This document describes the installation of the Sun Firetrademark Visual Grid system consisting of the networking interconnect of Sun Fire 4800/6800 Visual Grid computers and Sun Fire V880z Visual Grid computers through Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerators.

Note - The procedures in this manual should only be performed by experienced system administrators.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the Sun Fire Visual Grid system and an overview of the installation process.

Chapter 2 describes the Sun Fire Visual Grid system software requirements.

Chapter 3 describes the Sun Fire Visual Grid hardware requirements and supported system configurations.

Chapter 4 describes installing the Sun Fire Visual Grid interconnect and Sun Fire Visual Grid software.

Chapter 5 describes the dzadmin configuration tool, which administrators use to configure a Sun Fire Visual Grid system.

Chapter 6 provides security information through the Sun Fire Visual Grid software daemon program (dzdaemon).

Appendix A provides troubleshooting information.

Using UNIX Commands

This document might not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. See the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


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