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This chapter provides the following information about Oracle server module documentation:

OS Installation from a USB DVD Drive

The Oracle Solaris 10 5/08 OS is the minimum suggested OS for installing from a USB DVD drive. If the USB DVD drive is connected through a USB hub to the front dongle, the Oracle Solaris 10 10/08 OS is the minimum requirement.

procedure icon  To Install the OS From a USB DVD Drive

1. Connect the USB DVD drive.

2. Identify the USB device path at the OpenBoot PROM level from output from the show-disks command:

{0} ok show-disks
a) /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/LSILogic,sas@0/disk
b) /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@1,2/storage@1/disk   <========
 Enter Selection, q to quit: q
 {0} ok

3. At the ok prompt, boot from the DVD drive to proceed with the Oracle Solaris OS installation:

{0} ok boot /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@1,2/storage@1/disk:f

OS Installation From a USB Flash Device

At a minimum, the Oracle Solaris 10 10/08 OS and an 8-Gbyte USB drive are required for installing the OS on USB Flash devices. For installing Core System Support only, you can use a 2-Gbyte USB drive.

procedure icon  To Install the OS to a USB Flash Device

1. Label the USB drive.

a. Install the USB drive with a front dongle.

b. Boot from a netinstall image or a DVD drive in single user mode.

c. Format the drive:

 # format -e
   Searching for disks...done
          0. c0t0d0 <drive type unknown>
             /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@1,2/storage@1/disk@0,0  <=== USB drive
 1. c2t0d0 <SanDisk-uSSD5000-0.1 cyl 1957 alt 2 hd 128 sec 32>
   Specify disk (enter its number): 0
           0. Auto configure
           1. Quantum ProDrive 80S
           2. Quantum ProDrive 105S
           3. CDC Wren IV 94171-344
           4. SUN0104
           5. SUN0207
           6. SUN0327
           7. SUN0340
           8. SUN0424
           9. SUN0535
           10. SUN0669
           11. SUN1.0G
           12. SUN1.05
           13. SUN1.3G
           14. SUN2.1G
           15. SUN2.9G
           16. Zip 100
           17. Zip 250
           18. Peerless 10GB
           19. SanDisk-uSSD5000-0.1
           20. SUN72G
           21. ATA-FUJITSUMHV2080B-B02B
           22. other
   Specify disk type (enter its number): 0
   Auto configuration via format.dat[no]?
   Auto configuration via generic SCSI-2[no]?
   The device does not support mode page 3 or page 4,
   or the reported geometry info is invalid.
   WARNING: Disk geometry is based on capacity data.
   The current rpm value 0 is invalid, adjusting it to 3600
   c0t0d0: configured with capacity of 7.46GB
   <LG-USBDrive-1100 cyl 3822 alt 2 hd 128 sec 32>
   selecting c0t0d0
   [disk formatted]
           disk       - select a disk
           type       - select (define) a disk type
           partition  - select (define) a partition table
           current    - describe the current disk
           format     - format and analyze the disk
           repair     - repair a defective sector
           label      - write label to the disk
           analyze    - surface analysis
           defect     - defect list management
           backup     - search for backup labels
           verify     - read and display labels
           save       - save new disk/partition definitions
           inquiry    - show vendor, product and revision
           scsi       - independent SCSI mode selects
           cache      - enable, disable or query SCSI disk cache
           volname    - set 8-character volume name
           !<cmd>     - execute <cmd>, then return
   format> label
   [0] SMI Label
   [1] EFI Label
   Specify Label type[0]:
   Ready to label disk, continue? y

2. After the USB drive is labeled, install the Oracle Solaris OS with a netinstall image or a USB DVD media.

Note - You might see a warning message similar to the following when the Oracle Solaris OS boots from the USB drive. You can ignore this message: /usr/sbin/vold[592]: rmdisk: open of "/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0"; Device busy

Remote Console (Remote KVMS)

For instructions on using these features, refer to the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Supplement for the Sun Blade T6340 Server Module.

Note - The ILOM Remote Console feature is only supported on the Sun Blade T6320 G2 server module.

Local Graphics Monitor or Local KVMS Support

After initial system installation, you can install a local graphics monitor and configure it to access the system console. You cannot use a local graphics monitor to perform initial system installation, nor can you use a local graphics monitor to view power-on self-test (POST) messages.

To install a local graphics monitor, you must have the following items:

To view a list of supported screen resolutions type:

host% fbconfig -res \?

For more information about graphics support, refer to the Sun Blade T6320 Server Module Service Manual.

procedure icon  To Access the System Console Through a Local Graphics Monitor

1. Attach the monitor video cable to the HD-15 video connector on the cable dongle.

Tighten the thumbscrews to secure the connection.

2. Connect the monitor power cord to an AC outlet.

3. Connect the USB keyboard cable to one USB connector on the cable dongle.

4. Connect the USB mouse cable to the other USB connector.

5. Access the ok prompt.

For more information, refer to the Sun Blade T6320 Server Installation and Configuration Guide.

6. Set the OpenBoot configuration variables.

From the existing system console, type:

ok setenv input-device keyboard
ok setenv output-device screen

7. To cause the changes to take effect, type:

ok reset-all

The system stores the parameter changes, and boots automatically when the OpenBoot configuration variable auto-boot? is set to true (the default value).

Note - To cause the parameter changes to take effect, you can also power cycle the system using the front panel Power button.

You can now issue system commands and view system messages using your local graphics monitor. Continue with your installation or diagnostic procedure, as needed.For more information about graphics configurations, refer to the Sun Blade T6320 Server Module Service Manual.

Memory Capacity and FB-DIMM Configuration

Oracle’s Sun Blade T6320 server module has 16 connectors (slots) that hold Sun approved, industry standard FB-DIMMs in the following capacities:

The Sun Blade T6320 server module performs best if all 16 connectors are populated with 16 identical FB-DIMMs. This configuration also enables the system to continue operating even when a FB-DIMM fails, or if an entire channel fails.

FB-DIMM Configuration Guidelines

You must follow these guidelines when adding or replacing FB-DIMMs:

Note - FB-DIMMs that run on 1.5V are not supported in this server module. An FB-DIMM that runs on 1.5V is sometimes noted with an LV on the part number label. Do not install these FB-DIMMs in this server module.

When Upgrading Memory

When adding memory to the server, ensure that you follow all of the guidelines. You might need to move some of the original FB-DIMMs to ensure that all FB-DIMMs in a branch have the same part number.

When Replacing Faulty FB-DIMMs

Within each branch, ensure that the replacement FB-DIMM has the same part number as the FB-DIMM you are removing. If you are unable to obtain an FB-DIMM with the same part number, you might need to replace all FB-DIMMs in the branch to ensure that they all have the same part number.

FIGURE 1 DIMM Population Rules