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Oracle® Database Appliance Service Manual
Release 2.10 for Linux x86-64

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6 Returning Oracle Database Appliance to Operation

This chapter describes how to return Oracle Database Appliance to operation after you have performed service procedures. It includes:

Returning Oracle Database Appliance X3-2/X4-2 to Operation

This section describes returning Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 and Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 to operation after servicing.


Note ‐  The links in the following table take you to instructions outside of the Oracle Database Appliance library to the Sun Server X3-2 and Sun Server X4-2 documentation libraries. Use your browser's Back button to return to the Oracle Database Appliance library.
ODA X3-2
ODA X4-2

Powering On Oracle Database Appliance X3-2/X4-2

To power on the system, follow this procedure.

Each server node is powered on separately.

Power On Oracle Database Appliance X3-2/X4-2

This procedure describes how to restore power to Oracle Database Appliance X3-2/X4-2 after servicing.

Most service procedures can be completed by shutting down a single server node without shutting down the appliance.

  1. If you powered off and disconnected the power cords from a storage shelf (and storage expansion shelf if one is present), reconnect the power cords now.
  2. Power on the storage shelf (and storage expansion shelf if one is present) by switching the power supply On/Off button on each power supply to the On position.

    The disks begin to initialize and the power supply LEDs light green. This can take several minutes.


    Note ‐  Do not power on the server nodes until the disks on the storage shelf and storage expansion shelf have initialized.
  3. If you powered off a server node, reconnect any unplugged power cords now.
  4. Power on a server node on using one of the following methods:
    • Press the recessed Power button on the server node front panel.

    • Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power Control, and select Power On from the Select Action list box.

    • Log in to the Oracle ILOM command-line interface (CLI), and type the following command at the Oracle ILOM CLI prompt.

      -> start /SYS

    When the server is powered on and the power-on self-test (POST) code checkpoint tests have completed, the green Power/OK status indicator on the front panel lights and remains lit.


    Note ‐  If you shut down the appliance completely, repeat steps 3 and 4 to power on the second server node.

Returning Oracle Database Appliance (Original Version) to Operation

Installing the Server Node Top Cover

If you removed the top cover from an Oracle Database Appliance (original version) server node, perform the following procedure to replace it.


Graphic showing electrical caution icon

Caution  ‐ Hazardous voltage present. Do not run the system with the top cover removed.



Graphic showing temperature caution icon

Caution  ‐ Equipment damage. Install the top cover properly before starting the system.


Install Server Node Top Cover

  1. Place the top cover down on the server node so that it hangs over the front of the chassis by 0.5 inches (12.7 mm).
  2. Ensure that all six of the standoffs on the underside of the cover (three on each side) fit into the slots on the top of the chassis side walls.

    When the top cover is positioned (as described in previous step), the six standoffs on the underside of the cover fit into the slots in the top of the chassis sidewalls.


    image:Figure showing how to install the top cover onto a server node.
  3. Slide the top cover toward the rear of the server node until it seats [2].

Installing a Server Node Into the System Chassis

If you removed a Oracle Database Appliance (original version) server node from the chassis, perform the following procedure to reinstall it.

Install Server Node Into System Chassis


Note ‐ Replacing a server node FRU with a new server node is a service activity that must be performed by an Oracle-qualified service technician. The customer may remove the server node to service other customer serviceable components in the server node.
  1. Before inserting the server node into the system chassis, ensure that both release latches on the rear of the server node are in the open position.
    image:Figure showing how to install a server node into the system chassis.
  2. Slide the server node into the rear of the system chassis until the bottom lips of the release latches touch the chassis [2].
  3. To re-seat the server node in the system chassis, grasp both release latches, one on each side of the server node, and push them upward simultaneously to the closed position [3].

    Graphic showing caution icon

    Caution  ‐ Equipment damage. Always use the release latches to re-seat the server node into the system chassis as described in this procedure. Failure to do so might damage the connectors on the front of the server node and/or the connectors on the disk midplane module.


  4. Reinstall the system chassis into the rack.

    Follow the instructions listed in the "To Install the System into a Rack" section in the Oracle Database Appliance Owner's Guide.

Powering On Oracle Database Appliance (Original Version)

To power on Oracle Database Appliance (original version), follow this procedure.

Each server node is powered on separately.


Note ‐  To use Oracle ILOM to power on a server node, ensure that you have performed its initial configuration as described in "Connecting and Configuring Oracle ILOM" in the Oracle Database Appliance Getting Started Guide.

Power On Oracle Database Appliance (Original Version)

  1. Ensure that the power cord (or cords) are connected to the power supplies on the rear of the server node that was serviced.

    Once plugged in, the server node should go into the standby power state. The SP status LED on the front panel of the server node lights green and goes from slow blink to steady on. The Power/OK LED on the front panel of the server node lights green and goes to standby blink. It might take about five minutes for the LED to reach standby blink after the power cord is inserted.

    For the location of the SP status LED and Power/OK LED, see Server Node Status Indicators.

    Standby power state indicates that the server node's service processor is active, but the server node host is powered off.

  2. Power on a server node by performing one of the following:

    If you powered off a single server node without shutting down the appliance, perform this step only for that server node. If you shut down the appliance completely, then perform this step for both server nodes.

    • Using the server node's Power button. Momentarily press and release the recessed Power button on the front panel [1].
      image:Graphic showing the location of the recessed Power button and Power/OK LED on the top server node in the lower left-hand corner.

      On the server node, the green Power/OK LED [2] blinks while the server node is booting, and remains steady on when the server node is operational.

    • Using the Oracle ILOM web interface:
      1. Open a browser and enter the server node's service processor IP address in the browser's address field.
      2. At the log in page, type a user name (the account must have Reset and Host Control (r) privileges) and password, and click the Log In button.
      3. Go to Remote Power Control and select Power On from the Select Action list box and then click Save and OK.

        On the server node, the green Power/OK LED [2] blinks while the server node is booting, and remains steady on when the server node is operational.

    • Using the Oracle ILOM CLI:
      1. Log in to Oracle ILOM using an ssh client. Type:

        $ssh username@sp_ip_address

        Where username is a user account name with Reset and Host Control (r) privileges and sp_ip_address is the IP address of the server node service processor.

      2. When prompted, enter the user account password.
      3. Enter the command to power on the server node:

        -> start /SYS

        On the server node, the green Power/OK LED [2] blinks while the server node is booting, and remains steady on when the server node is operational.