This installation guide provides procedures that are to be performed in the following order.
Verify that you have received all of the components that ship with your server.
Install any optional components shipped with your system. If you have purchased other optional components such as additional memory, install them prior to mounting the server in a rack. See Optional Component Installation.
Mount the server into a rack or cabinet. See Installing the Rack Slide Assembly.
Note - In the rest of this manual, the term rack means either an open rack or a closed cabinet.
Connect the server to a serial terminal or a terminal emulator (PC or workstation) to display system messages. See Powering On the System for the First Time.
Caution - The serial terminal or a terminal emulator should be connected before you connect the power cables. As soon as AC power is connected to the system, the service processor immediately powers on and runs diagnostics. Diagnostic test failures will be printed on the serial terminal. For more information, refer to the Integrated Lights Out Manager 3.0 Supplement for the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server.
Connect the data cables to the server, but do not connect the AC power cable yet. See Connecting the Server Cables.
Connect the AC power cable to the server and examine the display for any error messages. See Powering On the System for the First Time.
The service processor runs on the 3.3V standby voltage. As soon as AC power is connected to the system, the service processor immediately powers on, runs diagnostics, and initializes the ILOM firmware.
Caution - There is a potential for electric shock if the server and related equipment are not properly grounded.
After the service processor boots, access the ILOM command-line interface (CLI) through the serial management port. See Log Into the Service Processor Using the Serial Management Port.
Configure the service processor network addresses. See Configure the Service Processor Network Management Port.
Power on the server from a keyboard using the ILOM software. See Power On the System.
Configure the Solaris OS. See Booting the Solaris Operating System.
The Solaris OS is preinstalled on the server. When you power on, you are automatically guided through the Solaris OS configuration procedure.
Install any required patches to the server.
Refer to the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Product Notes for a list of required patches.
Load additional software from the Solaris media kit (optional).
The Solaris media kit (sold separately) includes several CDs containing software to help you operate, configure, and administer your server. Refer to the documentation provided with the media kit for a complete listing of included software and detailed installation instructions.