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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

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

Sensors

Sensors report the state of the server's components.

System Sensors

Sensors report physical information about the server, including voltages, temperatures, fan speeds, and installation and removal of components.

Sensor
Description
PWRBS
Unused
ACPI
System power:
  • 0x0010 – Server is on.

  • 0x0020 – Server is off.

SP/T_AMB
Service processor temperature in degrees.
T_AMB
Ambient chassis temperature:
  • Upper critical temperature = 40° C.

  • Upper non-recoverable temperature = 45° C.

HOT
Discrete temperature sensor on processor modules:
  • 0x0001 = deasserted. Main fans run at normal speed.

  • 0x0002 = asserted. Main fans run at high speed.

VPS
Chassis power consumption in watts.
NEMs

The server supports one or two network expansion modules (NEMs). NEMn identifies NEM0 or NEM1.

Sensor
Description
NEMn/PRSNT
0x0001 – NEMn is absent.

0x0002 – NEMn is present.

NEMn/STATE
0x0001 – NEMn is running.

0x0004 – NEMn is powered off.

0x0020 – NEMn is ready to be removed.

NEMn/ERR
0x0001 – Asserted. NEMn has faults.

0x0002 – Deasserted. NEMn has no faults.

Chassis Fan Modules and Fans

The chassis has four fan modules with two fans each.

Sensor
Description
FMn/PRSNT
0x0001 – FMn is absent.

0x0002 – FMn is present.

FMn/ERR
0x0001 – Asserted. FMn is absent. This is a fault. Service LED is on.

0x0002 – Deasserted. FMn is not faulty.

FMn/Fx/TACH
Speed of the fan in revolutions per minute.
Power Supply

This section lists the power supply sensors. PSn identifies PS0 through PS3.

Sensor
Description
PSn/P_IN
Input power for PSn.
PSn/P_OUT
Output power for PSn.
PSn/V_IN
Input voltage for PSn.
PSn/V_12V
Voltage for 12V rail of PSn.
PSn/V_3V3
Voltage for 3.3V rail of PSn.
PSn/T_AMB
Ambient temperature sensor for PSn.
PSn/V_OUT_OK
Discrete sensor for PSn output:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn – output is off.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn – output is on.

PSn/V_IN_ERR
PSn input voltage error:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn – input voltage is normal.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn – input voltage error.

PSn/V_IN_WARN
PSn input voltage warning:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn – input voltage is normal.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn – input voltage is out of range.

PSn/V_OUT_ERR
PSn output voltage error:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn – output voltage is normal.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn – output voltage error.

PSn/I_OUT_ERR
PSn output current:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn – output current is normal.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn – output current error.

PSn/I_OUT_WARN
PSn output current warning:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn – output current is normal.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn – output current is out of range.

PSn/T_ERR
PSn temperature fault:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn temperature is OK.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn temperature error.

PSn/T_WARN
PSn temperature warning:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn temperature is OK.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn temperature warning.

PSn/FAN_ERR
PSn fan fault:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn fans OK.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn fans faulty.

PSn/FAN_WARN
PSn fan warning:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn fans OK.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn fans warning.

PSn/ERR
PSn error:
  • 0x0001 – Deasserted – PSn OK.

  • 0x0002 – Asserted – PSn fault.

PSn PRSNT
PSn presence:
  • 0x0001 – PSn is absent. Chassis is faulted when PSn is missing.

  • 0x0002 – PSn is present. Chassis is OK.

Hard Disk Drive Sensors

The server supports eight hard disk drives (HDDs). HDDn identifies HDD0 through HDD7.

Sensor
Description
DBP/HDDn/PRSNT
HDDn presence:
  • 0x0001 – HDDn is absent. This is not a fault.

  • 0x0002 – HDD is present.

DBP/HDDn/STATE
HDDn state:
  • 0x0001 – HDDn is normal.

  • 0x0002 – HDD is faulted.

Processor Modules (CMODs)

The server contains two or four processor modules. BLn identifies processor modules BL0 through BL3.

Sensor
Example
Description
BLn/PRSNT
0x02

0x02 = present, 0x01 = not present.

  • Processor module 0 and 3 must be present.
  • Processor modules 1 and 2 are optional.

BLn/VPS
290 Watts
Power used by processor module.
BLn/STATE
0x01
  • 0x0: Unknown
  • 0x01: Running

  • 0x04: Powered off

  • 0x10: Off duty

BLn/ERR
0x01
  • 0x01: Predictive failure deasserted.
  • 0x02: Predictive failure asserted.

BLn/HOT
0x01
  • 0x1: Deasserted, CMOD is cool/normal.
  • 0x02: Asserted, CMOD is hot and blasting the fan.

BLn/FEMx/PRSNT
0x02
Each processor module can support one or two fabric expansion modules (FEMs): FEM0 and FEM1.
Bln/REM/PRSNT
0x01
Each processor module can support a single RAID expansion module (REM).
EMx.x/PRSNT
0x01

The server provides eight PCIe expansion module slots. Each processor module is associated with two slots.

  • 0.0 – slot 0 – BL0
  • 0.1 – slot 1 – BL0

  • 1.0 – slot 2 – BL1

  • 1.1 – slot 3 – BL1

  • 2.0 – slot 4 – BL2

  • 2.1 – slot 5 – BL2

  • 3.0 – slot 6 – BL3

  • 3.1 – slot 7 – BL3

BLn/Px/PRSNT
0x02
Each processor module supports two processors, P0 and P1.
BLn/T_AMB
27 degrees C
Processor module ambient temperature.