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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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fabric expansion module, See FEM
fan module and fan sensors, index iconSensors
fan module controller board (FB), index iconSun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview
designations, index iconFan Module Controller Board (FB) Designations
installing, index iconHow to Install a Fan Module Controller Board
overview, index iconFan Module Controller Board (FB) Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove a Fan Module Controller Board
fan module (FM), index iconSun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview
installing, index iconHow to Install a Fan Module
overview, index iconFan Module Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove a Fan Module
fan modules, index iconBack Features and Components
fan 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
fault LED, See Service Action Required LED
faults, clearing, index iconClearing Faults
faults, clearing, index iconClearing Faults
fault status
viewing, index iconViewing Fault Status
with Oracle ILOM CLI, index iconHow to View Fault Status Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface
with Oracle ILOM web interface, index iconHow to View Fault Status Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface
features, server-specific, index iconServer-Specific Oracle ILOM Features
FEM
installing, index iconHow to Install a Fabric Expansion Module
overview, index iconFabric Expansion Module Overview
removing, index iconHow to Remove a Fabric Expansion Module
filler
installing
CMOD, index iconHow to Install a CMOD Filler
removing
CMOD, index iconHow to Remove a CMOD Filler
hard drive
index iconHow to Remove a Hard Drive Filler
index iconHow to Install a Hard Drive Filler
filler module (CMOD), removing, index iconHow to Remove a CPU Module (CMOD)
finding the serial number, index iconHow to Find the Server’s Serial Number
finding your product on My Oracle Support (support.oracle.com), index iconGet Software and Firmware Downloads
firewall disabling for a PXE install, index iconDisabling the Firewall
firewall disabling in OEL or RHEL for a PXE install, index iconHow to Disable the Firewall for Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux
firewall disabling in SLES for a PXE install, index iconHow to Disable the Firewall for SUSE Linux
firmware
considerations, index iconSP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations
downgrading, index iconSP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations
downloading, index iconHow to Download Firmware Updates
embedded HBA, index iconHow to Update Embedded HBA Firmware
LSI HBA, index iconHow to Verify the LSI HBA Firmware Version
planning the update, index iconHow to Plan the Firmware Update
preparing for update, index iconPlanning and Downloading the Firmware Update
updates
requesting media
index iconRequesting Physical Media
index iconRequesting Physical Media
index iconRequesting Physical Media
updating
index iconUpdating Firmware
index iconHow to Update Firmware
index iconSP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations
updating ILOM and system BIOS (CLI method), index iconHow to Update the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS Using the CLI
updating ILOM and system BIOS (web interface), index iconHow to Update the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS Using the Web Interface
firmware, testing, index iconAdvanced Diagnostics
firmware updates, HBA or expander, index iconCommon Server Management Tasks
firmware upgrades using OHIA
index iconOracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)
index iconOracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)
firmware version, minimum, index iconMinimum Supported Firmware and BIOS
firmware versions
determining current versions, index iconDetermining Current Firmware Versions
verifying (CLI through serial port), index iconHow to Verify the Oracle ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Command Line Interface
verifying (web interface), index iconHow to Verify the Oracle ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Web Interface
worksheet, index iconFirmware Versions Worksheet
Front Indicator Panel, index iconFront Panel Indicator Module Overview
LEDs, index iconFront Indicator Panel LEDs
power button and Power OK LED, index iconPower Button and Power OK LED
FRU (field-replaceable units), CRU and FRU list, index iconCRU and FRU List
FRUID information, backing up, index iconHow to Backup Motherboard FRUID Information
full power mode, index iconPower Modes
full.tst script, index iconStandard Scripts
fwupdate CLI tool, index iconOracle Hardware Management Pack