
    • -48V or -60V (negative terminal)

    • Chassis ground

    • -48V or -60V Return (positive terminal)

      Note - Depending on the DC power source, the -48V or -60V (negative terminal) might be marked with a minus (-) symbol. The -48V or -60V Return (positive terminal) might be marked with a positive (+) symbol.

  5. Strip 5/16 in. (8 mm) of insulation from each of the wires coming from the DC power source.

    Do not strip more than 5/16 in. (8 mm) from each wire. Doing so leaves uninsulated wire exposed from the DC connector after the assembly is complete.

    Figure 17 Stripping the Insulation From the Wire

    image:Figure showing the amount of insulation to strip from the wire 5/16 inches, or 8mm.

    Figure Legend

    1 5/16 in. (8 mm) maximum

  6. Open the cage clamp for this section of the DC input plug by taking one of the following actions:
    • Insert the tip of the cage clamp operating lever into the rectangular hole directly above the hole in the DC input plug where you want to insert the first wire. Press down on the cage clamp operating lever.

    • Insert a small slotted screwdriver into the rectangular hole directly above the hole in the DC input plug where you want to insert the first wire, and push in to open the cage clamp.

    Figure 18 Opening the DC Input Plug Cage Clamp Using the Cage Clamp Operating Lever

    image:Figure showing how to open the DC input plug cage clamp using the cage clamp operating lever.

    Figure Legend

    1 DC input plug

    Figure 19 Opening the Cage Clamp Using a Screwdriver

    image:Figure showing how to open the cage clamp using a screwdriver.

    Figure Legend

    1 DC input plug

  7. Feed the exposed section of the appropriate wire into the round hole in the DC input plug.

    Figure 20 Connector Wiring Assignments

    image:Figure showing how to assemble the DC input power cable.

    Figure Legend

    1 Top of connector

    2 From -48V or -60V Return

    3 From chassis ground (green/yellow)

    4 From -48V or -60V

    Note - If you need to remove a wire from the DC input plug, insert the cage clamp operating lever or a small screwdriver and pull the wire from the DC input plug.

  8. Release the lever or remove the tool to secure the wire into the connector.
  9. Repeat the procedures for the other two wires to complete the assembly of the DC input power cable.
  10. Repeat this procedure to create as many DC input power cables as you need for your unit.
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