Caution - The green color-coded processor removal and replacement tool (part number G29477-002 or later) must be used to install the 8-core processor; otherwise, the processor or the processor socket might be damaged.
Caution - Be careful not to touch the processor socket pins. The processor socket pins are very fragile. A light touch can bend the processor socket pins beyond repair. Always use the processor removal/replacement tool to remove and replace the processor.
For a description of the processors that are supported by the server, see Storage Server Features and Components in Oracle Exadata Storage Server X5-2 High Capacity Installation Guide.
For instructions for opening the processor ILM assembly levers and the load plate, see Step 6 through Step 8 of Remove a Processor.
Caution - Before installing the processor, ensure that you are using the correct color-coded processor removal/replacement tool. For information on how to select the correct processor removal/replacement tool, see Processor Removal and Replacement Tool.
An audible click indicates that the processor is locked into place.
To properly position the tool in the processor socket, rotate the tool until the green triangle on the side of the tool is facing the front of the server and it is over the left side of the processor socket (when viewing the server from the front) and lower the tool into the processor socket.
When properly aligned, the processor sits flat in the processor socket.
Caution - Do not press down on the processor. Irreparable damage to the processor or motherboard might occur from excessive downward pressure. Do not forcibly seat the processor into the socket. Excessive downward pressure might damage the socket pins.
Ensure that the load plate sits flat around the periphery of the processor.
To measure 0.1 ml of thermal grease, use the graduated scale on the thermal grease syringe.
Clean the heatsink if necessary.
Caution - Avoid moving the heatsink after it has contacted the top of the processor. Too much movement could disturb the layer of thermal grease, causing voids, and leading to ineffective heat dissipation and component damage.
Refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2 Documentation Library for more information about the following steps.
-> show /SP/faultmgmt
The server lists all known faults, for example:
-> show /SP/faultmgmt Targets: shell 0 (/SYS/MB/P0) Properties: Commands: cd show
Alternatively, to list all known faults in the server, log into the Oracle Solaris OS and issue the fmadm faulty command, or log into the Oracle ILOM service processor from the Oracle ILOM Fault Management Shell and issue the fmadm faulty command.
-> set /SYS/MB/P0 clear_fault_action=true
-> set /SYS/MB/P0 clear_fault_action=true Are you sure you want to clear /SYS/MB/P0 9y/n)? y Set ???clear_fault_action” to ???true'
Alternatively, to clear all known faults in the server, log into the Oracle Solaris OS and issue the fmadm repair command, or log into the Oracle ILOM service processor from the Oracle ILOM Fault Management Shell and issue the fmadm repair command.