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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)



Update the Firmware

  1. Ensure that the Oracle ILOM SP network management port is configured.

    See the installation guide for your server for instructions.

  2. Open an SSH session to connect to the SP:
    % ssh
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no) ? yes
    Password: password (nothing displayed)
    Waiting for daemons to initialize...
    Daemons ready
    Integrated Lights Out Manager
    Version 3.x.x.x
    Copyright 2010 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    Use is subject to license terms.
  3. Power off the host:
    -> stop /SYS
  4. Set the keyswitch_state parameter to normal:
    -> set /SYS keyswitch_state=normal
  5. Type the load command with the path to the new flash image.

    The load command updates the SP flash image and the host firmware. The load command requires the following information:

    • IP address of a TFTP server on the network that can access the flash image.

    • Full path name to the flash image that the IP address can access.

      The command usage is as follows:

      load [-script] -source t


      • -script - Does not prompt for confirmation and acts as if yes was specified.

      • -source - Specifies the IP address and full path name (URL) to the flash image.

    -> load -source tftp://
    NOTE: A firmware upgrade will cause the server and ILOM to be reset.
    It is recommended that a clean shutdown of the server be done prior 
    to the upgrade procedure.
    An upgrade takes about 6 minutes to complete. ILOM will enter a 
    special mode to load new firmware.
    No other tasks can be performed in ILOM until the firmware upgrade
    is complete and ILOM is reset.
    Are you sure you want to load the specified file (y/n)?y
    Do you want to preserve the configuration (y/n)? y
    Firmware update is complete.
    ILOM will now be restarted with the new firmware.
    Update Complete. Reset device to use new image.

    After the flash image has been updated, the server automatically resets, runs diagnostics, and returns to the login prompt on the serial console.

    U-Boot 1.x.x
    Custom AST2100 U-Boot 3.0 (Aug 21 2010 - 10:46:54) r58174
    Net:   faradaynic#0, faradaynic#1
    Enter Diagnostics Mode ['q'uick/'n'ormal(default)/e'x'tended(manufacturing mode)] .....   0
    Diagnostics Mode - NORMAL
    <DIAGS> Memory Data Bus Test ... PASSED
    <DIAGS> Memory Address Bus Test ... PASSED
    I2C Probe Test - SP
          Bus     Device                          Address Result
          ===     ============================    ======= ======
           6                  SP FRUID (U1101)    0xA0    PASSED
           6               DS1338(RTC) (U1102)    0xD0    PASSED
    <DIAGS> PHY #0 R/W Test ... PASSED
    <DIAGS> PHY #0 Link Status ... PASSED
    <DIAGS> ETHERNET PHY #0, Internal Loopback Test ... PASSED
    ## Booting image at 110a2000 ... ***
    Mounting local filesystems...
    Mounted all disk partitions.
    Configuring network interfaces...FTGMAC100: eth0:ftgmac100_open
    Starting system log daemon: syslogd and klogd.
    Starting capidirect daemon: capidirectd . Done
    Starting Event Manager: eventmgr  . Done
    Starting ipmi log manager daemon: logmgr . Done
    Starting IPMI Stack: . Done
    Starting sshd.
    Starting SP fishwrap cache daemon: fishwrapd . Done
    Starting Host deamon: hostd . Done
    Starting Network Controller Sideband Interface Daemon: ncsid . Done
    Starting Platform Obfuscation Daemon: pod . Done
    Starting lu main daemon: lumain . Done
    Starting Detection/Diagnosis After System Boot: dasboot  Done
    Starting Servicetags discoverer: stdiscoverer.
    Starting Servicetags listener: stlistener.
    Starting Dynamic FRUID Daemon: dynafrud  Done
    hostname login:
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