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SPARC T7 Series Servers

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Updated: October 2015

Access Restrictions

  • Install servers and related equipment in a locked, restricted-access room.

  • If equipment is installed in a rack with a locking door, always lock the rack door until you have to service the components within the rack. Locking the doors also restricts access to hot-plug or hot-swap devices.

  • Store spare field-replaceable units (FRUs) or customer-replaceable units (CRUs) in a locked cabinet. Restrict access to the locked cabinet to authorized personnel.

  • Periodically, verify the status and integrity of the locks on the rack and the spares cabinet to guard against, or detect, tampering or doors being accidentally left unlocked.

  • Store cabinet keys in a secure location with limited access.

  • Restrict access to USB consoles. Devices such as system controllers, power distribution units (PDUs), and network switches can have USB connections. Physical access is a more secure method of accessing a component since it is not susceptible to network-based attacks.

  • Connect the console to an external KVM to enable remote console access. KVM devices often support two-factor authentication, centralized access control, and auditing. For more information about the security guidelines and best practices for KVMs, refer to the documentation that came with the KVM device.