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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Preparing for Installation

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

Confirming Server Specifications

Shipping Kit Inventory List

Front Panel Components

Back Panel Components

Server Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Optional Component Installation

Installing the Server

Rack Compatibility

Rack Cautions

Stabilize the Rack for Installation

Mounting the Server Into a 4-Post Rack

Mounting the Server Into a 2-Post Rack

Connecting the Server Cables

Cabling Requirements

Back Panel Connectors and Ports

Connect the SER MGT Cable

Connect the NET MGT Cable

Connect the Ethernet Network Cables

Connect Other Data Cables

Prepare the Power Cords

Assembling and Connecting DC Power Cords

Assemble the DC Input Power Cables

Connect the DC Input Power Cords to the Server

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Power On Task Overview

Oracle ILOM System Console Overview

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power On the Server for the First Time

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Assigning a Static IP Address to the Service Processor

Identifying the Server Ports

USB Ports

Alarm Port



Gigabit-Ethernet Ports

Video Port


Understanding System Administration Resources

Oracle ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific ILOM Features

Oracle Solaris OS Overview

OpenBoot Overview

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Overview

Multipathing Software

Accessing the Server

Log In to ILOM

Log In to the System Console

Display the ok Prompt

Display the ILOM Prompt

Use a Local Graphics Monitor

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 ILOM

Reset the SP to Default Values

Configuring Hardware RAID

Hardware RAID Support

Prepare to Use the FCode Utility

FCode Utility Commands

Create a Hardware RAID Volume

Locate Device Paths

Changing Server Identification Information

Change Customer FRU Data 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 OBP 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 ASR

Display Server Components

Locate the Server

Updating the Firmware

Display the System Firmware Version

Update the Firmware

Display the OBP Version

Display the POST Version

Display the Hypervisor Version


Identifying Components

Power Supply, Hard Drive, and Fan Module Locations

Top Cover, Filter Tray, and DVD Tray Locations

Motherboard, DIMMs, and PCI Board Locations

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Locating Components, Ports, and LEDs

Front Components and LEDs

Rear Components, Ports, and LEDs

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Front Panel LEDs

Rear Panel LEDs

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Oracle ILOM Troubleshooting Overview

Access the SP (Oracle ILOM)

Display FRU Information (show Command)

Check for Faults (show faulty Command)

Check for Faults (fmadm faulty Command)

Clear Faults (clear_fault_action Property)

Understanding Fault Managment Command Examples

Example of No Faults Detected

show faulty Example of a Power Supply Fault

fmadm faulty Example of a Power Supply Fault

show faulty Example of a POST-Detected Fault

show faulty Example of a PSH-Detected Fault

Service-Related Oracle ILOM Commands

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Check the Message Buffer

View System Message Log Files

Verifying Oracle VTS Installation

Oracle VTS Overview

Verify Oracle VTS Installation

Managing Faults (POST)

POST Overview

Oracle ILOM Properties That Affect POST Behavior

Configure POST

Run POST With Maximum Testing

Interpret POST Fault Messages

Clear POST-Detected Faults

POST Output Reference

Managing Faults (PSH)

PSH Overview

PSH-Detected Fault Example

Check for PSH-Detected Faults

Clear PSH-Detected Faults

Managing Components (ASR)

ASR Overview

Display System Components

Disable System Components

Enable System Components

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Find the Chassis Serial Number

Locate the Server

Component FRU Names and Service Links

Removing Power From the Server

Accessing Internal Components

Servicing the Air Filter

Remove the Air Filter

Install the Air Filter

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module LEDs

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Verify a Fan Module

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify a Power Supply

Servicing Hard Drives

Hard Drive LEDs

Locate a Faulty Hard Drive

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify a Hard Drive

Servicing the Hard Drive Fan

Determine if the Hard Drive Fan Is Faulty

Remove the Hard Drive Fan

Install the Hard Drive Fan

Verify the Hard Drive Fan

Servicing the Hard Drive Backplane

Determine if the Hard Drive Backplane Is Faulty

Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Verify the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Determine if the Power Distribution Board Is Faulty

Remove the Power Distribution Board

Install the Power Distribution Board

Verify the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the DVD Drive

Determine if the DVD Drive Is Faulty

Remove the DVD Drive

Install the DVD Drive

Verify the DVD Drive

Servicing the DVD Tray

Remove the DVD Tray

Install the DVD Tray

Servicing the LED Board

Determine if the LED Board Is Faulty

Remove the LED Board

Install the LED Board

Verify the LED Board

Servicing the Fan Board

Determine if the Fan Board Is Faulty

Remove the Fan Board

Install the Fan Board

Verify the Fan Board

Servicing the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Determine if the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board Is Faulty

Remove the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Install the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Verify the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Servicing the PCIe2 Riser Card

Locate a Faulty PCIe2 Riser Card

Remove a PCIe2 Riser Card

Install a PCIe2 Riser Card

Verify a PCIe2 Riser Card

Servicing PCIe2 Cards

Locate a Faulty PCIe2 Card

Remove a PCIe2 Card From the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Remove a PCIe2 Card From the PCIe2 Riser Card

Install a PCIe2 Card Into the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Install a PCIe2 Card Into the PCIe2 Riser Card

Install SAS Cable for Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal

Verify a PCIe2 Card

Servicing the Signal Interface Board

Determine if the Signal Interface Board Is Faulty

Remove the Signal Interface Board

Install the Signal Interface Board

Verify the Signal Interface Board

Servicing DIMMs

DIMM Configuration


Locate a Faulty DIMM

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Verify a DIMM

Servicing the Battery

Determine if the Battery Is Faulty

Remove the Battery

Install the Battery

Verify the Battery

Servicing the SP

Determine if the SP Is Faulty

Remove the SP

Install the SP

Verify the SP

Servicing the ID PROM

Determine if the ID PROM Is Faulty

Remove the ID PROM

Install the ID PROM

Verify the ID PROM

Servicing the Motherboard

Determine if the Motherboard Is Faulty

Remove the Motherboard

Install the Motherboard

Verify the Motherboard

Returning the Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Connect Power Cords to the Server

Power On the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



Diagnostics Process

The following flowchart illustrates the complementary relationship of the different diagnostic tools and indicates a default sequence of use.

image:Flow chart showing the flow of diagnostic tasks.

The following table provides brief descriptions of the troubleshooting actions shown in the flowchart. The table also provides links to topics with additional information on each diagnostic action.

Flowchart No.
Diagnostic Action
Possible Outcome
Additional Information
Check Power OK and AC Present LEDs on the server.
The Power OK LED is located on the front and rear of the chassis.

The AC Present LED is located on the rear of the server on each power supply.

If these LEDs are not on, check the power source and power connections to the server.

Run the Oracle ILOM show faulty command to check for faults.
The show faulty command displays the following kinds of faults:
  • Environmental faults

  • PSH-detected faults

  • POST-detected faults

Faulty FRUs are identified in fault messages using the FRU name.

Check the Oracle Solaris log files for fault information.
The Oracle Solaris message buffer and log files record system events, and provide information about faults.
  • If system messages indicate a faulty device, replace the FRU.

  • For more diagnostic information, review the Oracle VTS report (flowchart item 4).

Run Oracle VTS software.
Oracle VTS is an application you can run to exercise and diagnose FRUs. To run Oracle VTS, the server must be running the Oracle Solaris OS.
  • If Oracle VTS reports a faulty device, replace the FRU.

  • If Oracle VTS does not report a faulty device, run POST (flowchart item 5).

POST performs basic tests of the server components and reports faulty FRUs.
Determine if the fault was detected by the Oracle ILOM fault management software.
Determine if the fault is an environmental fault or a configuration fault.

If the fault listed by the show faulty command displays a temperature or voltage fault, then the fault is an environmental fault. Environmental faults can be caused by faulty FRUs (power supply or fan), or by environmental conditions such as ambient temperature that is too high or lack of sufficient airflow through the server. When the environmental condition is corrected, the fault automatically clears.

If the fault indicates that a fan or power supply is bad, you can replace the FRU. You can also use the fault LEDs on the server to identify the faulty FRU (fans and power supplies).

Determine if the fault was detected by PSH.
If the fault displayed included a uuid and sunw‐msg-‐id property, the fault was detected by the PSH software.

If the fault is a PSH-detected fault, refer to the PSH Knowledge Article web site for additional information. The Knowledge Article for the fault is located at the following link:

where message-ID is the value of the sunw-msg-id property displayed by the show faulty command.

After you replace the FRU, perform the procedure to clear PSH-detected faults.

Determine if the fault was detected by POST.
POST performs basic tests of the server components and reports faulty FRUs. When POST detects a faulty FRU, POST logs the fault, and if possible, takes the FRU offline. POST-detected FRUs display the following text in the fault message:

Forced fail reason

In a POST fault message, reason is the name of the power-on routine that detected the failure.

Contact technical support.
The majority of hardware faults are detected by the server's diagnostics. In rare cases a problem might require additional troubleshooting. If you are unable to determine the cause of the problem, contact your service representative for support.
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