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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

Booting the Oracle Solaris Operating System


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

FRU Paths (1 Running Processor Module)

FRU Paths (2 Running Processor Modules)

FRU Paths (1 Failed Processor Module)

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)



Install an Express Module


Caution - This procedure involves handling circuit boards that are extremely sensitive to static electricity. Ensure that you follow ESD preventative practices to avoid damaging the circuit boards.

  1. Take the necessary ESD precautions.

    See Prevent ESD Damage.

  2. Insert the express module into the empty express module slot.
    image:Graphic showing how to install an express module into the server.
  3. Close the express module latch to lock the card in place.
  4. Reconnect the cables to the express module, if necessary.
  5. Determine if you replaced or installed an express module in a running server.
    • If you replaced or installed an express module in a server that is running (if you hot-swapped the express module), go to Step 6.

    • If you replaced or installed an express module in a powered-down server, power on the server using the instructions provided in Returning the Server to Operation, then go to Step 7.

  6. Determine if the express module has an Attention button.

    If the express module has an Attention button, you can use that button to bring the express card online. If not, you can use the CLI to bring the express module online.

    • If the express module has an Attention button, press the button to bring the express module online. The express module's Power OK LED should go on, indicating that the module is now online. Go to Step 7.
    • If the express module does not have an Attention button, bring the module online using the CLI:
      1. At the Oracle Solaris prompt, type the cfgadm -al command to list all devices in the device tree, including the express modules:
        # cfgadm -al

        This command helps you identify the express module you installed. For example:

        Ap_id                       Type         Receptacle   Occupant        Condition
        PCI-EM0                     sas/hp       connected    configured      ok
        PCI-EM1                     unknown      empty        unconfigured    unknown
      2. Connect the express module using the cfgadm -c connect command.


        # cfgadm -c connect Ap_id

        Replace Ap_id with the ID of the express module that you want to connect.

      3. Verify that the green Power LED is lit on the express module that you installed.
      4. At the Oracle Solaris prompt, type the cfgadm -al command to list all drives in the device tree:
        # cfgadm -al

        The replacement express module is now listed as connected. For example:

        Ap_id                       Type         Receptacle   Occupant        Condition
        PCI-EM0                     sas/hp       connected    configured      ok
        PCI-EM1                     sas/hp       connected    configured      ok
  7. Verify the express module functionality.

    See Verify Express Module Functionality.

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