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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

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 Options

Diagnostic Tools

Troubleshooting the Server

How to Gather Service Visit Information

How to Troubleshoot Power Problems

How to Externally Inspect the Server

How to Internally Inspect the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

How to Isolate and Replace Faulty DIMM Pairs

How to Isolate and Correct Persistent DIMM Errors

Additional Tests

How to Detect DIMM Errors Using BIOS POST and the Oracle ILOM SEL

How to Detect DIMM Errors Using the CE Log

DIMM Hardware

BIOS POST

Default BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST) Events

BIOS POST Errors

Using Oracle ILOM to Monitor the Host

Viewing the Oracle ILOM Sensor Readings

How to Use the Oracle ILOM Web Interface to View the Sensor Readings

How to Use the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface to View the Sensor Readings

Viewing Fault Status

How to View Fault Status Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

How to View Fault Status Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface

Clearing Faults

How to Clear Faults Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

How to Clear Faults Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface

Viewing the Oracle ILOM System Event Log

How to View the System Event Log Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

How to View the System Event Log With the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface

Clearing the System Event Log

How to Clear the System Event Log Using the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

How to Clear the System Event Log Using the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface

Interpreting Event Log Time Stamps

Resetting the SP

How to Reset the Oracle ILOM SP Using the Web Interface

How to Reset the Oracle ILOM SP Using the Command-Line Interface

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

How to Create a Snapshot With the Oracle ILOM Web Interface

How to Create a Snapshot With the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Introduction to SunVTS Diagnostic Test Suite

SunVTS Log Files

SunVTS Documentation

How to Diagnose Server Problems With the Bootable Diagnostics CD

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests

Pc-Check Diagnostics Overview

How to Run Pc-Check Diagnostics

Pc-Check Main Menu

System Information Menu

Advanced Diagnostics

Burn-In Testing

Standard Scripts

How to Perform Immediate Burn-In Testing

How to Create and Save Scripts for Deferred Burn-in Testing

Viewing the Pc-Check Results

How to View Pc-Check Files With the Text File Editor

How to View Test Results Using Show Results Summary

How to Print the Results of Diagnostics Tests

U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests

U-Boot Test Options

Running the U-Boot Diagnostic Tests and Viewing the Results

How to Run the U-Boot Diagnostic Tests

U-Boot Diagnostic Test Output

Sample SP Environmental Variables Showing U-Boot Test Status

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

Advanced Diagnostics

Advanced Diagnostics are used to test an individual device on the system. Most of the selections on this menu display information about the corresponding devices, and then offer a menu of testing options. For example, to test CPU 0, you can select Advanced Diagnostics Tests, and then select Processor, and then select CPU0.


Note - If you do not know which device to test, see Burn-In Testing.


The following table gives the name and a brief description of many of the selections in the Advanced Diagnostics Tests menu.


Note - Some of the tests in the table might not be applicable for your server.


Option
Description
Processor
Displays information about the processors and includes a Processor Tests menu.
Memory
Displays information about the memory, and includes tests for the different types of system memory.
Motherboard
Displays information about the motherboard, and includes a Motherboard Tests menu.
Floppy Disks
Not applicable.
Hard Disks
Displays information about the hard disk, and includes a Hard Disk Tests menu.
CD-ROM/DVD
Not applicable.
ATAPI Devices
Not applicable.
TPM
Not applicable.
Serial Ports
Displays information about the serial ports and includes a Serial Port Tests menu.
Parallel Ports
Not applicable.
ATA
Includes an ATA Test menu. Select the serial ATA driver to test.
USB
Displays information about the USB devices on the system and includes a USB Tests menu.
Firewire
Not applicable.
SCSI
Displays information about SCSI devices and includes a SCSI Test menu.
Network
Performs network register controller tests.
System Stress Test
Exercises and checks the CPU, memory, and hard drive.
Keyboard
Includes a Keyboard Test menu with options for performing different tests on the keyboard.
Mouse
Displays information about the mouse and includes a menu to test the mouse on the system.
Audio
Not applicable.
Video
Displays information about the video card. Initially, the monitor might flicker, but then the system brings up a Video Test Options menu that enables you to perform various video tests.
Firmware– ACPI
Displays information about Advanced Configurable Power Interface (ACPI) and includes an ACPI Tests menu.