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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

Common Server Management Tasks

Server Management Software Benefits

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Evaluating Your Server Environment

Server Management Downloads and Documentation

Oracle ILOM Documentation

Oracle ILOM 3.0 Common Feature Set Documentation

Updating Firmware

Firmware Versions Worksheet

Determining Current Firmware Versions

How to Verify the Oracle ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Web Interface

How to Verify the Oracle ILOM and BIOS Firmware Versions Using the Command Line Interface

How to Verify the LSI HBA Firmware Version

Planning and Downloading the Firmware Update

How to Plan the Firmware Update

How to Download Firmware Updates

How to Request Physical Media Online

How to Request Physical Media by Phone

Updating the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS

How to Update the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS Using the Web Interface

How to Update the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS Using the CLI

How to Update Embedded HBA Firmware

How to Update NEM Firmware Using the Web Interface

How to Update NEM Firmware Using the CLI

Server-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Minimum Supported Firmware and BIOS

Power Management

Power Management Terminology

How to Use the Web Interface to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds

How to Use the CLI to Monitor Power Usage and Set Notification Thresholds

Fixing Problems with Oracle ILOM Using the Preboot Menu

Accessing the Preboot Menu

Preboot Menu Command Summary

Using the edit Command and Configuring the Preboot Menu for Remote Access

Restoring Oracle ILOM Access to the Serial Console

How to Recover the SP Firmware Image

Identifying and Clearing Faults

Determining Faults

Clearing Faults

Components With No Fault Diagnosis

Recovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password

How to Recover a Lost Password by Proving Physical Presence

Monitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors

Indicators

Sensors

SNMP and PET Traps

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

Index

How to Update the Oracle ILOM and System BIOS Using the Web Interface

Before You Begin


Note - The firmware update process might take about 15 minutes to complete, depending on whether the system is a 4 or 8 socket system. During this time, do not perform other Oracle ILOM tasks. When the firmware update is complete, the system reboots.


  1. Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface.

    See How to Connect to the Oracle ILOM Web Interface in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide.

  2. Select Maintenance –> Firmware Upgrade.

    The Firmware Upgrade page appears.


    image:Firmware Upgrade page.
  3. In the Firmware Upgrade page, click Enter Upgrade Mode.

    An Upgrade Verification dialog appears, indicating that other users who are logged in will lose their session when the update process is completed.

  4. In the Upgrade verification dialog box, click OK to continue.

    You are prompted to select an image file to upload.


    image:Upgrade verification dialog box.
  5. Perform the following actions:
    1. Specify the image location by performing one of the following:
      • Click Browse to select the location of the firmware image you want to install.
      • If supported on your system, click Specify URL. Then type into the text box the URL for the firmware image.
    2. Click the Upload button to upload and validate the file.

      Wait for the file to upload and validate.

      The Firmware Verification page appears.

  6. In the Firmware Verification page, enable any of the following options:
    • Preserve Configuration. Enable this option if you want to save your existing configuration in Oracle ILOM and restore that existing configuration after the update process is completed.
    • Delay BIOS upgrade until next server power off. Enable this option if you want to postpone the BIOS upgrade until the next time the system reboots.
  7. Click Start Upgrade to start the upgrade process or click Exit to cancel the process.

    When you click Start Upgrade the upload process starts and a prompt to continue the process appears.


    Note - If you did not preserve the Oracle ILOM configuration before the firmware update, you need to perform the initial Oracle ILOM setup procedures to reconnect to Oracle ILOM. See Communicating With Oracle ILOM and the System Console in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide.


  8. At the prompt, click OK to continue.

    The Update Status page appears, providing details about the update progress. When the update indicates 100%, the firmware upload is complete. When the upload is completed, the system automatically reboots.


    Note - The Oracle ILOM web interface might not refresh properly after the update is completed. If the Oracle ILOM web interface is missing information or displays an error message, you might be viewing a cached version of the page from the version previous to the update. Clear your browser cache and refresh your browser before continuing.


  9. Log in to the SP Oracle ILOM web interface.
  10. Select System Information –> Version to verify that the firmware version on the SP or CMM corresponds to the firmware image you installed.
    image:Example of Oracle ILOM Versions screen.