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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

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



Install an I/O Data Cable Assembly


Caution - Do not remove the protective plastic covers from the connectors on the cable until you are ready to plug a cable connector into a socket. Unprotected connectors can be damaged as you push them into the server.

Note - Do not discard the plastic covers. You will use them to return the old cable.

Note - A torque screwdriver is included with the replacement cable.

  1. Attach the I/O data cable assembly to the support bracket.
    1. Use an antistatic wrist strap to protect the equipment from ESD damage.
    2. Remove the replacement I/O data cable assembly from the shipping package and place the assembly on an antistatic mat.
    3. Attach the assembly to the support bracket.


      Caution - Avoid excessive handling of the cable. Repeated bending of the cable can break wiring to individual connector pins, as can sharp bending of the wires.

      Note - To identify the top of the bracket, look at the opening for the I/O power cable in the center of the bracket. The rectangular opening has two screw holes and a small notch on the top. The bottom of the rectangular opening has only one screw hole.

      Use four T20 Torx screws at 15 in-lb for each cable bracket.

      • Install cable subassembly T3/T4 at the top of the bracket. A label on the top of the cable bracket identifies this subassembly as TOP.

      • Install cable subassembly T1/T2 at the bottom of the bracket. A label on the top of the cable bracket identifies this subassembly as BOTTOM.

      image:Figure shows the two screws that hold each I/O data cable subassembly to the support bracket.
  2. Install the support bracket and cable assembly in the server.
    1. At the rear of the server, carefully push the front half of the cable assembly (connectors T5 and T6/T7/T8/T9) through the opening for the I/O unit.

      Follow these rules.

      • Avoid sharp bending of the cables.

      • Work slowly to avoid dislodging the connector covers.

      • Orient the T6/T7/T8/T9 connectors with the plastic plate facing the midplane. This orientation reduces the amount of twisting needed to install the connectors in their sockets and minimizes the danger of breaking the wires in the cable assembly.

      • Route the cables under the lower bus bar and let them hang down in front of the midplane for now.

    2. Locate the loose I/O power cable.
      1. Carefully route the I/O power cable connector through the middle hole in the support bracket.
      2. Use three T20 Torx screws to attach the connector to the support bracket.
      3. Tighten the screws to 15 in-lb.

      image:Figure shows how to attach the I/O power cable with three screws to the support bracket.
    3. Tilt the support bracket so that the bottom edge is away from the lower guide pin (panel 1).
      image:Figure shows four screws holding the corners of the support bracket.
    4. Loosely attach the top two captive T20 Torx screws (panel 2).
    5. Lift the bracket slightly so that the bottom hole fits around the lower guide pin.
    6. Loosely attach the bottom two captive screws.
    7. Tighten all four captive screws to 15 in-lb (panel 3).
  3. Go the front of the server.
    1. Attach connector T5 to the midplane.
      1. Remove the plastic cover from the connector.

        Do not discard the plastic cover.

      2. Plug connector T5 into the socket on the midplane (detail 1).
        image:Figure shows that the T5 cable plugs into a socket high on the midplane.
      3. Tighten the captive T20 Torx screw (detail 2).

        Tighten the screw to 15 in-lb. See Torque Reference.

    2. Install the cabled bus bar assembly.
      1. Remove the plastic cover from the cable assembly.

        Do not discard the plastic cover.

      2. Insert the assembly into the socket on the midplane (detail 1).
        image:Figure shows the installation of the lower cable assembly.

        Note - The cable connectors in the plastic block are keyed with flat tops. Align the tops of the cables to make it easier to insert the block in the connector on the midplane. If the block does not insert easily, rotate the individual cable ends so that the flat portions of the cable ends are all aligned and facing up.

      3. Carefully install the two captive T20 Torx screws (detail 2).


        Caution - Tighten the screws alternately, several turns at a time. If the plastic block is not kept parallel to the midplane, stress from the screws can break the block.

      4. After you seat the plastic block, tighten the screws to 10 in-lb.
    3. Install the T6/T7/T8/T9 cable.
      1. Remove the plastic covers from the connectors.

        Do not discard the plastic covers.

      2. Insert the assembly into the socket on the midplane.
        image:Installing the T5 data cable.
      3. Raise the hinged metal bars on the cable assembly and press them forward until the ends lock into the plastic tabs on the cabled lower bus bar assembly.
    4. Determine your next step:
      • If you are replacing other internal components, do those now.
      • If you do not need further access to the inside of the cabinet, go to Step 4.
  4. Reassemble the server.
    1. Install the IOU.

      See Install an IOU .

    2. Install the upper fan cage.

      See Install the Upper Fan Cage.

    3. Install the front filler panel.

      See Install the Front Filler Panel.

    4. Install the standoffs and trim panels.

      See Install Trim Panels .

    5. Install the front door.

      See Install the Door .

    6. Restart the server.

      See Returning the Server to Operation.

  5. Pack the old cable assembly.

    The cable assembly might undergo failure analysis at the factory, so handle the cable assembly carefully.

    Follow these rules.

    • Reuse the package that contained the replacement cable.

    • Place plastic covers on the connectors to prevent damage to the pins.

    • Do not put sharp bends in the cable. Internal connections to wires can break.

    • Do not press on the guide pins. The guide pins can bend and break.

    • Pack the torque screwdriver securely in the package. The torque screwdriver should not be free to move inside the package.

    • Include any remaining connector covers.

  6. Return the old cable assembly to Oracle.

    See Return a Component to Oracle.

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