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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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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

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

Sun Server X2-8 Overview

Sun Server X2-8 Chassis Overview

About Sun Server X2-8 CPU Modules and CMOD Filler Modules

Sun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview

Component Overviews

Front Panel Indicator Module Overview

Power Supply Overview

Hard Drive and XL Bracket Assembly Overview

Drive Backplane Overview

DIMM Overview

RAID Expansion Module Overview

Fabric Expansion Module Overview

System Battery Overview

CPU and Heatsink Assembly Overview

Internal USB Port Overview

Fan Module Overview

Network Express Module Overview

Service Processor (SP) Module Overview

SP Module Multiport Cable Overview

PCIe ExpressModule Overview

AC Power Block Overview

Fan Module Controller Board (FB) Overview

Midplane Overview

Component Removal and Installation Levers

Power and Reset

Power Modes

Power Button and Power OK LED

How to Power On the Server

How to Power Off the Server

Controlling Server Power Remotely

How to Use the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface to Control Power

How to Use the Oracle ILOM Web Interface to Control Power

How to Use IPMItool to Control Power

Removing and Installing Components

Preparing for Service and Operation

Service Task Table

CRU and FRU List

Hot-Plug Components

Required Service Tools

Important Safety Information

Antistatic Precautions and Procedures

How to Prepare for Service

How to Prepare for Operation

Removal and Installation Procedures

Removing and Installing a Power Supply (CRU)

Power Supply Designations

How to Remove a Power Supply

How to Install a Power Supply

How to Remove and Install AC Power Cables

Removing and Installing a Hard Drive (CRU)

Hard Drive Designation

How to Remove a Hard Drive

How to Install a Hard Drive

Removing and Installing a Hard Drive Filler

How to Remove a Hard Drive Filler

How to Install a Hard Drive Filler

Replacing the Hard Drive Backplane (FRU)

Hard Drive Backplane Cable Routing and Designations

How to Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

How to Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Adding, Removing, and Installing a CMOD (CRU)

How to Add a CPU Module (CMOD) to the Server Using the Upgrade Kit

How to Remove a CPU Module (CMOD)

How to Remove the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover

How to Install the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover

How to Install a CPU Module (CMOD)

How to Verify CPLD Versions

CPU Module (CMOD) Designation and Population Rules

CPU Module (CMOD) Designations

CPU Module (CMOD) Population Rules

Removing and Installing a CMOD Filler

How to Remove a CMOD Filler

How to Install a CMOD Filler

How to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)

Removing and Installing DIMMs (CRU)

How to Remove a DIMM

How to Install a DIMM

DIMM Population Rules

Population Rules

Supported Memory Configurations

Unsupported DIMMs

Removing and Installing a RAID Expansion Module (CRU)

How to Remove a RAID Expansion Module

How to Install a RAID Expansion Module

Removing and Installing a Fabric Expansion Module (CRU)

How to Remove a Fabric Expansion Module

How to Install a Fabric Expansion Module

Replacing a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

CPU Designations

How to Remove a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

How to Install a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

Removing and Installing a Fan Module (CRU)

Fan Module Designations

How to Remove a Fan Module

How to Install a Fan Module

Replacing a Fan Module Controller Board (FRU)

Fan Module Controller Board (FB) Designations

How to Remove a Fan Module Controller Board

How to Install a Fan Module Controller Board

Removing and Installing a NEM or a NEM Filler (CRU)

Network Express Module Designations and Assignments

How to Remove a NEM or a NEM Filler

How to Install a NEM or a NEM Filler

Removing and Installing a PCIe EM (CRU)

PCIe EM Designations, Slot Numbering, and Population Rules

Preparing a PCIe EM for Hot Plug Removal and Installation

How to Remove a PCIe EM

How to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler

Removing and Installing the Service Processor Module (CRU)

How to Remove the SP Module

How to Install the SP Module

Removing and Installing the Multiport Cable

How to Remove the Multiport Cable

How to Install the Multiport Cable

Removing and Installing the Subassembly Module (FRU)

How to Remove the Subassembly Module

How to Install the Subassembly Module

Sun Server X2-8 Service Procedures and Information

Managing FRUID Information

How to Backup Motherboard FRUID Information

How to Restore Motherboard FRUID Information

How to Update Motherboard FRUID Information

Firmware Information and Procedures

How to Update Firmware

How to Use the Tools and Drivers CD

SP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations

How to Access the BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS Setup Utility Screens

Main

Advanced

PCIPnP

Boot

Security

RC Settings

Chipset

Exit

Component LED Locations and Functions

Front Indicator Panel LEDs

CPU Module (CMOD) LEDs

Front Panel Power Supply LED's

Front Panel Hard Drive LED's

Back Panel Network Express Module LED's

Back Panel SP Module LEDs

Back Panel PCIe EM LEDs

Thermal Sensor Locations

Power Supply Inlet Thermal Sensors

Power Supply Outlet Thermal Sensors

CMOD Inlet Thermal Sensors

NEM Thermal Sensors

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Physical Specifications

Power Specifications

Environmental Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

How to Request Physical Media Online

How To Request Physical Media by Phone

Index

How to Install the Subassembly Module

An animation of the procedure to install a subassembly module is available. See animation showing subassembly module installation.

Before You Begin

Sun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview

  1. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. Remove the SAM. See .How to Remove the Subassembly Module.
  3. From the back of the server, ensure that the hard drive backplane cables are correctly routed. See Hard Drive Backplane Cable Routing and Designations.
  4. Position the SAM with the fan module drive bay on the left.
  5. Insert the SAM into rear of the server chassis.
  6. Carefully slide the SAM into the chassis until it stops.

    In this position the screws that secure the SAM to the interior chassis might not be touching their corresponding screw holes.

  7. To ensure that the SAM mounting screws touch the interior screw holes on the chassis, firmly push the SAM inward until you can engage the screws.
  8. To partially secure the SAM in the server, use a long No. 2 screwdriver to tighten the three right–most green captive screws.

    Two of the captive screws are accessible through the airflow vanes of fan module bays FM 0 and FM 2. To access the screws lift open the top and bottom airflow vanes.


    image:An illustration showing how to install the SAM.
  9. To fully secure the SAM in the server, carefully open the air vanes of the two left FMs and tighten the two green captive screws.
  10. From the front of the server, connect the three hard drive backplane cables to the midplane.
    image:An illustration showing where to connect the hard drive backplane cables on the midplane.
  11. At the rear of the server, install the fan controller boards. See How to Install a Fan Module Controller Board.
  12. Install the four fan modules. See How to Install a Fan Module.
  13. Install the network express modules or network express module fillers. See How to Install a NEM or a NEM Filler.
  14. Install the PCIe EMs or PCIe EM fillers. See How to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler.
  15. Install the SP module. See How to Install the SP Module.
  16. Connect any cables network cables to the rear of the server.
  17. Prepare the server for operation. See How to Prepare for Operation.
  18. Backup and update the FRUID for the SAM serial number. See Managing FRUID Information.