You can install up to three SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 servers into an Oracle rack. If you do so:
Ensure that the site can provide enough power to the rack.
Provide space between each server in the rack to ensure proper system cooling and install cover plates to prevent air recirculation.
Ensure that the Oracle-supplied cables will be able to reach the C19 outlets on the rack PDUs.
Caution - When installing three SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 servers in the same rack, you must cover all empty rack slots using metal 3U filler panels. You must also use 3U filler panels when installing a combination of three of these servers in the same rack (for example, two SPARC M8-8 servers and one SPARC M7-8 server). Contact your Oracle Sales representative to order the correct 3U filler panel for Oracle racks (part number: 7326328). See Install Filler Panels for instructions.
Install the servers in the following locations.
Caution - A rackmounted SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 server will be factory-installed at the lowest location shown. To prevent the rack from becoming top heavy, always install the second server in the middle location before installing a third server in the top location.