When a server hardware fault event occurs the system lights the Service Action Required LED and captures the event in the system event log (SEL). If you have set up notifications through Oracle ILOM, you also receive an alert through the notification method you chose. When you become aware of a hardware fault, you should address it immediately.
To investigate a hardware fault, see the following:
Use the following process to address a hardware fault (for the step-by-step procedure, see Troubleshoot Hardware Faults):
Identify the server subsystem containing the fault.
You can use Oracle ILOM to identify the failed component.
Review the Product Notes.
Once you have identified the hardware issue, review the Sun Server X4-8 Product Notes. This document contains up-to-date information about the server, including hardware-related issues.
Prepare the server for service using Oracle ILOM.
If you have determined that the hardware fault requires service (physical access to the server), use Oracle ILOM to power off the server, activate the Locate LED, and take the server offline.
Prepare the service work space.
Before servicing the server, prepare the work space, ensuring ESD protection for the server and components.
To service the components, see the removal, installation, and replacement procedures in this document.
Clear the fault in Oracle ILOM.
Depending on the component, you might need to clear the fault in Oracle ILOM. Generally, components that have a FRU ID clear the fault automatically.