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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Understanding the Server

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

Front Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Confirming Server and Site Specifications

Physical Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Input Power Information

Overcurrent Protection Requirements

DC Power Source, Power Connection, and Grounding Requirements

Environmental Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Airflow Clearance

Preparing for Installation

Shipping Kit

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Installing the Server

Optional Components

Rack Cautions

Stabilize the Rack for Installation

Mounting the Server Into a 4-Post Rack

Mounting the Server Into a 2-Post Rack

Connecting Cables

Cabling Requirements

Identifying Ports

Connecting Data and Management Cables

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Assemble the DC Power Cords

Prepare the Power Cords

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power On the Server for the First Time

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Assign 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 Components

Power Supply, Hard Drive, and Fan Module Locations

Top Cover, Filter Tray, and DVD Tray Locations

Motherboard, DIMMs, and PCI Board Locations

Front Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Front Panel LEDs

Rear Panel 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 Commands

Understanding Fault Management Commands

No Faults Detected Example

Power Supply Fault Example (show faulty Command)

Power Supply Fault Example (fmadm faulty Command)

POST-Detected Fault Example (show faulty Command)

PSH-Detected Fault Example (show faulty Command)

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Check the Message Buffer

View System Message Log Files

Checking if Oracle VTS Is Installed

Oracle VTS Overview

Check if Oracle VTS Is Installed

Managing Faults (POST)

POST Overview

Oracle ILOM Properties That Affect POST Behavior

Configure POST

Run POST With Maximum Testing

Interpret POST Fault Messages

Clear POST-Detected Faults

POST Output Reference

Managing Faults (PSH)

PSH Overview

PSH-Detected Fault Example

Check for PSH-Detected Faults

Clear PSH-Detected Faults

Managing Components (ASR)

ASR Overview

Display System Components

Disable System Components

Enable System Components

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed for Service

Filler Panels

Find the Server Serial Number

Locate the Server

Component Service Task Reference

Removing Power From the Server

Accessing Internal Components

Servicing the Air Filter

Remove the Air Filter

Install the Air Filter

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module LEDs

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Verify a Fan Module

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify a Power Supply

Servicing Hard Drives

Hard Drive LEDs

Locate a Faulty Hard Drive

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify a Hard Drive

Servicing the Hard Drive Fan

Determine if the Hard Drive Fan Is Faulty

Remove the Hard Drive Fan

Install the Hard Drive Fan

Verify the Hard Drive Fan

Servicing the Hard Drive Backplane

Determine if the Hard Drive Backplane Is Faulty

Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Verify the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Determine if the Power Distribution Board Is Faulty

Remove the Power Distribution Board

Install the Power Distribution Board

Verify the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the DVD Drive

Determine if the DVD Drive Is Faulty

Remove the DVD Drive

Install the DVD Drive

Verify the DVD Drive

Servicing the DVD Tray

Remove the DVD Tray

Install the DVD Tray

Servicing the LED Board

Determine if the LED Board Is Faulty

Remove the LED Board

Install the LED Board

Verify the LED Board

Servicing the Fan Board

Determine if the Fan Board Is Faulty

Remove the Fan Board

Install the Fan Board

Verify the Fan Board

Servicing the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Determine if the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board Is Faulty

Remove the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Install the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Verify the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Servicing PCIe2 Riser Cards

Locate a Faulty PCIe2 Riser Card

Remove a PCIe2 Riser Card

Install a PCIe2 Riser Card

Verify a PCIe2 Riser Card

Servicing PCIe2 Cards

Locate a Faulty PCIe2 Card

Remove a PCIe2 Card From the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Remove a PCIe2 Card From the PCIe2 Riser Card

Install a PCIe2 Card Into the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board

Install a PCIe2 Card Into the PCIe2 Riser Card

Install SAS Cable for Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal

Verify a PCIe2 Card

Servicing the Signal Interface Board

Determine if the Signal Interface Board Is Faulty

Remove the Signal Interface Board

Install the Signal Interface Board

Verify the Signal Interface Board

Servicing DIMMs

DIMM Configuration


Locate a Faulty DIMM

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Verify a DIMM

Servicing the Battery

Determine if the Battery Is Faulty

Remove the Battery

Install the Battery

Verify the Battery

Servicing the SP

Determine if the SP Is Faulty

Remove the SP

Install the SP

Verify the SP

Servicing the ID PROM

Determine if the ID PROM Is Faulty

Remove the ID PROM

Install the ID PROM

Verify the ID PROM

Servicing the Motherboard

Determine if the Motherboard Is Faulty

Remove the Motherboard

Install the Motherboard

Verify the Motherboard

Returning the Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Connect Power Cords

Power On the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



POST Output Reference

POST error messages use this syntax:

n:c:s > ERROR: TEST = failing-test
n:c:s > H/W under test = FRU
n:c:s > Repair Instructions: Replace items in order listed by H/W 
under test above    
n:c:s > MSG = test-error-message
n:c:s > END_ERROR

In this syntax, n = the node number, c = the core number, s = the strand number.

Warning messages use this syntax:

WARNING: message

Informational messages use this syntax:

INFO: message

In this example, POST reports an uncorrectable memory error affecting DIMM locations /SYS/PM0/CMP0/B0B0/CH0/D0 and /SYS/PM0/CMP0/B0B1/CH0/D0. The error was detected by POST running on node 0, core 7, strand 2.

2010-07-03 18:44:13.359 0:7:2>Decode of Disrupting Error Status Reg
(DESR HW Corrected)  bits 00300000.00000000
2010-07-03 18:44:13.517 0:7:2>        1    DESR_SOCSRE:     SOC
(non-local) sw_recoverable_error.
2010-07-03 18:44:13.638 0:7:2>        1    DESR_SOCHCCE:     SOC
(non-local) hw_corrected_and_cleared_error.
2010-07-03 18:44:13.773 0:7:2>
2010-07-03 18:44:13.836 0:7:2>Decode of NCU Error Status Reg bits
2010-07-03 18:44:13.958 0:7:2>        1    NESR_MCU1SRE:     MCU1 issued
a Software Recoverable Error Request
2010-07-03 18:44:14.095 0:7:2>        1    NESR_MCU1HCCE:     MCU1
issued a Hardware Corrected-and-Cleared Error Request
2010-07-03 18:44:14.248 0:7:2>
2010-07-03 18:44:14.296 0:7:2>Decode of Mem Error Status Reg Branch 1
bits 33044000.00000000
2010-07-03 18:44:14.427 0:7:2>        1      MEU 61     R/W1C Set to 1
on an UE if VEU = 1, or VEF = 1, or higher priority error in same cycle.
2010-07-03 18:44:14.614 0:7:2>        1      MEC 60     R/W1C Set to 1
on a CE if VEC = 1, or VEU = 1, or VEF = 1, or another error in same cycle.
2010-07-03 18:44:14.804 0:7:2>        1      VEU 57     R/W1C Set to 1 
on an UE, if VEF = 0 and no fatal error is detected in same cycle.
2010-07-03 18:44:14.983 0:7:2>        1      VEC 56     R/W1C Set to 1
on a CE, if VEF = VEU = 0 and no fatal or UE is detected in same cycle.
2010-07-03 18:44:15.169 0:7:2>        1      DAU 50     R/W1C Set to 1
if the error was a DRAM access UE.
2010-07-03 18:44:15.304 0:7:2>        1      DAC 46     R/W1C Set to 1
if the error was a DRAM access CE.
2010-07-03 18:44:15.440 0:7:2>
2010-07-03 18:44:15.486 0:7:2>        DRAM Error Address Reg for Branch
1 = 00000034.8647d2e0
2010-07-03 18:44:15.614 0:7:2>            Physical Address is
2010-07-03 18:44:15.715 0:7:2>        DRAM Error Location Reg for Branch
1 = 00000000.00000800
2010-07-03 18:44:15.842 0:7:2>        DRAM Error Syndrome Reg for Branch
1 = dd1676ac.8c18c045
2010-07-03 18:44:15.967 0:7:2>        DRAM Error Retry Reg for Branch 1
= 00000000.00000004
2010-07-03 18:44:16.086 0:7:2>        DRAM Error RetrySyndrome 1 Reg for
Branch 1 = a8a5f81e.f6411b5a
2010-07-03 18:44:16.218 0:7:2>        DRAM Error Retry Syndrome 2 Reg
for Branch 1 = a8a5f81e.f6411b5a
2010-07-03 18:44:16.351 0:7:2>        DRAM Failover Location 0 for
Branch 1 = 00000000.00000000
2010-07-03 18:44:16.475 0:7:2>        DRAM Failover Location 1 for
Branch 1 = 00000000.00000000
2010-07-03 18:44:16.604 0:7:2>
2010-07-03 18:44:16.648 0:7:2>ERROR: POST terminated prematurely. Not
all system components tested.
2010-07-03 18:44:16.786 0:7:2>POST: Return to VBSC
2010-07-03 18:44:16.795 0:7:2>ERROR:
2010-07-03 18:44:16.839 0:7:2>    POST toplevel status has the following
2010-07-03 18:44:16.952 0:7:2>    Node 0 -------------------------------
2010-07-03 18:44:17.051 0:7:2>        /SYS/PM0/CMP0/BOB0/CH1/D0 (J1001)
2010-07-03 18:44:17.145 0:7:2>        /SYS/PM0/CMP0/BOB1/CH1/D0 (J3001)
2010-07-03 18:44:17.241 0:7:2>END_ERROR
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