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Using This Documentation

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Planning the Installation

Shipping Kit Inventory List



Site Planning

Preinstalled Software

Front and Rear Panel Components

Server Module Cabling

Plan Communication With the Server Module During Installation

Installing the Server Module

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Optional Component Installation

Modular System Chassis Preparation

Insert the Server Module Into the Chassis

Communicating With the Server Module During Startup

Monitor the Diagnostic Messages

Powering On the Server Module for the First Time

Initial Power-On Task Overview

Power On the System for the First Time

Configure the System

Install Oracle Solaris Software From the Network

Oracle Solaris Configuration Settings

Assign a Static IP Address to the Service Processor


Understanding System Administration Resources

Oracle ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle Solaris OS Overview

OpenBoot Overview

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Overview

Multipathing Software

Hardware Management Pack Overview

Source for Downloading Hardware Management Pack Software

Hardware Management Pack Documentation

Accessing the Server

Log In to Oracle ILOM

Log In to the System Console

Display the ok Prompt

Display the Oracle ILOM -> Prompt

Use a Local Graphics Monitor

Oracle ILOM Remote Console

Controlling the Server

Power On the Server

Power Off the Server

Reset the Server From the Oracle Solaris OS

Reset the Server From Oracle ILOM

Reset the SP to Default Values

Configuring Hardware RAID

Hardware RAID Support

Important Hardware RAID Guidelines

Disk Zones for SPARC T3-1 Servers With Sixteen-Disk Backplanes

Displaying Disk Zone Information

Enabling and Disabling Disk Zoning In the Field

Prepare to Use the FCode Utility

FCode Utility Commands

Create a Hardware RAID Volume

Hot Spare Drives in RAID Volumes (LSI)

Determining If a Drive Has Failed

RAID Drive Replacement Strategies

Locate Device Paths

Changing Server Identification Information

Change Customer FRUdata Information

Change System Identifier Information

Configuring Policy Settings

Specify Cooldown Mode

Restore Host Power State at Restart

Specify Host Power State at Restart

Disable or Re-Enable Power-On Delay

Specify Parallel Boot of the SP and Host

Configure Host Behavior With the Keyswitch State

Configuring Network Addresses

SP Network Address Options

Disable or Re-Enable Network Access to the SP

Display the DHCP Server IP Address

Display the Host MAC Address

Using an In-band Connection to the SP

Configuring Boot Mode

Boot Mode Overview

Configure the Host Boot Mode of Oracle VM Server for SPARC

Change the Host Boot Mode Behavior at Reset

Manage the Host Boot Mode Script

Display Host Boot Mode Expiration Date

Override OpenBoot PROM Settings to Reset the Server

Configuring Server Behavior at Restart

Specify Behavior When the Host Resets

Specify Behavior When the Host Stops Running

Set the Boot Timeout Interval

Specify Behavior at Boot Timeout

Specify Behavior if Restart Fails

Specify Maximum Restart Attempts

Configuring Devices

Unconfigure a Device Manually

Reconfigure a Device Manually

Monitoring the Server

Monitoring Faults

Enabling Automatic System Recovery

Display Server Components

Locate the Server

Updating the Firmware

Display the Firmware Version

Update the Firmware

Display OpenBoot Version

Display POST Version

Identifying WWN-Designated SAS2 Devices

World Wide Name Syntax

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-1, Eight-Disk Backplane)

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-1, Sixteen-Disk Backplane)

probe-scsi-all Output Example (SPARC T3-4)

Identify a Disk Slot Using probe-scsi-all (OBP)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris, Onboard Controllers)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris, Single Initiator)

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a Specific Device

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a RAID Volume


Identifying Components

Front and Rear Panel Components

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Diagnostics LEDs

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Oracle ILOM Troubleshooting Overview

Access the SP (Oracle ILOM)

Display FRU Information (show Command)

Check for Faults (show faulty Command)

Check for Faults (fmadm faulty Command)

Clear Faults (clear_fault_action Property)

Service-Related Oracle ILOM Command Summary

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Check the Message Buffer (dmesg Command)

View the System Message Log Files

List FRU Status (prtdiag Command)

Managing Faults (Oracle Solaris PSH)

Oracle Solaris PSH Technology Overview

PSH-Detected Fault Example

Check for PSH-Detected Faults

Clear PSH-Detected Faults

Managing Faults (POST)

POST Overview

Oracle ILOM Properties That Affect POST Behavior

Configure How POST Runs

Run POST With Maximum Testing

Interpret POST Fault Messages

Clear POST-Detected Faults

POST Error Message Syntax

Managing Components (ASR)

ASR Overview

Display System Components

Disable System Components

Enable System Components

Checking if Oracle VTS Software Is Installed

Oracle VTS Overview

Check if Oracle VTS Software Is Installed

Preparing for Service

General Safety Information

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Modular System Serial Number

Find the Server Module Serial Number

Locate the Server Module

Removing the Server Module From the Modular System for Service

Servicing Hard Drives

Drive Hot-Plugging Rules

Remove a Drive

Replace or Add a Drive

Remove a Drive Filler

Install a Drive Filler

Servicing Memory

Memory Faults

Locate a Faulty DIMM (LEDs)

Remove a DIMM

Install a Replacement DIMM

Clear the Fault and Verify the Functionality of the Replacement DIMM

Verify DIMM Functionality

DIMM Configuration Reference

Servicing a REM

Remove a REM

Install a REM

Servicing a FEM

Remove a FEM

Install a FEM

Servicing a Service Processor Card

Remove the Service Processor Card

Install the Service Processor Card

Servicing the ID PROM

Remove the ID PROM

Install the ID PROM

Verify the ID PROM

Servicing a USB Flash Drive

Remove a USB Flash Drive

Install a USB Flash Drive

Servicing the Battery

Replace the Battery

Replacing the Server Module Enclosure Assembly

Transfer Components to Another Enclosure Assembly

Returning the Server Module to Operation

Replace the Cover

Install the Server Module Into the Modular System

Start the Server Module Host



Oracle ILOM Troubleshooting Overview

The Oracle ILOM firmware enables you to remotely run diagnostics, such as POST, that would otherwise require physical proximity to the server module. You can also configure Oracle ILOM to send email alerts of hardware failures, hardware warnings, and other events related to the server module or Oracle ILOM.

The SP runs independently of the server module, using the server module's standby power. Therefore, Oracle ILOM firmware and software continue to function when the server module OS goes offline or when the server module is powered off.

Fault Management

Error conditions detected by Oracle ILOM, POST, and the Oracle Solaris PSH technology are forwarded to Oracle ILOM for fault handling.

image:Flowchart diagram shows the Oracle ILOM fault manager fault reporting path.

The Oracle ILOM fault manager evaluates error messages it receives to determine whether the condition being reported should be classified as an alert or a fault.

In the event of a system fault, Oracle ILOM ensures that the Service Action Required LED is turned on, FRUID PROMs are updated, the fault is logged, and alerts are displayed. Faulty FRUs are identified in fault messages using the FRU name.

Fault Clearing

The SP can detect when a fault is no longer present. When this happens, it clears the fault state in the FRU PROM and extinguishes the Service Action Required LED.

A fault condition can be removed in two ways:

Many environmental faults can automatically recover. For example, a temporary condition might cause the computer room temperature to rise above the maximum threshold, producing an overtemperature fault in the server module. If the computer room temperature then returns to the normal range and the server module's internal temperature also drops back to an acceptable level, the SP will detect the new fault-free condition. The SP will extinguish the Service Action Required LED and clear the fault state from the FRU PROM.

The SP can automatically detect when a FRU is removed. In many cases, the SP does this even if you remove the FRU while the SP is not running (for example, if you unplug the system power cables during service procedures). This function enables Oracle ILOM to sense that a fault, diagnosed to a specific FRU, has been repaired.

Note - Oracle ILOM does not automatically detect hard drive replacement.

Oracle Solaris Fault Manager Commands in Oracle ILOM

The Oracle ILOM CLI includes a feature that enables you to access Oracle Solaris fault manager commands, such as fmadm, fmdump, and fmstat, from within the Oracle ILOM shell. This feature is referred to as the Oracle ILOM faultmgmt shell.

HDD Faults

The Oracle Solaris PSH technology does not monitor hard drives for faults. As a result, the SP does not recognize hard drive faults and will not light the fault LEDs on either the server module or the hard drive itself. Use the Oracle Solaris message files to view hard drive faults. See View the System Message Log Files.

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