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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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cabling, index iconAttaching Administration (SP) Cables
caution
server weight
index iconTools and Staff Required
index iconTools and Staff Required
chassis
components, index iconSun Server X2-8 Chassis Overview
Front Indicator Panel, index iconPower Button and Power OK LED
hard drive
designations, index iconHard Drive Designation
overview, index iconSun Server X2-8 Overview
CMOD, index iconAbout Sun Server X2-8 CPU Modules and CMOD Filler Modules
power supply
designations, index iconPower Supply Designations
clearing faults
index iconDetermining Faults
index iconClearing Faults
index iconClearing Faults
Oracle ILOM web interface, index iconHow to Clear the System Event Log Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface
with the Oracle ILOM command-line interface, index iconHow to Clear the System Event Log Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface
clearing the system event log, index iconClearing the System Event Log
CLI
accessing through management port, index iconHow to Connect to Oracle ILOM CLI Using the Serial Management Port
accessing through serial management port, index iconHow to Get the SP IP Address by Using a Serial Connection and the CLI
accessing via SSH, index iconHow to Connect to the Oracle ILOM CLI Using SSH
CLI, Oracle ILOM, controlling server power remotely, index iconHow to Use the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface to Control Power
CLI Tools, index iconOracle Hardware Management Pack
CMOD
5–2M designation, index iconCMOD Incompatibility Between Versions of Sun Server X2-8
adding, index iconHow to Add a CPU Module (CMOD) to the Server Using the Upgrade Kit
configurations, index iconCPU Module (CMOD) Population Rules
connectivity, index iconCMOD Connectivity
cover
installing, index iconHow to Install the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover
removing, index iconHow to Remove the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover
designations, index iconCPU Module (CMOD) Designations
firmware compatibility with SP module, index iconSP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations
incompatibility, index iconCMOD Incompatibility Between Versions of Sun Server X2-8
installing, index iconHow to Install a CPU Module (CMOD)
internal components, index iconCMOD Internal Components
LEDs, index iconCPU Module (CMOD) LEDs
overview
index iconSun Server X2-8 Overview
index iconAbout Sun Server X2-8 CPU Modules and CMOD Filler Modules
population rules, index iconCPU Module (CMOD) Population Rules
removing, index iconHow to Remove a CPU Module (CMOD)
replacing battery, index iconHow to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)
thermal sensor, air inlet, index iconCMOD Inlet Thermal Sensors
CMOD filler
installing, index iconHow to Install a CMOD Filler
removing, index iconHow to Remove a CMOD Filler
command-line interface, See CLI
component, with no fault diagnosis, index iconComponents With No Fault Diagnosis
component faults, clearing, index iconClearing Faults
components
chassis, index iconSun Server X2-8 Chassis Overview
CMOD, internal, index iconCMOD Internal Components
hot-plug list, index iconHot-Plug Components
overview
index iconServer and Component Overview
index iconComponent Overviews
AC power block, index iconAC Power Block Overview
CMOD, index iconAbout Sun Server X2-8 CPU Modules and CMOD Filler Modules
CMOD battery, index iconSystem Battery Overview
CPU and heatsink assembly, index iconCPU and Heatsink Assembly Overview
DIMM, index iconDIMM Overview
drive backplane, index iconDrive Backplane Overview
fan module controller board (FB), index iconFan Module Controller Board (FB) Overview
fan modules (FM), index iconFan Module Overview
FEM, index iconFabric Expansion Module Overview
Front Indicator Panel Module, index iconFront Panel Indicator Module Overview
hard drive and XL bracket assembly, index iconHard Drive and XL Bracket Assembly Overview
Intel CPUs, index iconCPU and Heatsink Assembly Overview
internal USB port, index iconInternal USB Port Overview
midplane
index iconSun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview
index iconMidplane Overview
multi port cable
index iconService Processor (SP) Module Overview
index iconSP Module Multiport Cable Overview
NEM, index iconNetwork Express Module Overview
PCIe EM, index iconPCIe ExpressModule Overview
power supply, index iconPower Supply Overview
REM, index iconRAID Expansion Module Overview
server back side
index iconSun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview
index iconSun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview
SP module, index iconService Processor (SP) Module Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove Components to Reduce Weight
replacing, index iconHow to Replace the Components in the Server
CMOD, index iconAdding, Removing, and Installing a CMOD (CRU)
CMOD battery, index iconHow to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)
CPU and heatsink assembly, index iconReplacing a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)
DIMMs, index iconRemoving and Installing DIMMs (CRU)
fan module controller board (FB), index iconReplacing a Fan Module Controller Board (FRU)
fan module (FM), index iconRemoving and Installing a Fan Module (CRU)
FEM, index iconRemoving and Installing a Fabric Expansion Module (CRU)
filler (CMOD), index iconRemoving and Installing a CMOD Filler
hard drive, index iconRemoving and Installing a Hard Drive (CRU)
hard drive backplane, index iconReplacing the Hard Drive Backplane (FRU)
hard drive filler, index iconRemoving and Installing a Hard Drive (CRU)
Multiport Cable, index iconRemoving and Installing the Multiport Cable
NEM, index iconRemoving and Installing a NEM or a NEM Filler (CRU)
PCIe EM, index iconRemoving and Installing a PCIe EM (CRU)
power supply, index iconRemoving and Installing a Power Supply (CRU)
REM, index iconRemoving and Installing a RAID Expansion Module (CRU)
SAM, index iconRemoving and Installing the Subassembly Module (FRU)
SP module, index iconRemoving and Installing the Service Processor Module (CRU)
configurations, CMODs, index iconCPU Module (CMOD) Population Rules
configuring, Oracle Linux, index iconConfiguring the Preinstalled Oracle Linux Operating System
configuring PXE server, index iconConfiguring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation
configuring the preboot menu for remote access, index iconHow to Use the edit Command and to Configure the Preboot Menu for Remote Access
connecting
to Oracle ILOM, index iconConnecting to Oracle ILOM
to Oracle ILOM CLI
using serial management port, index iconHow to Connect to Oracle ILOM CLI Using the Serial Management Port
to remote console, index iconHow to Connect Remotely Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface
to serial console, index iconHow to Connect to the Host’s Serial Console Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface
to the Oracle ILOM CLI
using SSH, index iconHow to Connect to the Oracle ILOM CLI Using SSH
to the Oracle ILOM web interface, index iconHow to Connect to the Oracle ILOM Web Interface
connecting to the Oracle ILOM CLI, using serial management port, index iconHow to Get the SP IP Address by Using a Serial Connection and the CLI
connectors
index iconAttaching Administration (SP) Cables
index iconServer Connections
console
connecting directly, index iconHow to Connect to the Server Locally (Physical Console)
connecting remotely, index iconHow to Connect Remotely Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface
serial connection, index iconHow to Connect to the Host’s Serial Console Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface
console access using ILOM, index iconHow to Access the Server Console Using Oracle ILOM Web Interface
console output, index icon(Optional) How to Redirect the Console Output to the Video Port
contents of universal rack mounting kit, index iconContents of the Universal Rack Mounting Kit
CPU
designations, index iconCPU Designations
Intel supported, index iconCPU and Heatsink Assembly Overview
CPU and heatsink assembly
installing, index iconHow to Install a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)
overview, index iconCPU and Heatsink Assembly Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)
CPU module, See CMOD
CRU (customer-replaceable units), CRU and FRU list, index iconCRU and FRU List