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

Service Manual

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1.  Sun Server X2-4 Service Manual Overview

1.1 System Overview

1.1.1 Intel Xeon E7 Platform

1.1.2 Block Diagrams

1.1.3 Processors (CPUs)

1.1.4 Memory

1.1.5 Cooling

1.1.6 Input/Output (I/O)

1.1.7 Summary of Supported Components and Capabilities

1.2 Server Front Panel Features

1.3 Server Back Panel Features

1.4 Performing Service Related Tasks

2.  Preparing to Service the Sun Server X2-4

2.1 Location of Replaceable Components

2.2 Tools and Equipment Needed

2.3 Performing Electrostatic Discharge and Static Prevention Measures

2.3.1 Using an Antistatic Wrist Strap

2.3.2 Using an Antistatic Mat

2.4 Positioning the Server for Maintenance

Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position

2.5 Releasing the Cable Management Arm

Release the CMA

2.6 Powering Off the Server

Power Off the Server Using the Service Processor Command-Line Interface

2.7 Removing the Server Top Cover

Remove the Server Top Cover

2.8 Removing or Installing Filler Panels

2.9 Attaching Devices to the Server

2.9.1 Connector Locations

2.9.2 Cabling the Server

3.  Servicing CRU Components That Do Not Require Server Power Off

3.1 Servicing Disk Drives (CRU)

3.1.1 Disk Drive Status LED Reference

3.1.2 Removing and Installing Disk Drives and Disk Drive Filler Panels

Remove a Disk Drive Filler Panel

Remove a Disk Drive

Install a Disk Drive

Install a Disk Drive Filler Panel

3.2 Servicing Fan Modules (CRU)

3.2.1 About Server Fans

3.2.2 Fan Module LED Reference

3.2.3 Detecting Fan Module Failure

3.2.4 Removing and Installing Fan Modules

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

3.3 Servicing Power Supplies (CRU)

3.3.1 Power Supply LED Reference

3.3.2 Detecting a Power Supply Failure

3.3.3 Removing and Installing Power Supplies

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

4.  Servicing CRU Components That Require Server Power Off

4.1 Servicing Memory Risers and DIMMs (CRU)

4.1.1 CPUs, Memory Risers, and DIMMs Physical Layout

4.1.2 Memory Riser Population Rules

4.1.3 Memory Riser DIMM Population Rules

4.1.4 Memory Performance Guidelines

4.1.5 DIMM Fault Isolation

4.1.6 Supported DIMMs

4.1.7 Unsupported DIMMs

4.1.8 Removing and Installing Memory Risers, DIMMs, and Filler Panels

Remove a Memory Riser Filler Panel

Remove a DIMM Filler Panel

Remove a Memory Riser and DIMM

Install Memory Risers and DIMMs

Install a Memory Riser Filler Panel

Install a DIMM Filler Panel

4.2 Servicing PCIe Cards (CRU)

4.2.1 PCIe Card Configuration Rules

4.2.2 PCIe Cards With Bootable Devices

4.2.3 Avoiding PCI Resource Exhaustion Errors

4.2.4 Removing and Installing PCIe Cards and PCIe Card Filler Panels

Remove a PCIe Card Filler Panel

Remove a PCIe Card

Install a PCIe Card

Install a PCIe Card Filler Panel

4.3 Servicing the DVD Drive and DVD Driver Filler Panel (CRU)

Remove the DVD Drive or DVD Drive Filler Panel

Install the DVD Drive or DVD Drive Filler Panel

4.4 Servicing the System Lithium Battery (CRU)

Remove the System Battery

Install the System Battery

5.  Servicing FRU Components

5.1 Servicing the CPU and Heatsink (FRU)

5.1.1 CPU Placement

5.1.2 Removing and Installing a Heatsink Filler Panel, CPU Cover Plate, Heatsink, and CPU

5.2 Servicing the Fan Board (FRU)

Remove the Fan Board

Install the Fan Board

5.3 Servicing the Power Supply Backplane (FRU)

Remove the Power Supply Backplane

Install the Power Supply Backplane

5.4 Servicing the Disk Drive Backplane (FRU)

Remove the Disk Drive Backplane

Install the Disk Drive Backplane

5.5 Servicing the Motherboard (FRU)

Remove the Motherboard

Install the Motherboard

6.  Returning the Server to Operation

6.1 Replacing the Server Top Cover

Replace the Server Top Cover

6.2 Returning the Server to the Normal Rack Position

Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position

6.3 Powering On the Server

Power On the Server

7.  Servicing the Server at Boot Time

7.1 Powering On the Server

7.2 About the BIOS

7.3 Default BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST) Events

7.4 BIOS POST F1 and F2 Errors

7.5 How BIOS POST Memory Testing Works

7.6 Ethernet Port Device and Driver Naming

7.6.1 Ethernet Port Booting Priority

7.7 BIOS Setup Utility Menus

7.8 Performing Common BIOS Procedures

Access the BIOS Setup Utility

Reset the BIOS Password

Configure Support for TPM

Configure SP LAN Settings

Configure Option ROM Settings

7.8.1 Configuring Serial Port Sharing

Assign Serial Port Output Using the CLI

Assign Serial Port Output Using the Web Interface

7.9 BIOS and SP Updates

7.10 BIOS Configuration Tool

8.  Troubleshooting the Server and ILOM Defaults

8.1 Troubleshooting the Server

8.2 Diagnostic Tools

8.2.1 Diagnostic Tool Documentation

8.3 Using the Preboot Menu Utility

8.3.1 Accessing the Preboot Menu

8.3.2 Restoring Oracle ILOM to Default Settings

8.3.3 Restoring Oracle ILOM Access to the Serial Console

8.3.4 Restoring the SP Firmware Image

8.3.5 Preboot Menu Command Summary

8.4 Contacting Support

8.5 Locating the Chassis Serial Number

A.  Server Specifications

A.1 Physical Specifications

A.2 Electrical Specifications

A.3 Environmental Requirements

B.  BIOS Setup Utility Menus

B.1 BIOS Main Menu Selections

B.2 BIOS Advanced Menu Selections

B.3 BIOS PCIPnP Menu Selections

B.4 BIOS Boot Menu Selections

B.5 BIOS Security Menu Selections

B.6 BIOS IO/MMIO Menu Selections

B.7 BIOS Chipset Menu Selections

B.8 BIOS Exit Menu Selections

C.  Connector Pinouts

C.1 USB Connectors

C.2 Serial Connector

C.3 Gigabit-Ethernet Connectors

C.4 Network Management Port Connector

C.5 Video Connectors

C.6 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Connector

D.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

D.1 Firmware and Software Updates

D.2 Firmware and Software Access Options

D.3 Available Software Release Packages

D.4 Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

D.4.1 Requesting Physical Media

D.4.2 Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

D.5 Installing Updates

D.5.1 Installing Firmware

D.5.2 Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools


7.3 Default BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST) Events

At system startup, the BIOS performs a power-on self-test that checks the hardware on the server to ensure that all components are present and functioning properly. BIOS POST Events identifies the events that can occur during BIOS POST, as well as specifies whether these events can prevent the host from powering-on.

Table 7-1 BIOS POST Events

Boot Continues on Host?
User password violation
Attempt to enter password fails three times
Setup password violation
Attempt to enter password fails three times
Correctable ECC
Correctable ECC (error correction code) error detected
Does not apply
Uncorrectable ECC
Uncorrectable ECC error detected
Does not apply
No system memory
No physical memory detected in the system
No usable system memory
All installed memory has experienced an unrecoverable failure
Hard disk controller failure
No disk controller found
Keyboard failure
Keyboard cannot be initialized
Boot media failure
No removable boot media is found
No video device
No video controller is found
Firmware (BIOS) ROM corruption
BIOS checksum fails and the boot block is not corrupted
CMOS checksum bad
Checksum failure
CMOS time and data error
Real-time clock (RTC) is invalid
CMOS battery low
CMOS battery is low
System restart
System boot initiated
Initiated by hard reset
Boot process started by hard reset
Memory initialization
Memory sizing is occurring,

system firmware progress

Does not apply
Secondary processor initialization
Secondary CPU initialization,

system firmware progress

Does not apply
Initiated by warm reset
Boot process started by warm reset
Does not apply
Embedded controller management
Management controller initialization
Does not apply
Video initialization
When BIOS initializes video
Does not apply
Keyboard controller initialization
When BIOS initializes keyboard
Does not apply
Option ROM initialization
BIOS initializes Option ROMs,

system firmware progress

Does not apply
Option ROM space exhausted
BIOS cannot copy an option to the memory
User initiated system setup
User initiated access to BIOS Setup Utility,

system firmware progress

Does not apply
User initiated boot to OS
System boot initiated,

system firmware progress

Does not apply
No bootable media
Nothing to boot from
PXE server not found
Boot error - PXE server not found

F12 key was pressed but BIOS fails to boot from PXE server

ACPI Power state
Soft-off power applied
Does not apply
PCI resources exhausted
BIOS cannot allocate I/O or MMIO address resources requested by a device