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Introduction to the Sun Fire V125 Server Installation

This chapter provides a description of the Sun Fire V125 server and gives an overview of the installation process. The chapter contains the following sections:

Previewing the Installation Process

This section contains an overview of the installation process. Each step in the procedure includes references to the appropriate instructions that you must complete. Each step must be completed in order.

1. Prepare the site for the power, clearance, and environmental requirements.

If you are installing the server into a new Sun rack, you must fully prepare the site for the installation. If you are installing the server into an existing rack, you must conduct some site preparation to satisfy the additional power and environmental requirements. Refer to the Sun Fire V125 Server Getting Started Guide for specific instructions.

2. Verify that you have received all of the components.

The Sun Fire server ships in several packages. See Verifying the Contents of the Shipping Kit for a list of the shipping kit.

3. Install the server into the rack.

4. Set up a console to communicate with the server.

You can communicate with the Sun Fire server using either a TIP connection from another server or an ASCII terminal connected to the SERIAL MGT port. To set up the console, refer to the Sun Fire V125 Server Adminstration Guide.

5. Power on and configure the server.

The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and the Javatrademark Enterprise System are preinstalled on the server. When you power the server on, you will automatically be taken through the Solaris OS configuration procedure. However, you must first go to the preinstalled software site for the latest updates and patches.

To power the server on and configure the preinstalled software, see Powering On the Server.

6. Set the desired OpenBoot PROM configuration options.

The initial boot will test the entire system. You can change the level of testing by using the OpenBoot PROM commands and configuration variables. To change the boot test level and other boot variables, see the OpenBoot PROM Enhancements Operations.

7. Load additional software from the Solaris media kit (optional).

The Solaris OS media kit includes several CDs containing software to help you operate, configure, and administer your server. See the documentation provided with the media kit for a complete listing of included software and detailed installation instructions.

Verifying the Contents of the Shipping Kit

The server is supplied with several components. Ensure that all the parts are present in the shipping kit. If any components are missing, contact your Sun sales representative.

Note - The contents of the shipping kit might vary, depending on any options you ordered. Ensure that all the basic parts, as described in the list, are present in the shipping kit.

Table provides description of contents of the ship kit.

Using the Sun Advanced Lights Out Manager Software

The Sun Fire V125 server ships with the Sun Advanced Lights Out Manager (ALOM) software installed. The system console is directed to ALOM by default and is configured to show server console information on startup.

ALOM enables you to monitor and control your server over either a serial connection (using the SERIAL MGT port) or an Ethernet connection (using the NET MGT port).

Note - The ALOM serial port, labelled SERIAL MGT, is for server management only. If you need a general purpose serial port, use the serial port labeled 10101.

ALOM can be configured to send email notification of hardware failures and other events related to the server or to ALOM.

The ALOM circuitry uses standby power from the server. This means that:

For more information about ALOM, see the Sun Advanced Lights Out Management (ALOM) 1.6 Administration Guide.