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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

Front Features and Components

Back Features and Components

Unpacking the Server and Identifying the Rack Mounting Hardware

How to Identify Your Rack Mounting Kit

How to Unpack the Server

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Tools and Staff Required

Installing Optional Equipment

Compatible Racks

Contents of the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Location of the Rack Mounting Kit and the Shipping Bracket Kit

Installing the Server In a Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

How to Remove Components to Reduce Weight

How to Replace the Components in the Server

How to Install the Standard Rack Mounting Hardware in a Rack

How to Insert the Server Into the Rack

Removing and Installing the Standard Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

How to Remove the Standard Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

How to Install the Standard Rack Mounting Kit Shipping Brackets

Installing the Server in the Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Tools and Staff Required

Installing Optional Equipment

Compatible Racks

Contents of the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Installing the Server in a Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

How to Remove Components to Reduce Weight

How to Replace the Components in the Server

How to Install the Universal Rack Mounting Hardware in a Square-Hole Rack

How to Install the Universal Rack Mounting Hardware in a Round-Hole Rack

How to Insert the Server Into the Rack

Installing and Removing the Universal Shipping Brackets

How to Install the Universal Shipping Brackets

How to Remove the Universal Shipping Brackets

Removing the Server from the Rack

How to Remove the Server from the Rack

How to Remove the Rackmounting Hardware from the Rack

Cabling and Power

Attaching Administration (SP) Cables

Cabling NEMs and PCIe EMs

How to Cable the NEMs and PCIe EMs

Powering the Server On and Off

How to Apply Standby Power for Initial Service Processor Configuration

How to Power On All Server Components

How to Power Off the Server

Getting Service for Your Server

How to Find the Server's Serial Number

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS

Installation Worksheet

How to Connect to the Server Using the Server's IP Address

(Optional) How to Redirect the Console Output to the Video Port

How to Connect to the Server Using a Serial Capture Program

Oracle Solaris OS Information Products and Training

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Linux Operating System

Oracle Linux Configuration Worksheet

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS

Register and Update Your Oracle Linux OS

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

How to Configure Oracle VM

Configuration Worksheets

Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet

Oracle VM Manager Configuration Worksheet

Getting Started With Oracle VM

How to Configure the VM Network Interfaces

Oracle VM Passwords

Communicating With Oracle ILOM and the System Console

Server Connections

About Oracle ILOM SP IP Addresses and the Oracle ILOM Interfaces

Determining the SP IP Address

How to Get the SP IP Address by Using the BIOS Setup Utility

How to Get the SP IP Address by Using a Serial Connection and the CLI

Connecting to Oracle ILOM

How to Connect to Oracle ILOM CLI Using the Serial Management Port

How to Connect to the Oracle ILOM CLI Using SSH

How to Connect to the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

Connecting to the System Console

How to Connect to the Server Locally (Physical Console)

How to Connect to the Host's Serial Console Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface

How to Connect Remotely Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

I/O and Interrupt Resource Allocation

Option ROM and I/O Space Allocation

How to Determine Whether You Need to Allocate Option ROM and I/O Space

How to Configure Option ROM and I/O Space Allocation

Allocating MSI Interrupt Space (Oracle Solaris OS Only)

How to Identify and Fix Interrupt Resource Shortages

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Physical Specifications for the Sun Server X2-8

Power Specifications for the Sun Server X2-8

Environmental Specifications

Acoustic Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

How to Request Physical Media Online

How To Request Physical Media by Phone

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

Index

Installation Worksheet

Use the worksheet to gather the information that you need to configure the preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS. You need to collect only the information that applies to your application of the system.

Table 3 Installation Worksheet

Information for Installation
Description or Example
Your Answers: Asterisk (*) identifies defaults.
Language
Choose from the list of available languages for the Oracle Solaris software.
English*
Locale
Choose your geographic region from the list of available locales.
English (C - 7-bit ASCII)*
Terminal
Choose the type of terminal that you are using from the list of available terminal types.
Network connection
Is the system connected to a network?
  • Networked
  • Non-networked*

DHCP
Can the system use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure its network interfaces?
  • Yes
  • No*

If you are not using DHCP, note the network address.
IP address
If you are not using DHCP, supply the IP address for the system.

Example: 129.2.0.10

Subnet
If you are not using DHCP, is the system part of a subnet?

If yes, what is the netmask of the subnet?

Example: 255.255.0.0

255.255.0.0*
IPv6
Do you want to enable IPv6 on this machine?
  • Yes
  • No*

Host name
A host name that you choose for the system.
Kerberos
Do you want to configure Kerberos security on this machine?

If yes, gather the following:

Default realm:

Administration server:

First KDC:

(Optional) Additional KDCs:

  • Yes
  • No*

Name service: If the system uses a name service, provide the following information.
Name service
Which name service should this system use?
  • NIS+
  • NIS

  • DNS

  • LDAP

  • None*

Domain name
Provide the name of the domain in which the system resides.
NIS+ and NIS
Do you want to specify a name server or let the installation program find one?
  • Specify One
  • Find One*

DNS
Provide IP addresses for the DNS server. You must enter at least one IP address, but you can enter up to three addresses.

You can also enter a list of domains to search when a DNS query is made.

Search domain:

Search domain:

Search domain:

LDAP
Provide the following information about your LDAP profile:

Profile name:

Profile server:

If you specify a proxy credential level in your LDAP profile, gather the following:

Proxy-Bind Distinguished Name:

Proxy-Bind Password:

Default route
Do you want to specify a default route IP address or let the Oracle Solaris installation program find one?

The default route provides a bridge that forwards traffic between two physical networks. An IP address is a unique number that identifies each host on a network.

You have the following choices:

  • You can specify the IP address. An /etc/defaultrouter file is created with the specified IP address. When the system is rebooted, the specified IP address becomes the default route.

  • You can let the Oracle Solaris installation program detect an IP address. However, the system must be on a subnet that has a router that advertises itself by using the ICMP router discovery protocol. If you are using the command-line interface, the software detects an IP address when the system is booted.

  • You can choose None if you do not have a router or do not want the software to detect an IP address at this time. The software automatically tries to detect an IP address on reboot.

  • Specify One
  • Detect One

  • None*

Time zone
How do you want to specify your default time zone?
  • Geographic region*
  • Offset from GM

  • Time zone file

Root password
Choose a root password for the system.