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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Access to Oracle Support


Understanding the Server

Installation Task Overview

Server Overview

System Status LEDs

Front Components

Rear Components

Understanding the Hardware Architecture

Understanding the Firmware and Software Environment

Preparing the Site

Site Preparation Checklist

General Installation Site Guidelines

Reviewing the Physical Specifications

Reviewing the Power Requirements

Preparing for Cooling

Preparing the Unloading Route and Unpacking Area

Planning Network Addresses

Preparing for Installation

Handling Precautions

ESD Precautions

Oracle Safety Information

Equipment Needed for Installation

Attach an Antistatic Wrist Strap

Installing the Server

Confirm the Site Preparation

Receive the Server

Unpack the Server

Moving the Server

Stabilizing the Server

Optional Component Installation

Connecting the Front SP Cables

Connect the SP Cables

Securing the SP Cables

Connecting the Rear Power Cords and Data Cables

Rear Cable Routing Options

Maximum Cable Connections

Cable Management Devices

Prepare the Cable Routing Brackets

Connect the Power Cords

Secure the Power Cords

Connect the EMS Network Cables

Connect Other Data Cables

Managing Data Cables

Powering On the Server for the First Time

Installed Software

Inspect the Power Cords

Dual-Redundant SPs

Connect Terminals or Emulators to the SP SER MGT Ports

Switch On the Facility Circuit Breakers

Log In to the Active SP

Set Oracle ILOM Network Addresses

Set the Altitude of the Server

Power On the Server

Oracle Solaris OS Configuration Parameters

Additional Software Configuration and Testing


Understanding the System Architecture

Architectural Overview

PDomain Types

Understanding PCIe Device Root Complexes

Understanding EMS SAS Paths to the Internal Drives

Understanding Internal Drive Device Paths

Understanding Network Port Device Paths

Understanding Configuration Guidelines

Understanding System Administration Resources

Oracle ILOM Overview

Understanding Platform-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle Solaris OS Overview

OpenBoot Overview

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Overview

Multipathing Software Overview

Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus Overview

Oracle Hardware Management Pack Overview

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center

Time Synchronization and NTP Service

SNMP Service

Multi-Domain Extensions to ILOM MIBs

Active Directory


Accessing the Server

Establish a Network Management Connection to Oracle ILOM

Logging In to Oracle ILOM

Log Out of Oracle ILOM

Switch Between the Oracle ILOM CLI and the System Console on a Host

Accessing the ok Prompt

Redirecting KVMS Devices

Controlling the Server, Domains, and Devices

Controlling the Power State

Resetting the Server, SP, or Domains

Managing the Server's Boot Behavior

Booting and Shutting Down the OS

Configuring Oracle ILOM User Accounts and Roles

Managing User Accounts

Managing User Authentication

Configuring the SP Network

Network Resources Overview

Record Network Parameter Values

Configure SP Network Settings

Viewing the Network Configuration

Administering SPs

Managing IP Addresses

Display the MAC Address

Configuring Domain Components

Configuring Physical Domains

Administering DCUs

Administering CMUs, CMPs, and DIMMs

Administering IOUs and PCIe Device Root Complexes

Identifying Domain-Level Commands

Monitoring the Server

Locating the Server

Obtain the Server Serial Number

Viewing Server and Component Information

Monitoring Faults

Updating the Firmware

Display the Firmware Version

Firmware Update Overview

Update the Firmware

XSCF and Oracle ILOM Command Comparison

Identifying SP Configuration and Administration Commands

Identifying Domain Administration Commands


Identifying Components

Identifying Front Components

Identifying Rear Components

Side Panels

Identifying Internal Components

Understanding Scalability

Understanding Cooling Zones

Component Service Task Reference

Detecting and Managing Faults

Diagnostic Overview

Managing Faults

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Configuring POST

Interpreting LEDs

Preparing for Service

Service Sequence

Safety Information

Tools for Service

Torque Reference

Filler Panels

Find the Server Serial Number

Locate the Component

Power Off a PDomain

Removing Power From the Server

Servicing Cabinet Doors

Remove the Door

Install the Door

Servicing Side Panels

Remove Side Panels

Install Side Panels

Servicing Trim Panels and the Kick Plate

Trim Panel Service Preparation

Remove the Trim Panels

Install Trim Panels

Remove the Kick Plate

Install the Kick Plate

Servicing Power Supplies

Power Supply Configuration

Power Supply LEDs

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Servicing PSDBs


Remove a PSDB

Install a PSDB

Servicing Fan Modules

Fan Module Configuration

Fan Module LEDs

Remove a Fan Module

Install a Fan Module

Servicing SSBs

SSB Configuration


Remove an SSB

Install an SSB

Servicing Clock Boards

Clock Board Configuration

Clock Board LEDs

Display the Clock Board Type

Remove a Clock Board

Install a Clock Board

Servicing Service Processors

Service Processor LEDs

Check a Service Processor Battery

Remove a Service Processor

Replace a Service Processor Battery

Install a Service Processor

Servicing I/O Switch Boards

I/O Switch Board Configuration

I/O Switch Board LEDs

Remove an I/O Switch Board

Install an I/O Switch Board

Servicing Cable Management Assemblies

Remove a Cable Management Assembly

Install a Cable Management Assembly

Servicing I/O Cards

Understanding I/O Card Slot Configuration

Understanding I/O Card Slot Device Paths and FRU Paths

Sun Flash Accelerator F40 and F80 PCIe Cards

PCIe Hot-Plug Carrier LEDs

Locate an I/O Card in the Server

Locate a Faulty I/O Card

Prepare an I/O Card For Removal

Remove an I/O Card From the Server

Remove an I/O Card From a Carrier

Install an I/O Card in a Carrier

Install an I/O Card in the Server

Remove a Filler Panel From the Server

Remove a Filler Panel From a Carrier

Install a Filler Panel in a Carrier

Install a Filler Panel in the Server

Verify an I/O Card

Relocate a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card

Servicing EMSs

Understanding EMS Configurations

EMS General Status LEDs

EMS Network Port LEDs

Determine Hard Drive Cage and EMS Part Numbers

Remove an EMS

Install an EMS

Servicing HDDs, SSDs, and Drive Filler Panels

Understanding HDD and SSD Slot Configurations



Locate a Drive

Removing an HDD

Install an HDD

Removing an SSD

Install an SSD

Remove a Drive Filler Panel

Install a Drive Filler Panel

Servicing SPPs

SPP Configuration


Check an SPP Battery

Remove an SPP

Replace an SPP Battery

Install an SPP

Servicing CMUs

CMU Configuration

CMU Upgrades in a SPARC M5-32 Server


Display General CMU Information

Display the CMU Quantity and Type

Unpacking and Inspecting a CMU

Remove a CMU

Install a CMU

Repack a CMU for Shipping

Remove a CMU Filler Panel

Install a CMU Filler Panel

Servicing DIMMs

Memory Configuration


Locate a Faulty DIMM

DIMM Fault Remind Button

Remove a DIMM

Install a DIMM

Move DIMMs to a New CMU

Servicing the Front LED Panel

Front LED Panel LEDs

Remove the Front LED Panel

Install the Front LED Panel

Servicing the Front Filler Panel

Remove the Front Filler Panel

Install the Front Filler Panel

Servicing Fan Cages

Fan Cage Configuration

Remove the Upper Fan Cage

Install the Upper Fan Cage

Remove the Lower Fan Cage

Install the Lower Fan Cage

Servicing a Cabled Lower Bus Bar Assembly

Remove a Cabled Lower Bus Bar Assembly

Install a Cabled Lower Bus Bar Assembly

Servicing the Scalability Card Cage

Remove the Scalability Card Cage

Install the Scalability Card Cage

Servicing the Scalability Fans Cable

Remove the Scalability Fans Cable

Install the Scalability Fans Cable

Servicing the Power System Cage

Remove the Power System Cage

Install the Power System Cage

Servicing Bus Bars

Bus Bar Configuration

Prepare to Replace Crown Clips on a Bus Bar

Replace Crown Clips

Return the Server to Operation

Servicing AC Power Cords

AC Power Cord Configuration

Remove an AC Power Cord

Install an AC Power Cord

Servicing AC Input Filters

AC Input Filter Configuration

Remove an AC Input Filter

Install an AC Input Filter

Disconnect AC Input Filters

Reconnect AC Input Filters

Servicing the Rear LED Panel

Rear LED Panel LEDs

Remove the Rear LED Panel

Install the Rear LED Panel

Servicing IOUs

Remove an IOU

Install an IOU

Servicing an I/O Power Cable Assembly

Remove an I/O Power Cable Assembly

Install an I/O Power Cable Assembly

Servicing Hard Drive Cages

Hard Drive Cage Configuration

Remove a Hard Drive Cage

Install a Hard Drive Cage

Servicing the Scalability Assembly

Remove the Scalability Assembly

Install the Scalability Assembly

Servicing the Fan Power Cable

Remove the Fan Power Cable

Install the Fan Power Cable

Servicing the Power System Cage to Scalability Assembly Cable

Remove the Power System Cage to Scalability Assembly Cable

Install the Power System Cage to Scalability Assembly Cable

Servicing the PSDB to Scalability Midplane Cable

Remove the PSDB to Scalability Midplane Cable

Install the PSDB to Scalability Midplane Cable

Servicing the Internal Link to Front LED Panel Cable

Remove the Internal Link Cable for the Front LED Panel

Install the Internal Link Cable for the Front LED Panel

Servicing the Rear LED Panel Cable

Remove the Rear LED Panel Cable

Install the Rear LED Panel Cable

Servicing Midplane Power Cables

Prepare to Remove a Midplane Power Cable

Remove a Midplane Power Cable

Install a Midplane Power Cable

Servicing the I/O Data Cable Assembly

Remove an I/O Data Cable Assembly

Install an I/O Data Cable Assembly

Servicing the Midplane

Inspect the Replacement Kit

Prepare to Remove the Midplane

Remove the Midplane

Install the Midplane

Reassemble the Server

Prepare the Old Midplane for Return

Returning the Server to Operation

Return to Operation Sequence

Reconnect AC Power to the Server

Restart the Server

Reset the Server

Reset Service Processors

Reset a PDomain

Restart a PDomain

Return a Component to Oracle





AC input filter

A server power cord AC receptacle.



Memory buffer on board. An ASIC on a CMU board that transfers data between a DIMM and a CMP.

Bounded PDomain

A type of PDomain which is limited to one DCU. A Bounded PDomain will typically exhibit higher performance as all resources are local to the single DCU. Bounded PDomains are not subject to SSB failure. Bounded PDomains can contain up to eight CMPs.

See also PDomain, CMP, and SSB.



Label of the PCIe hot-plug carrier.


Cubic feet per minute.


Label for a clock board. The sever contains two dual-redundant clock boards.


Chip multiprocessing. Each CMU contains two CMP processors. The server can contain a maximum of 32 CMPs.


CPU memory unit. Each CMU contains two CMPs and two sets of DIMM slots.



Domain configuration management. DCM refers to the reconfiguration of boards in physical domains for Enterprise-class systems.


Domain configurable unit. Each DCU contains two or four CMUs and one IOU. The smallest building block for physical domains.


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Software that automatically assigns IP addresses to clients on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network.


Dual in-line memory module.



Electromagnetic interference.


Express module SAS. Each EMS contains two 10GBASE-T network connections and provides access to four hard drives on the server.


Electrostatic discharge.



Fault management architecture. Generates fault indictments from the Broken Link (Target ID: Z40010E81010184). FMA provides three system activities: error handling, fault diagnosis, and response.


fault management architecture. Generates fault indictments from the SP. FMA provides three system activities: error handling, fault diagnosis, and response.


Field-replaceable unit.



Gigabyte. 1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes.


Gigabit Ethernet.



Hard disk drive. In Oracle Solaris OS output, HDD can refer to hard disk drives or solid state drives (SSDs).



See Oracle ILOM.


I/O unit. The server contains up to four IOUs, one for each DCU. Each IOU supports up to 16 PCIe slots, 8 10GBASE-T ports on 4 EMS modules, and 8 hard drives.



Keyboard video mouse storage.





Line-to-line. Line-to-line voltage is the voltage between any two phases of an AC generator.

logical domain

A virtual machine comprising a discrete logical grouping of resources that has its own operating system and identity within a single computer system.



The network management port on a SP.



Firmware that is installed on the server and provides an interface through which you can perform various diagnostic tasks.

Oracle ILOM

Oracle Integrated Lights-Out Manager (Oracle ILOM) firmware.

Oracle Solaris OS

Oracle Solaris operating system.

Oracle VTS

Oracle Validation Test Suite. An application that exercises the system, provides hardware validation, and identifies possible faulty components.



Peripheral Component Interconnect Express.

PCIe hot-plug carrier

An enclosure used to install and house PCIe cards in the server.


Physical domain. Each PDomain is an independently configurable and bootable entity with full hardware domain isolation for fault isolation and security purposes.The maximum number of PDomains supported is four, which is equal to the number of DCUs. The minimum number of PDomains is one, which can be composed of all available DCUs within the system.

DCUs in a PDomain communicate with other DCUs in the server through the SSBs. If an SSB fails, the PDomain availability will be impacted. Bounded PDomains are limited to one DCU and are not affected by SSB failures.

See also Bounded PDomain, DCU, and SSB.


The lead SPP of a physical domain. The PDomain-SPP manages tasks and provides rKVMS service for that physical domain.


Power-on self test. A diagnostic that runs when the server boots.


Power system distribution board.


Predictive self healing. An Oracle Solaris OS technology that continuously monitors the health of the server and works with Oracle ILOM to take a faulty component offline if needed.



Remote keyboard video mouse and storage.


Root mean square.



Serial attached SCSI.


Serial advance technology attachment.


Scalability is the ability to increase (or scale up) processing power in a server by combining the server's physical configurable hardware (see DCU) into one or more logical groups (see PDomain).


The serial management port on a SP.


Service processor. For redundancy, the server contains two service processors, one being active and one on standby.


Service processor proxy. One SPP is assigned to manage each PDomain. SPPs monitor environmental sensors and manage the CMUs, memory controllers, and DIMMs within the DCU.

See PDomain-SPP.


Scalability switch board.


Solid state drive.


Secure shell. A program for logging in and executing commands on a system or service processor.



Terabyte. 1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes.


A type of screw head characterized by a 6-point star-shaped pattern.



Uninterruptible power supply.



Voltage alternating current.


Virtual local area network.


See Oracle VTS.



World wide name.