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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Connect Network and Data Cables

In order for the server to access the network, you must install at least one network interface card into each server PDomain. Connect network cables from all network interface cards to the network, and connect data cables to any additional installed PCIe card. See Network Interface Card Cables and Network Addresses for more information.

  1. Locate the PCIe cards installed in the rear of the server.

    If you need to install PCIe cards in the server, refer to the Servicing PCIe Cards in SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Service Manual for installation instructions.

  2. Connect appropriate network cables from the installed network interface cards to the network.

    Refer to the network interface card documentation for information about the required network cable type and length.

  3. If your server configuration includes optional PCIe cards, connect the appropriate I/O cables to their connectors.

    Refer to the PCIe card documentation for specific instructions.

  4. If applicable, connect cables to external expansion units, storage products, or any other peripheral devices.

    Refer to the external device documentation for the appropriate cabling instructions.

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