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Using This Documentation

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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SAM
AC power block, index iconAC Power Block Overview
fan module controller board (FB), index iconFan Module Controller Board (FB) Overview
installing, index iconHow to Install the Subassembly Module
midplane, index iconMidplane Overview
overview
index iconSun Server X2-8 Overview
index iconSun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove the Subassembly Module
SEL, clearing, index iconClearing the System Event Log
sensor readings
index iconHow to Use the Oracle ILOM Web Interface to View the Sensor Readings
index iconHow to Use the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface to View the Sensor Readings
Oracle ILOM CLI, index iconHow to Use the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface to View the Sensor Readings
using Oracle ILOM web interface, index iconHow to Use the Oracle ILOM Web Interface to View the Sensor Readings
sensors
fan module and fan, index iconSensors
hard disk drive, index iconSensors
hardware and environmental, index iconMonitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors
NEMs, index iconSensors
physical, index iconSensors
power supplies, index iconSensors
processor modules (CMOD), index iconSensors
traps and, index iconSNMP and PET Traps
serial console, index iconRestoring Oracle ILOM Access to the Serial Console
connecting, index iconHow to Connect to the Host’s Serial Console Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface
serial management port
connecting to Oracle ILOM CLI, index iconHow to Connect to Oracle ILOM CLI Using the Serial Management Port
connecting to the Oracle ILOM CLI, index iconHow to Get the SP IP Address by Using a Serial Connection and the CLI
serial number, index iconHow to Find the Server’s Serial Number
serial port, installing using, index iconLocal Installation by Accessing the Console Using the Serial or Video Port
serial (RJ-45) port, index iconSP Module Multiport Cable Overview
server
back panel, index iconAttaching Administration (SP) Cables
cabling, index iconAttaching Administration (SP) Cables
clearing faults, index iconDetermining Faults
evaluating environment for management options, index iconEvaluating Your Server Environment
inserting into rack
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
index iconHow to Insert the Server Into the Rack
IP address, index iconHow to Connect to the Server Using the Server’s IP Address
overview, index iconServer and Component Overview
powering off, index iconHow to Power Off the Server
powering on, index iconHow to Apply Standby Power for Initial Service Processor Configuration
powering on or off remotely, index iconCommon Server Management Tasks
provisioning, index iconOracle Hardware Installation Assistant
removing from the rack, index iconHow to Remove the Server from the Rack
serial number, index iconHow to Find the Server’s Serial Number
specifications, index iconSun Server X2-8 Specifications
server connectors, index iconServer Connections
server management software
benefits, index iconServer Management Software Benefits
documentation, index iconServer Management Downloads and Documentation
downloads, index iconServer Management Downloads and Documentation
multi-server, index iconDetermining Your Server Management Strategy
options, index iconDetermining Your Server Management Strategy
tasks, index iconCommon Server Management Tasks
server management strategy, index iconDetermining Your Server Management Strategy
server weight
index iconTools and Staff Required
index iconTools and Staff Required
service, requesting, index iconHow to Find the Server’s Serial Number
Service Action Required (fault) LED, index iconFront Panel Indicator Module Overview
Service Processor, description, index iconDiagnostic Tools
service processor interfaces, index iconAbout Oracle ILOM SP IP Addresses and the Oracle ILOM Interfaces
service processor IP addresses, overview, index iconAbout Oracle ILOM SP IP Addresses and the Oracle ILOM Interfaces
Service Processor recovery using OHIA
index iconOracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)
index iconOracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)
service visit information, gathering, index iconHow to Gather Service Visit Information
servicing the server
antistatic mat, index iconHow to Use an Antistatic Mat
CRU and FRU list, index iconCRU and FRU List
ESD procedures and precautions, index iconAntistatic Precautions and Procedures
hot-plug components list, index iconHot-Plug Components
important safety information, index iconImportant Safety Information
preparing for
operation, index iconHow to Prepare for Operation
service, index iconHow to Prepare for Service
task table, index iconService Task Table
tools list, index iconRequired Service Tools
setting up notification thresholds
index iconHow to Use the Web Interface to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds
index iconHow to Use the CLI to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds
setting up OS, index iconConfiguring the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System
setup script, mapping to install image, index iconMap ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image
shipping brackets
installing, index iconInstalling and Removing the Universal Shipping Brackets
removing, index iconHow to Remove the Universal Shipping Brackets
shutdown
emergency, index iconHow to Power Off the Server
graceful, index iconHow to Power Off the Server
shutdown procedure, index iconHow to Internally Inspect the Server
Simple Network Management Protocol, See SNMP
snapshot
creating with the Oracle ILOM command-line interface, index iconHow to Create a Snapshot With the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface
creating with the Oracle ILOM web interface, index iconHow to Create a Snapshot With the Oracle ILOM Web Interface
SNMP messages and traps, index iconSNMP and PET Traps
software
updates
requesting media
index iconRequesting Physical Media
index iconRequesting Physical Media
index iconRequesting Physical Media
Solaris 10 installation
documentation, index iconObtaining Solaris 10 Documentation
network interface names, index iconIdentifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Solaris OS Installation
physical name, index iconIdentifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Solaris OS Installation
preliminary tasks, index iconPreparing for OS Installation
RAID arrays, index iconPreparing for OS Installation
task map, index iconInstalling Solaris OS
Solaris 10 Operating System
identifying network interfaces by logical and physical names
sys-unconfig command, index iconHow to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names
Solaris 11 installation, documentation, index iconObtaining Solaris 11 Documentation
Solaris installation
installation methods, index iconChoosing an Installation Method
JumpStart, index iconChoosing an Installation Method
SP connectors, index iconAttaching Administration (SP) Cables
specifications
acoustic, index iconAcoustic Specifications
environmental
index iconEnvironmental Specifications
index iconEnvironmental Specifications
physical
index iconPhysical Specifications for the Sun Server X2-8
index iconPhysical Specifications
power
index iconPower Specifications for the Sun Server X2-8
index iconPower Specifications
server, index iconSun Server X2-8 Specifications
SP firmware, recovering, index iconHow to Recover the SP Firmware Image
SP SEL, time stamps, index iconInterpreting Event Log Time Stamps
SP (service processor) Module, index iconSun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview
firmware compatibility with CMODs, index iconSP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations
installing, index iconHow to Install the SP Module
overview, index iconService Processor (SP) Module Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove the SP Module
SSH, connecting to the Oracle ILOM CLI, index iconHow to Connect to the Oracle ILOM CLI Using SSH
staff required for rack mount, index iconTools and Staff Required
staff required for rack mounting, index iconTools and Staff Required
standard rack mounting kit
index iconHow to Identify Your Rack Mounting Kit
index iconInstalling the Server In the Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit
standby power
index iconHow to Apply Standby Power for Initial Service Processor Configuration
index iconHow to Power On All Server Components
standby power mode
index iconPower Modes
index iconHow to Power On the Server
static electricity
caution
index iconHow to Remove Components to Reduce Weight
index iconHow to Remove Components to Reduce Weight
subassembly module, See SAM
Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES) software, index iconSun Java Enterprise System
SunVTS, description, index iconDiagnostic Tools
SunVTS diagnostics software, index iconUsing SunVTS Diagnostics Software
documentation, index iconSunVTS Documentation
introduction, index iconIntroduction to SunVTS Diagnostic Test Suite
using to diagnose problems, index iconHow to Diagnose Server Problems With the Bootable Diagnostics CD
supplemental software, index iconInstalling Supplemental Software
supported Windows versions, index iconSupported Windows Operating Systems
support.oracle.com, index iconGet Software and Firmware Downloads
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
creating a PXE installation image, index iconHow to Create a PXE Installation Image for SLES
documentation, index iconInstalling SLES From Distribution Media
installing, index iconInstalling SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
installing from a PXE server, index iconHow to Install Linux From a PXE Server
logical and physical interface names
identifying, index iconHow to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names While Installing SLES
media kits, index iconHow to Download SLES Media Kits
PXE installation, index iconConfiguring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation
updating, index iconUpdating SLES
updating drivers, index iconHow to Update the SLES Drivers
SYSLINUX, using PXELINUX for PXE, index iconHow to Configure PXELINUX on Your PXE Server
system, sensors, index iconSensors
system console, connecting to, index iconHow to Connect to the Server Locally (Physical Console)
system cooling, index iconFan Module Overview
system event log, index iconViewing the Oracle ILOM System Event Log
system event log viewing
Oracle ILOM CLI, index iconHow to View the System Event Log With the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface
Oracle ILOM web interface, index iconHow to View the System Event Log Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface
system host server management option, index iconEvaluating Your Server Environment
sys-unconfig command, Solaris, index iconHow to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names