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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

How to Install the Universal Shipping Brackets

This procedure describes how to install brackets into a system equipped with the universal rack mounting kit.

The following picture shows the shipping bracket kit.

image:Shipping bracket kit contents.
Figure Legend
1
Front shipping bracket.
2
Screws and cage nuts. The kit contains two sets of screws (M6 and 10-32), plus cage nuts. The cage nuts are not used for the Sun Server X2-8.
3
Bottom rear shipping bracket.
  1. Remove the two (short) screws that fasten the bottom of the bezel to the rack.
  2. Insert the front bracket (2) into the front of the server with the supporting flange underneath the server.

    See the following figure.

  3. Use the two long screws (M6 x 25 or 10-32 x 1) (1) to fasten the shipping bracket (2) to the front of the server.

    Note - The front shipping bracket includes eight threaded holes (3) used for storing unused screws. When the shipping brackets are not installed, the bracket holds the long screws used to install them. When the shipping brackets are installed, it stores the short screws that were used before the shipping brackets were installed.



    image:Inserting front shipping bracket.
  4. Insert the short screws into the empty storage holes on the shipping bracket.

    They will be stored there to be used when you remove the shipping bracket.

  5. For square-hole racks, remove the bottom screws (1) that hold the rear adapter brackets (2) in place. See the following figure.

    Caution

    Caution - Do not remove the bottom screws unless you are certain that the upper screw (3) is in place. Otherwise, the server could fall.



    image:Rear adapter bracket with screws.
  6. Insert the rear bottom bracket (1) under the back of the server with the side panels facing up, as shown in the following figure.

    Use four screws (2) to fasten it to the rack. Do not finish tightening these screws. They should be tight enough to hold the bracket in place, but you should still be able to move the bracket slightly.

    • For square-hole racks, use the two screws that you removed in Step 5.

    • For round-hole racks, use either 10-32 x 10 or M6 x 12.


    image:Installing the rear shipping bracket.

    The bracket should be fastened to the posts, but loose enough to move slightly.

  7. Push the bracket up so that it rests firmly against the bottom of the server, and then finish tightening the screws that hold the bracket in place.

    If necessary, loosen the screws enough so that you can move the bracket, and then tighten them after pushing it against the bottom of the server.


    Caution

    Caution - To prevent damage to the server during shipping, the bottom shipping bracket must rest firmly against the bottom of the server.