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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation


Support and Accessibility


Understanding the Switch

Switch Overview

Physical Specifications

Environmental Requirements

Acoustic Noise Emissions

Electrical Specifications

Network Management Connector and Pins

USB Management Connector and Pins

Data QSFP Connector and Pins

Understanding Cabling

Routing Service Cables

Understanding Data Cabling

Preparing to Install the Switch

Installation Preparation

Suggested Tools for Installation

Antistatic Precautions for Installation

Installation Responsibilities

Installation Sequence

Verify Shipping Carton Contents

Route the Data Cables

Installing the Switch

Install the Switch in the Rack

Powering On the Switch

Attach the Management Cables

Attach the Power Cords

Accessing the Management Controller

Access the Management Controller From the Network Management Port

Access the Management Controller From the USB Management Port

Verify the Switch Status

Start the Subnet Manager

Connecting Data cables

Attach the Data Cables

Check Link Status

Verifying the InfiniBand Fabric

InfiniBand Node Description

Discover the InfiniBand Fabric Topology

Perform Diagnostics on the InfiniBand Fabric


Troubleshooting the Switch

Switch Hardware Problems

InfiniBand Fabric Problems

Identifying LEDs

Understanding Routing Through the Switch

Switch GUIDs Overview

Understanding Administrative Commands

Configuration Overview

Hardware Command Overview

InfiniBand Command Overview

ILOM Command Overview

Administering the Chassis

Monitoring the Chassis

Controlling the Chassis

Administering the I4 Switch Chip

Monitoring the I4 Switch Chip

Controlling the I4 Switch Chip

Administering the Subnet Manager

Monitoring the Subnet Manager

Controlling the Subnet Manager

Administering the InfiniBand Fabric

Monitoring the InfiniBand Fabric

Controlling the InfiniBand Fabric

Configuring the Fabric Director Node List

Partitioning the InfiniBand Fabric

Remote Management

Understanding Oracle ILOM on the Switch

Oracle ILOM Overview

Supported Features

Understanding Oracle ILOM Targets

Installing the Oracle ILOM Firmware

Firmware Delivery

Acquire the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Install the Oracle ILOM Firmware Version 1.1.3

Administering Oracle ILOM (CLI)

CLI Overview

Accessing Oracle ILOM From the CLI

Switching Between the Oracle ILOM Shell and the Linux Shell

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (CLI)

Upgrading the Switch Firmware Through Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Administering Oracle ILOM (Web)

Web Interface Overview

Access Oracle ILOM From the Web Interface

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (Web)

Upgrade the Switch Firmware (Web)

Using the Fabric Monitor

Access the Fabric Monitor

Fabric Monitor Features

Accessing the Rear Panel Diagram

Accessing Status Pane Information

Control Panel Function

Monitoring Parameters and Status

Administering Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

SNMP Overview

Understanding SNMP Commands

Monitoring Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Controlling Oracle ILOM Targets (SNMP)

Administering Hardware (IPMI)

ipmitool Overview

Display the Sensor States (IPMI)

Display the Sensor Information (IPMI)

Display the System Event Log (IPMI)

Display FRU ID Information (IPMI)

Display Switch Status LED States (IPMI)

Enable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Disable the Locator LED (IPMI)

Understanding Oracle ILOM Commands

cd Command

create Command

delete Command

dump Command

exit Command (ILOM)

help Command (ILOM)

load Command

reset Command

set Command

show Command

version Command (ILOM)


Understanding Service Procedures

Replaceable Components

Suggested Tools for Service

Antistatic Precautions for Service

Servicing Power Supplies

Inspecting a Power Supply

Power Off a Power Supply

Remove a Power Supply

Install a Power Supply

Power On a Power Supply

Servicing Fans

Inspecting a Fan

Remove a Fan

Install a Fan

Servicing Data Cables

Inspecting the Data Cables

Remove a Data Cable

Install a Data Cable

Servicing the Battery

Remove the Switch From the Rack

Replace the Battery


Understanding Hardware Commands

Linux Shells for Hardware Commands

checkboot Command

checkpower Command

checktopomax Command

checkvoltages Command

connector Command

dcsport Command

disablecablelog Command

disablelinklog Command

disablesm Command

disableswitchport Command

enablecablelog Command

enablelinklog Command

enablesm Command

enableswitchport Command

env_test Command

exit Command (Hardware)

fdconfig Command

fwverify Command

generatetopology Command

getfanspeed Command

getmaster Command

getportstatus Command

help Command (Hardware)

listlinkup Command

matchtopology Command

setcontrolledhandover Command

setmsmlocationmonitor Command

setsmmkey Command

setsmpriority Command

setsubnetprefix Command

showfruinfo Command

showpsufru Command

showsmlog Command

showtemps Command

showtopology Command

showunhealthy Command

smconfigtest Command

smnodes Command

smpartition Command

version Command (Hardware)

Understanding InfiniBand Commands

Linux Shells for InfiniBand Commands

ibdiagnet Command

ibhosts Command

ibnetdiscover Command

ibnetstatus Command

ibnodes Command

ibportstate Command

ibroute Command

ibrouters Command

ibstat Command

ibswitches Command

ibtracert Command

perfquery Command

saquery Command

smpquery Command

Understanding SNMP MIB OIDs

OID Tables Overview

Understanding the SUN-DCS-IB-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-FABRIC-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the SUN-HW-TRAP-MIB MIB OIDs


Understanding the SUN-PLATFORM-MIB MIB OIDs

Understanding the ENTITY-MIB MIB OIDs


Verify the Switch Status

You can use these commands on the management controller to check the status of the switch.

  1. Identify the prerequisite and subsequent installation tasks that you must perform in conjunction with this procedure.

    See Installation Sequence.

  2. Check the overall health of the switch:
    FabMan@switch_name-> showunhealthy 
    OK - No unhealthy sensors

    An unfavorable output from the showunhealthy command means a hardware fault with that particular component.

  3. Check the status of the power supplies:
    FabMan@switch_name-> checkpower
    PSU 0 present OK
    PSU 1 present OK

    A power supply output that is not OK from the checkpower command means that there is a problem with that power supply. See Switch Administration, checking power supply status LEDs, for assistance.

  4. Check the status of the fans:
    FabMan@switch_name-> getfanspeed
    Fan 0 not present
    Fan 1 running at rpm 11212
    Fan 2 running at rpm 11313
    Fan 3 running at rpm 11521
    Fan 4 not present
    • A stopped or low speed in the output of the getfanspeed command means there is a problem with that particular fan.

    • If not present is in the output of the getfanspeed command, yet a fan is installed at that particular slot, there is a problem with that fan.

    For either condition, check the fan. See Switch Service, servicing fans.

  5. Check the status of the switch chip:
    FabMan@switch_name-> checkboot
    Switch OK

    If in the output of the checkboot command a component is not OK, there is a problem with that component. Try resetting the component. See Switch Administration, resetting the switch chip.

  6. Alternatively, you can use the env_test command to perform the preceding checks and more:
    FabMan@switch_name-> env_test
    Environment test started:
    Starting Environment Daemon test:
    Environment daemon running
    Environment Daemon test returned OK
    Starting Voltage test:
    Voltage ECB OK
    Measured 3.3V Main = 3.27 V
    Measured 3.3V Standby = 3.35 V
    Measured 12V = 11.97 V
    Measured 5V = 5.02 V
    Measured VBAT = 3.24 V
    Measured 2.5V = 2.52 V
    Measured 1.8V = 1.78 V
    Measured I4 1.2V = 1.22 V
    Voltage test returned OK
    Starting PSU test:
    PSU 0 present OK
    PSU 1 present OK
    PSU test returned OK
    Starting Temperature test:
    Back temperature 32
    Front temperature 32
    SP temperature 44
    Switch temperature 44, maxtemperature 46
    Temperature test returned OK
    Starting FAN test:
    Fan 0 not present
    Fan 1 running at rpm 12075
    Fan 2 running at rpm 11960
    Fan 3 running at rpm 12075
    Fan 4 not present
    FAN test returned OK
    Starting Connector test:
    Connector test returned OK
    Starting Onboard ibdevice test:
    Switch OK
    All Internal ibdevices OK
    Onboard ibdevice test returned OK
    Environment test PASSED

    Note - If in the output of the env_test command a voltage deviates more than 10% from the provided specification, there is a problem with the respective component.

  7. Once the switch has an operational status, you can start the Subnet Manager.

    See Start the Subnet Manager.

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