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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


Attach the Data Cables


Caution - Data cables must never turn tighter than a 5-inch (127 mm) radius. A tighter radius damages the wires and fibers inside the cable.

Note - When you install the data cables, connect cables to the lower connectors first, then connect cables to the upper connectors.

Note - Though the illustrations in this procedure picture only InfiniBand data cables, the process is identical for both InfiniBand data cables and Ethernet splitter data cables.

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

    See Installation Sequence.

  2. Loosen the two captive thumbscrews that secure the cover to the cable management bracket.
    image:Illustration shows the thumbscrew being loosened.
  3. Lift the cover off.
    image:Illustration shows the cable management bracket cover being removed.
  4. Remove the protective cap from the connector and visually inspect the cable connector.

    The shell should not be bent and should be parallel to the inner boards. If the connector is bent or damaged, use a different cable.

  5. Ensure that the retraction strap is folded back against the cable.
  6. Orient the cable connector to the QSFP receptacle squarely and horizontally.

    Ensure that the L groove is up for the top row of receptacles, or that the L groove is down for the bottom row of receptacles.

    image:Illustration shows the InfiniBand cable being attached.

    Note - On some QSFP cable connectors, there is a retraction strap. Both the retraction strap and L groove indicate the reference surface for the connector. When installing QSFP cables in the top row of receptacles (0A, 1A, 2A, and so on), ensure that the L groove and retraction strap are up. When installing QSFP cables in the bottom row of receptacles (0B, 1B, 2B, and so on) ensure that the L groove and retraction strap are down. See Switch Service, identifying the data cable.

  7. Slowly move the connector in.

    As you slide the connector in, the shell should be in the center of the QSFP receptacle.

    image:Illustration shows the alignment of the InfiniBand cables.
    • If the connector stops or binds after about 1/4 in. (5 mm) travel, back out and repeat from Step 6.

    • If the connector stops or binds with about 1/8 in. (2 mm) still to go, back out and repeat Step 7.

  8. Continue to push the connector in until you feel a detent.
  9. Place the cable into the open slot on the cable management bracket.
    image:Illustration shows the InfiniBand cables being laid into the cable management bracket.
  10. Repeat Step 4 through Step 9 for all cables to be installed, including the Ethernet splitter data cables at connectors 0A and 1A on the right side of the rear panel.
  11. Replace the cover for the cable management bracket and tighten the thumbscrews.
    image:Illustration shows the cover being put on the cable management bracket.
  12. Route the data cables so that they do not interfere with other cables, or with servicing the switch or other systems.

    Use hook and loop fastener straps to bundle and secure the cables.

    Note - Do not use cable zip ties to bundle or secure the cable, because the ties damage the fibers inside the cable.

  13. Check that the Link LEDs for cabled links are lit green.

    If the Link LED is unlit, the link is down. If the Link LED flashes, there are symbol errors. See Switch Administration, checking the link status LEDs.

  14. If possible, close the rack doors to maintain EMI compliance.
  15. Check the link status.

    See Check Link Status.

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