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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 Server Locations in an Oracle Rack

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.

image:Figure showing the stand-alone server installation locations in an Oracle                     rack.
Server Location
RETMA Rail Rack Unit Locations
  • Top of third server: 39U

  • Bottom of third server: 30U

  • Top of second server: 26U

  • Bottom of second server: 17U

  • Top of first server: 13U

  • Bottom of first server: 4U

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