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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Prepare the Stand-Alone Server Power Cords

Note -  This task is for preparing power cords for a stand-alone SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 server that you have installed in your own rack. If you are installing a rackmount server that has been factory installed in an Oracle rack, see Connect the PDU Power Cords for PDU power cord instructions.

Prepare the power cords by routing them from the AC power source to the server. To provide redundancy, route the server power cords to alternate power sources. For power cord requirements, see Power Cord-to-PDU Relationship (SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8) and Stand-Alone Server Power Cord Requirements.


Caution  -  Use only the power cords provided with the server.


Caution  -  Do not attach power cables to the power supplies until you have connected the server to a serial terminal or a terminal emulator (PC or workstation). The server goes into Standby mode and the Oracle ILOM firmware on the SP initializes as soon as two power cables connect two power supplies to an external power source. System messages might be lost after 60 seconds if a terminal or terminal emulator is not connected before power is applied.

Note -  Oracle ILOM will signal a fault if the power supplies are not cabled at the same time, since it will be a nonredundant condition.
  1. Route the power cords from the AC power sources to the rear of the server.

    Do not attach the power cords to the power supplies at this time.

  2. Secure the power cords to the rack using any available cabling device provided by your rack.

    Refer to your rack documentation for instructions.

  3. Continue the installation by connecting the data cables.

    See Connecting Cables.

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