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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

Main Screen

Advanced Screen

PCI/PnP Screen

Boot Screen

Boot Device Detection and Priority

Security Screen

Chipset Screen

Exit Screen

BIOS and Service Processor Updates

LSI BIOS Configuration Utility

How to Configure the LSI BIOS

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


BIOS Setup Utility Screens

The following table describes the functions of the seven top-level BIOS Setup screens.

General system information.
Submenu level configuration information for the CPUs, IDE, SuperIO, HyperTransport, ACPI, Event Log, IPMI 2.0, MPS, PCI Express, Remote Access, USB, and Hardware Error Handling.
Plug-and-Play (PnP) devices can be configured by the BIOS (default) or by the operating system (if applicable).
Configure the boot device priority (hard disk drives and the ATAPI DVD-ROM drive).
Install or change the user and supervisor passwords.
Configuration options for the NorthBridge, SouthBridge, and PCI-X devices. Six separate screens can be accessed from the Chipset menu.

Note that the Memory Chipkill option is enabled by default. Enabling Chipkill improves system reliability but might degrade system performance under some applications.

Save or discard changes.
image:An illustration that shows the seven top-level BIOS Setup utility menus and their sublevels.