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Using This Documentation

Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

Getting the Latest Firmware and Software

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Support and Training


Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Product Notes

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation

Linux Installation

Oracle VM Installation

Windows Installation

ESX Installation

Administration and Service



Service Manual Overview

About the Sun Blade X3-2B

Product Description

Front Panel Features

Front Panel LEDs and Buttons

Rear Panel Features

About the System Chassis

About Oracle ILOM

About the Chassis Monitoring Module (CMM)

Replaceable Server Module Components

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Replaceable Components (FRUs and CRUs)

Component Serviceability

Preparing the Sun Blade X3-2B for Service

Obtaining the Server Module Serial Number

Powering Off the Server Module

Power Modes

Graceful Power Off Using the Power Button

Immediate Power Off Using the Power Button

Complete Power Removal

Remote Power Off Using Oracle ILOM SP CLI

Remote Power Off Using Oracle ILOM SP Web Interface

Performing ESD and Antistatic Prevention Measures

Set Up for ESD Prevention

Managing the Locate LED

Manage the Locate LED Locally

Manage the Locate LED Remotely From Oracle ILOM SP Web Interface

Manage the Locate LED Remotely From Oracle ILOM CLI

Remove the Server Module from the Sun Blade Chassis

Remove the Server Module Top Cover

Removing or Inserting Filler Panels

Component Filler Panels

Remove Server Module Filler Panels

Insert Server Module Filler Panels

About the Multi-port Cable

Attach a Dongle Cable

Servicing Sun Blade X3-2B Components

Servicing a Storage Drive (CRU)

Identifying Storage Drives

Identifying Storage Drive LEDs and Mechanical Components

About Storage Drive Failure and RAID

About Disk Backplane Cabling

Remove a Storage Drive

Install a New Storage Drive

Replace a Storage Drive

Remove Storage Drive Filler Panels

Insert Storage Drive Filler Panels

Servicing DIMMs (CRU)

DIMM Fault Remind Circuit

Identify Faulty DIMMs

DIMM Population Rules and Guidelines

Remove DIMMs

Install DIMMs

Remove Optional DIMM Filler Panels

Install Optional DIMM Filler Panels

Replace the System Battery (CRU)

Servicing USB Flash Drives (CRU)

Remove USB Flash Drives

Install USB Flash Drives

Servicing a Fabric Expansion Module (CRU)

Remove a FEM

Install a FEM

Servicing a RAID Expansion Module (CRU)

Remove a REM Card

Install a REM Card

Replace a REM Battery on the REM Card

Servicing Cables (CRU)

Remove the REM Storage Drive Cable

Install the REM Storage Drive Cable

Servicing a Processor and Heat Sink Assembly (FRU)

Processor Fault Remind Circuit

Identify a Faulty Processor

Remove a Processor Heat Sink

Remove a Processor

Install a Processor

Install a Processor Heat Sink

Clear Server Module Processor Faults

Servicing the Motherboard Assembly (FRU)

Remove and Install a Processor Cover Plate

Motherboard Assembly Replacement

Update FRUID (Service Only)

Returning Sun Blade X3-2B to Operation

Install the Server Module Top Cover

Install the Sun Blade X3-2B in the Chassis

Powering On the Server Module

Apply Standby Power

Apply Full Power

Power On Using Oracle ILOM SP CLI

Power On Using Oracle ILOM SP Web Interface

Troubleshooting the Sun Blade X3-2B

Diagnosing Server Module Hardware Faults

Troubleshooting Using LED Status Indicators

Using the DIMM and Processor Test Circuit

Troubleshooting Server Module Power States

Troubleshoot Server Module Power Issues

Firmware and Software Troubleshooting

Recovering from Corrupted Service Processor Firmware

BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST) Checkpoints

About POST Code Checkpoint Memory Testing

Viewing POST Code Checkpoints

View BIOS POST Code Checkpoints Using Oracle ILOM Web Interface

View BIOS POST Code Checkpoints Using Oracle ILOM CLI

POST Code Checkpoint Reference

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools


Recover the SP Firmware Using the Preboot Menu

The preboot menu allows you to recover an Oracle ILOM firmware image by updating (flashing) the SP firmware.

  1. Obtain a valid .flash firmware image file on a TFTP server.

    This file is available on the Oracle MOS download site.

    Note - Updating the SP firmware using the preboot menu requires a .flash file instead of the .pkg file used to update the SP from Oracle ILOM.

  2. Restart the SP.

    Refer to the Sun Blade X3-2B (formerly Sun Blade X6270 M3) Administration Guide for detailed preboot menu and Oracle ILOM information.

  3. Interrupt the SP boot process to access the preboot menu.

    Choose one of the following methods:

    • Press the Locate button during the SP boot process. See Managing the Locate LED.

    • Wait for a pause in the bootstrap process, and then type xyzzy .

    The preboot prompt appears.

  4. At the preboot prompt, type:

    net flash IPaddress path/name.flash

    • Where IPaddress is the IP address of a TFTP server,

    • path is the path to the file relative to /tftpboot.

    • name is the first part of the .flash file name.

    For example:

     net flash images/system-rom.flash

    After a series of messages, the preboot prompt appears.

  5. To restart the SP, type:
    Preboot> reset

    The preboot menu exits and Oracle ILOM boots.

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