The Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Installation Guide provides instructions, background information, and reference material to help you install a SPARCtrademark Enterprise T2000 server.

Instructions for installation in this document assume that a system administrator is experienced with the Solaristrademark Operating System (Solaris OS).

Note - All internal components except hard drives must be installed by qualified service technicians only.

How This Document Is Organized

This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter 1 provides an installation overview for the server.

Chapter 2 provides instructions for installing the server into a rack.

Chapter 3 provides instructions for configuring and powering on the server and for installing additional software.

Appendix A provides instructions for updating the system controller firmware and the server firmware.

Appendix B provides instructions for selecting a boot device.

Shipping Kit Inventory List

Standard components of the server are installed at the factory. However, if you ordered options such as a PCI card and monitor, these are shipped to you separately.

Note - Inspect the shipping carton(s) for evidence of physical damage. If a shipping carton appears damaged, request that the carrier's agent be present when the carton is opened. Keep all contents and packing material for the agent's inspection.

single-step bulletVerify that you have received all the parts of your server.

Using UNIX Commands

This document might not contain information about basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Refer to the following for this information:

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Related Documentation

The documents listed as online are available at:



Part Number

Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Site Planning Guide

Site planning information for the


Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Product Notes

Late breaking information about the server. The latest notes are posted at:


Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Administration Guide

How to perform administrative tasks that are specific to the server


Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Service Manual

How to run diagnostics to troubleshoot your server and how to remove and replace parts in the server


Advanced Lights Out Manager (ALOM) CMT Administration Guide

How to use the Sun Advanced Lights Out Manager (ALOM CMT) software on the

(Varies based on version.)

Sun SPARC Enterprise T2000 Server Safety and Compliance Guide

Provides safety and compliance information that is specific to this server


Documentation, Support, and Training

Sun Function





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