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Support and Accessibility


Confirming Server and Site Specifications

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

Front Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Confirming Specifications

Preparing for Installation

Shipping Kit Inventory List

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Installing the Server

Install Optional Components

Rack Compatibility

Rack Cautions

Stabilize the Rack

Disassemble Slide Rails

Install Mounting Brackets on Server

Attach Slide Rail Assemblies to Rack

Install the Server

Installing the CMA (Optional)

Connecting Cables

Cabling Requirements

Identifying Ports

Connecting Data and Management Cables

Secure Cables to CMA (Optional)

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Prepare the Power Cords

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Power on the System for the First Time

Oracle ILOM System Console

Installing the OS

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Assigning a Static IP Address to the SP

Assign a Static IP Address to the NET MGT Port


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

Front Components

Rear Components

Infrastructure Boards in the Server

Internal System Cables

Internal Components

Exploring Parts of the System

System Schematic

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Memory Fault Handling

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Checking if Oracle VTS Is Installed

Managing Faults (POST)

Managing Faults (PSH)

Managing Components (ASR)

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed For Service

Find the Server Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Shut Down the Server

Removing Power From the Server

Positioning the System for Servicing

Accessing Internal Components

Filler Panels

Attaching Devices to the Server

Servicing Drives

Drive Overview

Locate a Faulty Drive

Remove a Drive Filler Panel

Remove a Drive

Install a Drive

Install a Drive Filler Panel

Verify Drive Functionality

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module Overview

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Verify Fan Module Functionality

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply Overview

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify Power Supply Functionality

Servicing Memory Risers and DIMMs

About Memory Risers

About DIMMs

Locate a Faulty DIMM (DIMM Fault Remind Button)

Locate a Faulty DIMM (show faulty Command)

Remove a Memory Riser

Install a Memory Riser

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase Server Memory With Additional DIMMs

Increase Server Memory with Additional DIMMs (16 Gbyte Configurations)

Remove a Memory Riser Filler Panel

Install a Memory Riser Filler Panel

Verify DIMM Functionality

DIMM Configuration Error Messages

Servicing DVD Drives

DVD Drive Overview

Remove a DVD Drive or Filler Panel

Install a DVD Drive or Filler Panel

Servicing the System Lithium Battery

System Battery Overview

Remove the System Battery

Install the System Battery

Servicing Expansion (PCIe) Cards

PCIe Card Configuration Rules

Remove a PCIe Card Filler Panel

Remove a PCIe Card

Install a PCIe Card

Cable an Internal SAS HBA PCIe Card

Install a PCIe Card Filler Panel

Servicing the Fan Board

Remove the Fan Board

Install the Fan Board

Verify Fan Board Functionality

Servicing the Motherboard

Motherboard Overview

Remove the Motherboard

Install the Motherboard

Reactivate RAID Volumes

Verify Motherboard Functionality

Servicing the SP

SP Firmware and Configuration

Remove the SP

Install the SP

Verify SP Functionality

Servicing the Drive Backplane

Remove the Drive Backplane

Install the Drive Backplane

Verify Drive Backplane Functionality

Servicing the Power Supply Backplane

Remove the Power Supply Backplane

Install the Power Supply Backplane

Verify Power Supply Backplane Functionality

Returning the Server to Operation

Replace the Top Cover

Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position

Connect Power Cords

Power On the Server (Oracle ILOM)

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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