Siemens SPARC M8000 Installation guide

SPARC Enterprise
M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000
Servers
Glossary
Part No.: E28107-01
Manual Code: C120-E514-05EN
March 2012
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Contents
Preface
Glossary
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Glossary–1
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Preface
This document defines terms used in the documentation for SPARC Enterprise
M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 servers from Oracle and Fujitsu.
Some references to server names and document names are abbreviated for
readability. For example, if you see a reference to the M9000 server, note that the full
product name is the SPARC Enterprise M9000 server. And if you see a reference to
the XSCF Reference Manual, note that the full document name is the SPARC Enterprise
M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers XSCF Reference Manual.
Before reading this document, you should read the overview guide for your server.
At publication of this document, servers described herein were shipping with XCP
1100 firmware installed. That might no longer be the latest available version, or the
version now installed. Always see the Product Notes that apply to the firmware on
your server, and those that apply to the latest firmware release.
This preface includes the following sections:
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“Audience” on page vii
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“Related Documentation” on page viii
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“Text Conventions” on page x
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“Syntax of the Command-Line Interface (CLI)” on page x
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“Documentation Feedback” on page xi
Audience
This guide is written for experienced system administrators with working knowledge
of computer networks and advanced knowledge of the Oracle Solaris Operating
System (Oracle Solaris OS).
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Related Documentation
All documents for your server are available online at the following locations.
Documentation
Link
Sun Oracle software-related manuals
(Oracle Solaris OS, and so on)
http://www.oracle.com/documentation
Fujitsu documents
http://www.fujitsu.com/sparcenterprise/manual/
Oracle M-series server documents
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/spar
c-mseries-servers-252709.html
The following table lists titles of related documents.
Related SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Documents
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Site Planning Guide
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers Site Planning Guide
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Site Planning Guide
SPARC Enterprise Equipment Rack Mounting Guide
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Getting Started Guide*
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers Getting Started Guide*
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Getting Started Guide*
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Overview Guide
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers Overview Guide
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Overview Guide
SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Important Legal and Safety Information *
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Safety and Compliance Guide
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers Safety and Compliance Guide
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Safety and Compliance Guide
External I/O Expansion Unit Safety and Compliance Guide
SPARC Enterprise M4000 Server Unpacking Guide*
SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server Unpacking Guide*
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Unpacking Guide*
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Installation Guide
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Related SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Documents
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers Installation Guide
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Installation Guide
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Service Manual
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers Service Manual
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Service Manual
External I/O Expansion Unit Installation and Service Manual
SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Administration Guide
SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers XSCF User’s Guide
SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers XSCF Reference Manual
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) User’s Guide
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Capacity on Demand (COD) User’s Guide
SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes†
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Product Notes
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers Product Notes
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes
External I/O Expansion Unit Product Notes
SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Glossary
* This is a printed document.
† Beginning with the XCP 1100 release.
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Text Conventions
This manual uses the following fonts and symbols to express specific types of
information.
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Meaning
Example
AaBbCc123
What you type, when contrasted
with on-screen computer output.
This font represents the example of
command input in the frame.
XSCF> adduser jsmith
AaBbCc123
The names of commands, files, and
directories; on-screen computer
output.
This font represents the example of
command output in the frame.
XSCF> showuser -P
User Name:
jsmith
Privileges: useradm
auditadm
Italic
Indicates the name of a reference
manual, a variable, or userreplaceable text.
See the SPARC Enterprise
M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000
Servers XSCF User’s Guide.
""
Indicates names of chapters,
sections, items, buttons, or menus.
See Chapter 2, "System Features."
Syntax of the Command-Line Interface
(CLI)
The command syntax is as follows:
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A variable that requires input of a value must be put in Italics.
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An optional element must be enclosed in [].
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Glossary
A
AC Section (ACS)
ACS
active addition
A power supply unit consisting of a power input terminal board, main line
switch, etc.
See AC Section (ACS).
To add a FRU while the domain or server continues running.
Active Directory
A distributed directory service that provides both authentication of user
credentials and authorization of user access level to networked resources.
Both Active Directory and LDAP/SSL use authentication to verify the
identity of users before they can access system resources, and to grant
specific access privileges to users in order to control their rights to access
networked resources.
active replacement
To replace a FRU while the domain or server continues running. Active
replacement requires that the FRU be inactivated or powered down using
either an XSCF command or a Oracle Solaris OS command.
active XSCF
add
The XSCF that controls the system in a dual-XSCF unit configuration. Also
called an active XSCF unit.
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to assign or integrate a system
board to or into a domain.
assign
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to assign a system board to a
domain.
audit
To collect data related to the use of system resources. An audit records
security-related system events.
Glossary-1
audit class
audit event
audit file
A grouping of audit events. Audit classes provide a way to select a group of
security-related system events to audit.
A security-related system action that is audited. Events are grouped into
classes.
A log where audit records are stored.
audit policy
A set of audit options that can be enabled or disabled by the administrator.
These options include the option for specifying events to be recorded and
the option for specifying whether to record specific types of audit data. They
also include the option for specifying whether to stop audit processing when
the audit tray is full.
audit record
Audit data stored in the audit file. One audit record has one audit event.
Each audit record consists of audit tokens.
audit token
One field in an audit record. An audit token contains an audit event
attribute, such as user or privilege.
audit trail
A set of audit logs that have been recorded by the server. The audit trail can
be analyzed with the use of audit tools.
B
Backplane (BP)
A circuit board containing a set of sockets to which other circuit boards can
be connected. Pins on the backplane sockets are interconnected by printed
wire traces. These traces allow components on the connected circuit boards
to distribute signals to components on other connected boards.
Backplane Unit (BPU)
A unit containing sockets used to connect multiple units. In the SPARC
Enterprise M4000 server, the BPU consists of a power supply backplane and
I/O backplane. In the SPARC Enterprise M5000 server, the BPU consists of a
power supply backplane, I/O backplane, and bus bar.
BP
BPU
Browser User Interface
(BUI)
BUI
Glossary-2
See Backplane (BP).
See Backplane Unit (BPU).
Like a Graphical User Interface (GUI), but accessed through a browser.
See Browser User Interface (BUI).
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C
Capacity on Demand
(COD)
The COD feature allows you to configure spare processing resources on
your M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 server in the form of one or more
COD CPUs which can be activated at a later date when additional
processing power is needed. The M3000 server does not support COD.
To access each COD CPU, you must purchase a COD hardware
activation permit. Under certain conditions, you can use COD resources
before purchasing COD permits for them. See the SPARC Enterprise
M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Capacity on Demand (COD) User’s
Guide.
carrier
A component used to mount PCI cards or link cards in the PCI box. The
carrier with link cards is also called the link carrier, and the one with PCI
cards is also called the PCI carrier. The function is similar to that of the PCI
cassette, but is not compatible.
CB
See Circuit Breaker (CB).
CE
See Correctable Error (CE).
Chassis Serial Number
(CSN)
Circuit Breaker (CB)
CLKU
Clock Control Unit
(CLKU)
CMU
CMU Channel
(CMU-CH)
CMU-CH
COD
A serial number used to identify a server. The chassis serial number is
printed on the label affixed to the front side and right side of the system
cabinet. This number is used for the service provider to associate hardware
error events and maintenance actions with the relevant server.
Used for the SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 servers. An external circuit
breaker (such as a power distribution board or power distribution box)
connecting to an AC cable. The CB is also called a site circuit breaker.
See Clock Control Unit (CLKU).
The unit for supplying clock signals to the CPU/memory board unit and
crossbar unit. The CLKU is mounted only on the SPARC Enterprise M9000
server.
See CPU/Memory Board Unit (CMU).
The bridge that connects system control devices to the system bus. The CMU
channel is mounted on the CMU. SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers
implement the functions for slave operation only, such as SCF interface boot
PROM, TTY, and I/O Interrupt.
See CMU Channel (CMU-CH).
See Capacity on Demand (COD).
Glossary-3
cold addition
To add a FRU while the server is powered off. During cold addition, all
types of FRUs can be added.
cold replacement
To replace a FRU while the server is powered off. During cold replacement,
all types of FRUs can be replaced.
configure
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) to integrate a system board
which has been assigned to the domain’s OS, and put it into a usable state.
connect
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) to electrically connect an
already-mounted system board. Connecting a system board may enable the
monitoring of that board.
core
Correctable Error (CE)
See CPU core.
A CPU, memory or I/O error that is correctable, usually by simply
attempting again the operation (such as a rewrite to memory) that
previously failed.
CPU chip
A physical processor. An LSI chip on which a central processing unit (CPU)
is mounted
CPU core
A segmented processing unit of the CPU chip. A virtual processor.
CPU Module (CPUM)
CPU/Memory Board Unit
(CMU)
CPUM
A module containing one or two CPU chip(s).
A unit consisting of a CPU memory board, memory, and CPU module, used
in the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 server.
See CPU Module (CPUM).
Crossbar (XB)
The switch ASIC controlling data transfer between the system controller and
I/O unit.
Crossbar Unit (XBU)
The unit used to logically switch between the CPU/memory board unit and
I/O unit. The XBU is mounted only on the SPARC Enterprise M9000 server.
D
DAT
DC-to-DC converter
(DDC)
Glossary-4
digital audio tape.
The component that converts DC input into another voltage level.
DCL
See Domain Component List (DCL).
DDC
See DC-to-DC converter (DDC).
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degraded
delete
The state of a FRU, group of FRUs, or part of a FRU, that has been isolated
because a fault was detected. The isolation is usually done to prevent
possibly faulty components from affecting other system components. The
part that is isolated is not always the faulty part alone; a normal part may be
degraded to isolate the faulty part. If a function required for the operation of
the system is degraded, a system failure may result.
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to isolate or unassign a system
board from a domain.
device serial number
The serial number assigned to each shipped component, stored in the FRUID
PROM.
disconnect
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to describe electrical disconnection
of a system board. Disconnecting a board disables the monitoring of that
board.
domain
A set of one or more system boards that function as an independent system.
While the server is shared, an operating system can be installed in each
domain to enable each domain to operate as an independent system.
Each domain consists of a logical system board assigned to it. Each domain
is electrically insulated by each hardware partition. Therefore, if one domain
fails, it does not affect the other domains in the server.
Domain - SP
Communication Protocol
(DSCP)
The protocol that implements TCP/IP socket type communication (normally
performed between user levels) between the service processor and the
domain. This communication is performed for the mailbox type
communication performed by other software components.
Domain Component List
(DCL)
A list of system boards used to construct each domain
Domain ID (DID)
downlink card
DR
DSCP
Domain identifier.
A link card mounted in the I/O unit. Although this link card is physically
the same as the one mounted on the I/O board in the External I/O
Expansion Unit, the one mounted in the I/O unit is sometimes called a
downlink card. See also link card and uplink card.
See Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR).
See Domain - SP Communication Protocol (DSCP).
dual power feed
A type of power feed for high-reliability systems that contain dual power
supply lines. If one line stops, the other line enables the system to continue
operation.
dummy panel/board
A panel or board inserted into an unused slot or space. Attaching this panel
or board can prevent cooling air in the system from leaking.
DVDBP
See DVD Backplane (DVDBP).
Glossary-5
DVD Backplane
(DVDBP)
Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol
(DHCP)
Dynamic
Reconfiguration (DR)
A backplane for a DVD drive. See also Backplane (BP).
Software that automatically assigns IP addresses to clients on a
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network.
Software that enables logical attachment and detachment of system boards
to and from a domain without having to first power off that domain. DR
allows the logical (and, therefore, physical) installation and removal of
system boards while the domain’s Oracle Solaris OS continues running.
E
Entry-level server
A SPARC Enterprise M3000 server.
equipment rack
A rack for mounting a SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000 server or an
External Expansion I/O Unit.
eXtended System Board
(XSB)
The XSB is made of physical parts. In the XSB, the PSB can be either one
complete unit (undivided status) or divided into four subunits. The XSB is a
unit used for domain construction and identification, and also can be used
as a logical unit.
eXtended System Control
Facility (XSCF)
Firmware running in a service processor. The XSCF is equipped with the
control and monitoring functions of the system platform.
external I/O expansion
unit
A rack-mount type device used to add PCI slots to the SPARC Enterprise
M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 servers. The External I/O Expansion
Unit is connected to the I/O unit of the server via the PCI Express bus. It can
accommodate up to 12 PCI-X cards or PCI Express cards in units of six
cards.
Externally Initiated Reset
(XIR)
To send a reset signal via software to the CPU on the domain. Upon receipt
of the reset signal, the domain shifts to the OpenBoot PROM environment
and performs processing according to the value set in OpenBoot PROM
environment variable error-reset-recovery.
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F
failover
Fan Backplane (FANBP)
FANBP
Fault Management
Architecture (FMA)
Field Replaceable Unit
(FRU)
firmware
FRU
A process in which the active service processor passes control to the standby
service processor or the standby service processor takes over control from
the active service processor. In either process, the current standby service
processor takes the place of the active service processor and the active
service processor takes the place of the standby service processor.
The active backplane for the fan. See also Backplane (BP).
See Fan Backplane (FANBP).
Generates fault indictments from the Service Processor. FMA provides three
system activities: error handling, fault diagnosis, and response.
A part that can be replaced by field engineers when servicing the server.
Software that controls the server. The SPARC Enterprise
M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 server has the following types of
firmware: OpenBoot PROM, Power-On Self-Test (POST), and eXtended System
Control Facility (XSCF). Firmware is provided as a package called XSCF
Control Package (XCP).
See Field Replaceable Unit (FRU).
H
Hard Disk Drive
Backplane (HDDBP)
HDD
HDDBP
head room or headroom
The backplane for the disk drive. See also Backplane (BP).
A hard disk drive.
See Hard Disk Drive Backplane (HDDBP).
The capability to use up to four COD CPUs per server without a sufficient
number of COD permits to cover their use. Use of headroom, which is
synonymous with instant access CPU, is available under certain conditions.
See the SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers Capacity on
Demand (COD) User’s Guide.
high-end server
hot addition
hot replacement
A SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 server.
To add a FRU while the domain is powered off.
To replace a FRU while the domain is powered off.
Glossary-7
I
I/O Backplane (IOBP)
I/O boat
I/O Controller (IOC)
The backplane for the I/O device. See also Backplane (BP).
A component used to provide an external I/O expansion unit with PCI slots.
Two types of I/O boards, a PCI Express (PCIe) I/O board and PCI-X I/O
board, are used. One I/O board can add up to six PCI slots. Up to two I/O
boards can be mounted in the external I/O expansion unit.
A bridge between the system bus and I/O bus (PCI Express (PCIe))
The I/O Controller is connected to the Crossbar (XB) on the SPARC
Enterprise M9000 server or to the System Controller (SC) on the SPARC
Enterprise M8000 server.
I/O Unit (IOU)
On SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers, a unit that can accommodate
eight PCIe slots and up to four HDDs. A PCI Express (PCIe) card, internal
drive connection card (IOUA), and link card can be inserted into PCIe slots
via a PCI cassette.
On SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 servers, an I/O Unit (IOU) that can
accommodate PCI Express (PCIe) and PCI-X cards. PCI cards are first
inserted into a PCI cassette and then the PCI cassette is mounted in the I/O
Unit. One I/O Unit can accommodate five PCI cassettes, four PCI Express
(PCIe) cassettes (upper four slots), and one PCI-X cassette (bottom slot). The
mechanism for connecting an internal drive is already mounted, but a link
card can be inserted.
install
instant access CPU
Inter SCF Network (ISN)
IOBox
Synonymous with head room or headroom.
A network that communicates between active XSCF and standby XSCF. It is
used when XSCF units are in redundant configuration.
Synonymous with an external I/O expansion unit. A PCI box may be
represented as an external I/O expansion unit in programs and manuals.
IOBP
See I/O Backplane (IOBP).
IOC
See I/O Controller (IOC).
IOU
See I/O Unit (IOU).
IOUA
IOU Onboard Device
Card (IOUA)
Glossary-8
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration which represents the process of
incorporating a system board into a domain.
See IOU Onboard Device Card (IOUA).
An option for mounting CD-RW/DVD-RW drive units or tape drive units in
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 server cabinets.
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ISN
See Inter SCF Network (ISN).
L
LDAP
LDAP/SSL
Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol (LDAP)
link cable
See Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
Offers enhanced security to LDAP users by way of Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
technology, using the LDAP directory service to authenticate users. Both
Active Directory and LDAP/SSL use authentication to verify the identity of
users before they can access system resources, and to grant specific access
privileges to users in order to control their rights to access networked
resources.
Protocol for accessing information directories. LDAP is based on the
standards contained within the X.500 standard, but is significantly simpler.
An interfacing cable for connecting the link card on the host server to the
link card in the external I/O expansion unit.
link card
An interface card used to connect an I/O Unit (IOU) and the I/O board in the
external I/O expansion unit. The link card mounted in the I/O board is also
called an uplink card, and the one mounted in the I/O Unit is also called a
downlink card.
Logical System Board
(LSB)
A system board assigned a logical number (LSB number) that can be
recognized from the domain during domain construction. One domain
consists of up to 16 logical system boards. Logical system board numbers are
used for the domain to identify the system board.
low profile
LSB
One of the PCI card standards. A low profile card is a compact PCI card
which is provided for a host server that has limited space for card slots.
See Logical System Board (LSB).
M
MAC
MAC address
See Memory Access Controller (MAC).
See Media Access Control address (MAC address).
Glossary-9
main line switch
Management
Information Base (MIB)
MBU
Media Access Control
address (MAC address)
MEMB
Memory Access
Controller (MAC)
Memory Board (MEMB)
MIB
midrange server
mode switch
Motherboard Unit (MBU)
move
A power switch provided in the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 server
cabinet. Turning on or off all main line switches means the same thing as
turning on or off an external circuit breaker, such as a distribution panel or
power distribution box.
Management information database for the SNMP agent function. MIB
information is returned in response to a request from the SNMP Manager.
See Motherboard Unit (MBU).
The worldwide unique serial number assigned to a network interface. IEEE
manages distribution of MAC addresses.
See Memory Board (MEMB).
An ASIC that provides the memory access control function. It performs
memory access under the direction of the System Controller ASIC.
A board in the SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 server on which memory
modules are mounted.
See Management Information Base (MIB).
The SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 server.
A physical key switch on the server that controls system modes: locked and
service.
The main board assembly to which other boards and components are
connected in SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000 servers. SPARC
Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers have system boards instead of
motherboard assemblies.
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration, a move is a series of operations
that unconfigure a system board from one domain and integrate it into
another domain.
N
Network Time Protocol
(NTP)
NTP
Glossary-10
NTP supports synchronization of Oracle Solaris OS time with the time
service provided by a remote host.
See Network Time Protocol (NTP).
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O
OpenBoot PROM
Operator Panel (OPNL)
Oracle Solaris OS
A layer of software that takes control of the configured server from
Power-On Self-Test (POST), builds some data structures in memory, and
boots the operating system. OpenBoot PROM is compliant with IEEE 1275.
A panel containing the LEDs that indicate the condition of the server and the
settings of the POWER and mode switches.
The Oracle Solaris operating system, which controls and manages the
domains.
P
password policy
A set of rules for the creation and maintenance of passwords.
PCI carrier
A component used to mount PCI cards in the external I/O expansion unit. The
PCI carrier has a similar function to the PCI cassette used for the SPARC
Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 servers. The PCI carrier, however,
is not compatible with the PCI cassette. See also carrier.
PCI cassette
A component used to mount PCI Express (PCIe) cards in an I/O Unit (IOU) of
a SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 server.
PCI Express (PCIe)
PCI Hot Plug (PHP)
PCIe
PCIe slot
PCI-X
PHP
A high-speed serial transfer interface. The minimum configuration of the
PCIe transmission line is called a lane. The ports of SPARC Enterprise
M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 servers consist of eight lanes (x8). PCIe
supports hot plugging.
Active addition or removal of a PCI card executed during Oracle Solaris OS
operation.
See PCI Express (PCIe).
A high-speed serial point-to-point interconnect. The minimum configuration
of the PCIe transmission line is called a lane. A PCIe slot of the SPARC
Enterprise M3000 server consists of eight lanes (x8) of PCI Express bus.
Compared with PCI-X, the PCIe data transfer rates are doubled.
A faster version of the parallel bus PCI standard. The PCI-X bus has
improved protocols and a faster clock rate.
See PCI Hot Plug (PHP).
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Physical System Board
(PSB)
POST
Power Supply Unit (PSU)
Power-On Self-Test
(POST)
PSB
PSB division type
PSU
PSU Backplane (PSUBP)
PSUBP
A board consisting of physical parts, such as one CMU and one I/O Unit
(IOU), or one CMU. In the SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 server, a CMU
is mounted on an MBU. The PSB may be used to indicate physical units for
hardware addition, removal, or replacement. The PSB is used as one unit
(not divided) or four divided units.
See Power-On Self-Test (POST).
A unit that inputs AC power and outputs several types of voltage.
A diagnostic test that is automatically executed when the server is powered
on. POST checks memory, disks, and other hardware components for errors
and then passes control to OpenBoot PROM.
See Physical System Board (PSB).
The setting for system board segmentation, either Uni-XSB or Quad-XSB.
See Power Supply Unit (PSU).
The backplane for the power supply unit. See also Backplane (BP).
See PSU Backplane (PSUBP).
Q
Quad-XSB
One of the PSB division types. A PSB that is logically divided into four is
called Quad-XSB. Quad-XSB is used to explain the PSB division type or
status.
R
Glossary-12
register
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to register system boards in the
Domain Component List (DCL)
release
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to release the registration of a
system board from the Domain Component List (DCL).
remove
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to remove a system board.
replace
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to remove and replace a system
board.
reserve
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to reserve a system board such
that it will be added or deleted the next time the domain is powered on.
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S
SC
Secure Shell (SSH)
service processor
See System Controller (SC).
A software program that allows the user to log into another server over a
network, to execute commands on a remote machine, and to move files from
one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure
communications over insecure channels.
A processor that is specifically provided for system controlling and
monitoring. XSCF firmware is installed on the service processor.
Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol (SMTP)
A protocol for sending electronic mail through the Internet or an intranet.
SMTP is used when email is sent between mail servers or when the client
sends email to a mail server.
Simple Network
Management Protocol
(SNMP)
A query, command, and response protocol to examine and change
configuration parameters of LAN-connected and WAN-connected repeaters,
bridges, routers, switches, and other devices connected to a network.
SMTP
See Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
SNMP
See Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
SSH
Solaris OS
SSH
See Secure Shell (SSH).
The Oracle Solaris operating system, which controls and manages the
domains.
See Secure Shell (SSH).
Standby XSCF
The XSCF Unit (XSCFU) operating as the backup of the active XSCF Unit in
a dual-XSCF Unit configuration. Also called the Standby XSCF Unit.
standby-power
The power that sustains the power supply even after server power-off. Used
to enable the power control system to work. Usually, the eXtended System
Control Facility (XSCF) and the power supply control device operate on a
standby power supply.
system board
In the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 server, a system board consists of a
CPU and memory on the CPU/Memory Board Unit (CMU) and I/O devices in
the I/O Unit (IOU). In the SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 server, a system
board consists of a CPU module and memory board on the Motherboard Unit
(MBU) and I/O devices in the I/O Unit (IOU). The system board is classified
into two types, PSB and XSB, depending on the configuration. In the SPARC
Enterprise 3000 server, a system board consists of a CPU and memory on the
Motherboard Unit (MBU) and PCIe cards on the PCIe slot.
system control network
A network that connects the XSCF Unit (XSCFU) to the administration
console for the system administrator's use.
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System Controller (SC)
A bridge ASIC that connects the CPU, memory, and I/O. It also controls
cache coherency.
T
Tape Drive Backplane
(TAPEBP)
The backplane for a tape drive unit. See also Backplane (BP).
tape drive unit
A tape device used to read data stored on magnetic tape, or write data to it.
thread
The minimum unit of hardware in the CPU core or multi-threading CPU chip
that can be recognized by the software,
TTY-bus
The serial bus to bridge the console path data between the CMU and XSCF.
U
UE
unassign
unconfigure
Uncorrectable Error (UE)
See Uncorrectable Error (UE).
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to release a system board that is
assigned to a domain.
A term used in Dynamic Reconfiguration to isolate a system board that has
previously been integrated into the OS of a domain and putting the system
board in the assigned or unassigned state.
An uncorrectable memory error, such as a DIMM multi-bit error.
Uni-XSB
One of the PSB division types. A PSB that logically consists of only one unit
(undivided state) is called a Uni-XSB. Uni-XSB is the initial value before
division types are defined for a PSB. Uni-XSB is used to explain the PSB
division type or status.
Uninterruptible Power
Supply (UPS)
A unit that ensures a stable supply of power to the system in the event of a
power failure or an extensive power interruption.
UPS cable
A cable that connects the UPS Controller (UPC) port and the UPC interface on
UPS.
UPS Controller (UPC)
A device that controls the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
UPS Controller (UPC)
port
A receiving port on the server to connect an Uninterruptible Power Supply
(UPS).
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UPC interface on UPS
uplink card
An interface of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to connect to the
server
A link card mounted on the I/O board in an external I/O expansion unit.
Although the uplink card is physically the same card as the link card
mounted in an I/O unit, the one mounted on the I/O board is sometimes
called an uplink card. See also link card and downlink card.
user accounts
This term refers to the relationship established between a user and a server,
network or information service. User accounts include the information a user
needs to log in and use a server.
user network
A network through which the user can access the system via either the LAN
card or the IOU Onboard Device Card_A (IOUA) mounted in the I/O Unit
(IOU).
user privileges
Access privileges granted to users. Depending on the granted privilege,
there are restrictions on operations that can be executed for the entire system
or domain. User privileges are: useradm, platadm, platop, domainadm,
domainmgr, domainop, auditadm, auditop, fieldeng, and none. For more
information, see the SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000
Servers XSCF User’s Guide.
X
way
XB
The unit of measurement that indicates the number of CPUs. For example,
4-way or 16-way.
See Crossbar (XB).
XBU
See Crossbar Unit (XBU).
XCP
See XSCF Control Package (XCP).
XSCF Control Package
(XCP)
The firmware that runs on the service processor and includes XSCF, POST,
and OpenBoot PROM firmware.
XIR
See Externally Initiated Reset (XIR).
XSB
See eXtended System Board (XSB).
XSCF
XSCF shell
See eXtended System Control Facility (XSCF).
The Command Line Interface (CLI) function of XSCF. By entering commands
on the shell terminal with which you log in to XSCF, you can execute a
variety of settings and displays of this system.
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XSCF Unit (XSCFU)
XSCF Web
XSCFU
Glossary-16
A unit that runs with an independent processor. The eXtended System Control
Facility (XSCF), which is firmware that has the system management function
of the server, is installed in the processor.
The Browser User Interface (BUI) function of XSCF. By selecting items of the
Web browser with which you log in to XSCF, you can execute a variety of
settings and displays of this system.
See XSCF Unit (XSCFU).
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