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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

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

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

RAID Configurations

Create a Mirror Image of the Preinstalled Solaris OS

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



Configure the Preinstalled Solaris OS

After configuring the server ILOM SP, you can configure the preinstalled Solaris OS using the ILOM SP to connect to the system console.

  1. Configure an IP address for the ILOM SP.

    For details, see Connecting to the ILOM SP for the First Time.

  2. Ensure that main power has been applied to the server.

    For more information, see Power On the Server for the First Time.

  3. From the serial console, start a terminal session.

    For example:

    • On a serial console running the Solaris OS:

      Type the appropriate command to start a terminal session. For example, you can start a terminal session on a Solaris console by typing:

      $ tip -9600 /dev/ttya

    • On a client running Windows:

      Open the appropriate program to start a terminal session. For example, you can start a terminal session on a Windows console by selecting:

      Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> Hyperterminal

    • On a client running Linux:

      Type the appropriate command to start a terminal session. For example, to start a terminal session on a Linux console, you could launch Minicom.

      Minicom is a text-based serial communication program that is included in the Linux distributions. For more information, see the man pages included in the Linux distribution.

  4. Press Enter on the terminal device to establish a connection between the terminal device and the ILOM SP.

    The following login prompt displays:

    SUNSP-xxxxx login:

  5. Type the default user name root, and then type the default password: changeme to log in to the ILOM SP.

    The ILOM SP displays the default command prompt, indicating that you have successfully logged in:


  6. Verify that the communication properties of the SP are set to the defaults.

    For example:

    -> show /SP/serial/host
            commitpending = (Cannot show property)
            pendingspeed = 9600
            speed = 9600

    Note - If the speed is anything other than 9600, change it using this command: -> set /SP/serial/host pendingspeed=9600 commitpending=true

  7. Power on the system and start the serial console mode.
    -> 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 #.
    . . .

    Only accounts with Administrator privileges are enabled to configure the SP. Refer to the ILOM 3.0 documentation for more information.

  8. Follow the Solaris OS preinstallation on-screen prompts.

    The displayed screens will vary, depending on the method that you chose for assigning network information to the server (DHCP or static IP address).

    When configuring the Solaris OS, you will be prompted for configuration parameters. See Solaris OS Configuration Parameters for a list of these parameters.

    Note - To identify the MAC address for a server or other chassis components, see the Customer Information Sheet (shipped with the component), or inspect the printed MAC address label attached to the server or chassis component.

    After you have entered the system configuration information, the server completes the boot process and displays the Solaris login prompt.

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

    There are many command you can use to verify the functionality of the system. A few of these commands include:

    • showrevDisplays the host name and system architecture information. Use the -a option with this command to list the installed patches.

    • psrinfoDisplays information about the number and status of the system processors and cores.

    • prtdiagDisplays system configuration and diagnostic information.

    Refer to the command man pages and the Solaris documentation for more information about these and other Solaris commands.

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