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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

Product Downloads

Get Software and Firmware Downloads

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Server X2-8 Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Hardware Issues

Oracle Solaris Operating System Issues

Linux Issues

Oracle VM Issues

Windows Operating System Issues

ESX Issues

Oracle ILOM Issues

BIOS Issues

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Documentation Errata

Requesting Physical Media

Hardware Installation

Installation Overview

Front and Back Features and Components

Unpacking the Server and Identifying the Rack Mounting Hardware

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Installing the Server in the Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Removing the Server from the Rack

Cabling and Power

Getting Service for Your Server

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Linux Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

Communicating With Oracle ILOM and the System Console

I/O and Interrupt Resource Allocation

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Operating System

Introduction to Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Solaris OS

Linux

Linux Installation Task Map

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Preparing for OS Installation

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration

Windows

Windows Server OS Installation Planning

Preparing For Windows OS Installation

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Downloading Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

Incorporating Windows Server 2008 Device Drivers Into WIM Images for WDS

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

Oracle VM

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Installing Oracle VM

ESX

Installing VMware ESX 4.1

Installing VMware ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5 Installable

Booting From OS Distribution Media

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service

ILOM Supplement

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Oracle ILOM Documentation

Updating Firmware

Server-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Identifying and Clearing Faults

Recovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password

Monitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors

Diagnostics Guide

Overview of the Diagnostics Guide

Introduction to System Diagnostics

Troubleshooting the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

BIOS POST

Using Oracle ILOM to Monitor the Host

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests

U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests

Service Manual

Sun Server X2-8 Service Manual Overview

Server and Component Overview

Power and Reset

Removing and Installing Components

Sun Server X2-8 Service Procedures and Information

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

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identify rack mounting kit, index iconHow to Identify Your Rack Mounting Kit
ILOM
booting, index iconPreboot Menu Command Summary
calculating node available power, index iconHow to Use the CLI to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds
changing default account, index iconRecovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password
changing settings, index iconPreboot Menu Command Summary
documentation, index iconOracle ILOM 3.0 Common Feature Set Documentation
features, index iconOracle Integrated Lights Out Manager
fixing problems, index iconFixing Problems with Oracle ILOM Using the Preboot Menu
lost password, index iconRecovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password
restoring ILOM access to serial console, index iconRestoring Oracle ILOM Access to the Serial Console
showing settings, index iconPreboot Menu Command Summary
using the preboot menu, index iconFixing Problems with Oracle ILOM Using the Preboot Menu
version, index iconPreboot Menu Command Summary
ilomconfig CLI tool, index iconOracle Hardware Management Pack
ILOM firmware
updating, index iconUpdating the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS
updating (CLI method), index iconHow to Update the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS Using the CLI
updating (web interface), index iconHow to Update the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS Using the Web Interface
ILOM firmware image, recovering, index iconHow to Recover the SP Firmware Image
ILOM JavaRConsole, setting up for a remote Linux install, index iconRemote Installation by Accessing the Console Using Oracle ILOM
ILOM web interface setup, index iconHow to Access the Server Console Using Oracle ILOM Web Interface
ImageUnattend.xml setup script, index iconHow to Create an ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script
map to install image, index iconMap ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image
important safety information
index iconImportant Safety Information
index iconImportant Safety Information
incompatible CMOD versions, index iconCMOD Incompatibility Between Versions of Sun Server X2-8
indicators, index iconIndicators
input device, testing, index iconHow to View Test Results Using Show Results Summary
inserting server, index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
inserting server into rack, index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
inspecting the server
externally, index iconHow to Externally Inspect the Server
internally, index iconHow to Internally Inspect the Server
installation of Linux from a remote console, index iconRemote Installation by Accessing the Console Using Oracle ILOM
installation of Windows from a remote console, index iconConfiguring a Remote Console
installation procedures, index iconWindows Installation Task Map
installation worksheet
index iconConfiguring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS
index iconInstallation Worksheet
installing
AC power cables, index iconHow to Remove and Install AC Power Cables
administration (SP) cables, index iconAttaching Administration (SP) Cables
CMOD, index iconHow to Install a CPU Module (CMOD)
CMOD battery, index iconHow to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)
CMOD cover, index iconHow to Install the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover
CMOD filler, index iconHow to Install a CMOD Filler
CPU and heatsink assembly, index iconHow to Install a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)
device drivers, index iconInstalling Critical Device Drivers
DIMM, index iconHow to Install a DIMM
fan module controller board (FB), index iconHow to Install a Fan Module Controller Board
fan module (FM), index iconHow to Install a Fan Module
FEM, index iconHow to Install a Fabric Expansion Module
hard drive, index iconHow to Install a Hard Drive
hard drive backplane, index iconHow to Install the Hard Drive Backplane
hard drive filler, index iconHow to Install a Hard Drive Filler
multi port cable, index iconHow to Install the Multiport Cable
NEM, index iconHow to Install a NEM or a NEM Filler
Oracle Linux, index iconInstalling Oracle Linux
PCIe EM, index iconHow to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler
power supply, index iconHow to Install a Power Supply
rack mounting hardware, index iconHow to Install the Standard Rack Mounting Hardware in a Rack
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, index iconInstalling Red Hat Enterprise Linux
REM, index iconHow to Install a RAID Expansion Module
SAM, index iconHow to Install the Subassembly Module
server into rack
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
server, prerequisites
index iconTools and Staff Required
index iconTools and Staff Required
shipping brackets, index iconInstalling and Removing the Universal Shipping Brackets
SP module, index iconHow to Install the SP Module
Installing, supplemental software, index iconInstalling Supplemental Software
installing
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, index iconInstalling SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
universal rack mounting hardware
in a round-hole rack, index iconHow to Install the Universal Rack Mounting Hardware in a Round-Hole Rack
in a square-hole rack, index iconHow to Install the Universal Rack Mounting Hardware in a Square-Hole Rack
installing Linux from a PXE server, index iconHow to Install Linux From a PXE Server
installing Linux or Windows, index iconCommon Server Management Tasks
installing server in rack, index iconInstalling the Server in a Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit
installing Windows, index iconInstalling Windows Server
Intel NIC teaming, index iconConfiguring Intel NIC Teaming
internally inspecting the server, index iconHow to Internally Inspect the Server
interrupt resource, allocating, index iconHow to Identify and Fix Interrupt Resource Shortages
introduction to SunVTS diagnostics software, index iconIntroduction to SunVTS Diagnostic Test Suite
I/O space
allocating, index iconHow to Configure Option ROM and I/O Space Allocation
determining whether you need to allocate, index iconHow to Determine Whether You Need to Allocate Option ROM and I/O Space
I/O space allocation, index iconOption ROM and I/O Space Allocation
IP address, index iconHow to Connect to the Server Using the Server’s IP Address
IPMI, controlling server power, index iconHow to Use IPMItool to Control Power
IPMItool, index iconOracle Hardware Management Pack
IPMITool, requirements for using, index iconIPMItool
Isolate faulty DIMM, index iconHow to Isolate and Replace Faulty DIMM Pairs
using BIOS POST and Oracle ILOM SEL, index iconHow to Detect DIMM Errors Using BIOS POST and the Oracle ILOM SEL
using CE log, index iconHow to Detect DIMM Errors Using the CE Log
with persistent errors, index iconHow to Isolate and Correct Persistent DIMM Errors