C H A P T E R  2

Installing the Sun Fire T1000 Server

This chapter provides instructions for installing the Sun Fire T1000 server in an open rack or closed cabinet. This chapter contains the following sections:

Note - Ensure that you have all of the parts before you begin the installation of the server. See Shipping Kit Inventory List

Note - In this guide, references to left and right are from your viewpoint as you face either the front or the rear of the system.

Rackmount Kit

The Sun Fire T1000 server rackmount kit includes two mounting slides, a slide spacing tool, and a cable management bracket. The kit also includes two extension brackets for use with racks up to 39.5 in. (1000 mm) in depth.

The mounting kit also includes an assortment of screws and nuts to fit various types of racks. Extra screws and nuts are included.

Installing the Server in a Rack

procedure icon  To Install the Mounting Brackets

1. Pull both mounting brackets completely out of their respective slide rails.

a. Simultaneously press and hold the upper and lower lock buttons of the slide rail lock (FIGURE 2-1).

FIGURE 2-1 Unlocking the Slide Rail Assembly

The slide rail lock is located at the front of the mounting bracket.

b. Pull the mounting bracket out until it stops.

c. Slide the mounting bracket release button to the left (FIGURE 2-2), then slide the mounting bracket completely out of the slide rail.

FIGURE 2-2 Mounting Bracket Release Button

Figure showint the release button near the front of the mounting bracket

2. Attach a mounting bracket to the right side of the Sun Fire T1000 chassis.

a. Position the mounting bracket against the server chassis (FIGURE 2-3) so that the slide rail lock is at the front and the two keyed openings on the mounting bracket are aligned with the two locating pins on the side of the chassis.

FIGURE 2-3 Attaching a Mounting Bracket to the Chassis

The mounting bracket attaches to three pins that are located on the side of the chassis. .

b. With the heads of the two locating pins protruding though the two keyed openings in the mounting bracket, slide the mounting bracket toward the front of the chassis until the bracket locks into place with an audible click.

c. Verify that both locating pins are trapped in the keyed openings and that the front locating pin has engaged the mounting bracket lock (FIGURE 2-3).

3. Attach the second mounting bracket to the left side of the Sun Fire T1000 chassis.

procedure icon  To Install the Slide Rails

1. Determine which rack hole numbers you will use when attaching the slide rails to the rack posts.

Most racks have posts that are marked off by rack units (1.75 in. or 45 mm). The Sun Fire T1000 server occupies one rack unit.

2. Determine which screws you will use to mount the slide rails.

3. Loosen the two captive screws (FIGURE 2-4) approximately a quarter-turn on each slide rail.

This action allows movement of the rear section so that you can adjust the length of each slide rail.

FIGURE 2-4 Captive Screws on the Slide Rail

Two captive screws are located in the middle area of the slide rail.

4. Determine if the slide rails are long enough to fit your rack.

FIGURE 2-5 Using the Extension Bracket

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5. Attach a slide rail to the right front rack post (FIGURE 2-6).

a. Loosely attach the front of a slide rail to the right front rack post using two screws (M5 or M6, as appropriate to the size of the screw holes on the rack post). Do not tighten the screws yet.

FIGURE 2-6 Mounting the Slide Rail

Two screws attach the front of a slide rail to the front of a post rail.

b. Adjust the length of the slide rail by sliding the rear section to reach the outside edge of the rear rack post, then tighten the captive screws (FIGURE 2-4) to freeze the length of the slide rail.

c. Loosely attach the rear of the slide rail to the rear rack post with screws.

6. Attach the second slide rail to the left rack posts in a similar manner.

Do not tighten the attachment screws at the front or rear of the slide rail.

7. Use the slide rail spacing tool to adjust the distance between the slide rails.

a. At the rear of the rack, insert the left side of the tool into slots at the end of the middle section on the left slide rail (FIGURE 2-7).

FIGURE 2-7 Using the Slide Rail Spacing Tool to Adjust the Distance Between the Slide Rails

Figure showing how the slide rail spacing tool fits into slots at the ends of both slide rails simultaneously

b. Insert the right side of the tool into slots at the end of the right rail, while simultaneously sliding the end of the rail to the right or left as needed to allow the ends of the tool to enter both middle sections.

When the tool is properly inserted, the distance between the rails is 17.4 in. (442 mm).

c. Tighten the screws to lock the ends of the slide rails in place.

d. Remove the slide rail spacing tool.

e. At the front of the rack, use the spacing tool to adjust the distance between the front ends of the rails.

The front ends of the rails do not have slots for the spacing tool. Slide the rails sideways as needed until the sides of the spacing tool touches both rails. At this point, the distance between the ends of the rails is 17.4 in. (442 mm).

f. Tighten the two screws to lock the rails in place.

procedure icon  To Install the Server in the Rack

1. Deploy the antitilt bar, if the rack is so equipped.

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Caution - Deploy the antitilt bar on the rack before beginning an installation.

2. Raise the server and insert the ends of the mounting brackets into the left and right slide rails (FIGURE 2-8).

FIGURE 2-8 Mounting the Chassis on the Slide Rails

Figure showing how the mounting brackets fit into the fronts of the slide rails 

3. Slide the chassis into the rack.

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Caution - Before continuing, verify that the server is securely mounted in the rack, and that the slide rails are locked in the mounting brackets.

procedure icon  To Install the Cable Management Bracket

1. Place the cable management bracket across the slide rail assemblies behind the system chassis.

2. Press down on each end of the cable management bracket until the ends click into place on the mounting brackets.

Note - When you attach cables to the server, as in the following procedures, lay the cables over the cable management bracket, then use cable ties to hold each cable in place.

Removing the Server From the Rack for Service

To install or replace internal parts in the Sun Fire T1000 server, you must first remove the server from the rack.

For the removal procedure, refer to the Sun Fire T1000 Server Service Manual.

Connecting the Server Cables

In order to boot the Sun Fire T1000 system, you must connect and configure the network and serial ports. The procedures are given in the following sections.

FIGURE 2-9 shows the connectors on the rear panel of the Sun Fire T1000 server.

FIGURE 2-9 Rear Panel Connectors

Figure showing the rear panel anc cable connectors

procedure icon  To Connect the SC Serial Management Port

The system controller serial management port is marked SER MGT (FIGURE 2-10).

FIGURE 2-10 System Controller Serial and Network Ports, Rear of Chassis

Figure showing the Network Management Port.

Note - Use the SC serial management port only for server management. It is the default connection between the system controller and a terminal or a computer.

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Caution - Do not attach a modem to this port.

single-step bulletConnect a Category 5 cable from the SER MGT serial management port to the terminal device.

When connecting either a DB-9 or a DB-25 cable, use an adapter to perform the crossovers given for each connector.

procedure icon  To Connect the SC Network Management Port

The system controller network management port is marked NET MGT (FIGURE 2-10).

Note - The SC network management port is configured by default to retrieve network settings via Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and allow connections using Solaristrademark Secure Shell (SSH®). You may need to modify these settings for your network Instructions are given in Chapter 3.

single-step bulletConnect a Category 5 cable from the NET MGT network management port to your network switch or hub.

procedure icon  To Connect the Ethernet Network Cables

The Sun Fire T1000 server has four network connectors, marked NET0, NET1, NET2, and NET3 (FIGURE 2-9). These connectors are RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet.

1. Connect a Category 5 cable from your network switch or hub to Ethernet Port 0 (NET0) on the rear of the chassis.

NET0 is the leftmost port in the 4-port network cluster in FIGURE 2-9.

2. Connect Category 5 cables from your network switch or hub to the remaining Ethernet ports (NET1, NET2, NET3), as needed.

TTYA Serial Port

The TTYA serial port has a DB-9 connector. A DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter cable is included in the shipping kit.

Note - This serial port is not the same as the SC serial management port. Use the serial port only for general purpose serial data transfers.

FIGURE 2-11 Serial Port (TTYA)

Figure showing the pin numbering for the serial port.Figure showing the serial port.

procedure icon  To Connect the AC Power Cables to the Server

Powering on the system for the first time requires special preparation and procedures. For example, if you have not prepared a display before connecting the AC power cables, system messages might be lost.

1. Finish the hardware procedures in this chapter, but do not attach the AC power cable yet.

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Caution - The server goes into Standby mode and the system controller initializes as soon as the AC power cables are connected to the power source.

2. Go to Powering On the System for the First Time.