This guide describes how to install and power on Oracle's SPARC T8-1 server for the first time using the preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS.
Before performing the procedures in this guide, review the following documents at the Oracle documentation web site: http://www.oracle.com/goto/t8-1/docs.
SPARC T8 Series Servers Product Notes - For any late-breaking issues that impact installation requirements.
SPARC T8-1 Server Installation Guide - For more detailed installation information.
SPARC T8-1 Server Safety and Compliance Manual - For safety and regulatory compliance information.
For additional safety information, refer to the Important Safety Information for Oracle's Sun Hardware Systems, which is in the shipping kit.
For quick installation and configuration, follow these steps. For more detailed information, refer to the complete online product documentation set.
Caution - Do not apply power until instructed to do so. This server includes a service processor (SP) that is used to configure and boot the host server. To properly configure the host server and view SP messages, do not apply AC power to the server until you make the SP and host networking connections, as described in this guide.
For rackmounting and CMA instructions, refer to the SPARC T8-1 Server Installation Guide.
For instructions on installing optional components, refer to the documentation for each component and to the SPARC T8-1 Server Service Manual.
This connection provides the initial communication with the SP. Set up the server to communicate using 9600 baud, 8 bit, no parity, 1 stop bit. For DTE-to-DTE communication, use an RJ-45 cable that is set up for a null modem configuration, in which the transmit and receive signals are crossed over.
Configure the server for the first time through the SER MGT port. After the initial configuration, you can set up communication between the SP and host through this Ethernet interface.
The server is equipped with two power supplies. Connect them to separate power sources (200 to 240 VAC) to provide power redundancy. The server can operate with one power connection, but having only one power source reduces the redundancy.
When the power cords are connected, the SP initializes and the power supply LEDs light. After a few minutes, the SP login prompt displays on the terminal device. At this time, the host is not initialized. Continue on to the next section, Power On the Server, to initialize the host.
After a brief delay, the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (Oracle ILOM) prompt (->) is displayed. For optimal security, change the root password. For more information about administration tasks such as changing passwords, adding accounts, and setting account privileges, refer to the SPARC T8 Series Servers Administration Guide and the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) documentation at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.
By default, the SP is configured to use DHCP to obtain an IP address. If you plan to assign a static IP address to the SP, refer to the SPARC T8-1 Server Installation Guide for instructions.
-> start /System Are you sure you want to start /System (y/n)? y -> start /HOST/console Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y Serial console started. . . .
Server initialization takes several minutes to complete.
To cancel the server initialization, press the #. (Hash+Dot) keys to return to the Oracle ILOM prompt. Then type: stop /System
To see information about a specific command, type: help command-name
If you are not sure how to respond, accept the default and make changes later when the Oracle Solaris OS is running. After you confirm the configuration information, the server reboots and displays the Oracle Solaris login prompt.
You now can enter Oracle Solaris OS commands at the prompt. For more details, refer to the Oracle Solaris 11 OS man pages and documentation at:
Oracle VM Server for SPARC is a preinstalled system virtualization feature that provides a discrete logical grouping with its own operating system, resources, and identity within a single computer system. You can run a variety of applications in different logical domains and keep them independent for performance and security purposes. Go to:
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Some server features are enabled only when certain versions of patches or firmware are installed. Install the latest available versions for the best performance, security, and stability.