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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)



Diagnostics Process

Use the flowchart to understand how to use the server module’s diagnostic tools to manage faults. Also see the table that follows this flowchart.

image:Flowchart diagram shows the sequence of diagnostic tasks.
Flowchart No.
Diagnostic Action
Possible Outcome
Additional Information
Check the Power OK LED.
If this LED is not lit, check the power source and ensure that the server module is properly installed in the modular system chassis.
Run the Oracle ILOM show faulty command to check for faults.
This command displays the following kinds of faults:
  • Environmental and configuration

  • PSH-detected

  • POST-detected

Faulty FRUs are identified in fault messages using the FRU name.

All Oracle ILOM detected fault messages begin with the characters SPT.

Check the Oracle Solaris log files for fault information.
The Oracle Solaris message buffer and log files record system events, and provide information about faults.
  • If system messages indicate a faulty device, replace the FRU.

  • For more diagnostic information, review the Oracle VTS report. See number 4.

Run the Oracle VTS software.
  • If Oracle VTS reports a faulty device, replace it.
  • If Oracle VTS does not report a faulty device, run POST. See number 5.

POST performs basic tests of the server module components and reports faulty FRUs.
Check if the fault is environmental.
Determine if the fault is an environmental fault or a configuration fault.

If the fault listed by the show faulty command displays a temperature or voltage fault, then the fault is an environmental fault. Environmental faults can be caused by faulty FRUs, or by environmental conditions such as when computer room ambient temperature is too high, or airflow is blocked. When the environmental condition is corrected, the fault automatically clears.

Determine if the fault was detected by PSH.
If the fault message does not begin with the characters SPT, the fault was detected by the PSH feature.

After the FRU is replaced, perform the procedure to clear PSH detected faults.

Determine if the fault was detected by POST.
POST performs basic tests of the server module components and reports faulty FRUs. When POST detects a faulty FRU, POST logs the fault and if possible, takes the FRU offline. POST detected FRUs display the following text in the fault message:

Forced fail reason

where reason is the name of the power-on routine that detected the failure.

Contact technical support.
The majority of hardware faults are detected by the server module’s diagnostics. In rare cases a problem might require additional troubleshooting. If you are unable to determine the cause of the problem, contact Oracle Support or go to:
  • Broken Link (Target ID: Z4000D1A4916)
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