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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

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Oracle Hardware Management Pack is available for many x86–based servers and some SPARC-based servers. It includes the categories of tools described in the following sections:

Oracle Hardware Management Agents

The Oracle Hardware Management Agent and associated Oracle Hardware SNMP Plugins and Oracle Hardware Storage SNMP Plugins (SNMP Plugins) provide a way to monitor your server hardware. With the Hardware Management Agent SNMP Plugins you can use SNMP to monitor the Oracle servers and server modules in your data center, without having to connect the management port of the service processor to the network. This in-band functionality enables you to use a single IP address (the host's IP) for monitoring you servers and server modules.

The Hardware Management Agent SNMP Plugins run on the host operating system of Oracle servers. The Oracle Hardware SNMP Plugin uses the keyboard controller-style (KCS) interface to communicate with the service processor, and the Oracle Hardware Storage SNMP Plugins use the Oracle Hardware Storage Access Libraries to communicate with the service processor. By regularly polling the service processor, information about the current state of the server is fetched automatically by the Hardware Management Agent. This information is then made available through SNMP, using the SNMP Plugins.


Note - Previous versions of Hardware Management Pack have included a separate Storage Management Agent, but starting with Oracle Hardware Management Pack 2.1, the Storage Management Agent has been merged with the functionality of the Hardware Management Agent. System storage information is now available through SNMP with the sunStorageMIB.


Oracle Server CLI Tools

Oracle Server CLI Tools (CLI Tools) are command-line interface tools that configure Oracle servers. CLI Tools is a Hardware Management Pack component that you install using Oracle Hardware Management Pack Installer . The CLI tools are available on the following operating systems: Oracle Solaris, Linux, Windows, and Oracle VM.

Task
Tool
Configure BIOS CMOS settings, device boot order, and some SP settings.
biosconfig CLI
Query, update, and validate firmware versions on supported SAS storage devices, embedded SAS storage controllers, LSI SAS storage expanders, and disk drives.
fwupdate CLI
Restore, set, and view Oracle ILOM configuration settings, as well as viewing and setting Oracle ILOM properties that are associated with network management, clock configuration, and user management.
ilomconfig CLI
View or create RAID volumes on storage drives that are attached to RAID controllers, including storage arrays.
raidconfig CLI
IPMItool

A version of IPMItool is provided as part of the Hardware Management Pack. It can be installed if your system does not already have IPMItool installed. IPMItool is a command-line application that enables you to manage and configure devices that support the IPMI protocol.