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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Understanding the Switch

Switch Overview

Physical Specifications

Environmental Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Electrical Specifications

Network Management Connector and Pins

USB Management Connector and Pins

Data QSFP Connector and Pins

Understanding Cabling

Routing Service Cables

Understanding Data Cabling

Preparing to Install the Switch

Installation Preparation

Suggested Tools for Installation

Antistatic Precautions for Installation

Installation Responsibilities

Installation Sequence

Verify Shipping Carton Contents

Route the Data Cables

Installing the Switch

Install the Switch in the Rack

Powering On the Switch

Attach the Management Cables

Attach the Power Cords

Accessing the Management Controller

Access the Management Controller From the Network Management Port

Access the Management Controller From the USB Management Port

Verify the Switch Status

Start the Subnet Manager

Connecting Data cables

Attach the Data Cables

Check Link Status

Verifying the InfiniBand Fabric

InfiniBand Node Description

Discover the InfiniBand Fabric Topology

Perform Diagnostics on the InfiniBand Fabric


Troubleshooting the Switch

Switch Hardware Problems

InfiniBand Fabric Problems

Identifying LEDs

Understanding Routing Through the Switch

Switch GUIDs Overview

Understanding Administrative Commands

Configuration Overview

Hardware Command Overview

InfiniBand Command Overview

ILOM Command Overview

Administering the Chassis

Monitoring the Chassis

Controlling the Chassis

Administering the I4 Switch Chip

Monitoring the I4 Switch Chip

Controlling the I4 Switch Chip

Administering the Subnet Manager

Monitoring the Subnet Manager

Controlling the Subnet Manager

Administering the InfiniBand Fabric

Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric

Controlling the InfiniBand Fabric

Configuring the Fabric Director Node List

Partitioning the InfiniBand Fabric

Remote Management

Understanding Oracle ILOM on the Switch

Oracle ILOM Overview

Supported Features

Understanding Oracle ILOM Targets

Installing the Oracle ILOM Firmware

Firmware Delivery

Acquire the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Install the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Administering Oracle ILOM (CLI)

CLI Overview

Accessing Oracle ILOM From the CLI

Switching Between the Oracle ILOM Shell and the Linux Shell

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Administering Oracle ILOM (Web)

Web Interface Overview

Access Oracle ILOM From the Web Interface

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Upgrade the Switch Firmware (Web)

Using the Fabric Monitor

Access the Fabric Monitor

Fabric Monitor Features

Accessing the Rear Panel Diagram

Accessing Status Pane Information

Control Panel Function

Monitoring Parameters and Status

Administering Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

SNMP Overview

Understanding SNMP Commands

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Administering Hardware (IPMI)

ipmitool Overview

Display the Sensor States (IPMI)

Display the Sensor Information (IPMI)

Display the System Event Log (IPMI)

Display FRU ID Information (IPMI)

Display Switch Status LED States (IPMI)

Enable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Disable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Understanding Oracle ILOM Commands

cd Command

create Command

delete Command

dump Command

exit Command (ILOM)

help Command (ILOM)

load Command

reset Command

set Command

show Command

version Command (ILOM)


Understanding Service Procedures

Replaceable Components

Suggested Tools for Service

Antistatic Precautions for Service

Servicing Power Supplies

Inspecting a Power Supply

Power Off a Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Power On a Power Supply

Servicing Fans

Inspecting a Fan

Remove a Fan

Install a Fan

Servicing Data Cables

Inspecting the Data Cables

Remove a Data Cable

Install a Data Cable

Servicing the Battery

Remove the Switch From the Rack

Replace the Battery


Understanding Hardware Commands

Linux Shells for Hardware Commands

checkboot Command

checkpower Command

checktopomax Command

checkvoltages Command

connector Command

dcsport Command

disablecablelog Command

disablelinklog Command

disablesm Command

disableswitchport Command

enablecablelog Command

enablelinklog Command

enablesm Command

enableswitchport Command

env_test Command

exit Command (Hardware)

fdconfig Command

fwverify Command

generatetopology Command

getfanspeed Command

getmaster Command

getportstatus Command

help Command (Hardware)

listlinkup Command

matchtopology Command

setcontrolledhandover Command

setmsmlocationmonitor Command

setsmmkey Command

setsmpriority Command

setsubnetprefix Command

showfruinfo Command

showpsufru Command

showsmlog Command

showtemps Command

showtopology Command

showunhealthy Command

smconfigtest Command

smnodes Command

smpartition Command

version Command (Hardware)

Understanding InfiniBand Commands

Linux Shells for InfiniBand Commands

ibdiagnet Command

ibhosts Command

ibnetdiscover Command

ibnetstatus Command

ibnodes Command

ibportstate Command

ibroute Command

ibrouters Command

ibstat Command

ibswitches Command

ibtracert Command

perfquery Command

saquery Command

smpquery Command

Understanding SNMP MIB OIDs

OID Tables Overview

Understanding the SUN-DCS-IB-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-FABRIC-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-HW-TRAP-MIB MIB OIDs


Understanding the SUN-PLATFORM-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the ENTITY-MIB MIB OIDs


Install the Switch in the Rack


Caution - The airflow through the switch is in from the fans, through the chassis, and out at the connector panel. The front of the switch chassis (fan end) intakes from the cold aisle, and the rear of the switch chassis (connector end) exhausts to the hot aisle. This flow direction requires you to install the switch in an orientation that is the opposite of what you might assume.

  1. Identify the prerequisite and subsequent installation tasks that you must perform in conjunction with this procedure.

    See Installation Sequence.

  2. If installed, open the rack doors.
  3. Assemble the cable management extenders.
    1. Slide the attachment bracket over the extender, so that the tab on the bracket is opposite the flange on the extender.

      The open end of the tab is toward the flange. The flat end of the tab is toward the rear of the extender.

      image:Illustration shows the attachment bracket sliding over the long rail.
    2. Place the attachment plate on the flange side of the extender, opposite the attachment bracket.
    3. Use two screws to sandwich the attachment bracket and plate to the extender, in the position farthest from the flange.
      image:Illustration shows the bracket and plate sandwiching to the rail.
    4. Using a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, tighten the two screws.
    5. Repeat from Step a for the other cable management extender.
  4. Attach the cable management extenders and long rails to the rear of the rack.
    1. Place the long rail to the mounting location on the post of the rack.
    2. Butt the flange of the extender to the flange of the long rail.
      image:Illustration shows the front brackets being installed.
    3. Secure the assembly to the post with two captive nuts and two screws.
    4. Repeat from Step a for the other cable management extender and long rail.
  5. Attach the long front brackets (with cutouts) to the front of the switch with four screws on each side.

    The flange of the long front brackets point away from the switch.

    image:Illustration shows the long front brackets and C-shaped brackets being installed to the chassis.
  6. Attach the C-shaped brackets to the switch with four screws on each side.

    The edge of the C-shaped bracket is flush to the rear of the chassis.

  7. Route the power cords through the rack with the female end at the front of the rack where the switch will install.

    Ensure that there is 24 inches (610 mm) of power cord slack at the front of the rack to provide an adequate service loop when removing the switch from the rack.

  8. Carefully lift the switch and slide it into the rack, from the front rearward.

    Ensure that the ends of the long rails slide into the C-shaped brackets at the rear of the switch chassis and that the power cords lay into the cut-outs of the long front mounting brackets.

    image:Illustration shows the switch sliding into the rack.
  9. Mount the front of the switch chassis to the front rack posts with two captive nuts and two screws at each side.

    Tighten the screws securely.

    image:Illustration shows the switch being secured to the rack.
  10. Install the cable management bracket to the tabs of the attachment brackets at the rear of the switch, tightening the thumbscrews on each side of the cable management bracket.
    image:Illustration shows the cable management bracket being installed to the switch.
  11. Install the cable management bracket cover.
    image:Illustration shows the thumbscrews being tightened.
  12. Tighten the thumbscrews on each side of the cover.
    image:Illustration shows the thumbscrews being tightened.
  13. Attach the management cables.

    See Attach the Management Cables.

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