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Oracle® Server X8-2L Service Manual

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Updated: October 2019
 
 

Install a Processor


Caution

Caution  -  Be careful not to touch the processor socket pins. The processor socket pins are very fragile. A light touch can bend the processor socket pins beyond repair.


  1. Attach an antistatic wrist strap to your wrist, and then to a metal area on the chassis.

    See Take Antistatic Measures.

  2. Ensure that the replacement processor is identical to the failed processor that you removed.

    For a description of the processors that are supported by the server, see Product Description.

  3. Use the syringe supplied with the new or replacement processor [1] to apply 0.3 cc of thermal interface material (TIM) in an "X" pattern to the processor contact area of the heatsink [2].
    image:Figure showing thermal grease being applied to the                             heatsink.

    Note -  Do not distribute the TIM; the pressure of the heatsink will do so for you when you install the heatsink.
  4. Install the new processor.
    1. Open the box that contains the new processor but do not remove it from its packaging tray.
    2. Align the pin 1 indicators between the heatsink and processor carrier in the packaging tray [1], and place the heatsink (thermal side down) onto the processor carrier until it snaps in place and lies flat.

      Note -  The processor carrier has latching posts at each corner: two that insert into heatsink holes and two that attach to the edge of the heatsink.

      image:Figure showing the heatsink being attached to                                     processor/processor carrier.
      Callout
      Description
      1
      Pin 1 indicator
    3. Lift the processor-heatsink module out of the packaging tray.
      image:Figure showing the processor-heatsink module being lifted                                     from packaging tray.
    4. Align the processor-heatsink module to the processor socket bolster plate on the motherboard, matching the pin 1 location [1].

      A small pin 1 indicator (triangle) is near the beveled corner of the socket.


      image:Figure showing the socket with callout to Pin 1.
      Callout
      Description
      1
      Pin 1 indicator
    5. Place the processor-heatsink module on the socket on the motherboard.

      The socket bolster plate has alignment pins that go into holes on the processor-heatsink module to help center the module during installation.


      image:Figure showing the processor-heatsink module being lowered                                     onto the socket.
    6. Ensure that the processor-heatsink module lies evenly on the bolster plate and that the captive screws align with the threaded socket posts [1].
      image:Figure showing the heatsink captive screws being                                     tightened.
    7. Using a 12.0 in-lbs (inch-pounds) torque driver with a Torx T30 bit, tighten the processor-heatsink module to the socket. First, fully tighten captive nuts 1 and 2. Then fully tighten nuts 3 and 4 [2].

      As you tighten nuts 3 and 4, some resistance occurs as the bolster leaf spring rises and comes in contact with the heatsink.


      Caution

      Caution  -  Using an incorrect torque setting or driver bit can damage a processor-heatsink module.


  5. Return the server to operation.
    1. Install the air baffle.

      See Install the Air Baffle.

    2. Install the server top cover.

      See Install the Server Top Cover.

    3. Return the server to the normal rack position.

      See Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position.

    4. Reconnect the power cords to the power supplies, and power on the server.

      See Reconnect Power and Data Cables and Power On the Server.

    5. Verify that the power supply AC OK LED is lit.
  6. Use Oracle ILOM to clear server processor faults.

    Refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 4.0 Documentation Library at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs for more information about the following steps.

    1. To show server faults, log in to the server as root using the Oracle ILOM CLI, and type the following command to list all known faults on the server:

      -> show /SP/faultmgmt

      The server lists all known faults, for example:

      -> show /SP/faultmgmt
        Targets:
            shell
            0 (/SYS/MB/P0)
        Properties:
        Commands:
            cd
            show
      

      Alternatively, to list all known faults in the server, log into the Oracle Solaris OS and issue the fmadm faulty command or log in to the Oracle ILOM service processor from the Oracle ILOM Fault Management Shell and issue the fmadm faulty command. For more information about how to use the Oracle ILOM Fault Management Shell and supported commands, see the Oracle ILOM User's Guide for System Monitoring and Diagnostics Firmware Release 4.0.x in the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 4.0 Documentation Library at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

    2. To clear the fault identified in Step 6.a, type the following command:

      -> set /SYS/MB/P0 clear_fault_action=true

      For example:

      -> set /SYS/MB/P0 clear_fault_action=true
      Are you sure you want to clear /SYS/MB/P0 (y/n)? y
      Set ‘clear_fault_action’ to ‘true’
      

      Alternatively, to clear all known faults in the server, log in to the Oracle Solaris OS and issue the fmadm repair command or log in to the Oracle ILOM service processor from the Oracle ILOM Fault Management Shell and issue the fmadm repair command. For more information about how to use the Oracle ILOM Fault Management Shell and supported commands, see the Oracle ILOM User's Guide for System Monitoring and Diagnostics Firmware Release 4.0.x in the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 4.0 Documentation Library at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

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