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Support and Accessibility


Confirming Server and Site Specifications

Server Overview

Front Panel Components

Front Panel System LEDs and Buttons

Rear Panel Components

Rear Panel System LED and Button

Confirming Specifications

Preparing for Installation

Shipping Kit Inventory List

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Installing the Server

Rack Compatibility

Stabilize the Rack

Installing Slide Rails

Install the Server

(Optional) Installing the CMA

Verify Correct Operation of the Slide Rails and the CMA

Connecting Cables

Cabling Requirements

Identifying Ports

Connecting Data and Management Ports

Secure Cables in the CMA

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Oracle ILOM System Console

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power On the Server for the First Time

Verify Functionality

Assigning 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 Server Components

Front Components

Rear Components

Infrastructure Boards in the SPARC T4-1 Server

Internal System Cables

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Understanding Hard Drive Data Cable Routing

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Memory Fault Handling Overview

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Understanding Fault Management Commands

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

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Chassis Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Removing Power From the System

Positioning the System for Service

Accessing Internal Components

Servicing DIMMs

About DIMMs

Locate a Faulty DIMM (DIMM Fault Remind Button)

Locate a Faulty DIMM (show faulty Command)

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase System Memory With Additional DIMMs

Verify DIMM Functionality

DIMM Configuration Error Messages

Servicing Hard Drives

Hard Drive Hot-Pluggable Capabilities

Hard Drive Slot Configuration Reference

Hard Drive LEDs

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify the Functionality of a Hard Drive

Servicing the DVD/USB Assembly

DVD/USB Assembly Overview

Remove the DVD/USB Assembly

Install the DVD/USB Assembly

Servicing the Power Supplies

Power Supply Hot-Swap Capabilities

Power Supply LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify the Functionality of a Power Supply

Remove or Install a Power Supply Filler Panel

Servicing the Power Distribution Board

Power Distribution Board Overview

Remove the Power Distribution Board

Install the Power Distribution Board

Servicing the Power Supply Backplane

Power Supply Backplane Overview

Remove the Power Supply Backplane

Install the Power Supply Backplane

Servicing the Connector Board

Connector Board Overview

Remove the Connector Board

Install the Connector Board

Servicing PCIe and PCIe/XAUI Risers

Remove a PCIe or PCIe/XAUI Riser

Install a PCIe or PCIe/XAUI Riser

Servicing PCIe Cards

PCIe Card Configuration Reference

Remove a PCIe or XAUI Card

Install a PCIe or XAUI Card

Servicing SAS PCIe RAID HBA Cards

Remove a SAS PCIe RAID HBA Card

Install a SAS PCIe RAID HBA Card

Servicing the Service Processor

Service Processor Overview

Remove the Service Processor

Install the Service Processor

Servicing the System Battery

Replace the System Battery

Verify the System Battery

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Configuration Reference

Fan Module LEDs

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Servicing the Fan Power Board

Fan Power Board Overview

Remove the Fan Power Board

Install the Fan Power Board

Servicing the System Configuration PROM

System Configuration PROM Overview

Remove the System Configuration PROM

Install the System Configuration PROM

Verify the System Configuration PROM

Servicing the HDD Cage

Hard Drive Cage Overview

Remove the Hard Drive Cage

Install the Hard Drive Cage

Servicing the HDD Backplane

Hard Drive Backplane Overview

Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Servicing the Front Panel Light Pipe Assemblies

Front Panel Light Pipe Assemblies Overview

Remove the Front Panel Light Pipe Assembly (Right or Left)

Install the Front Panel Light Pipe Assembly (Right or Left)

Servicing the Motherboard Assembly

Motherboard Servicing Overview

Remove the Motherboard Assembly

Install the Motherboard Assembly

Returning the Server to Operation

Replace the Top Cover

Reinstall the Server in the Rack

Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position

Reconnect the Power Cords

Power On the Server (start /SYS Command)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



Install the Motherboard Assembly

Note - This is a cold service procedure that must be performed by qualified service personnel. See Cold Service, Replaceable by Authorized Service Personnel for more information about this category of service procedures.


Caution - The server must be fully shut down and the power cords disconnected.


Caution - This procedure involves handling circuit boards that are extremely sensitive to static electricity. Ensure that you follow ESD preventative practices to avoid damaging the circuit boards.


Caution - Components inside the chassis might be hot. Use caution when servicing components inside the chassis.

  1. Tilt the motherboard assembly to position it into the chassis.

    Tip - Note the metal tab projecting into the motherboard compartment from the rear, right corner of the chassis. In the next step, use care to avoid having this tab interfere with the installation of the motherboard.

    image:Graphic showing installation of the motherboard.
  2. Hold the green handle and the back edge of the motherboard and lower it down into the chassis.
  3. Slide the motherboard forward until it is aligned with the bus bar screw holes and the captive screw.
  4. Tighten the captive screw that secures the motherboard.
  5. Using a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, install the four bus bar screws and tighten them until the motherboard is securely fastened to the bus bar.

    Note - Be certain to use the correct screws to attach the motherboard to the bus bar. Ordinarily, these would be the bus bar screws that were removed as part of the motherboard removal procedure.

  6. If you are installing a new motherboard, install the following components:
    • All DIMMs removed from the previous motherboard. Ensure that the DIMM modules are installed in the same memory configuration as they were in previously.

      See DIMM Population Rules.

    • System configuration PROM.
    • Service processor.
    • Internal USB drive (if used).
  7. Connect the three backplane cables that were disconnected earlier.
  8. Connect the two ribbon cables that were disconnected earlier.
  9. Reinstall the PCIe and PCIe/XUAI risers.

    See Install a PCIe or PCIe/XAUI Riser.

    Note - If any internal HBA card is present, reconnect all internal cables that were disconnected earlier.

  10. Install the top cover.

    See Replace the Top Cover.

  11. Install the server into the rack.

    See Reinstall the Server in the Rack.

  12. Attach the power cables.

    See Reconnect the Power Cords.

  13. Connect a terminal or a terminal emulator (PC or workstation) to the SP SER MGT port.

    If the SP detects that the new host firmware component is incompatible with SP firmware component, further action will be suspended and the following message will be delivered over the SER MGT port.

    Unrecognized Chassis: This module is installed in an unknown or
    unsupported chassis. You must upgrade the firmware to a newer
    version that supports this chassis.

    If you see this message, go on to Step 14.

  14. Download the system firmware.
    1. If needed, configure the SP's network port to enable the firmware image to be downloaded.

      Refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation for network configuration instructions.

    2. Download the system firmware.

      Follow the firmware download instructions in the Oracle ILOM documentation.

      Note - You can load any supported system firmware version, including the firmware revision that had been installed prior to the replacement of the motherboard.

  15. Power on the server.

    See Power On the Server (start /SYS Command) or Power On the Server (Power Button).

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