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Confirming Server and Site Specifications

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

Front Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Confirming Specifications

Preparing for Installation

Shipping Kit Inventory List

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Installing the Server

Install Optional Components

Rack Compatibility

Rack Cautions

Stabilize the Rack

Disassemble Slide Rails

Install Mounting Brackets on Server

Attach Slide Rail Assemblies to Rack

Install the Server

Installing the CMA (Optional)

Connecting Cables

Cabling Requirements

Identifying Ports

Connecting Data and Management Cables

Secure Cables to CMA (Optional)

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Prepare the Power Cords

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power on the System for the First Time

Oracle ILOM System Console

Installing the OS

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Assigning a Static IP Address to the SP

Assign a Static IP Address to the NET MGT Port


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 Components

Front Components

Rear Components

Infrastructure Boards in the Server

Internal System Cables

Internal Components

Exploring Parts of the System

System Schematic

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Memory Fault Handling

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Checking if Oracle VTS Is Installed

Managing Faults (POST)

Managing Faults (PSH)

Managing Components (ASR)

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed For Service

Find the Server Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Shut Down the Server

Removing Power From the Server

Positioning the System for Servicing

Accessing Internal Components

Filler Panels

Attaching Devices to the Server

Servicing Drives

Drive Overview

Locate a Faulty Drive

Remove a Drive Filler Panel

Remove a Drive

Install a Drive

Install a Drive Filler Panel

Verify Drive Functionality

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module Overview

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Verify Fan Module Functionality

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply Overview

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify Power Supply Functionality

Servicing Memory Risers and DIMMs

About Memory Risers

About DIMMs

Locate a Faulty DIMM (DIMM Fault Remind Button)

Locate a Faulty DIMM (show faulty Command)

Remove a Memory Riser

Install a Memory Riser

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase Server Memory With Additional DIMMs

Increase Server Memory with Additional DIMMs (16 Gbyte Configurations)

Remove a Memory Riser Filler Panel

Install a Memory Riser Filler Panel

Verify DIMM Functionality

DIMM Configuration Error Messages

Servicing DVD Drives

DVD Drive Overview

Remove a DVD Drive or Filler Panel

Install a DVD Drive or Filler Panel

Servicing the System Lithium Battery

System Battery Overview

Remove the System Battery

Install the System Battery

Servicing Expansion (PCIe) Cards

PCIe Card Configuration Rules

Remove a PCIe Card Filler Panel

Remove a PCIe Card

Install a PCIe Card

Cable an Internal SAS HBA PCIe Card

Install a PCIe Card Filler Panel

Servicing the Fan Board

Remove the Fan Board

Install the Fan Board

Verify Fan Board Functionality

Servicing the Motherboard

Motherboard Overview

Remove the Motherboard

Install the Motherboard

Reactivate RAID Volumes

Verify Motherboard Functionality

Servicing the SP

SP Firmware and Configuration

Remove the SP

Install the SP

Verify SP Functionality

Servicing the Drive Backplane

Remove the Drive Backplane

Install the Drive Backplane

Verify Drive Backplane Functionality

Servicing the Power Supply Backplane

Remove the Power Supply Backplane

Install the Power Supply Backplane

Verify Power Supply Backplane Functionality

Returning the Server to Operation

Replace the Top Cover

Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position

Connect Power Cords

Power On the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



Verify Drive Functionality

  1. If the OS is shut down, and the drive you replaced was not the boot device, boot the OS.

    Depending on the nature of the replaced drive, you might need to perform administrative tasks to reinstall software before the server can boot. Refer to the Solaris OS administration documentation for more information.

  2. At the Oracle Solaris prompt, type the cfgadm -al command to list all drives in the device tree, including any drives that are not configured:
    # cfgadm -al

    This command helps you identify the drive you installed.

    Ap_id             Type        Receptacle   Occupant       Condition
    c0                scsi-bus    connected    configured     unknown
    c0::dsk/c1t0d0    disk        connected    configured     unknown
    c0::sd1           disk        connected    unconfigured   unknown
    usb0/1            unknown     empty        unconfigured   ok
    usb0/2            unknown     empty        unconfigured   ok
  3. Configure the drive using the cfgadm -c configure command.


    # cfgadm -c configure c0::sd1

    Replace c0::sd1 with the drive name for your configuration.

  4. Verify that the blue Ready-to-Remove LED is no longer lit on the drive that you installed.

    See Locate a Faulty Drive.

  5. At the Oracle Solaris prompt, type the cfgadm -al command to list all drives in the device tree, including any drives that are not configured:
    # cfgadm -al

    The replacement drive is now listed as configured, as shown in the following example:

    Ap_Id            Type         Receptacle   Occupant      Condition
    c0               scsi-bus     connected    configured    unknown
    c0::dsk/c1t0d0   disk         connected    configured    unknown
    c0::dsk/c1t1d0   disk         connected    configured    unknown
    usb0/1                        unknown      empty         unconfigured ok
    usb0/2                        unknown      empty         unconfigured ok
  6. Perform one of the following tasks based on your verification results:
    • If the previous steps did not verify the drive, see Diagnostics Process.
    • If the previous steps indicate that the drive is functioning properly, perform the tasks required to configure the drive. These tasks are covered in the Solaris OS administration documentation.

    For additional drive verification, you can run Oracle VTS. Refer to the Oracle VTS documentation for details.