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Using This Documentation

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Confirming Server and Site Specifications

Server Overview

Front Panel Components

Front Panel System LEDs and Buttons

Rear Panel Components

Rear Panel System LED and Button

Confirming Specifications

Preparing for Installation

Shipping Kit Inventory List

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Installing the Server

Rack Compatibility

Stabilize the Rack

Installing Slide Rails

Slide Rail Assemblies

Install the Slide Rail Assemblies

Install the Server

(Optional) Installing the CMA

Install the CMA

Verify Correct Operation of the Slide Rails and the CMA

Connecting Cables

Cabling Requirements

Identifying Ports

Connecting Data and Management Ports

Secure Cables in the CMA

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Oracle ILOM System Console

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power On the Server for the First Time

Verify Functionality

Assigning a Static IP Address to the SP


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 (Oracle ILOM)

Power Off the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Reset the Server (Oracle Solaris OS)

Reset the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Reset the SP to Default Values

Configuring Hardware RAID

Hardware RAID Support

Important Hardware RAID Guidelines

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 Data on FRU PROMs

Change System Identifier Information

Configuring Policy Settings

Specify Cooldown Mode

Restore the Host Power State at Restart

Specify the Host Power State at Restart

Disable or Re-Enable the Host Power-On Delay

Specify Parallel Boot of the SP and Host

Configure Host Behavior (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 IP Address of the SP

Display the Host MAC Address

Using an In-band Connection to the SP

Configuring Boot Mode

Boot Mode Overview

Configure the Host Boot Mode (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 OBP 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

Mapping WWN Values to Hard Drives (OBP probe-scsi-all Command)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris OS)

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on an Individual Drive

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a RAID Volume


Identifying Server Components

Front Components

Rear Components

Infrastructure Boards in the SPARC T4-1 Server

Internal System Cables

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Understanding Hard Drive Data Cable Routing

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Memory Fault Handling Overview

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Understanding Fault Management Commands

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Checking if Oracle VTS Software Is Installed

Managing Faults (POST)

Managing Faults (PSH)

Managing Components (ASR)

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Chassis Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Removing Power From the System

Positioning the System for Service

Accessing Internal Components

Servicing DIMMs

About DIMMs

Locate a Faulty DIMM (DIMM Fault Remind Button)

Locate a Faulty DIMM (show faulty Command)

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase System Memory With Additional DIMMs

Verify DIMM Functionality

DIMM Configuration Error Messages

Servicing Hard Drives

Hard Drive Hot-Pluggable Capabilities

Hard Drive Slot Configuration Reference

Hard Drive LEDs

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify the Functionality of a Hard Drive

Servicing the DVD/USB Assembly

DVD/USB Assembly Overview

Remove the DVD/USB Assembly

Install the DVD/USB Assembly

Servicing the Power Supplies

Power Supply Hot-Swap Capabilities

Power Supply LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify the Functionality of a Power Supply

Remove or Install a Power Supply Filler Panel

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Power Distribution Board Overview

Remove the Power Distribution Board

Install the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the Power Supply Backplane

Power Supply Backplane Overview

Remove the Power Supply Backplane

Install the Power Supply Backplane

Servicing the Connector Board

Connector Board Overview

Remove the Connector Board

Install the Connector Board

Servicing PCIe and PCIe/XAUI Risers

Remove a PCIe or PCIe/XAUI Riser

Install a PCIe or PCIe/XAUI Riser

Servicing PCIe Cards

PCIe Card Configuration Reference

Remove a PCIe or XAUI Card

Install a PCIe or XAUI Card

Servicing SAS PCIe RAID HBA Cards

Remove a SAS PCIe RAID HBA Card

Install a SAS PCIe RAID HBA Card

Servicing the Service Processor

Service Processor Overview

Remove the Service Processor

Install the Service Processor

Servicing the System Battery

Replace the System Battery

Verify the System Battery

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Configuration Reference

Fan Module LEDs

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Servicing the Fan Power Board

Fan Power Board Overview

Remove the Fan Power Board

Install the Fan Power Board

Servicing the System Configuration PROM

System Configuration PROM Overview

Remove the System Configuration PROM

Install the System Configuration PROM

Verify the System Configuration PROM

Servicing the HDD Cage

Hard Drive Cage Overview

Remove the Hard Drive Cage

Install the Hard Drive Cage

Servicing the HDD Backplane

Hard Drive Backplane Overview

Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Front Panel Light Pipe Assemblies

Front Panel Light Pipe Assemblies Overview

Remove the Front Panel Light Pipe Assembly (Right or Left)

Install the Front Panel Light Pipe Assembly (Right or Left)

Servicing the Motherboard Assembly

Motherboard Servicing Overview

Remove the Motherboard Assembly

Install the Motherboard Assembly

Returning the Server to Operation

Replace the Top Cover

Reinstall the Server in the Rack

Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position

Reconnect the Power Cords

Power On the Server (start /SYS Command)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



Rack Compatibility

Verify that your rack is compatible with the slide rail and cable management arm options. The slide rails are compatible with a wide range of equipment racks that meet the following standards.

Four-post rack (mounting at both front and rear). Two-post racks are not compatible.
Rack horizontal opening and unit vertical pitch
Conforms to ANSI/EIA 310-D-1992 or IEC 60927 standards.
Rack rail mounting hole sizes
Only 9.5 mm square hole and M6 round mounting holes are supported. All other sizes, including 7.2 mm, M5, or 10-32 mounting holes, are not supported.
Distance between front and rear mounting planes
Minimum 622 mm and maximum 895 mm (24.5 inches to 35.25 inches).
Clearance depth in front of front mounting plane
Distance to front cabinet door is at least 27 mm (1.06 inch).
Clearance depth behind front mounting plane
Distance to rear cabinet door is at least 900 mm (35.5 inches) with the cable management arm, or 770 mm (30.4 inches) without the cable management arm.
Clearance width between front and rear mounting planes
Distance between structural supports and cable troughs is at least 456 mm (18 inches).


Caution - Equipment Loading: Always load equipment into a rack from the bottom up so that the rack will not become top-heavy and tip over. Deploy your rack's anti-tip bar to prevent the rack from tipping during equipment installation.


Caution - Elevated Operating Ambient Temperature: If the server is installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment might be greater than room ambient temperature. Therefore, install the equipment only in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature (Tma) specified for the server.


Caution - Reduced Air Flow: Install the equipment in a rack so that the amount of air flow is adequate for the safe operation of the equipment.


Caution - Mechanical Loading: Mount the equipment in the rack so that the weight is distributed evenly. A hazardous condition can exist with uneven mechanical loading.


Caution - Circuit Overloading: Do not overload the power supply circuits. Before connecting the server to the supply circuit, review the equipment nameplate power ratings and consider the effect that circuit overloading might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring.


Caution - Reliable Earthing: Maintain reliable earthing of rackmounted equipment. Give particular attention to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example, use of power strips).


Caution - Do not use slide rail mounted equipment as a shelf or a work space.