C H A P T E R  1

Introduction to the Sun Blade X6250 Server Module

This chapter contains overviews of the Sun Blade X6250 server module. It contains the following sections:


1.1 Features of the Servers

The Sun Blade X6250 server module is designed to fit into the Sun Blade 6000 chassis system. The Sun Blade X6250 server module supports two Intel Xeon 5000 series processors and embedded I/O that provides PCI-Express, SAS, and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces to the Sun Blade 6000 chassis midplane, and four SAS (with RAID Expansion Module) or SATA drive interfaces at the front of the server module. Server monitoring is performed by an onboard IPMI 2.0 compliant service processor with Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) or an Embedded Lights Out Manager (ELOM).

TABLE 1-1 summarizes the features of the server module.


TABLE 1-1 Summary Comparison of Features

Feature or Component

Specifications

CPU

Up to two Intel Xeon 5000 series dual-core or quad-core processors

Memory

Up to 8 fully buffered ECC DIMMs per CPU (up to 64 GB capacity using 4 GB DIMMs)

Hard Disks (HDs)

Four Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) HDs (2.5 inch) or four Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Service Processor

Onboard IPMI 2.0 compliant service processor (SP) with Intgrated Lights Out Manager or Embedded Lights Out Manager.

One 10/100 Management Ethernet Port to Midplane

Remote Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVMS) over IP

RAID options

Four-channel SAS RAID disk controller

Midplane I/O

  • Four 8-lane PCI-Express, one per Network Express Module (NEM)
  • Two 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, one per NEM
  • 10/100 Ethernet management port to the Chassis Control Module (CMM), which serves as the service processor for the Sun Blade 6000 chassis

Front Panel I/O

Dongle connector that interfaces to:

  • VGA Graphics
  • Serial Console to SP
  • Dual USB ports (keyboard/mouse)

Compact Flash

IDE Compact Flash Module Interface



1.2 Sun Blade X6250 Server Module Orientation

This section contains illustrations that you can use to become familiar with the components of the Sun Blade X6250 server module.

1.2.1 Server Module Front Panel

FIGURE 1-1 shows the features of the front panel.

FIGURE 1-1 Server Module Front Panel


Picture of front panel controls and indicators.


Figure Legend

1

Locate button/indicator (white)

2

Ready to Remove indicator (blue)

3

Service Action Required / Fault (amber)

4

System Status Indicator (green)

5

Power on/standby button

6

For service use only

7

UCP (universal connector port) to connect dongle cable

8

HD OK/Activity Indicator (green)

9

HD Fault/Locate Indicator (amber)

10

HD Ready to Remove Indicator (blue)


1.2.2 Server Module Components

FIGURE 1-2 shows the locations of the server module replaceable components, with the top cover removed.

FIGURE 1-2 Server Module Replaceable Component Locations


Diagram showing the locations of the replaceable Sun Fire X4200 M2 components.


1.3 Using a Dongle Cable for Testing

Your chassis ships with a dongle cable that allows you to plug devices directly into the front of the server.

The dongle cable has either three of four connectors. FIGURE 1-3 shows a dongle with four connectors.


procedure icon  To Use a Dongle Cable for Testing

1. Insert the dongle cable into the universal connector port (UCP) on the server module front panel. See FIGURE 1-1 and FIGURE 1-3.

2. Connect the dongle cable connections as appropriate.

FIGURE 1-3 Dongle Cable Connections


Graphic showing the multi-port dongle cable connections


Figure Legend

1

DB-9 serial connector

2

VGA video connector. Note: this connector is not present on a three-connector dongle

3

RJ-45 connector.

- On a three-connector dongle, this connector provides serial access to the service processor.

- On a four-connector dongle, this connector is unused.

4

Dual USB connectors




caution icon Caution - Disconnect the multi-port dongle cable when you are finished using the cable. Otherwise, the cable, blade, or chassis could be damaged when the chassis door is closed or the cable abruptly pulled.


TABLE 1-2 lists the pinouts of the DB9 port.


TABLE 1-2 DB9 Port Pinouts

Pin

Signal Description

Status

6

COM DSR

Not supported

2

COM SIN

Supported

7

COM RTS

Supported

3

COM SOUT

Supported

8

COM CTS

Supported

4

COM DTR

Supported

1

COM DCD

Supported

9

COM RI

Not supported




caution icon Caution - Disconnect the dongle cable when you are done with it. Otherwise, the cable could be damaged. Also, the server might exceed RFI specifications while the dongle is connected.



1.4 Accessory Kits

TABLE 1-3 lists the contents of the accessory kit that is shipped with the servers.


TABLE 1-3 Accessory Kit

Item

Part Number

Sun Blade X6250 Server Module Tools and Drivers CD

707-0093

Sun Blade X6250 Server Module Installation Guide
(printed documentation)

820-1182

Where to Find Sun Blade X6250 Server Module Documentation
(printed sheet)

820-1187

Additional safety and license documentation

 



1.5 Additional Options and Replaceable Components

Supported components and their part numbers are subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date list of replaceable components for these servers, go to:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/handbook_pub/Systems/

1. Click the name and model of your server.

2. On the product page that opens for the server, click on Full Components List for the list of components.



Note - These servers are fully compliant with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.



1.6 Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) and Field Replaceable Units (FRUs)

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) are designed to be changed by customers. Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) must be changed by Sun service personnel.



caution icon Caution - Changing FRUs can damage your equipment and void your warranty.


TABLE 1-4 lists the CRUs and FRUs.


TABLE 1-4 CRU and FRU List

Part

CRU or FRU

FRU, Blade, No CPU/Memory (motherboard)

FRU

CPU chip - quad core, 3.50 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon X5270)

FRU

CPU chip - quad core, 3.33 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon X5470)

FRU

CPU chip - quad core, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon L5430)

FRU

CPU chip - quad core, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon E5420)

FRU

CPU chip - quad-core, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz (Xeon E5320)

FRU

CPU chip - quad-core, 1.60 GHz, 1066MHz (Xeon L5310)

FRU

CPU chip - quad-core, 2.33 Ghz, 1333MHz (Xeon E5345)

FRU

CPU chip - quad-core, 2.66 GHz, 1333MHz (Xeon X5355)

FRU

CPU chip - dual-core, 3.0 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon X5160)

FRU

CPU chip - quad-core, 3.0 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon X5365)

FRU

CPU chip - dual-core, 3.33 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon X5260)

FRU (see Note)

CPU chip - quad-core, 2.5 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon L5420)

FRU (see Note)

CPU chip - quad-core, 2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon E5410)

FRU (see Note)

CPU chip - quad-core, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon E5440)

FRU (see Note)

CPU chip - quad-core, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz (Xeon X5460)

FRU (see Note)

CPU chip - quad core, 3.00 GHz 1333 MHz (Xeon E5450)

FRU (see Note)

2 x 1 GB, DIMM kit

CRU

2 x 2 GB, DIMM kit

CRU

2 x 4 GB, DIMM kit

CRU

80 GB SFF SATA disk drive

CRU

73 GB 10K SFF SAS disk drive

CRU

73 GB 15K SFF SAS disk drive

CRU

146 GB SFF SAS disk drive

CRU

200 GB SFF SATA disk drive

CRU

300 GB 10K SFF SAS disk drive

CRU

Sun Blade RAID 5 Expansion Module (REM) (with or without battery)

CRU

Battery for Sun Blade RAID 5 Expansion Module

CRU

Sun Blade 10 GigabitEthernet Fabric Expansion Module (FEM)

CRU

PCIe Pass Through Fabric Expansion Module (FEM)

CRU

CR2032 coin battery

CRU

Cable kit

CRU




Note - In servers with these CPUs, the Solaris 10 U4 OS requires patch 127112-05 or later, which must be added when the operating system is installed, as the server cannot boot without it. Servers with the Red Hat Linux must have RHEL 4.6 or newer.