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User's Guide

Installing the Switch

Understanding Switch Specifications

Physical Specifications

Environmental Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Electrical Specifications

Network Management Connector and Pins

USB Management Connector and Pins

QSFP Connector and Pins

Routing Service Cables

Power Cord Requirements

Management Cable Requirements

Understanding InfiniBand Cabling

InfiniBand Cable Cautions

InfiniBand Cable Guidelines

InfiniBand Cable Types

InfiniBand Cable Path Lengths

InfiniBand Cable Bundling

Floor and Underfloor Delivery of InfiniBand Cables

Overhead Delivery of InfiniBand Cables

Preparing for Installation

Installation Preparation

Suggested Tools

Antistatic Precautions

Installation Responsibilities

Installation Sequence

Verify Shipping Carton Contents

Route the InfiniBand Cables

Install the Switch in the Rack

Powering On the Switch

Attach the Management Cables

Attach the Power Cords

Accessing the Management Controller

Access the Management Controller From the Network Management Port

Access the Management Controller From the USB Management Port

Verify the Switch Status

Start the Subnet Manager

Connecting InfiniBand Cables

Attach the InfiniBand Cables

Check Link Status

Verifying the InfiniBand Fabric

Discover the InfiniBand Fabric Topology

Perform Diagnostics on the InfiniBand Fabric

Validate the InfiniBand Fabric and Report Errors

Administering the Switch

Troubleshooting the Switch

Understanding Administrative Commands

Monitoring the Hardware

Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric

Monitoring the Subnet Manager

Controlling the Hardware

Controlling the InfiniBand Fabric

Controlling the Subnet Manager

Servicing the Switch

Replaceable Components

Servicing Power Supplies

Servicing Fans

Servicing InfiniBand Cables

Servicing the Battery

Firmware Upgrades

Remote Management

Understanding Oracle ILOM on the Switch

Oracle ILOM Overview

Supported Features

Understanding Oracle ILOM Targets

Installing the Oracle ILOM Firmware

Firmware Delivery

Acquire the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Install the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Administering Oracle ILOM (CLI)

CLI Overview

Accessing Oracle ILOM From the CLI

Switching Between the Oracle ILOM Shell and the Linux Shell

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Administering Oracle ILOM (Web)

Web Interface Overview

Access Oracle ILOM From the Web Interface

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (Web)

Using the Fabric Monitor

Access the Fabric Monitor

Fabric Monitor Features

Accessing the Rear Panel Diagram

Accessing Status Pane Information

Control Panel Function

Monitoring Parameters and Status

Administering Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

SNMP Overview

Understanding SNMP Commands

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Administering Hardware (IPMI)

ipmitool Overview

Display the Sensors' State (IPMI)

Display the Sensor Information (IPMI)

Display the System Event Log (IPMI)

Display FRU ID Information (IPMI)

Display Switch Status LED States (IPMI)

Enable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Disable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Understanding Oracle ILOM Commands

cd Command

create Command

delete Command

dump Command

exit Command (ILOM)

help Command (ILOM)

load Command

reset Command

set Command

show Command

version Command (ILOM)


Understanding Hardware Commands

Linux Shells for Hardware Commands

chassis_led Command

checkboot Command

checkguidfilesftree Command

checkpower Command

checktopomax Command

checkvoltages Command

connector Command

dcsport Command

disablecablelog Command

disablelinklog Command

disablesm Command

disableswitchport Command

enablecablelog Command

enablelinklog Command

enablesm Command

enableswitchport Command

env_test Command

exit Command (Hardware)

generatetopology Command

getfanspeed Command

getmaster Command

getnm2type Command

getportstatus Command

help Command (Hardware)

ibdevreset Command

listlinkup Command

managementreset Command

matchtopology Command

setcontrolledhandover Command

setloghost Command

setmsmlocationmonitor Command

setsmpriority Command

setsubnetprefix Command

showfruinfo Command

showpsufru Command

showsmlog Command

showtemps Command

showtopology Command

showunhealthy Command

smconfigtest Command

version Command (Hardware)

Understanding InfiniBand Commands

Linux Shells for InfiniBand Commands

ibaddr Command

ibcheckerrors Command

ibchecknet Command

ibchecknode Command

ibcheckport Command

ibcheckportstate Command

ibcheckportwidth Command

ibcheckstate Command

ibcheckwidth Command

ibclearcounters Command

ibclearerrors Command

ibdatacounters Command

ibdatacounts Command

ibdiagnet Command

ibdiagpath Command

ibhosts Command

ibnetdiscover Command

ibnetstatus Command

ibnodes Command

ibportstate Command

ibroute Command

ibrouters Command

ibstat Command

ibstatus Command

ibswitches Command

ibsysstat Command

ibtracert Command

perfquery Command

saquery Command

sminfo Command

smpdump Command

smpquery Command

Understanding SNMP MIB OIDs

OID Tables Overview

Understanding the SUN-DCS-MIB MIB OIDs



Understanding the SUN-PLATFORM-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the ENTITY-MIB MIB OIDs


Install the Switch in the Rack


Caution - The airflow through the switch is in from the fans, through the chassis, and out at the connector panel. The front of the switch chassis (fan end) intakes from the cold aisle. The rear of the switch chassis (connector end) exhausts to the hot aisle. This flow direction requires you to install the switch in an orientation that is the opposite of what you might assume.

  1. Identify the prerequisite and subsequent installation tasks that you must perform in conjunction with this procedure.

    See Installation Sequence.

  2. If installed, open the rack doors.
  3. Assemble the cable management extenders.
    1. Slide the attachment bracket over the extender, so that the tab on the bracket is opposite the flange on the extender.

      The open end of the tab is toward the flange. The flat end of the tab is toward the rear of the extender.

      Illustration shows the attachment bracket sliding over the long rail.
    2. Place the attachment plate on the flange side of the extender, opposite the attachment bracket.
    3. Use two screws to sandwich the attachment bracket and plate to the extender, in the position farthest from the flange.
      Illustration shows the bracket and plate sandwiching to the rail.
    4. Using a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, tighten the two screws.
    5. Repeat from Step a for the other cable management extender.
  4. Attach the cable management extenders and long rails to the rear of the rack.
    1. Place the long rail to the mounting location on the post of the rack.
    2. Butt the flange of the extender to the flange of the long rail.
      Illustration shows the rear brackets being installed.
    3. Secure the assembly to the post with two captive nuts and two screws.
    4. Repeat from Step a for the other cable management extender and long rail.
  5. Attach the long front brackets (with cutouts) to the front of the switch with four screws on each side.

    The flange of the long front brackets point away from the switch.

    Illustration shows the long front brackets and C-shaped brackets being installed to the chassis.
  6. Attach the C-shaped brackets to the switch with four screws on each side.

    The edge of the C-shaped bracket is flush to the rear of the chassis.

  7. Route the power cords through the rack with the female end at the front of the rack where you are installing the switch.

    Ensure that there is 24 inches (610 mm) of power cord slack at the front of the rack. This slack provides an adequate service loop when removing the switch from the rack.

  8. Carefully lift the switch and slide it into the rack, from the front rearward.

    Ensure that the ends of the long rails slide into the C-shaped brackets at the rear of the switch chassis and that the power cords fit into the cut-outs of the long front mounting brackets.

    Illustration shows the switch sliding into the rack.
  9. Mount the front of the switch chassis to the front rack posts with two captive nuts and two screws at each side.

    Tighten the screws securely.

    Illustration shows the switch being secured to the rack.
  10. Install the cable management bracket to the tabs of the attachment brackets at the rear of the switch, tightening the thumbscrews on each side of the cable management bracket.
    Illustration shows the cable management bracket being installed to the switch.
  11. Install the cable management bracket cover.
    Illustration shows the thumbscrews being tightened.
  12. Tighten the thumbscrews on each side of the cover.
    Illustration shows the thumbscrews being tightened.
  13. Attach the management cables.

    See Attach the Management Cables.

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