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Using This Documentation

Related Documentation

Documentation, Support, and Training

Site Planning

SPARC Enterprise T5440 Site Planning Guide

Physical Specifications

Minimum Clearance for Service Access

Environmental Specifications

Power Source Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Agency Compliance Specifications

Operating Environment Requirements

Installation and Setup

Preparing for Installation

About the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Tools and Equipment Needed

Installation Overview

Optional Component Installation

Cabling Notes

About the Slide Rail Assembly

About the Cable Management Arm

Rack Compatibility Requirements

Safety Precautions

ESD Precautions

Installing the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Installing the Rack Slide Assembly

Installing the Server Into the Cabinet

Installing the Cable Management Arm (CMA)

Connecting the Server Cables

Managing Cables With the CMA

Powering On the System

Powering On the System for the First Time

Enabling the Service Processor Network Management Port

Logging Into the Service Processor

Using the Service Processor for Common Operations

Booting the Solaris Operating System

Updating the Firmware

Updating Service Processor and Server Firmware

Updating the Firmware

Selecting a Boot Device

Select a Boot Device


Basic Administrative Tasks

Initial System Setup

Communicating With the System

Performing Common Tasks

Manage Disk Volumes

Hardware RAID Support

Creating RAID Volumes

Removing Hardware RAID Volumes

Manage the System

Searching for Faults

Bypassing Minor Faults

Clearing Faults

Managing Devices

Use Logical Domains Software

Understanding Logical Domains Software

Operating the Solaris OS With Logical Domains

ALOM-to-ILOM Command Reference

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison Tables

Remote Management

Understanding ILOM for the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific ILOM Features

ILOM Features Not Supported

Managing the Host

Resetting the Host

Managing Host Boot Mode

Viewing and Configuring Host Control Information

Managing System User Interactions

Managing the Service Processor

Storing Customer Information

Display Console History (CLI)

Change Console Escape Characters (CLI)

Changing Configuration Policy Settings

Managing Network Access

Managing Devices

Managing Virtual Keyswitch Settings

IPMI Sensor Reference

Sensors on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

Indicators on the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Server

ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

Limits to Backward Compatibility

Create an ALOM CMT Compatibility Shell

ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison

ALOM CMT Variables

ALOM CMT Variable Comparison

Event Messages Available Through the ALOM Compatibility Shell

Event Message Overview

Event Severity Levels

Service Processor Usage Event Messages

Environmental Monitoring Event Messages

Host Monitoring Event Messages

SCC Backup and Restore

Information Stored on The SCC


Identifying Server Components

Infrastructure Boards and Cables

Front Panel Diagram

Front Panel LEDs

Rear Panel Diagram

Rear Panel LEDs

Ethernet Port LEDs

Managing Faults

Understanding Fault Handling Options

Connecting to the Service Processor

Displaying FRU Information With Oracle ILOM

Controlling How POST Runs

Detecting Faults

Clearing Faults

Disabling Faulty Components

Oracle ILOM-to-ALOM CMT Command Reference

Preparing to Service the System

Safety Information

Required Tools

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number

Obtain the Chassis Serial Number Remotely

Powering Off the System

Extending the Server to the Maintenance Position

Remove the Server From the Rack

Perform Electrostatic Discharge – Antistatic Prevention Measures

Remove the Top Cover

Servicing Customer-Replaceable Units

Hot-Pluggable and Hot‐Swappable Devices

Servicing Hard Drives

Servicing Fan Trays

Servicing Power Supplies

Servicing PCIe Cards

Servicing CMP/Memory Modules

Servicing FB-DIMMs

Servicing Field-Replaceable Units

Servicing the Front Bezel

Servicing the DVD-ROM Drive

Servicing the Service Processor

Servicing the IDPROM

Servicing the Battery

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the Fan Tray Carriage

Servicing the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Motherboard

Servicing the Flex Cable Assembly

Servicing the Front Control Panel

Servicing the Front I/O Board

Returning the Server to Operation

Install the Top Cover

Install the Server Into the Rack

Slide the Server Into the Rack

Connect the Power Cords to the Server

Power On the Server

Performing Node Reconfiguration

I/O Connections to CMP/Memory Modules

Recovering From a Failed CMP/Memory Module

System Bus Topology

I/O Fabric in 2P Configuration

I/O Fabric in 4P Configuration

Identifying Connector Pinouts

Serial Management Port Connector Pinouts

Network Management Port Connector Pinouts

Serial Port Connector Pinouts

USB Connector Pinouts

Gigabit Ethernet Connector Pinouts

Server Components

Customer-Replaceable Units

Field-Replaceable Units


Installation Overview

This installation guide provides procedures that are to be performed in the following order.

  1. Verify that you have received all of the components that ship with your server.

  2. Gather configuration information for your system. See your system administrator for specific details, including these parameters:

    • Netmask

    • IP address for the service processor

    • Gateway IP address

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Connect the data cables to the server, but do not connect the AC power cable yet. See Connecting the Server Cables.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Configure the service processor network addresses. See Configure the Service Processor Network Management Port.

    Note - The service processor network management port is not operational until you configure network settings for the service processor (through the service processor serial management port).

  10. Commit the changes to the service processor network parameters. See Step 2 in Power On the System for the First Time.

  11. Power on the server from a keyboard using the ILOM software. See Power On the System.

  12. 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.

  13. Install any required patches to the server.

    Refer to the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Product Notes for a list of required patches.

  14. 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.

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