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Support and Accessibility

Installation and Setup

Confirming Server and Site Specifications

Server Overview

Front Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Confirming Specifications

Preparing for Installation

Shipping Kit

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Tools Needed for Installation

Installing the Server

Install Optional Components

Rack Compatibility

Rackmount Kit

Determine Correct Rackmount Hardware

Mark the Rackmounting Location

Install the Rackmount Hardware

Install the Server

Installing the Shipping Bracket Assembly (Optional)

Installing the CMA (Optional)

Connecting the Server Cables

Cabling Requirements

Identifying Ports

Connecting Data and Management Cables

Secure Cables Using the CMA

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port

Prepare Power Cords

Power On the System for the First Time

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Assigning a Static IP Address to the SP

Booting the Oracle Solaris Operating System


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)

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Overview

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (SPARC T4-1)

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (Netra SPARC T4-1)

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (SPARC T4-2)

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (Netra SPARC T4-2)

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (SPARC T4-4 With Four CPUs)

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (SPARC T4-4 With Two CPUs)

probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (SPARC T4-1B and Netra SPARC T4-1B)

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 Panel Components

Rear Panel Components

Main Module Components

Processor Module Components

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostics Overview

Diagnostics Process

Interpreting Diagnostic LEDs

Memory Fault Handling

Managing Faults (Oracle ILOM)

Fault Management Command Examples

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Managing Faults (POST)

Managing Faults (PSH)

Managing Components (ASR)

Verifying Oracle VTS Installation

Preparing for Service

Safety Information

Tools Needed for Service

Find the Server Serial Number

Locate the Server

Understanding Component Replacement Categories

Removing Power From the Server

Accessing Internal Components

Accessing the Main Module

Main Module Components

Remove the Main Module

Install the Main Module

Filler Panels

Servicing Processor Modules

Processor Module Overview

Processor Module LEDs

Replacing a Faulty Processor Module

Install a New Processor Module

Verify Processor Module Functionality

Servicing DIMMs

Understanding DIMM Configurations

Locate a Faulty DIMM (DIMM Fault Remind Button)

Locate a Faulty DIMM (show faulty Command)

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Increase Memory With Additional DIMMs

Increase Memory With Additional DIMMs (16-Gbyte Configurations)

Verify DIMM Functionality

Understanding DIMM Configuration Error Messages

Servicing Hard Drives

Hard Drive Hot-Pluggable Capabilities

Hard Drive Configuration Reference

Hard Drive LEDs

Locate a Faulty Hard Drive

Remove a Hard Drive

Install a Hard Drive

Verify Hard Drive Functionality

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply Overview

Power Supply and AC Power Connector Configuration Reference

Power Supply and AC Power Connector LEDs

Locate a Faulty Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Verify Power Supply Functionality

Servicing RAID Expansion Modules

Remove the RAID Expansion Module

Install the RAID Expansion Module

Servicing the Service Processor Card

Service Processor Card Overview

Locate a Faulty Service Processor Card

Remove the Service Processor Card

Install the Service Processor Card

Verify Service Processor Card Functionality

Servicing the System Battery

Remove the System Battery

Install the System Battery

Verify the System Battery

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module Overview

Fan Module Configuration Reference

Fan Module LED

Locate a Faulty Fan Module

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Verify Fan Module Functionality

Servicing Express Modules

Express Module Configuration Reference

Express Module FRU Paths

Locate a Faulty Express Module

Remove an Express Module

Install an Express Module

Verify Express Module Functionality

Servicing the Rear I/O Module

Locate a Faulty Rear I/O Module

Remove the Rear I/O Module

Install the Rear I/O Module

Verify Rear I/O Module Functionality

Servicing the System Configuration PROM

System Configuration PROM Overview

Remove the System Configuration PROM

Install the System Configuration PROM

Servicing the Front I/O Assembly

Front I/O Assembly Overview

Remove the Front I/O Assembly

Install the Front I/O Assembly

Servicing the Storage Backplane

Remove a Storage Backplane

Install a Storage Backplane

Servicing the Main Module Motherboard

Main Module Motherboard Overview

Main Module Motherboard LEDs

Locate a Faulty Main Module Motherboard

Remove the Main Module Motherboard

Install the Main Module Motherboard

Verify Main Module Motherboard Functionality

Servicing the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Rear Chassis Subassembly Overview

Remove the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Install the Rear Chassis Subassembly

Returning the Server to Operation

Connect Power Cords

Power On the Server (start /SYS Command)

Power On the Server (Power Button)



probe-scsi-all WWN Mapping Example (SPARC T4-1)

The SPARC T4-1 server has two SAS2 RAID controllers on the motherboard. Each controller is connected to four slots on the disk backplane. The following table shows the PhyNum-to-disk slot mapping for the eight-slot SPARC T4-1 backplane.

Table 4 SAS2 Controller Port Mapping for the SPARC T4-1 Disk Backplane

SAS2 Controller
Controller Port


Disk Slot
SAS2 Controller
Controller Port


Disk Slot

1Default boot drive

This table shows that ports 0-3 of controller 0 are connected to backplane slots 0-3 and ports 0-3 of controller 1 are connected to slots 4-7.

The following example is based on a SPARC T4-1 server with eight hard drives. These hard drives are deployed as six individual storage devices and a virtual drive. The virtual drive consists of two hard drives configured as a RAID volume. Controllers 0 and 1 are attached to these storage devices in the following manner:

Note - For SPARC T4-1 servers, the second field of the device path specifies the controllers: /pci@400/pci@1 = controller 0 and /pci@400/pci@2 = controller 1.

ok probe-scsi-all
Unit 0   Removable Read Only device    AMI     Virtual CDROM   1.00
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@4/scsi@0                     <---- SAS controller 1
FCode Version 1.00.56, MPT Version 2.00, Firmware Version
Target 9
  Unit 0   Disk   SEAGATE  ST930003SSUN300G 0B70    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000c5001d33fba7  SASAddress 5000c5001d33fba5  PhyNum 0
Target a
  Unit 0   Removable Read Only device   TEAC    DV-W28SS-R      1.0C
  SATA device  PhyNum 6
Target b
  Unit 0   Disk   HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000cca00a76e380  SASAddress 5000cca00a76e381  PhyNum 1
Target c
  Unit 0   Disk   SEAGATE  ST930003SSUN300G 0B70    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000cca00a76ddcc  SASAddress 5000cca00a76ddcd  PhyNum 2
Target d
  Unit 0   Disk   HITACHI  H106060SDSUN600G A2B0    1172123568 Blocks, 600 GB 
  SASDeviceName 5000cca01201e544  SASAddress 5000cca01201e545  PhyNum 3 
/pci@400/pci@1/pci@0/pci@4/scsi@0                       <---- SAS controller 0
FCode Version 1.00.56, MPT Version 2.00, Firmware Version
Target 9
  Unit 0   Disk   HITACHI  H103030SCSUN300G A2A8    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000cca00a75dcac  SASAddress 5000cca00a75dcad  PhyNum 0
Target a
  Unit 0   Disk   SEAGATE  ST930003SSUN300G 0B70    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASDeviceName 5000c5001d33eb5f  SASAddress 5000c5001d33eb5d  PhyNum 1
Target 523 Volume 0
  Unit 0   Disk   LSI     Logical Volume   3000   583983104 Blocks,   298 GB
  VolumeDeviceName 3ce534e42c02a3c0   VolumeWWID 0ce534e42c02a3c0

In this example, the controller ports are attached to the hard drives and the DVD in the following manner:

SAS2 Controller
Controller Port (PhyNum)
Disk Slot ID
SAS2 Controller
Controller Port (PhyNum)
Disk Slot ID
RAID Target 523
RAID Target 523

1Default boot drive

Note - Target values are not static. The same storage device can appear in two consecutive probe-scsi-all listings with different Target values.

The default boot device has the following values:

If you want to specify another drive to be the boot device, find its PhyNum value in the output and use the SASDeviceName assigned to that device. For example, if you want to use the hard drive in disk slot 5, it has the following values:

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