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Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Diagnostics Guide     Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Documentation Library
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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

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

DIMM Hardware


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


Using Oracle ILOM to Monitor the Host

Viewing the Oracle ILOM Sensor Readings

Viewing Fault Status

Clearing Faults

Viewing the Oracle ILOM System Event Log

Clearing the System Event Log

Interpreting Event Log Time Stamps

Resetting the SP

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

Viewing the Pc-Check Results

U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests

U-Boot Test Options

Running the U-Boot Diagnostic Tests and Viewing the Results

U-Boot Diagnostic Test Output

Sample SP Environmental Variables Showing U-Boot Test Status


Get Software and Firmware Downloads

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in to My Oracle Support.
  3. At the top of the page, click the Patches and Updates tab.
  4. In the Patch Search box, click Product or Family (Advanced Search).
  5. In the Product ? is field, type a full or partial product name, for example, Sun Server X2-8 until a list of matches is displayed and select the product of interest.
  6. In the Release ? is pull-down list, click the Down arrow.
  7. In the window that appears, click the triangle (>) by the product folder icon to show the choices and then select the release of interest and click Close.
  8. In the Patches Search box, click Search.

    A list of product downloads (listed as patches) appears.

  9. Select the Patch name of interest, for example, 12684585, for the Sun Server X2-8 1.0 Firmware.
  10. In the right-side pane that appears, click Download.