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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

Diagnostics Process

Diagnostic Tools

Device Management Tools

Tool Availability

Oracle ILOM Service-Related Tools

Log In to Oracle ILOM (Service)

Managing Faults

PSH Overview

Check for Faults

Clear a Fault

Interpreting Log Files and System Messages

Check the Message Buffer

View Log Files (Oracle Solaris)

View Log Files (Oracle ILOM)

Configuring POST

POST Overview

Oracle ILOM Properties That Affect POST Behavior

Configure POST

Run POST With Maximum Testing

Interpreting LEDs

Front and Rear LED Panel LEDs and Controls

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



Front and Rear LED Panel LEDs and Controls

The server has two LED panels containing system status indicators, one located at the front of the server and one at the rear.

image:Figure shows the front and rear system status indicators.
Locate LED button (white)
You can light the Locate LED button to identify the server. When on, the LED blinks rapidly. You can light the LED button in two ways:
  • Press the Locator LED button.

  • Type the following Oracle ILOM command:

    set /System locator_indicator=on

Note - When you light the locator LED button, any previously blinking LEDs on the panel will blink at the same fast rate as the locator LED. When you switch off the Locator LED, any previously blinking LEDs will return to their previous blink rate.

All lights on test: Press the Locate button three times within five seconds to test the functionality of the front and rear panel LEDs as well as other server LEDs under Oracle ILOM control. The LEDs will light for 15 seconds and then return to normal operation.

Note - Component LEDs that are not under Oracle ILOM control will not light up during this test.

Fault LED (amber)
Indicates that a service action is required.
  • Use the Oracle ILOM show faulty command to display details about any faults that cause this indicator to light.

  • Under some fault conditions, individual component fault LEDs light in addition to the Fault LED.

System OK LED (green)
Indicates the following conditions:
  • Off – System is not running in its normal state. System power might be off. The SPs might still be running.

  • Steady on – System is powered on and is running in its normal operating state. No service actions are required.

  • Short blink every three seconds – System is running in standby mode and can be quickly returned to full function.

  • Slow blink – A normal but transitory activity is taking place. Slow blinking might indicate that system diagnostics are running or that the system is booting.

Power On/Standby button
The recessed Power On/Standby button toggles the system on or off.
  • When the server is shut down, press briefly to power on and return the server to its previously configured operating configuration.

  • When the server is powered on, press briefly to shut the server down gracefully.

  • When the server is powered on, press and hold for at least 5 seconds to perform an emergency shut down.


Caution - After using the Power On/Standby button, you must switch off the circuit breakers on your facility power grid in order to power off the server completely. The server will remain on standby power until you switch the facility circuit breakers off.

Indicates the following conditions:
  • Off – The server is not receiving power. For example, the power cords are not connected or the facility power grid circuit breakers are switched off.

  • Steady on, green – One or both of the SPs have initialized and can be accessed through the Oracle ILOM CLI or web interface.

  • Blink, green – SPs are initializing the Oracle ILOM firmware.

Front Component LEDs (amber)
A front component requires service.
Rear Component LEDs (amber)
A rear component requires service.

Note - The system Fault LED and the service processor Fault LED light while the service processor boots. This is normal behavior. The green OK LEDs light when the service processor has finished booting.

Note - The HDD Fault LEDs on the front and rear LED panels indicate a fault of an HDD cage backplane. They do not indicate that an HDD or SSD has failed.

System key switch
Normal operation mode:
  • You can power on the server by pressing the Power On/Standby button.

  • You can power off the server by pressing the Power On/Standby button.

Service mode:

  • When the key switch is in the Service position, hosts will not be automatically booted when AC Power is applied.

ESD grounding jacks
The server has four 4-mm ESD grounding jacks (two on each panel) where you can attach antistatic wrist straps prior to installing or servicing the server.
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