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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Unpack the Stand-Alone Server

Note -  This task describes how to unpack the stand-alone SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 servers. If your server was factory installed in an Oracle rack, see Unpack the Server and the rack's printed Unpacking Guide for unpacking instructions.

Note -  Remove the shipping container in a conditioned space away from the final installation site to reduce airborne particles entering the data center.
  1. Prepare an unpacking area large enough to remove the shipping container and access the unpacked server using a mechanical lift.

    The unpacking area must be at least 4 ft (122 cm) by 8 ft (244 cm). See Rackmounted Server Unpacking Area for more information.

  2. Using shears, or a similar tool, cut and remove the banding securing the outer packaging from the shipping pallet.
  3. Cut the tape securing the top of the shipping carton and open carton to expose the accessory tray containing the rackmount kit and power cords.
    image:Figure showing the first steps in unpacking the stand-alone server                             from its packaging.
  4. Lift the accessory tray out of the shipping pallet and place it in a safe location.
  5. Remove the Styrofoam corners and the top cushions.
    image:Figure showing how to remove the interior packaging from a                             stand-alone server.
  6. Lift the outer packaging up and off of the pallet.
  7. Remove the cardboard end caps, bottom Styrofoam cushions, and the plastic bag covering from the server.
    image:Figure showing how to remove the end caps, Styrofoam supports, and                             bag from a stand-alone server.
  8. Lower the cardboard tray corners of the outer pallet to expose the inner pallet.
    image:Figure showing how to lift the stand-alone server off of the                             shipping pallet.
  9. Continue the installation by raising the server on a mechanical lift.

    See Raise Server Using a Mechanical Lift.

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