C H A P T E R  6

Finishing Component Replacement

This chapter describes how to finish the replacement of internal workstation replaceable components, close the system, and prepare it for operation. Topics covered in this chapter are:

6.1 Reassembling the Workstation

1. Verify that you have not left any tools, loose screws, or loose components inside the system.

2. Replace the fan tray if you removed it (FIGURE 6-1).

3. Fit the access panel into the chassis (FIGURE 6-1).

a. Ensure that the access panel latches are secure.

b. Slide the lock block towards the back of the workstation.

If desired, lock the system or insert a security cable.

4. Remove the wrist strap from the workstation and your wrist.

5. Pivot the support stabilizer from underneath the workstation (FIGURE 6-3).

6. Set the chassis upright.

7. Press in the side cover until the latches click.

FIGURE 6-1 Reassembling the Workstation

8. Reconnect the keyboard, mouse, monitor, network connections, and any peripherals (FIGURE 6-2).

9. Reconnect the power cord to the workstation and the power source.

FIGURE 6-2 Reconnecting the Cables

10. Power on any connected peripherals or monitors.

Note - The monitor must be powered on before the workstation so that the monitor can communicate with the graphics accelerator when the workstation powers on.

11. Power on the workstation.

FIGURE 6-3 Powering On the Workstation

12. Select a boot source.

For most component installations you should become superuser and reboot the workstation so that the Solaris OS finds the new component.

For example:

# reboot -- -r

If you are at the ok prompt, type:

ok boot -r

6.2 Verifying Component Installation

There are several methods for verifying the installation of the new component.

6.2.1 Reconfiguring the System With boot -r Option

1. Boot the system with the -r option, so that the Solaris OS can reconfigure itself for the new component.

For example:

# boot -- -r

2. Monitor the boot message.

If a warning message is displayed, refer to Section 12.4, OpenBoot PROM Messages.

3. If the problem has not been solved, see Diagnostics Hierarchy.

6.2.2 Verifying Configuration With POST

1. Run POST with the diag-switch to true and the diag-level set to max.

2. Verify that the new device is recognized by POST.

Refer to Power-On Self-Test.

6.2.3 Verifying Configuration With POST and OpenBoot Diagnostics

Use OpenBoot Diagnostics to test all devices. Refer to OpenBoot Diagnostics.

6.2.4 Verifying Configuration With prtdiag

From a terminal window, type prtdiag and verify that all the correct devices are recognized by the system. Refer to prtdiag Command.