This book provides an overview of the system and presents a step-by-step description of common administration procedures. It explains how to configure and manage the platform and domains. It also explains how to remove and replace components and perform firmware upgrades. It contains information about security, troubleshooting, and a glossary of technical terms.
Chapter 1 describes domains and the system controller. It provides an overview of partitions and domains, redundant system components, and minimum system configurations. This chapter also provides an overview of reliability, serviceability, and availability.
Chapter 2 explains how to navigate between the platform and domain shells, between the Solaris operating environment and the domain shell, or between the OpenBoot PROM and the domain shell. This chapter also explains how to terminate a system controller session.
Chapter 3 explains how to power on and set up the system for the first time.
Chapter 4 explains how to create and start multiple domains.
Chapter 5 provides information on general administrative tasks, such as powering on and powering off the system. It also explains how to update firmware.
Chapter 6 presents information on security.
Chapter 7 describes the automatic diagnosis and domain restoration features of the firmware.
Chapter 8 describes how system controller failover works.
Chapter 9 describes the Capacity on Demand (COD) option and how to allocate, activate, and monitor COD resources.
Chapter 10 describes how to test boards.
Chapter 11 describes the firmware steps necessary to remove and install a
CPU/Memory board, I/O assembly, Compact PCI card, PCI card, Repeater board, System Controller board, and ID board/centerplane.
Chapter 12 provides troubleshooting information about system faults and procedures for gathering diagnostic information, recovering from a hung domain, and handling component failures.
Appendix A describes how to map device path names to physical system devices.
Appendix B provides examples of setting up an HTTP and FTP server.
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