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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)

Motherboard Connectors and Fasteners

How to Remove the Motherboard

How to Install the Motherboard

Updating Field-Replaceable Unit Information

How To Update Motherboard FRU Information

How to Update CPU Module FRU 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 Update the Server CPLDs

Note - This procedure is for Oracle Service personnel only. A Sunservice account or Escalation mode access is required. Do not perform this procedure unless assisted or instructed by an Oracle Service person.

After a CPLD update, a server AC power cycle is required. The server AC power cables must be disconnected and reconnected.

Before You Begin

Verify that a system with ILOM SW1.3 ( r58804) is installed.

  1. Ensure the server is in standby power mode.

    For more information about power modes, see About Power Modes.

  2. Access a Sunservice account or Escalation mode.

    A command line appears.

  3. Extract the CPLD firmware package bundled in Oracle ILOM:
    1. Determine and verify the version number:

      + [(flash)root@xxx:/dev/shm]# find_blob_in_flash -v cpld /dev/mtd0

      The command reports the CPLD firmware version:

      # 9

      Verify the version number.

    2. Extract the package:

    + [(flash)root@xxx:/dev/shm]# find_blob_in_flash -e /dev/shm/cpld.xsvf cpld /dev/mtd0

    # 3407936 90050

  4. Program CPLD firmware:

    + [(flash)root@xxx:/dev/shm]# prog_cpld /dev/shm/cpld.xsvf

    The command returns the following:

    # Switch JTAG chain to CPLD

    # Done

    # Switch JTAG chain to host CPU

    # Done

  5. Update the /conf/progparts.conf file:

    + [(flash)root@xxx:/dev/shm]# sed -i '/cpld/d' /conf/progparts.version

    + [(flash)root@xxx:/dev/shm]# echo "cpld: 9" >> /conf/progparts.version

  6. Cycle the AC power for the server.

    Disconnect and reconnect the server AC power cords.

  7. Allow the server to enter standby power mode.

    Wait approximately three minutes.

  8. Boot the server.

    The server is ready for operation.