This guide identifies where you can access the online documentation and summarizes the tasks required to install Oracle's SPARC M7-16 server.
Refer to the SPARC M7 Series Servers Installation Guide for detailed site planning and installation instructions, and refer to the SPARC M7 Series Servers Product Notes for any late-breaking issues that impact installation. The installation guide, product notes, and the rest of the server documentation are located at:
This web site also includes links to documentation for the software and firmware preinstalled on the server.
The server includes the following printed documentation:
Unpacking Guide (on shipping carton)
SPARC M7-16 Server Getting Started Guide (this document)
Important Safety Information for Oracle's Hardware Systems
License and entitlement documents for the preinstalled software and firmware
Except where noted, refer to the SPARC M7 Series Servers Installation Guide for instructions on performing the following site planning and installation tasks.
Refer to the Important Safety Information for Oracle's Hardware Systems and the SPARC M7-16 Server Safety and Compliance Guide to review the important safety and compliance information.
Refer to the SPARC M7 Series Servers Security Guide to understand the security issues relevant to installing and operating the server.
Refer to the SPARC M7 Series Servers Product Notes to review any known issues, workarounds, and late-breaking news about the server and its software.
Confirm that the installation site meets all power source, cooling, and physical space requirements.
Prepare the required network addresses.
Assemble the required tools and take electrostatic discharge (ESD) and safety precautions.
Prepare the receiving area and access route to the installation site.
Unpack the server from its shipping container by following the instructions that came with the server.
Move and secure the server at the installation site.
Install any optional components, such as PCIe cards, into the server.
Refer to the SPARC M7 Series Servers Service Manual for specific instructions.
Confirm that the facility power grids that will supply power to the server have circuit breakers and that those circuit breakers are set to off.
Confirm that the power distribution unit (PDU) circuit breakers are set to off.
Connect and manage all PDU power cords and data cables to the server.
Connect serial cables between terminal devices and the SER MGT 0 ports on the two service processors (SPs).
Connect network cables between your network and the NET MGT 0 ports on the two SPs.
Switch on the facility power grid circuit breakers and the PDU circuit breakers to supply standby power to the server.
Use Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) commands to log in to the active SP through a serial connection.
Configure the SP network addresses and other SP settings using Oracle ILOM commands.
Power on the server using Oracle ILOM commands.
Either set up the preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS and software, or install the Oracle Solaris OS and software on an external storage device.
Refer to the SPARC M7 Series Servers Installation Guide for more information.
After installing and powering on the server for the first time, refer to the following documents for additional administration and configuration tasks. These documents and links are available at: