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Using This Documentation

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Support and Accessibility


Understanding the Server Module

Installation Task Overview

Server Module Overview

Front and Rear Panel Components

Confirming Server Module and Site Specifications

Physical Specifications

Environmental Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Preparing for Installation


Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Plan Communication With the Server Module During Installation

Dongle Cables

Installing the Server Module

Prepare the Modular System and Server Module

Install Optional Components

Insert the Server Module Into the Chassis

Powering On the Server Module for the First Time

Method 1a – Power On the Host Through the CMM (Web Interface)

Method 1b – Power On the Host Through the CMM (CLI)

Method 2 – Power On the Host Through the CMM SER MGT Port (CLI)

Method 3 – Power On the Host Through the Front Panel (SP CLI)

Configuring the Oracle Solaris OS

Configure the OS

Install Oracle Solaris Software From the Network

Oracle Solaris 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

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Front and Rear Panel Components

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Diagnostics 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

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Check the Message Buffer (dmesg Command)

View System Message Log Files

List FRU Status (prtdiag Command)

Checking if Oracle VTS Software Is Installed

Oracle VTS Overview

Check if Oracle VTS Software 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

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

Handling Precautions

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Modular System Chassis Serial Number

Find the Server Module Serial Number

Locate the Server Module

Preparing the Server Module for Removal

Remove the Server Module From the Modular System

Remove the Cover

Servicing Drives

Drive Configuration

Drive LEDs

Drive Hot-Plugging Guidelines

Locate a Faulty Drive

Remove a Drive

Remove a Drive Filler

Install a Drive

Install a Drive Filler

Verify Drive Functionality

Servicing Memory

Memory Faults

DIMM Configuration

DIMM Handling Precautions

Locate a Faulty DIMM

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Clear the Fault and Verify the Functionality of the Replacement DIMM

Verify DIMM Functionality

Servicing the REM

Remove a REM

Install a REM

Servicing the FEM

Remove a FEM

Install a FEM

Servicing the SP Card

Remove the SP Card

Install the SP Card

Servicing the ID PROM

Remove the ID PROM

Install the ID PROM

Verify the ID PROM

Servicing a USB Flash Drive

Remove a USB Flash Drive

Install a USB Flash Drive

Servicing the Battery

Replace the Battery

Replacing the Server Module Enclosure Assembly (Motherboard)

Transfer Components to Another Enclosure Assembly

Returning the Server Module to Operation

Replace the Cover

Install the Server Module Into the Modular System

Power On the Host (Oracle ILOM)

Power On the Host (Power Button)



Oracle ILOM Properties That Affect POST Behavior

These Oracle ILOM properties determine how POST performs its operations. See also the flowchart that follows the table.

Note - The value of keyswitch_state must be normal when individual POST parameters are changed.

/SYS keyswitch_state
The host can power on and run POST (based on the other parameter settings). This parameter overrides all other commands.
The host runs POST based on predetermined settings that perform maximum verbose testing.
The host cannot power on.
The host can power on and run POST, but no flash updates can be made.
/HOST/diag mode
POST does not run.
Runs POST according to diag level value.
Runs POST with preset values for diag level and diag verbosity.
/HOST/diag level
If diag mode = normal, runs all the minimum tests plus extensive processor and memory tests.
If diag mode = normal, runs the minimum set of tests.
/HOST/diag trigger
Does not run POST on reset.
(Default) Runs POST following an AC power cycle and when the top cover is removed.
Runs POST only for the first power on.
(Default) Runs POST if fatal errors are detected.
Runs POST after any reset.
/HOST/diag verbosity
POST output displays all test and informational messages.
POST output displays functional tests with a banner and pinwheel.
POST displays all test and informational messages, and some debugging messages.
POST displays extensive debugging output on the system console, including the devices being tested and the debug output of each test.
No POST output is displayed.
image:Flowchart diagram shows the Oracle ILOM properties used to manage POST operations.

The following table shows combinations of Oracle ILOM parameters and associated POST modes.

Oracle ILOM Parameter
Normal Diagnostic Mode

(Default Settings)

No POST Execution
Service Mode Using the Keyswitch_state
/HOST/diag mode
/HOST/diag level
/HOST/diag trigger
hw-change error-reset
/HOST/diag verbosity
Description of POST execution
This is the default POST configuration. This configuration tests the server module thoroughly and suppresses some of the detailed POST output.
POST does not run, resulting in quick initialization. This configuration is not suggested.
POST runs the full spectrum of tests with the maximum output displayed.

1The keyswitch_state parameter, when set to diag, overrides all the other POST variables.

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