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Sun Fire X2100 Server User Guide




1. Introduction to the Sun Fire X2100 Server

1.1 Features

1.2 Operating System and Software

1.2.1 Operating System Software Preinstalled Software Supported Operating Systems

1.2.2 Supplemental CD Software

1.2.3 System Management

1.3 Hardware System Overview

1.3.1 Front and Rear Panels

1.3.2 Internal Components

1.4 Powering the Server On and Off

1.4.1 Powering On the Server

1.4.2 Powering Off the Server

1.4.3 Power Interruptions

1.5 Customer-Orderable Components

2. Troubleshooting

2.1 Troubleshooting Overview

2.2 Visual Inspection

2.2.1 Performing an External Visual Inspection

2.2.2 Performing an Internal Visual Inspection

2.3 Troubleshooting Procedures

2.4 Technical Assistance

3. Diagnostics

3.1 PC-Check Diagnostics Overview

3.2 System Information Menu

3.3 Advanced Diagnostics Tests

3.3.1 Hard Disk Testing

3.4 Immediate Burn-in Testing

3.5 Deferred Burn-in Testing

3.6 Create Diagnostic Partition

3.6.1 Removing Existing Partitions From a Hard Disk

3.6.2 Adding a Diagnostic Partition to the First Bootable Disk

3.6.3 Creating a Log File on the Diagnostic Partition

3.6.4 Accessing the Diagnostic Partition on a Red Hat Linux System

3.6.5 Accessing the Diagnostic Partition on the Solaris 10 Operating System

3.6.6 Accessing the Diagnostic Partition on a Windows XP System

3.7 Show Results Summary

3.8 Print Results Report

3.9 About Pc-Check

3.10 Exit to DOS

4. Maintaining the Sun Fire X2100 Server

4.1 Tools and Supplies Needed

4.2 Installation Precautions

4.2.1 ESD Precautions

4.2.2 Preinstallation Instructions

4.2.3 Postinstallation Instructions

4.3 Powering Off the Server and Removing the Cover

4.4 Locations of Server Components

4.5 Customer-Replaceable-Unit Replacement Procedures

4.5.1 I/O Board Removing an I/O Board Installing an I/O Board

4.5.2 SMDC Service Processor Removing the SMDC Installing the SMDC Card

Flashing the BIOS

4.5.3 PCIe Card Removing the PCIe Card and Riser Installing the PCIe Card and Riser

4.5.4 SATA Hard Disk Drive and Carrier Removing an HDD and Carrier Installing an HDD and Carrier

4.5.5 SATA Backplane Removing the SATA Backplane Installing the SATA Backplane

4.5.6 DVD Drive Assembly Removing the DVD Drive Assembly Installing the DVD Drive Assembly

4.5.7 Power Supply Removing a Power Supply Installing a Power Supply

4.5.8 Cooling Fans Removing the Fans Installing the Fans

4.5.9 Dual Inline Memory Modules DIMM Population Rules Detecting Faulty DIMMs Removing a DIMM Installing a DIMM

4.5.10 CMOS Data Clearing CMOS Using the Clear CMOS Jumper Clearing the CMOS by Removing the System Battery

4.5.11 System Battery Removing the System Battery Installing the System Battery

4.5.12 CPUs Removing a Heatsink and CPU Installing a CPU and Heatsink

4.5.13 Cables

4.5.14 Motherboard Removing the Motherboard Installing the Motherboard

A. System Specifications

A.1 Physical Specifications

A.2 Power Specifications

A.3 Environmental Specifications


C. Using the Optional Service Processor

C.1 Service Processor Overview

C.2 Util. exe Utility

C.2.1 Using the util.exe Command Line Options

C.2.2 Using the util.exe GUI

C.2.2.1 Flash Firmware

C.2.2.2 Lan Config

C.2.2.3 Setting User Names and Passwords

C.2.2.4 Setting PEF

C.3 Setting up the SMDC for IPMItool v1.8.5

C.3.1 Setting Up the SMDC Using IPMItool

C.3.2 Setting Up the System BIOS

C.3.3 Setting Up on Solaris

C.3.4 Setting Up on Linux

C.3.5 Setting Up the Console System

D. Booting the Supplemental CD from a PXE Server

D.1 Setting up the Supplemental CD Image on the PXE Server

D.2 Accessing the Supplemental CD From the Target Sun Fire X2100 Server

D.3 Flashing System BIOS from a PXE Server

D.3.1 Installing the pxe_flash Image on the PXE Server

D.3.2 Flashing the BIOS using the PXE Server Image

D.3.3 Removing the PXE Flash Configuration File(s)