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Using This Documentation

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Support and Accessibility


Preparing for the Installation

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

Server Specifications

Front Panel Components

Front Panel System LEDs and Buttons

Rear Panel Components

Rear Panel System LEDs and Button

Server Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Optional Component Installation

Installing the Server

Stabilize the Rack

Slide Rail Assembly Overview

Install the Screw-Mount Slide Rail Assemblies

Install the Snap-In Slide Rail Assemblies

Insert and Lock the Server in the Rack

Install the Cable Management Arm

Verify Correct Operation of the Slide Rails and the CMA

Connecting the Server Cables

Cabling Requirements

Connect the SER MGT Port Cable

Connect the NET MGT Port Cable

Connect the Ethernet Network Cables

Connect Other I/O Cables

Prepare the Power Cords

Cable Management Overview

Secure the Server Cables in the CMA

Powering On the Server For the First Time

Initial Power-On Tasks Overview

Oracle ILOM System Console Overview

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power On the Server for the First Time

Verify System Functionality

Assign a Static IP Address to the Service Processor


Understanding System Administration Resources

Oracle ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle Solaris OS Overview

OpenBoot Overview

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Overview

Multipathing Software

Hardware Management Pack Overview

Source for Downloading Hardware Management Pack Software

Hardware Management Pack Documentation

Accessing the Server

Log In to Oracle ILOM

Log In to the System Console

Display the ok Prompt

Display the Oracle ILOM -> Prompt

Use a Local Graphics Monitor

Oracle ILOM Remote Console

Controlling the Server

Power On the Server

Power Off the Server

Reset the Server From the Oracle Solaris OS

Reset the Server From Oracle ILOM

Reset the SP to Default Values

Configuring Hardware RAID

Hardware RAID Support

Important Hardware RAID Guidelines

Disk Zones for SPARC T3-1 Servers With Sixteen-Disk Backplanes

Displaying Disk Zone Information

Disk Zone Status (zoningcli list)

Disk Zone Status (probe-scsi-all)

Enabling and Disabling Disk Zoning In the Field

Enable Disk Zones (zoningcli Command)

Disable Disk Zones (zoningcli Command)

Update Firmware to Enable Zoning

Minimum System Firmware for Valid devalias in Upper Disk Locations

Prepare to Use the FCode Utility

FCode Utility Commands

Create a Hardware RAID Volume

Hot Spare Drives in RAID Volumes (LSI)

Determining If a Drive Has Failed

Front Service Required Drive LEDs

Error Messages (System Console and Log Files)

Display Status (show-volumes Command, OBP)

Display Status (sas2ircu Utility, LSI)

RAID Drive Replacement Strategies

Locate Device Paths

Changing Server Identification Information

Change Customer FRUdata Information

Change System Identifier Information

Configuring Policy Settings

Specify Cooldown Mode

Restore Host Power State at Restart

Specify Host Power State at Restart

Disable or Re-Enable Power-On Delay

Specify Parallel Boot of the SP and Host

Configure Host Behavior With the Keyswitch State

Configuring Network Addresses

SP Network Address Options

Disable or Re-Enable Network Access to the SP

Display the DHCP Server IP Address

Display the Host MAC Address

Using an In-band Connection to the SP

Configuring Boot Mode

Boot Mode Overview

Configure the Host Boot Mode of Oracle VM Server for SPARC

Change the Host Boot Mode Behavior at Reset

Manage the Host Boot Mode Script

Display Host Boot Mode Expiration Date

Override OpenBoot PROM Settings to Reset the Server

Configuring Server Behavior at Restart

Specify Behavior When the Host Resets

Specify Behavior When the Host Stops Running

Set the Boot Timeout Interval

Specify Behavior at Boot Timeout

Specify Behavior if Restart Fails

Specify Maximum Restart Attempts

Configuring Devices

Unconfigure a Device Manually

Reconfigure a Device Manually

Monitoring the Server

Monitoring Faults

Enabling Automatic System Recovery

Display Server Components

Locate the Server

Updating the Firmware

Display the Firmware Version

Update the Firmware

Display OpenBoot Version

Display POST Version

Identifying WWN-Designated SAS2 Devices

World Wide Name Syntax

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-1, Eight-Disk Backplane)

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-1, Sixteen-Disk Backplane)

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-4)

Identify a Disk Slot Using probe-scsi-all (OBP)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris, Onboard Controllers)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris, Single Initiator)

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a Specific Device

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a RAID Volume


Identifying Server Components

Front Components

Rear Components

Infrastructure Boards in the SPARC T3-1 Server

Internal System Cables

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Understanding Hard Drive Data Cable Routing

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Understanding Fault Management Commands

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Checking if Oracle VTS Software Is Installed

Managing Faults (POST)

Managing Faults (PSH)

Managing Components (ASR)

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Chassis Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Removing Power From the System

Positioning the System for Service

Accessing Internal Components

Servicing DIMMs

Memory Fault Handling Overview

Locate a Faulty DIMM Using the Remind Button

Identify Faulty DIMMs Using the show faulty Command

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase System Memory With Additional DIMMs

Verify DIMM Functionality

Memory Configuration Guidelines

Servicing HDDs

HDD Hot-Pluggable Capabilities

Hard Drive Slot Configuration Reference

Hard Drive LEDs

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify the Functionality of a Hard Drive

Servicing the DVD/USB Assembly

DVD/USB Assembly Overview

Remove the DVD/USB Assembly

Install the DVD/USB Assembly

Servicing the Power Supplies

Power Supply Hot-Swap Capabilities

Power Supply LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify the Functionality of a Power Supply

Remove or Install a Power Supply Filler Panel

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Power Distribution Board Overview

Remove the Power Distribution Board

Install the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the Power Supply Backplane

Power Supply Backplane Overview

Remove the Power Supply Backplane

Install the Power Supply Backplane

Servicing the Connector Board

Connector Board Overview

Remove the Connector Board

Install the Connector Board

Servicing PCIe and PCIe/XAUI Risers

Remove a PCIe or PCIe/XAUI Riser

Install a PCIe or PCIe/XAUI Riser

Servicing PCIe Cards

PCIe Card Configuration Reference

Remove a PCIe or XAUI Card

Install a PCIe or XAUI Card

Servicing SAS PCIe RAID HBA Cards

Remove a SAS PCIe RAID HBA Card

Install a SAS PCIe RAID HBA Card

Servicing the Service Processor

Service Processor Overview

Remove the Service Processor

Install the Service Processor

Servicing the System Battery

Replace the System Battery

Verify the System Battery

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Configuration Reference

Fan Module LEDs

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Servicing the Fan Power Board

Fan Power Board Overview

Remove the Fan Power Board

Install the Fan Power Board

Servicing the System Configuration PROM

System Configuration PROM Overview

Remove the System Configuration PROM

Install the System Configuration PROM

Verify the System Configuration PROM

Servicing the HDD Cage

Hard Drive Cage Overview

Remove the Hard Drive Cage

Install the Hard Drive Cage

Servicing the HDD Backplane

Hard Drive Backplane Overview

Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Front Panel Light Pipe Assemblies

Front Panel Light Pipe Assemblies Overview

Remove the Front Panel Light Pipe Assembly (Right or Left)

Install the Front Panel Light Pipe Assembly (Right or Left)

Servicing the Motherboard Assembly

Motherboard Servicing Overview

Remove the Motherboard Assembly

Install the Motherboard Assembly

Returning the Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Reinstall the Server in the Rack

Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position

Reconnect the Power Cords

Power On the Server (start /SYS Command)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



Hardware RAID Support

In the SPARC and Netra SPARC T3 series servers and blades, hardware RAID support is provided by either onboard SAS2 RAID controllers or pluggable RAID expansion modules (REMs). Both types of controller enable you to create logical disk volumes consisting of two or more redundant disk drives. The following table identifies the type of hardware RAID controller used by each T3 platform.

Table 11 Hardware RAID Support for T3 Series Servers and Server Modules

Controller Description
Supported RAID Levels
Two onboard SAS2 controllers
0, 1, 1e
One onboard SAS2 controller
0, 1, 1e
Two pluggable SAS2 REMs
0, 1
Two pluggable SAS2 REMs
0, 1

Note - Up to two logical volume can be configured on each RAID controller.

There are three sets of RAID management utilities available for use with the onboard SAS2 controllers provided on SPARC T3-1 and T3-2 servers:

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