|C H A P T E R 1|
Introduction to the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
This chapter provides an overview of the Sun Ultra 40 and the Sun Ultra 40 M2 Workstations, including power-on and power-off procedures.
It includes the following sections:
TABLE 1-1 shows key components of the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
The following sections describe the preinstalled and supported software for the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
Solaris 10 Operating System, Sun Studio 10, Sun Java Studio Creator and Sun Java Studio Enterprise software are preinstalled on your system.
For information about configuring the preinstalled Solaris 10 OS and other software for the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation, refer to the Ultra 40 Workstation Operating System Installation, Part Number 819-7577.
For detailed information about the Solaris 10 OS and other software, see the Sun software documentation site at:
The Solaris 10 Operating System is preinstalled on your workstation. You can also install one of the following supported operating systems:
Sun Ultra 40
Sun Ultra 40 M2
Instructions for installing these operating systems are available in the media sets that are packaged with the operating system software.
Note the following before installing a Linux or Windows XP operating system:
If you want to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or SUSE Linux Enterprise System on the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation, you can order it from the from:
Support for additional operating systems will be available after the initial release of the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation. Refer to the following URL for information about the operating systems currently supported:
|Note - After installing the operating system, refer to the Ultra 40 Workstation Operating System Installation, part number 819-7577, for further information about updates and drivers that must be installed.|
The Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Tools and Drivers CD, included with the workstation, contains the following software:
The following sections describe the hardware orientation and features of your Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
The system serial number is located on the left side of the system toward the front, as shown in FIGURE 1-1 and FIGURE 1-3. See the corresponding table for part number location.
This section describes the front and back panels of the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
FIGURE 1-1 shows the front panel of the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation. TABLE 1-1 lists the controls and indicators.
FIGURE 1-1 Front Panel (Ultra 40 M2 shown)
shows the back panel of the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation. TABLE 1-3 lists the controls and indicators.
FIGURE 1-2 Back Panel (Ultra 40 shown)
PCI connectors. See TABLE 1-4.
FIGURE 1-3 shows the locations of the components inside the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
FIGURE 1-3 Ultra 40 System Components
FIGURE 1-4 shows the locations of the components inside the Sun Ultra 40 M2 workstation.
FIGURE 1-4 Ultra 40 M2 System Components
This section describes how to power the workstation on and off.
After you have set up the system properly and connected all the required cables as described in the Ultra 40 Workstation Operating System Installation, part number 819-7577, you can now power on your system.
|Tip - If you are installing optional internal components, such as additional memory, an SLI connector, DIMMs, PCI cards, optical drives, or hard drives, install those components before you power on the workstation. See Chapter 6 for removal and replacement procedures. If you are not installing optional components, you are ready to power on the workstation.|
To power on the workstation:
1. Turn on the power to the monitor and to all external devices.
2. Press and release the workstation Power button on the front panel (FIGURE 1-1).
3. Wait several seconds, the verify that the platform Power LED next to the Power button is lit.
The platform Power LED lights after the workstation begins the internal booting process (FIGURE 1-1).
4. If you are powering on the workstation for the first time, you might need to configure or install the operating system after the system has finished booting.
See Section 1.2, Operating System and Software for more details.
If you need to change the system parameters in the BIOS, press the F2 key during the POST process to access the BIOS Setup utility.
|Caution - Be careful when making changes to the system BIOS, as some changes can cause your system to malfunction.|
To power off the workstation:
1. Save your data and close any open applications.
2. Read all of the following power-off options before powering off the workstation:
In most cases, this shuts down the operating system, then turns off the power to the workstation.
|Caution - To avoid data loss, use one of the first two options whenever possible.|
This action shuts down the power to the workstation but does not initiate an orderly shutdown of the system. This method might result in data loss.
If the preceeding options fail to power off the workstation, see Chapter 2 for more options.
|Caution - After powering off the workstation, wait at least four seconds before powering on the workstation again.|
If the power to the system is interrupted for fewer than 10 seconds, do the following to ensure that the standby power is completely shut off:
1. Unplug the AC power cord from the workstation.
2. Wait 10 or more seconds.
3. Plug the AC power cord into the workstation.
4. Power on the workstation.