These servers contain two redundant SPs that enable you to manage and monitor the server components independent of the Oracle Solaris OS. To provide redundancy, one SP serves as the Active SP, and the other SP serves as the Standby SP. The Active SP manages system resources unless it can no longer do so, in which case the Standby SP assumes its role.
The SPARC M7-16 server contains four SPPs (two SPPs per CMIOU chassis). These SPPs off-load some of the work from the two SPs in the switch chassis. The SPs and the SPPs work together to provide a single management environment to all of the SPARC M7-16 server components.
See SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 Server Rear Components (Installation) for the location of the SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 server SPs, and SPARC M7-16 Server Rear Components (Installation) for the location of the SPARC M7-16 server SPs and SPPs.