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Support and Accessibility

Installation and Setup

Confirming Server and Site Specifications

Server Overview

Front Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Confirming Specifications

Preparing for Installation

Shipping Kit

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Installing the Server

Install Optional Components

Rack Compatibility

Rackmount Kit

Determine Correct Rackmount Hardware

Mark the Rackmounting Location

Install the Rackmount Hardware

Install the Server

Installing the Shipping Bracket Assembly (Optional)

Installing the CMA (Optional)

Connecting the Server Cables

Cabling Requirements

Identifying Ports

Connecting Data and Management Cables

Secure Cables Using the CMA

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Prepare Power Cords

Power On the System for the First Time

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Assigning a Static IP Address to the SP

Oracle ILOM System Console Overview

Log In to the SP (SER MGT Port)

Assign a Static IP Address to the NET MGT Port

Booting the Oracle Solaris Operating System

Boot the Oracle Solaris Operating System

Avoid Booting the Oracle Solaris Operating System at Start Up

Reset the Server

Power Cycle the Server


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 Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Main Module Components

Processor Module Components

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Memory Fault Handling

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Fault Management Command Examples

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Managing Faults (POST)

Managing Faults (PSH)

Managing Components (ASR)

Verifying Oracle VTS Installation

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Server Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Removing Power From the Server

Accessing Internal Components

Accessing the Main Module

Main Module Components

Remove the Main Module

Install the Main Module

Filler Panels

Servicing Processor Modules

Processor Module Overview

Processor Module LEDs

Replacing a Faulty Processor Module

Install a New Processor Module

Verify Processor Module Functionality

Servicing DIMMs

Understanding DIMM Configurations

Locate a Faulty DIMM (DIMM Fault Remind Button)

Locate a Faulty DIMM (show faulty Command)

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase Memory With Additional DIMMs

Increase Memory With Additional DIMMs (16-Gbyte Configurations)

Verify DIMM Functionality

Understanding DIMM Configuration Error Messages

Servicing Hard Drives

Hard Drive Hot-Pluggable Capabilities

Hard Drive Configuration Reference

Hard Drive LEDs

Locate a Faulty Hard Drive

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify Hard Drive Functionality

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply Overview

Power Supply and AC Power Connector Configuration Reference

Power Supply and AC Power Connector LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify Power Supply Functionality

Servicing RAID Expansion Modules

Remove the RAID Expansion Module

Install the RAID Expansion Module

Servicing the Service Processor Card

Service Processor Card Overview

Locate a Faulty Service Processor Card

Remove the Service Processor Card

Install the Service Processor Card

Verify Service Processor Card Functionality

Servicing the System Battery

Remove the System Battery

Install the System Battery

Verify the System Battery

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module Overview

Fan Module Configuration Reference

Fan Module LED

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Verify Fan Module Functionality

Servicing Express Modules

Express Module Configuration Reference

Express Module FRU Paths

Locate a Faulty Express Module

Remove an Express Module

Install an Express Module

Verify Express Module Functionality

Servicing the Rear I/O Module

Locate a Faulty Rear I/O Module

Remove the Rear I/O Module

Install the Rear I/O Module

Verify Rear I/O Module Functionality

Servicing the System Configuration PROM

System Configuration PROM Overview

Remove the System Configuration PROM

Install the System Configuration PROM

Servicing the Front I/O Assembly

Front I/O Assembly Overview

Remove the Front I/O Assembly

Install the Front I/O Assembly

Servicing the Storage Backplane

Remove a Storage Backplane

Install a Storage Backplane

Servicing the Main Module Motherboard

Main Module Motherboard Overview

Main Module Motherboard LEDs

Locate a Faulty Main Module Motherboard

Remove the Main Module Motherboard

Install the Main Module Motherboard

Verify Main Module Motherboard Functionality

Servicing the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Rear Chassis Subassembly Overview

Remove the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Install the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Returning the Server to Operation

Connect Power Cords

Power On the Server (start /SYS Command)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



Power On the System for the First Time

Before You Begin

Complete the following tasks:

  1. (Optional) Connect an Ethernet cable between the server's NET MGT port and the network to which future connections to the SP and host will be made. See Connect the NET MGT Cable.

    After the initial configuration of the server using the SER MGT port, communication with the SP and host is usually performed through this Ethernet interface.

  2. Connect an Ethernet cable between one of the server's NET ports (Rear Panel Components) and the network to which the server will communicate.
  3. Plug the power cords into the power supplies and into a power source.

    Note - Only two power connections are required for operation. Use four power connections and two separate circuits for redundancy.

    The service processor runs on the 3.3V standby voltage. As soon as AC power is connected to the server, the service processor powers on, runs diagnostics, and initializes the ILOM firmware.

    After a few minutes, the SP login prompt appears on the terminal device. The host is not initialized or powered on yet.

  4. At the terminal device, log in to the SP as root with a password of changeme.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX login: root
    Password: changeme
    . . .

    After a brief delay, the Oracle ILOM prompt is displayed (->).

    Note - To enable first-time login and access to Oracle ILOM, a default Administrator account and its password are provided with the system. To build a secure environment, you must change the default password (changeme) for the default Administrator account (root) after your initial login to Oracle ILOM. If this default Administrator account has been changed, contact your system administrator for an Oracle ILOM user account with Administrator privileges.

    For more information about the administration tasks such as changing passwords, adding accounts, and setting account privileges, refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation.

    Note - By default, the SP is configured to use DHCP to obtain an IP address. If you plan to assign a static IP address to the SP, seeAssign a Static IP Address to the NET MGT Port for more instructions.

  5. Open a second terminal device and log in to the SP as root.

    After a brief delay, the SP prompt is displayed (->). At this point, there are many commands you can perform using the ILOM interface.

  6. In the first terminal device, redirect the host output to display on the serial terminal device:
    -> start /SP/console
    Are you sure you want to start /SP/console (y/n)? y
    Serial console started. To stop, type #.
    . . .

    After you start the SP console, the server initialization takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. This terminal device displays all SP console messages during intial boot.

  7. In the second terminal device, power on the server:
    -> start /SYS
    Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y

    This terminal device displays all system console messages during initial boot.

  8. When prompted, follow the onscreen instructions for configuring the Oracle Solaris Operating System on your host and enter the following configuration information.

    You will be prompted to confirm the configuration several times, enabling confirmation and changes. If you are not sure how to respond to a particular value, you can accept the default, and make future changes when the Oracle Solaris OS is running. See Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters for a description of the Oracle Solaris OS parameters you must provide during initial configuration.

  9. Log in to the server and explore its capabilities.

    There are many commands you can use to verify the functionality of the server. The following list describes a few of them:

    • showrev – Displays the host name and server architecture information. Use the -a option with this command to see the patches that are installed.
    • psrinfo – Displays information about the number and status of the processors and cores in the host.
    • prtdiag – Displays server configuration and diagnostic information.

    Review the Oracle Solaris OS man pages and documentation for more details.