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Product Notes

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Installation

Understanding the Server

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

System Status LEDs

Front Components

Rear Components

Understanding the Hardware Architecture

Understanding the Firmware and Software Environment

Preparing the Site

Site Preparation Checklist

General Installation Site Guidelines

Reviewing the Physical Specifications

Reviewing the Power Requirements

Preparing for Cooling

Preparing the Unloading Route and Unpacking Area

Planning Network Addresses

Preparing for Installation

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Oracle Safety Information

Equipment Needed for Installation

Attach an Antistatic Wrist Strap

Installing the Server

Confirm the Site Preparation

Receive the Server

Unpack the Server

Moving the Server

Stabilizing the Server

Optional Component Installation

Connecting the Front SP Cables

Connect the SP Cables

Securing the SP Cables

Connecting the Rear Power Cords and Data Cables

Rear Cable Routing Options

Maximum Cable Connections

Cable Management Devices

Prepare the Cable Routing Brackets

Connect the Power Cords

Secure the Power Cords

Connect the EMS Network Cables

Connect Other Data Cables

Managing Data Cables

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Installed Software

Inspect the Power Cords

Dual-Redundant SPs

Connect Terminals or Emulators to the SP SER MGT Ports

Switch On the Facility Circuit Breakers

Log In to the Active SP

Set Oracle ILOM Network Addresses

Set the Altitude of the Server

Power On the Server

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Additional Software Configuration and Testing

Administration

Understanding the System Architecture

Architectural Overview

PDomain Types

Understanding PCIe Device Root Complexes

Understanding EMS SAS Paths to the Internal Drives

Understanding Internal Drive Device Paths

Understanding Network Port Device Paths

Understanding Configuration Guidelines

Understanding System Administration Resources

Oracle ILOM Overview

Understanding Platform-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle Solaris OS Overview

OpenBoot Overview

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Overview

Multipathing Software Overview

Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus Overview

Oracle Hardware Management Pack Overview

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center

Time Synchronization and NTP Service

SNMP Service

Multi-Domain Extensions to ILOM MIBs

Active Directory

LDAP/SSL

Accessing the Server

Establish a Network Management Connection to Oracle ILOM

Logging In to Oracle ILOM

Log Out of Oracle ILOM

Switch Between the Oracle ILOM CLI and the System Console on a Host

Accessing the ok Prompt

Redirecting KVMS Devices

Controlling the Server, Domains, and Devices

Controlling the Power State

Resetting the Server, SP, or Domains

Managing the Server's Boot Behavior

Booting and Shutting Down the OS

Configuring Oracle ILOM User Accounts and Roles

Managing User Accounts

Managing User Authentication

Configuring the SP Network

Network Resources Overview

Record Network Parameter Values

Configure SP Network Settings

Viewing the Network Configuration

Administering SPs

Managing IP Addresses

Display the MAC Address

Configuring Domain Components

Configuring Physical Domains

Administering DCUs

Administering CMUs, CMPs, and DIMMs

Administering IOUs and PCIe Device Root Complexes

Identifying Domain-Level Commands

Monitoring the Server

Locating the Server

Obtain the Server Serial Number

Viewing Server and Component Information

Monitoring Faults

Updating the Firmware

Display the Firmware Version

Firmware Update Overview

Update the Firmware

XSCF and Oracle ILOM Command Comparison

Identifying SP Configuration and Administration Commands

Identifying Domain Administration Commands

Service

Identifying Components

Identifying Front Components

Identifying Rear Components

Side Panels

Identifying Internal Components

Understanding Scalability

Understanding Cooling Zones

Component Service Task Reference

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostic Overview

Managing Faults

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Configuring POST

Interpreting LEDs

Preparing for Service

Service Sequence

Safety Information

Tools for Service

Torque Reference

Filler Panels

Find the Server Serial Number

Locate the Component

Power Off a PDomain

Removing Power From the Server

Servicing Cabinet Doors

Remove the Door

Install the Door

Servicing Side Panels

Remove Side Panels

Install Side Panels

Servicing Trim Panels and the Kick Plate

Trim Panel Service Preparation

Remove the Trim Panels

Install Trim Panels

Remove the Kick Plate

Install the Kick Plate

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply Configuration

Power Supply LEDs

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Servicing PSDBs

PSDB LEDs

Remove a PSDB

Install a PSDB

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module Configuration

Fan Module LEDs

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Servicing SSBs

SSB Configuration

SSB LEDs

Remove an SSB

Install an SSB

Servicing Clock Boards

Clock Board Configuration

Clock Board LEDs

Display the Clock Board Type

Remove a Clock Board

Install a Clock Board

Servicing Service Processors

Service Processor LEDs

Check a Service Processor Battery

Remove a Service Processor

Replace a Service Processor Battery

Install a Service Processor

Servicing I/O Switch Boards

I/O Switch Board Configuration

I/O Switch Board LEDs

Remove an I/O Switch Board

Install an I/O Switch Board

Servicing Cable Management Assemblies

Remove a Cable Management Assembly

Install a Cable Management Assembly

Servicing I/O Cards

Understanding I/O Card Slot Configuration

Understanding I/O Card Slot Device Paths and FRU Paths

Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Cards

PCIe Hot-Plug Carrier LEDs

Locate an I/O Card in the Server

Locate a Faulty I/O Card

Prepare an I/O Card For Removal

Remove an I/O Card From the Server

Remove an I/O Card From a Carrier

Install an I/O Card in a Carrier

Install an I/O Card in the Server

Remove a Filler Panel From the Server

Remove a Filler Panel From a Carrier

Install a Filler Panel in a Carrier

Install a Filler Panel in the Server

Verify an I/O Card

Relocate a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card

Servicing EMSs

Understanding EMS Configurations

EMS General Status LEDs

EMS Network Port LEDs

Display the Hard Drive Cage Type

Display the EMS Type

Remove an EMS

Install an EMS

Servicing HDDs, SSDs, and Drive Filler Panels

Understanding HDD and SSD Slot Configurations

HDD LEDs

SSD LEDs

Locate a Drive

Removing an HDD

Install an HDD

Removing an SSD

Install an SSD

Remove a Drive Filler Panel

Install a Drive Filler Panel

Servicing SPPs

SPP Configuration

SPP LEDs

Check an SPP Battery

Remove an SPP

Replace an SPP Battery

Install an SPP

Servicing CMUs

CMU Configuration

CMU Upgrades in a SPARC M5-32 Server

CMU LEDs

Display General CMU Information

Display Information for Upgrading CMUs

Remove a CMU

Install a CMU

Remove a CMU Filler Panel

Install a CMU Filler Panel

Servicing DIMMs

Memory Configuration

DIMM FRU Names

Locate a Faulty DIMM

DIMM Fault Remind Button

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Move DIMMs to a New CMU

Servicing the Front LED Panel

Front LED Panel LEDs

Remove the Front LED Panel

Install the Front LED Panel

Servicing the Front Filler Panel

Remove the Front Filler Panel

Install the Front Filler Panel

Servicing Fan Cages

Fan Cage Configuration

Remove the Upper Fan Cage

Install the Upper Fan Cage

Remove the Lower Fan Cage

Install the Lower Fan Cage

Servicing a Cabled Lower Bus Bar Assembly

Remove a Cabled Lower Bus Bar Assembly

Install a Cabled Lower Bus Bar Assembly

Servicing the Scalability Card Cage

Remove the Scalability Card Cage

Install the Scalability Card Cage

Servicing the Scalability Fans Cable

Remove the Scalability Fans Cable

Install the Scalability Fans Cable

Servicing the Power System Cage

Remove the Power System Cage

Install the Power System Cage

Servicing Bus Bars

Bus Bar Configuration

Prepare to Replace Crown Clips on a Bus Bar

Replace Crown Clips

Return the Server to Operation

Servicing AC Power Cords

AC Power Cord Configuration

Remove an AC Power Cord

Install an AC Power Cord

Servicing AC Input Filters

AC Input Filter Configuration

Remove an AC Input Filter

Install an AC Input Filter

Disconnect AC Input Filters

Reconnect AC Input Filters

Servicing the Rear LED Panel

Rear LED Panel LEDs

Remove the Rear LED Panel

Install the Rear LED Panel

Servicing IOUs

Remove an IOU

Install an IOU

Servicing an I/O Power Cable Assembly

Remove an I/O Power Cable Assembly

Install an I/O Power Cable Assembly

Servicing Hard Drive Cages

Hard Drive Cage Configuration

Remove a Hard Drive Cage

Install a Hard Drive Cage

Servicing the Scalability Assembly

Remove the Scalability Assembly

Install the Scalability Assembly

Servicing the Fan Power Cable

Remove the Fan Power Cable

Install the Fan Power Cable

Servicing the Power System Cage to Scalability Assembly Cable

Remove the Power System Cage to Scalability Assembly Cable

Install the Power System Cage to Scalability Assembly Cable

Servicing the PSDB to Scalability Midplane Cable

Remove the PSDB to Scalability Midplane Cable

Install the PSDB to Scalability Midplane Cable

Servicing the Internal Link to Front LED Panel Cable

Remove the Internal Link Cable for the Front LED Panel

Install the Internal Link Cable for the Front LED Panel

Servicing the Rear LED Panel Cable

Remove the Rear LED Panel Cable

Install the Rear LED Panel Cable

Servicing Midplane Power Cables

Prepare to Remove a Midplane Power Cable

Remove a Midplane Power Cable

Install a Midplane Power Cable

Servicing the I/O Data Cable

Remove an I/O Data Cable

Install an I/O Data Cable

Servicing the Midplane

Inspect the Replacement Kit

Prepare to Remove the Midplane

Remove the Midplane

Install the Midplane

Reassemble the Server

Prepare the Old Midplane for Return

Returning the Server to Operation

Return to Operation Sequence

Reconnect AC Power to the Server

Restart the Server

Reset the Server

Reset Service Processors

Reset a PDomain

Restart a PDomain

Return a Component to Oracle

Glossary

Index

Update the Firmware

To update the firmware, you must have an administrator (a) or field engineering (s) role.

For information about the available system firmware versions for the current release of the server, refer to the Product Notes.

  1. Ensure that the Oracle ILOM SP NET MGT port is configured.

    Refer to Server Installation for instructions.

  2. Open an SSH session to connect to the SP.
    % ssh root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    ...
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no) ? yes
     
    ...
    Password: password (nothing displayed)
    Waiting for daemons to initialize...
     
    Daemons ready
     
    Integrated Lights Out Manager
     
    Version 3.x.x.x
     
    Copyright 2012 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    Use is subject to license terms.
     
    -> 
  3. (Optional) If you want to update the firmware on all hosts while the system firmware update takes place, individually power off the PDomains.

    Powering off the PDomains is not required. If any PDomain remains powered on during the firmware update, the firmware on those PDomains will not be updated during the system's firmware update. On those PDomains, the firmware will automatically be updated as the PDomains are restarted.

    -> stop /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_x/HOST

    Note - Firmware that is on DCUs that are not assigned to a PDomain will be updated with the update of the system firmware. Unassigned DCUs don't need to be part of a host for their firmware to be updated.


  4. For all PDomains, set the keyswitch_state parameter to normal.
    -> set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_x/HOST keyswitch_state=normal

    Note - If the keyswitch_state parameter is not set to normal, the system will be unable to update the firmware because keyswitch is in the locked position.


  5. Type the load command with the path to the new flash image.

    The load command updates the SP flash image and the host firmware. The load command requires the following information:

    • IP address of a TFTP server on the network that can access the flash image.

    • Full path name to the flash image that the IP address can access.

      The command usage is as follows:

      load [-script] -source protocol://xxx.xxx.xx.xxx/pathname

      where:

      • protocol can be http, https, ftp, tftp, sftp, scp.

      • -script does not prompt for confirmation and acts as if yes was specified.

      • -source specifies the IP address and full URL to the flash image.

    Depending on the power state of the PDomains and the firmware compatibility, you will see one of the following results:

    • If all hosts are powered off, no firmware compatibility messages should be displayed, as shown in the following example:

      -> load -source http://xxx.xxx.xx.xxx/pathname
      NOTE: An upgrade takes several minutes to complete. ILOM
            will enter a special mode to load new firmware. No
            other tasks can be performed in ILOM until the
            firmware upgrade is complete and ILOM is reset.
       
      Are you sure you want to load the specified file (y/n)?y
      Preserve the configuration (y/n)? y
      2012-10-05 07:59:29 Download firmware package ...
      2012-10-05 08:02:32 Check firmware package ... 
      2012-10-05 08:02:58 SP /SYS/SPP0 firmware update started ... 
      2012-10-05 08:02:58 SP /SYS/SPP1 firmware update started ...
      .................................................................
      Firmware update is complete.
      ILOM will now be restarted with the new firmware.
      ->
    • If some hosts are powered up (HOST0 in this example), but no incompatibility is detected, the upgrade will proceed as follows:

      -> load -source http://xxx.xxx.xx.xxx/pathname
      NOTE: An upgrade takes several minutes to complete. ILOM
            will enter a special mode to load new firmware. No
            other tasks can be performed in ILOM until the
            firmware upgrade is complete and ILOM is reset.
       
      NOTE: HOST0 is powered on; HOST0 firmware will be updated
            automatically when HOST0 is restarted. 
       
      Are you sure you want to load the specified file (y/n)?y
      Preserve the configuration (y/n)? y
      2012-10-05 06:43:13 Download firmware package ...
      2012-10-05 06:46:29 Check firmware package ... 
      2012-10-05 06:47:09 SP /SYS/SPP0 firmware update started ... 
      2012-10-05 06:47:10 SP /SYS/SPP1 firmware update started ...
      .................................................................
      Firmware update is complete.
      ILOM will now be restarted with the new firmware.
      ->

      Note - As indicated in this example, the firmware for PDomain_0 is automatically updated only when the PDomain is restarted.


    • In the event that a load operation occurs with incompatible firmware, the operation proceeds as follows:

      -> load -source http://xxx.xxx.xx.xxx/pathname
      NOTE: An upgrade takes several minutes to complete. ILOM
            will enter a special mode to load new firmware. No
            other tasks can be performed in ILOM until the
            firmware upgrade is complete and ILOM is reset.
       
      NOTE: HOST0 is powered on; HOST0 firmware will be updated
            automatically when HOST0 is restarted. 
       
      Are you sure you want to load the specified file (y/n)? y
      Preserve the configuration (y/n)? y
      2012-10-05 07:06:53 Download firmware package ...
      2012-10-05 07:09:54 Check firmware package ... 
      Incompatible FW version running on domain. Stop domain ID 0 before 
      upgrading firmware upgrade failed: FW compatibility check failed 
      2012-10-05 07:09:56 Firmware upgrade cancelled 
       
      Firmware update failed.
      load: Command Failed
      ->

      Note - As indicated in this example, for the load command to proceed successfully, you must power off the specified PDomain (PDomain_0, in this example).


    • If the no-preserve-configuration option for the load command is selected by answering no to the question “Preserve the configuration (y/n)," then all hosts must be powered off. If load command is issued when hosts are powered on and you answer the same question with “no,” the following messages is displayed in the output of the load operation:

    -> load -source http://xxx.xxx.xx.xxx/pathname
    NOTE: An upgrade takes several minutes to complete. ILOM 
         will enter a special mode to load new firmware. No 
         other tasks can be performed in ILOM until the 
         firmware upgrade is complete and ILOM is reset.
     
    NOTE: HOST0 is powered on; HOST0 firmware will be updated 
         automatically when HOST0 is restarted. 
     
    Are you sure you want to load the specified file (y/n)? y
    Preserve existing configuration (y/n)? n
    2013-01-28 20:35:51 Download firmware package ... 
    2013-01-28 20:38:46 Check firmware package ... 
    No-preserve-configuration option passed. Stop domain ID 0
    before upgrading firmware 
    upgrade failed: No-preserve-configuration option passed,
    stop all domains before upgrading firmware
    2013-01-28 20:39:16 Firmware upgrade cancelled
     
    Firmware update failed. 
    load: Command Failed 
    -> 

    Note - As indicated in the previous example, for the load command to proceed successfully, you must power off the specified PDomain (PDomain_0, in this example).


    After the flash image has been updated, the Main SP automatically resets, runs diagnostics, and returns to the login prompt on the serial console.

    U-Boot 2010.03
     
    Custom Pilot3 U-Boot 0.1 (Jun  6 2012 - 20:04:50) r74178
    ***
    Net:   faradaynic#0, faradaynic#1
    Enter Diagnostics Mode
    ['q'uick/'n'ormal(default)/e'x'tended(manufacturing mode)]...0
    Diagnostics Mode - NORMAL
    <DIAGS> Memory Data Bus Test ... PASSED
    <DIAGS> Memory Address Bus Test ... PASSED
    I2C Probe Test - SP
          Bus     Device                          Address Result
          ===     ============================    ======= ======
           6                  SP FRUID (U1101)    0xA0    PASSED
           6               DS1338(RTC) (U1102)    0xD0    PASSED
     
    <DIAGS> PHY #0 R/W Test ... PASSED
    <DIAGS> PHY #0 Link Status ... PASSED
    <DIAGS> ETHERNET PHY #0, Internal Loopback Test ... PASSED
    ## Booting image at 110a2000 ... ***
     
    Mounting local filesystems...
    Mounted all disk partitions.
     
    Configuring network interfaces...FTGMAC100: eth0:ftgmac100_open
    Starting system log daemon: syslogd and klogd.
    Starting capidirect daemon: capidirectd . Done
    Starting Event Manager: eventmgr  . Done
    Starting ipmi log manager daemon: logmgr . Done
    Starting IPMI Stack: . Done
    Starting sshd.
    Starting SP fishwrap cache daemon: fishwrapd . Done
    Starting Host deamon: hostd . Done
    Starting Network Controller Sideband Interface Daemon: ncsid . Done
    Starting Platform Obfuscation Daemon: pod . Done
    Starting lu main daemon: lumain . Done
    Starting Detection/Diagnosis After System Boot: dasboot  Done
    Starting Servicetags discoverer: stdiscoverer.
    Starting Servicetags listener: stlistener.
    Starting Dynamic FRUID Daemon: dynafrud  Done
     
    hostname login:
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