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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

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

Create a Hardware Mirrored Volume

Create a Hardware Mirrored Volume of the Default Boot Device

Create a Hardware Striped Volume

Configure and Label a Hardware RAID Volume for Use in the Solaris Operating System

Disk Slot Numbers

Removing Hardware RAID Volumes

Delete a Hardware RAID Volume

Hot-Plug a Mirrored Disk

Hot-Plug a Nonmirrored Disk

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 and Label a Hardware RAID Volume for Use in the Solaris Operating System

After creating a RAID volume using raidctl, use format(1)to configure and label the volume before attempting to use it in a Solaris operating system.

  1. Start the format utility:
    # format

    The format utility might generate messages about corruption of the current label on the volume, which you are going to change. You can safely ignore those messages.

  2. Specify the disk that represents the RAID volume that you configured.

    In this example, c0t2d0 is the logical name of the volume, and its corresponding number is 2.

    # format
    Searching for disks...done
           0. c0t0d0 <SUN72G cyl 14084 alt 2 hd sec 424>
             /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/sd@0, 0
           1. c0t1d0 <SUN72G cyl 14084 alt 2 hd sec 424>
             /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/sd@1, 0
           2. c0t2d0 <SUN72G cyl 14084 alt 2 hd sec 424>
             /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/sd@2, 0
    Specify disk (enter its number): 2
    selecting c0t2d0
    [disk formatted]
            disk       - select a disk
            type       - select (define) a disk type
            partition  - select (define) a partition table
            current    - describe the current disk
            format     - format and analyze the disk
            fdisk      - run the fdisk program
            repair     - repair a defective sector
            label      - write label to the disk
            analyze    - surface analysis
            defect     - defect list management
            backup     - search for backup labels
            verify     - read and display labels
            save       - save new disk/partition definitions
            inquiry    - show vendor, product and revision
            volname    - set 8-character volume name
            volname    - execute <cmd>, then return
  3. Type the type command at the format> prompt, then select 0 (zero) to autoconfigure the volume.
    format> type
            0. Auto configure
            1. DEFAULT
            2. SUN72G
            3. SUN72G
            4. other
    Specify disk type (enter its number) [3]: 0
    c0t2d0: configured with capacity of 68.23GB
    <LSILOGIC-LogicalVolume-3000 cyl 69866 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128>
    selecting c0t2d0
    [disk formatted]
  4. Use the partition command to partition, or slice, the volume according to your desired configuration.

    See the format(1M)man page for additional information.

  5. Write the new label to the disk using the label command.
    format> label
    Ready to label disk, continue? yes
  6. Verify that the new label has been written by printing the disk list using the disk command.
    format> disk
           0. c0t0d0 <SUN72G cyl 14084 alt 2 hd sec 424>
             /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/sd@0, 0
           1. c0t1d0 <SUN72G cyl 14084 alt 2 hd sec 424>
             /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/sd@1, 0
           2. c0t2d0 <LSILOGIC-LogicalVolume-3000 cyl 69866 alt 2 hd 16 sec 128>
             /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/sd@2, 0
    Specify disk (enter its number) [2]: 

    Note that c0t2d0 now has a type indicating it is an LSILOGIC-LogicalVolume.

  7. Exit the format utility.

    The volume can now be used in the Solaris OS.

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