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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

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

About the ILOM System Console

About the ILOM Service Processor

Power On the System for the First Time

Solaris OS Host Configuration Reference

Enabling the Service Processor Network Management Port

Enable the Service Processor Network Management Port in a Network Using DHCP

Enable the Service Processor Network Management Port with a Static IP Address

Logging Into the Service Processor

Log Into the Service Processor Using the Serial Management Port

Configure the Service Processor Network Management Port

Log Into the Service Processor Using the Network Management Port

Using the Service Processor for Common Operations

Power On the System

Connect to the System Console

Perform a Normal System Initialization

Booting the Solaris Operating System

Boot the Solaris Operating System

Avoid Booting the Solaris Operating System at Start Up

Reset the System

Power Cycle the 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


Configure the Service Processor Network Management Port

Note - If your network allows the use of DHCP, this configuration is performed automatically the first time you boot the system.

Use this procedure only when:

In this procedure, you connect to the ILOM service processor using the serial management port to manually reconfigure the network management port.

Note - For more information on configuring ILOM, refer to the Integrated Lights Out Manager 3.0 Supplement for the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

  1. Set these network parameters according to the specific details of your network configuration:
    • /SP/network state – Specifies whether the service processor is on the network or not
    • /SP/network pendingipaddress – IP address of the service processor
    • /SP/network pendingipgateway – IP address of the gateway for the subnet
    • /SP/network pendingipnetmask – Netmask for the service processor subnet
    • /SP/network pindingipdiscovery - Specifies whether the service processor uses DHCP or static IP address assignment
    • /SP/network commitpending - Commits the service processor to use the pending settings

    Configure these parameters with the set command. The usage is as follows: set target property=value where /SP/network is the target and, for example, is the property=value.

  2. Configure the service processor using information from your network administrator.

    Your choices are:

    • dhcp - Set up the network connection with a dynamically created IP configuration.

    • static - Set up the network connection with a static IP configuration.

    1. If you choose to use a dynamically created IP address (use DHCP to retrieve the network setting), set pendingipdiscovery to dhcp.
      -> set /SP/network pendingipdiscovery=dhcp 
      Set 'pendingipdiscovery' to 'dhcp' 
    2. If you choose to configure a static IP configuration. set the parameters pendingipdiscovery, pendingipaddress, pendingipgateway, and pendingipnetmask as follows.
      1. Set the service processor
        -> set /SP/network pendingipdiscovery=static 
        Set 'pendingipdiscovery' to 'static' 
      2. to accept a static IP address.
      3. Set the IP address for the service processor.
        -> set /SP/network pendingipaddress=service-processor-IPaddr 
        Set 'pendingipaddress' to 'service-processor-IPaddr' 
      4. Set the IP address for the service processor gateway.
        -> set /SP/network pendingipgateway=gateway-IPaddr 
        Set 'pendingipgateway' to 'gateway-IPaddr' 
      5. Set the netmask for the service processor.
        -> set /SP/network pendingipnetmask= 
        Set 'pendingipnetmask' to '' 

        This example uses to set the netmask. Your network environment subnet might require a different netmask. Use a netmask number most appropriate to your environment.

  3. Use the show /SP/network command to verify that the parameters were set correctly.

    The following example shows parameters that have been set to convert a service processor from a dhcp configuration to a static configuration

    -> show /SP/network 
             commitpending = (Cannot show property) 
             dhcp_server_ip = 
             ipaddress = 
             ipdiscovery = dhcp 
             ipgateway = 
             ipnetmask = 
             macaddress = 00:14:4F:3F:8C:AF 
             pendingipaddress = 
             pendingipdiscovery = static 
             pendingipgateway = 
             pendingipnetmask = 
             state = enabled 

    Note - After setting the configuration parameters, you must enter the set /SP/network commitpending=true command for the new values to take affect.

  4. Commit the changes to the service processor network parameters.
    -> set /SP/network commitpending=true 
    Set 'commitpending' to 'true' 

    Note - You can run the show /SP/network command again (after performing the set /SP/network commitpending=true command) to verify that the parameters have been updated.