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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

Oracle ILOM 3.0 Common Feature Set Documentation

This table identifies the guides in the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 online documentation library (formerly called Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager 3.0 Documentation Collection). Refer to these guides for information about using Oracle ILOM features that are common to all server platforms.

Refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation library.

Document
Content
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Feature Updates and Release Notes
For each point release after Oracle ILOM 3.0, provides information about:
  • New Oracle ILOM 3.0.x features

  • Known issues and workarounds

  • Fixed issues

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 HTML Documentation Collection
Comprises all guides in the Oracle ILOM 3.0 Documentation Library.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Quick Start
Helps you get the Oracle ILOM firmware up and running.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Remote Redirection Consoles Guide
Describes the setup and use of the Oracle ILOM 3.0 Remote Console feature for accessing a host console remotely.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Daily Management Concepts Guide
Describes the Oracle ILOM 3.0 daily management features.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Daily Management CLI Procedures Guide
Describes the Oracle ILOM daily management features available through the CLI.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Daily Management Web Procedures Guide
Describes the Oracle ILOM daily management features available through the web interface.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Maintenance and Diagnostics CLI and Web Procedures Guide
Describes maintenance and diagnostics features that are available in both the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 web interface and CLI.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Protocol Management CLI and Web Procedures Guide
Provides Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 instructions for managing remote Oracle hardware devices with the following supported management protocols:
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)

  • Web Service Management (WS-Man)

  • Common Information Model (CIM)

CMM Administration CLI and Web Procedures Guide
Provides Oracle ILOM 3.0 instructions for managing the chassis components in a Sun Blade 6000 or a Sun Blade 6048 Modular System Chassis.