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Sun Server X2-4 (formerly Sun Fire X4470 M2)

Installation Guide

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Document Information

Using This Documentation

1.  Preparing to Install the Server

Tools and Equipment Needed

Server Installation Task Checklist

Opening the Box

Server Box Contents

Options

ESD Precautions

Server Description

Front Panel Features

Back Panel Features

Server Supported Components

Sun Server X2-4 Supported Components and Capabilities

Server Specifications

Physical Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Environmental Requirements

Managing Your Server

2.  Installing the Server Into a Rack With Slide-Rails

Before You Begin

Server Installation Process Overview

Rack Compatibility

Disassembling the Slide-Rails

Disassemble Slide-Rails

Installing the Mounting Brackets Onto the Server

Install Mounting Brackets

Attaching the Slide-Rail Assemblies to the Rack

Attach Slide-Rail Assemblies

Installing the Server Into the Slide-Rail Assemblies

Install Server Into the Slide-Rail Assemblies

Installing the Cable Management Arm

Install Cable Management Arm

Verifying Operation of the Slide-Rails and CMA

Verify Operation of Slide-Rails and CMA

3.  Attaching Cables and Power Cords

Back Panel Connectors and Ports

Attaching Cables to the Server

Cable the Server

Connecting Power Cords to the Server

Connect the Power Cords

4.  Connecting to Oracle ILOM and Applying Main Power to the Server

Connecting to Oracle ILOM

Network Defaults

Log In to Oracle ILOM Using a Local Serial Connection

Log In to Oracle ILOM Using a Remote Ethernet Connection

Modify Network Settings From the Oracle ILOM CLI

Modify Network Settings From the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

Test IPv4 or IPv6 Network Configuration From the Oracle ILOM CLI

Test IPv4 or IPv6 Network Configuration From the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

Exit Oracle ILOM

Applying Main Power to the Server

Apply Main Power to the Server

Power Off From Main Power

5.  Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS or the Oracle VM Software

Operating System Options

Preparing for the Oracle Solaris Configuration

Preinstalled Oracle Solaris Operating System RAID Limitations

Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 Configuration Worksheet

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System

Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System Documentation

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System

Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Documentation

Reinstalling the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Operating System

Download the Oracle Solaris Operating System

Preparing for the Oracle VM Configuration

Preinstalled Oracle VM Server Compatiblitiy Requirements

Oracle VM Configuration Worksheet

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3.0 Software

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM Server

Oracle VM Documentation

6.  Installing an Operating System

Installing an Operating System

7.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

Index

Server Supported Components

This section describes the components that are supported in the Sun Server X2-4.

Sun Server X2-4 Supported Components and Capabilities

The following table describes the components and capabilities of the Sun Server X2-4.

Table 1-2 Sun Server X2-4 Components and Capabilities¬†

Component
Sun Server X2-4
Processor (CPU)
Supported configurations:
  • Two processors installed in socket 0 and socket 2

  • Four processors installed in sockets 0 through 3

For the latest information on CPU specifications, go to the Sun x86 Servers web site and navigate to the Sun Server X2-4 page:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/sun-x86/overview/index.html

Memory
Up to eight memory riser modules are supported (two risers per CPU) in the server chassis. Each riser module supports eight PC3L RDIMMs, allowing up to sixteen RDIMMs per processor.
  • A 2-socket system using four riser modules populated with 16-GB RDIMMs supports a maximum of 512 GB of system memory.

  • A 4‚Äźsocket system using eight riser modules populated with 16-GB RDIMMs supports a maximum of 1024 GB of system memory.

Storage devices
For internal storage, the server chassis provides:
  • Six 2.5-inch drive bays, accessible through the front panel. The supported drive interfaces for each bay depend on the host bus adapter (HBA) chosen.

  • An optional slot-loading DVD+/-RW drive on the front of the server, below the drive bays. This SATA DVD connects to a USB-SATA bridge, so that it appears to the system software as a USB storage device.

  • One internal high-speed USB port on the motherboard. This port can hold a USB flash device for system booting.

USB 2.0 ports
Two front, two rear, and one internal
VGA ports
One front and one rear high-density DB-15 video port

Note - The rear VGA port supports VESA Device Data Channel for monitor identification.


PCI Express 2.0 I/O slots
Ten PCI Express 2.0 slots that accommodate low-profile PCIe cards. All slots support x8 PCIe connectors. Two slots are also capable of supporting x16 PCIe connectors.
  • Slots 0 and 9: x4 electrical interface

  • Slots 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8: x8 electrical interface

  • Slots 3 and 5: x8 or x16 electrical interface (x16 connector)


Note - PCI Express slots 3 and 5 will operate as x16 interfaces only when an x16 capable card is installed and the adjacent slot (4 or 6) is unpopulated.


Cluster card slot
One specialized slot dedicated for use in Sun Storage appliances. The Sun Server X2-4 does not support populating this slot with standard PCIe cards.
PCI Express I/O cards
For a list of I/O cards that are customer-orderable options, go to the Sun x86 Servers web site and navigate to the Sun Server X2-4 page:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/sun-x86/overview/index.html

Ethernet ports
Four 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports on rear panel

Each Network Interface Controller (NIC) supports Intel QuickData Technology, Intel I/OAT, VMDq, PCI-SIG SR-IOV, IPSec offload, and LinkSec.

Service processor
Integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), which supports the industry-standard IPMI feature set

Supports remote KVMS, DVD, and floppy over IP

Includes serial port

Supports Ethernet access to SP through a dedicated 10/100BaseT management port and optionally through one of the host GbE ports (sideband management)

Power supplies
Two hot-swappable power supplies, each with 2000 watts capacity (from 200 volts to 240 volts), auto-ranging, light load efficiency mode and redundant over-subscription
Cooling fans
Six hot-swappable, redundant fans at chassis front (top-loading); redundant fans in each power supply
Management software
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)