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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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data collector snapshot, index iconCreating a Data Collector Snapshot
data ports, identifying, index iconHow to Determine the Server's Active Network Data Ports
data 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
deferred burn-in testing, index iconHow to Create and Save Scripts for Deferred Burn-in Testing
designations
CMOD, index iconCPU Module (CMOD) Designations
CPU, index iconCPU Designations
DIMM, index iconPopulation Rules
fan module controller board (FB), index iconFan Module Controller Board (FB) Designations
hard drive, index iconHard Drive Designation
NEM, index iconNetwork Express Module Designations and Assignments
PCIe EM, index iconPCIe EM Designations, Slot Numbering, and Population Rules
power supply, index iconPower Supply Designations
determining firmware versions, index iconDetermining Current Firmware Versions
device drivers
choosing, index iconDevice Drivers to Incorporate Into WIM Images
incorporating
index iconIncorporating Windows Server 2008 Device Drivers Into WIM Images for WDS
index iconIncorporating Drivers Into the WIM Image
installing, index iconInstalling Critical Device Drivers
location of, index iconLocation of Device Drivers on Tools and Drivers DVD
DHCP server configuration for PXE, index iconHow to Install and Configure a DHCP Server for PXE
diagnostics
advanced diagnostics option, index iconAdvanced Diagnostics
main menu options, index iconPc-Check Diagnostics Overview
show results summary option, index iconHow to View Test Results Using Show Results Summary
system information menu options
index iconPc-Check Main Menu
index iconSystem Information Menu
diagnostics, U-boot, index iconPreboot Menu Command Summary
diagnostic test output, index iconU-Boot Diagnostic Test Output
diagnostic tools, description, index iconDiagnostic Tools
DIMM
configurations, index iconPopulation Rules
designations and population rules, index iconPopulation Rules
installing, index iconHow to Install a DIMM
isolate faulty, index iconHow to Isolate and Replace Faulty DIMM Pairs
with persistent errors, index iconHow to Isolate and Correct Persistent DIMM Errors
maximum configurations, index iconSupported Memory Configurations
overview, index iconDIMM Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove a DIMM
troubleshooting, index iconTroubleshooting DIMM Problems
unsupported configurations, index iconUnsupported DIMMs
DIMMs, clearing faults in ILOM, index iconDetermining Faults
direct connection to console, index iconHow to Connect to the Server Locally (Physical Console)
documentation, index iconServer Management Downloads and Documentation
Solaris 10 operating system, index iconObtaining Solaris 10 Documentation
Solaris 11 operating system, index iconObtaining Solaris 11 Documentation
downgrading, firmware, index iconSP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations
downloading server-specific driver packages, index iconHow to Download Server Software
downloads, index iconServer Management Downloads and Documentation
drive backplane, overview, index iconDrive Backplane Overview
drivers
download procedures, index iconHow to Download Server Software
download sites, index iconHow to Download Server Software
updating, index iconUpdating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software
updating Red Hat Enterprise Linux, index iconHow to Update the RHEL Drivers
updating SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, index iconHow to Update the SLES Drivers