C H A P T E R  2

Installation Overview

This chapter lists the steps in a typical Netra 440 server installation and contains the procedures that must be performed before installing the server in a rack.

This chapter contains these topics:

Installation Overview

Each step in this task list refers you to the relevant section of the documentation for more information. Complete each step in the order listed.

1. Verify that you have received all of the components that ship with your server.

See FIGURE 1-1 for the ship kit contents.

2. Install any optional components shipped with your system.

If you have purchased optional components such as additional memory, install them prior to mounting the server in a rack. See Installing Optional Components for more information.

3. Mount the server into a rack or cabinet.

See Chapter 3 for rackmount installation instructions.

4. Connect the chassis grounding cable.

See Connecting the Chassis Grounding Cable (DC Version).

5. Connect the serial, network, and all other data cables to the server.

See Connecting All Other Cables.

6. Assemble and connect the input power cables to the server.

See Assembling and Connecting the DC Input Power Cable for complete instructions.

7. Set up a terminal or console for installing your server.

See Chapter 5 for complete instructions.

8. Gather configuration information for your system.

See the Configuring the Server.

9. (Optional) Set any desired OpenBoottrademark PROM configuration options.

You can control several aspects of system behavior through OpenBoot PROM commands and configuration variables. Refer to the OpenBoot 4.x Command Reference Manual (816-1177-xx) and the Netra 440 Server System Administration Guide (817-3884-xx) for OpenBoot command information.

10. Confirm that the Ethernet connection is attached to the server.

11. Check whether the rotary switch is in the Normal position.

See Setting the Rotary Switch.

12. Power on the server by either pressing the On/Standby button on the front panel or from a keyboard using the ALOM software.

See Powering On the Server.

13. Configure the server software.

The Solaris operating system is preinstalled on the server. When you power on, you are automatically guided through the Solaris operating system configuration procedure. See Configuring the Server for more information.

14. Install any required patch or patches to the server.

Refer to the Netra 440 Server Release Notes (817-3885-xx) for a list of the required patches.

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

The Solaris media kit (sold separately) 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.

Installing Optional Components

The standard components of the Netra 440 server are installed at the factory. However, if you ordered options such as additional memory or a PCI card, these will be shipped separately. If possible, install these components prior to installing the server in a rack.

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

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Caution - To protect electronic components from electrostatic damage, which can permanently disable the system or require repair by Sun service technicians, place components on an antistatic surface, such as a Sun antistatic discharge mat, an antistatic bag, or a disposable antistatic mat. Also, always wear an antistatic wrist strap connected to a metal surface on the chassis when you work on system components.

Note - The optional component list might be updated at any time. Refer to the Sun StoreSM web site (http://store.sun.com) for the most current list of Netra 440 server supported components.