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Sun Fire X4640 Server Service Manual Overview

Controlling Power and Performing Hardware Reset

About Power Modes

Powering the Server On and Off

Controlling Server Power Remotely

Resetting the Server Using the Reset Switch (SW2)

Removing and Installing Components

Important Safety Information

Antistatic Procedures and Precautions

Tools Required for Servicing the Sun Fire X4640 Server

Preparing the Server for Service and Operation

Removal and Replacement Procedures

List of Customer Replaceable Units and Field Replaceable Units

Identifying Components

Replacing the CMOS Battery (CRU)

Replacing or Adding a Hard Drive (CRU)

Replacing a CPU Module and Filler Card (CRU)

Replacing or Adding DIMMs (CRU)

Replacing or Adding PCI Cards (CRU)

Replacing or Adding a Power Supply (CRU)

Replacing the Fan Tray (CRU)

Replacing the Service Processor Board (FRU)

Replacing the DVD Module (FRU)

Replacing the Power Distribution Board (FRU)

Replacing the Fan Tray Carriage (FRU)

Replacing the Front Panel Indicator Board (FRU)

Replacing the Front I/O Board (FRU)

Replacing a Hard Disk Backplane (FRU)

Replacing the Motherboard (FRU)

Updating Field-Replaceable Unit Information

How to Update the Server CPLDs

Configuring the System Using the BIOS Setup Utilities

BIOS and the BIOS Setup Utility

How to Configure the System BIOS

BIOS Setup Utility Screens

BIOS and Service Processor Updates

LSI BIOS Configuration Utility

Sun Fire X4640 Server References and Specifications

Sun Fire X4640 Server Features and Components

Sun Fire X4640 Server Front and Back Panel Features and Components

Sun Fire X4640 Server Specifications

Sun Fire X4640 Server Motherboard Jumpers and Switches

Sun Fire X4640 Server External LED Locations and Meanings

Locating the Sun Fire X4640 Server System Serial Number


How to Configure the System BIOS


Caution - System performance impact. The default system BIOS settings are the optimized settings for your server. Changes to the default settings might negatively impact the performance of your server and render your server inoperable.

  1. Connect to the system console using one of the methods described in Connecting to the System Console in Sun ILOM 3.0 Supplement for the Sun Fire X4640 Server.

    Connecting to the system console allows you to see and respond to POST and boot messages.

  2. Reboot the server.

    To reboot the server see Controlling Power and Performing Hardware Reset.

  3. Watch the console for the prompt to press F2 to access the BIOS Setup utility.
  4. When the prompt appears, press F2.

    The BIOS Setup utility main menu appears.

  5. Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate the menu screens.

    For a description of the BIOS Setup utility menu screens, see BIOS Setup Utility Screens.

  6. Use the down and up arrow keys to highlight the configurable settings within each screen.
  7. To view the options for each configurable setting, press Enter.
  8. To change a setting, scroll through options, highlight one, and press Enter to select it.
  9. To save your changes, press F10 to save and exit the utility or press Esc to exit the utility without saving.

    When you exit the BIOS Setup utility, the server performs a hard reset and then boots to the OS.

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