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Using This Documentation

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Support and Accessibility


Understanding the Server Module

Installation Task Overview

Server Module Overview

Front and Rear Panel Components

Confirming Server Module and Site Specifications

Physical Specifications

Environmental Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Preparing for Installation


Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Plan Communication With the Server Module During Installation

Dongle Cables

Installing the Server Module

Prepare the Modular System and Server Module

Install Optional Components

Insert the Server Module Into the Chassis

Powering On the Server Module for the First Time

Method 1a – Power On the Host Through the CMM (Web Interface)

Method 1b – Power On the Host Through the CMM (CLI)

Method 2 – Power On the Host Through the CMM SER MGT Port (CLI)

Method 3 – Power On the Host Through the Front Panel (SP CLI)

Configuring the Oracle Solaris OS

Configure the OS

Install Oracle Solaris Software From the Network

Oracle Solaris Configuration Parameters

Assign a Static IP Address to the SP


Understanding System Administration Resources

Oracle ILOM Overview

Platform-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle Solaris OS Overview

OpenBoot Overview

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Overview

Multipathing Software

Hardware Management Pack Overview

Source for Downloading Hardware Management Pack Software

Hardware Management Pack Documentation

Accessing the Server

Log In to Oracle ILOM

Log In to the System Console

Display the ok Prompt

Display the Oracle ILOM -> Prompt

Use a Local Graphics Monitor

Oracle ILOM Remote Console

Controlling the Server

Power On the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Power Off the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Reset the Server (Oracle Solaris OS)

Reset the Server (Oracle ILOM)

Reset the SP to Default Values

Configuring Hardware RAID

Hardware RAID Support

Important Hardware RAID Guidelines

Prepare to Use the FCode Utility

FCode Utility Commands

Create a Hardware RAID Volume

Hot Spare Drives in RAID Volumes (LSI)

Determining If a Drive Has Failed

RAID Drive Replacement Strategies

Locate Device Paths

Changing Server Identification Information

Change Customer Data on FRU PROMs

Change System Identifier Information

Configuring Policy Settings

Specify Cooldown Mode

Restore the Host Power State at Restart

Specify the Host Power State at Restart

Disable or Re-Enable the Host Power-On Delay

Specify Parallel Boot of the SP and Host

Configure Host Behavior (Keyswitch State)

Configuring Network Addresses

SP Network Address Options

Disable or Re-Enable Network Access to the SP

Display the DHCP Server IP Address

Display the IP Address of the SP

Display the Host MAC Address

Using an In-band Connection to the SP

Configuring Boot Mode

Boot Mode Overview

Configure the Host Boot Mode (Oracle VM Server for SPARC)

Change the Host Boot Mode Behavior at Reset

Manage the Host Boot Mode Script

Display Host Boot Mode Expiration Date

Override OBP Settings to Reset the Server

Configuring Server Behavior at Restart

Specify Behavior When the Host Resets

Specify Behavior When the Host Stops Running

Set the Boot Timeout Interval

Specify Behavior at Boot Timeout

Specify Behavior if Restart Fails

Specify Maximum Restart Attempts

Configuring Devices

Unconfigure a Device Manually

Reconfigure a Device Manually

Monitoring the Server

Monitoring Faults

Enabling Automatic System Recovery

Display Server Components

Locate the Server

Updating the Firmware

Display the Firmware Version

Update the Firmware

Display OpenBoot Version

Display POST Version

Identifying WWN-Designated SAS2 Devices

World Wide Name Syntax

Mapping WWN Values to Hard Drives (OBP probe-scsi-all Command)

Identify a Disk Slot Using prtconf (Oracle Solaris OS)

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on an Individual Drive

WWN Syntax in an OS Installation on a RAID Volume


Identifying Components

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Front and Rear Panel Components

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Diagnostics LEDs

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Checking if Oracle VTS Software Is Installed

Managing Faults (POST)

Managing Faults (PSH)

Managing Components (ASR)

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Handling Precautions

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Modular System Chassis Serial Number

Find the Server Module Serial Number

Locate the Server Module

Preparing the Server Module for Removal

Remove the Server Module From the Modular System

Remove the Cover

Servicing Drives

Drive Configuration

Drive LEDs

Drive Hot-Plugging Guidelines

Locate a Faulty Drive

Remove a Drive

Remove a Drive Filler

Install a Drive

Install a Drive Filler

Verify Drive Functionality

Servicing Memory

Memory Faults

DIMM Locations

DIMM Configuration Guidelines

DIMM Handling Precautions

Locate a Faulty DIMM

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Clear the Fault and Verify the Functionality of the Replacement DIMM

Verify DIMM Functionality

Servicing the REM

Remove a REM

Install a REM

Servicing the FEM

Remove a FEM

Install a FEM

Servicing the SP Card

Remove the SP Card

Install the SP Card

Servicing the ID PROM

Remove the ID PROM

Install the ID PROM

Verify the ID PROM

Servicing a USB Flash Drive

Remove a USB Flash Drive

Install a USB Flash Drive

Servicing the Battery

Replace the Battery

Replacing the Server Module Enclosure Assembly (Motherboard)

Transfer Components to Another Enclosure Assembly

Returning the Server Module to Operation

Replace the Cover

Install the Server Module Into the Modular System

Power On the Host (Oracle ILOM)

Power On the Host (Power Button)



Method 2 – Power On the Host Through the CMM SER MGT Port (CLI)

You can access the server module SP by first accessing the chassis CMM ILOM through a terminal or terminal emulator connected to the RJ-45 serial port on the chassis. Then you can connect to the server module SP through the CLI of the CMM ILOM software.

  1. Verify that the terminal, laptop, or terminal server that will connect to the chassis is operational.
  2. Configure the terminal device or terminal emulation software with these settings:
    • 8N1 (eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit)

    • 9600 baud (the default, but can be set to any standard rate up to 57600)

    • Disable hardware flow control (CTS/RTS)

  3. Connect a serial cable from the chassis serial port to the terminal device.

    Refer to the modular system chassis documentation for the location of the serial port.

    The serial port requires a cable with these pin assignments.

    Signal Description
    Request To Send (RTS)
    Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
    Transmit Data (TXD)
    Receive Data (RXD)
    Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
    Clear To Send (CTS)
  4. Press Enter on the terminal device.

    The connection between the terminal device and the CMM is established.

    If you connected to the serial port before the powering on the modular system, you will see boot messages. The CMM ILOM software displays its login prompt:

    ORACLECMMnnnnnnnnnn login:

    The first string in the prompt is the default host name, which consists of the prefix ORACLECMM followed by the CMM ILOM MAC address. The MAC address for each CMM and SP is unique.

  5. Log into ILOM on the CMM by typing your user name and password.

    The factory default ILOM root password is changeme, but might have been changed in your environment.

    You are now logged in to the CMM ILOM web interface.

    After you have successfully logged in, the CMM ILOM displays its default command prompt:

  6. Navigate to the server module:
    -> cd /CH/BLn/SP/cli

    Replace n with an integer that identifies the target server module (the slot for which the server module is installed).

  7. Start the server module’s Oracle ILOM CLI:
    -> start 
    Are you sure you want to start /CH/BL0/SP/cli (y/n)? y
    start: Connecting to /CH/BL0/SP/cli using Single Sign On

    Note - The CMM ILOM logs into the server module ILOM using the user name in the user target under /CH/BLn/SP/cli (where n is the slot where the server module is installed).

  8. If prompted for a password, enter the default password changeme.
  9. At the Oracle ILOM prompt, type:
    -> start /SYS
    Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y

    The server module initializes.

  10. Switch communication to the server module host.

    When the ILOM prompt appears, type:

    -> start /HOST/console
    Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y
    Serial console started. To stop, type #.

    The server module might take several minutes to complete POST. If a boot device installed with Oracle Solaris OS is accessible locally, the server module boots. Otherwise, the server module uses the boot net command to seek a boot device on the network.

    You are now connected to the server module host.

  11. The server module hardware installation is now complete.

    You can now configure the Oracle Solaris OS to meet your needs. See Configuring the Oracle Solaris OS.

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