Sun Blade X42B Installation Guide

Sun Blade X4-2B Installation Guide
Part No: E37036–04
March 2014
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Contents
Using This Documentation ...................................................................................................................5
Sun Blade X4-2B Model Name ......................................................................................................5
Getting the Latest Firmware and Software ...................................................................................5
Documentation and Feedback ......................................................................................................6
About This Documentation ...........................................................................................................6
Support and Training .....................................................................................................................6
Contributors ....................................................................................................................................7
Change History ...............................................................................................................................7
Product Description ...............................................................................................................................9
Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module Overview ..................................................................................9
Front Panel Features .................................................................................................................... 10
Rear Panel Features ...................................................................................................................... 11
Specifications ................................................................................................................................ 12
Supported Components .............................................................................................................. 13
Software Overview ....................................................................................................................... 17
Installing the Server Module .............................................................................................................. 25
1. Review Product Documentation ............................................................................................ 25
2. Receive and Unpack the Server Module ................................................................................ 27
3. Insert the Server Module Into a Chassis ................................................................................ 32
4. Access Server Module Management Tools ........................................................................... 37
5. Set up Server Module Software and Firmware (Oracle System Assistant) ........................ 59
6. Configure Server Module Drives for OS Installation ........................................................... 63
7. Set Up an Operating System and Drivers .............................................................................. 73
Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS ..................................................................................... 75
Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11.1 Image BIOS Boot Mode Restriction .................................... 75
Preinstalled Operating System RAID Limitations ................................................................... 76
Oracle Solaris OS Documentation ............................................................................................. 76
Configuration Worksheet ........................................................................................................... 76
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Contents
Configure Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11 ................................................................................... 79
Configuring Preinstalled Oracle VM Software ................................................................................ 83
Preinstalled Oracle VM Image BIOS Boot Mode Restriction ................................................. 84
Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet ........................................................................... 84
Configure Preinstalled Oracle VM Server ................................................................................ 85
Updating Oracle VM Software ................................................................................................... 88
Getting Started With Oracle VM ............................................................................................... 88
Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS ....................................................................................... 91
Preinstalled Oracle Linux Image BIOS Boot Mode Restriction ............................................. 91
Oracle Linux Configuration Worksheet ................................................................................... 92
Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS ............................................................................ 92
Register and Update Your Oracle Linux OS ............................................................................. 95
Registering Oracle Linux and Activating Automatic Update ................................................. 96
Getting Server Firmware and Software Updates ............................................................................. 97
Firmware and Software Updates ................................................................................................ 97
Firmware and Software Access Options .................................................................................... 98
Software Releases ......................................................................................................................... 98
Getting Firmware and Software From MOS or PMR .............................................................. 99
Installing Updates Using Other Methods ............................................................................... 103
Controlling System Power ................................................................................................................ 105
Power States ................................................................................................................................ 105
Powering Off the Server Module .............................................................................................. 106
Powering On the Server Module .............................................................................................. 108
Resetting the Server ................................................................................................................... 108
Troubleshooting Installation Issues ................................................................................................ 111
Identifying Server Faults ........................................................................................................... 111
Troubleshooting Server Power States ...................................................................................... 111
Technical Support Information Worksheet ........................................................................... 112
Locating the Server Module Serial Number ............................................................................ 113
Index ................................................................................................................................................... 115
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Using This Documentation
This section describes how to get the latest firmware and software for the system,
documentation and feedback, and a document change history.
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“Sun Blade X4-2B Model Name ” on page 5
“Getting the Latest Firmware and Software” on page 5
“Documentation and Feedback” on page 6
“About This Documentation” on page 6
“Support and Training” on page 6
“Contributors” on page 7
“Change History” on page 7
Sun Blade X4-2B Model Name
The name identifies the following:
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1: The alpha character, X, identifies an x86 product.
2: The first number, 4, identifies the generation of the server.
3: The second number, 2, identifies the number of processors.
4: The alpha character, B, identifies the product as a blade server.
Getting the Latest Firmware and Software
Firmware, drivers, and other hardware-related software for each Oracle x86 server, server
module (blade), and blade chassis are updated periodically.
You can obtain the latest version in one of three ways:
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Oracle System Assistant – This is a factory-installed option for Sun Oracle x86 servers. It has
all the tools and drivers you need and resides on a USB drive installed in most servers.
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Documentation and Feedback
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My Oracle Support – http://support.oracle.com
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Physical media request
For more information, see “Getting Server Firmware and Software Updates” on page 97.
Documentation and Feedback
Documentation
Link
All Oracle products
http://www.oracle.com/documentation
Sun Blade X4-2B server module
http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2B/docs
X4 server series system administration
http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs
Oracle System Assistant
http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
http://www.oracle.com/goto/OHMP/docs
Chassis Sun Blade 6000 modular system
http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/docs
Provide feedback on this documentation at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/docfeedback.
About This Documentation
This documentation set is available in both PDF and HTML. The information is presented in
topic-based format (similar to online help) and therefore does not include chapters,
appendixes, or section numbering.
You can generate a PDF that includes all information about a particular topic subject (such as
hardware installation or product notes) can be generated by clicking the PDF button in the
upper left corner of the HTML page.
Support and Training
These web sites provide additional resources:
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Support: http://support.oracle.com
Training: http://education.oracle.com
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Change History
Contributors
Primary Authors: Lisa Kuder, Ray Angelo, Mark McGothigan.
Contributors: Mike Ma, Qing-su Hu, Lu Wei, Cynthia Chin-Lee, Michael Tabor, Ralph
Woodley, Ling Chen, Qing Gu, Donghua Zhou, David Zhuang.
Change History
The following lists the release history of this documentation set:
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September 2013. Initial publication.
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November 2013. Corrected links.
March 2014. Software 1.1 update.
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Product Description
This section provides an overview of Oracle's Sun Blade X4-2B features.
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“Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module Overview” on page 9
“Front Panel Features” on page 10
“Rear Panel Features” on page 11
“Specifications” on page 12
“Supported Components” on page 13
“Software Overview” on page 17
Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module Overview
Oracle's Sun Blade X4-2B server module consists of two processors (from the Intel ® Xeon ®
processor E5-2600 V2 processor family), and 24 DIMM slots for a maximum of 768 GB of
memory. The blade server module is inserted in to a Sun Blade 6000 chassis, which provides
power and cooling to the blades. The Sun Blade X4-2B server module is an ideal blade for
building enterprise cloud infrastructures.
Optional I/O modules can be installed. A RAID expansion module (REM) is installed on the
Sun Blade X4-2B server module for RAID and SAS drive connectivity. A Fabric Expansion
Module (FEM) is also installed on the server module. The FEM enables a connection to the
Network Express Modules (NEMs) through the Sun Blade 6000 chassis' midplane. The Sun
Blade X4-2B also features an on-board service processor (SP) to enable Oracle Integrated Lights
Out Manager (ILOM). Oracle ILOM provides secure local and remote server management.
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Front Panel Features
Front Panel Features
The following figure shows the Sun Blade X4-2B front panel components and status indicators.
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Locate status indicator LED (white). Press button to identify server.
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Ready to Remove status indicator LED (blue). Main power removed.
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Service Action Required status indicator LED (amber). Fault condition detected.
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Rear Panel Features
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OK/Power status indicator LED (green). Modes:
SP booting – Fast blink, 0.125 second on, 0.125 second off.
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Standby power – Blink, 0.1 second on, 2.9 seconds off.
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Host booting – Slow blink, 0.5 second on, 0.5 second off.
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Full power – Steady on.
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Power button. Press briefly to toggle the server between standby and full power.
Caution – Potential data loss. Pressing the Power button for more than four seconds when the server module is in full
power initiates immediate shutdown to standby power.
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NMI button — for Oracle Service use only.
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Serial number label and RFID tag.
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Two USB 2.0 ports.
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Universal connector port (UCP). Connects to multi-port cable (dongle).
10, 11, 12, 13
Storage disk drives 0-3 (optional): 10=0, 11=1, 12=2, 13=3 Hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid state disks (SSDs).
Related Information
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“Supported Components” on page 13
“Specifications” on page 12
Rear Panel Features
The following illustration shows the Sun Blade X4-2B rear features.
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Specifications
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Power connector
2
I/O connector
3
Rear cover (remove)
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USB internal ports 0, 1
Specifications
The following specifications provide information about Sun Blade X4-2B server module
dimensions, electrical and environmental conditions.
Physical Specifications
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Specification
Value
Height
12.87 inches (327 mm)
Width
1.69 inches (43 mm)
Depth
19.6 inches (497 mm)
Weight
20 lbs (9 kg)
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Supported Components
Electrical Specifications
Specification
Value
Voltage (nominal)
12 V main from chassis backplane
3.3 V AUX from chassis backplane
Power (maximum)
604 W (maximum operational)
Environmental Specifications
Specification
Value
Temperature (operating)
41 to 90 °F
5 to 32 °C
Temperature (storage)
–40 to 158 °F
–40 to 70 °C
Humidity
10 to 90% non-condensing
Operating altitude
Up to 9,840 feet (3,000 m*). Maximum ambient
temperature is derated by 1° C per 300 m above 900 m.
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* Except in China, where regulations may limit installations to a maximum altitude of 6,562 feet (2,000 m).
Related Information
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Specifications for the Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis: Site Planning Guide for Sun
Blade 6000 and Sun Blade 6048 Modular Systems at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/
SB6000/docs
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To manage chassis and server module power using Oracle ILOM, refer to:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
Supported Components
Refer to for the latest information on supported components.
The following table describes the components and capabilities of the Sun Blade X4-2B Server
Module.
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Supported Components
Feature
Description
Link
Chassis compatibility
Sun Blade 6000 modular system with PCIe 2.0
midplane (standard with models A90–B and
A90–D). The minimum Oracle ILOM CMM
firmware for each chassis is as follows:
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A90-B: CMM ILOM 3.0.12.11b (software release
3.3.3)
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A90-D: CMM ILOM 3.1 (software release 4.2)
Sun Blade 6000 Modular
System Product Notes at
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/SB6000/docs
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Sun Blade X4-2B Product
Notes
Chassis midplane and
internal I/O
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Processors
Two x8 PCIe 2.0 bus connections to a chassis
PCIe EM slot
One x8 PCIe 2.0 bus connection to REM slot
Two x8 PCIe bus connections to FEM slots.
PCIe port speeds vary by FEM
Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports for
NEMs from the (Powerville) NIC chip.
The Sun Blade X4-2B supports two E5 CPUs.
Refer to this guide for the
latest information about
how to determine your
chassis midplane version.
Refer to this guide for
updated information
about supported chassis
firmware.
Sun Blade X4-2B Product
Notes
Refer to this guide for
detailed information
about supported CPUs.
Memory
Twenty-four registered DDR3 LR-DIMMs with ECC Sun Blade X4-2B Product
memory slots total (12 slots per CPU).
Notes
Refer to this guide for
details on supported
memory.
Storage drives
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Four SAS–2 2.5-inch disk bays.
Two internal USB 2.0 drive ports.
Sun Blade X4-2B Product
Notes
Refer to this guide for
details on supported
drives.
“6. Configure Server
Module Drives for OS
Installation” on page 63
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Supported Components
Feature
Description
Link
Rear panel ports
Two internal USB 2.0 ports with rear panel access.
One internal USB port might be preinstalled with a
USB drive containing Oracle System Assistant.
“5. Set up Server Module
Software and Firmware
(Oracle System
Assistant)” on page 59
Refer to this section for
information about setting
up the server module
using Oracle System
Assistant.
Oracle System Assistant USB stick is installed on
server module USB drive port 0, in a standard
configuration.
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/x86AdminDiag/docs
Refer to this library for
more information about
Oracle System Assistant.
“Supported Components”
on page 13 Refer to this
section for more
information about USB
drive ports.
Front panel ports
Two USB 2.0 ports.
A universal connector port (UCP) connects to a
multi-port cable.
“About Front and Rear
Panels” in Sun Blade
X4-2B Service Manual
Multi-port cable
Each Sun Blade 6000 series chassis is typically
http://www.oracle.com/
shipped with a multi-port cable. The multi-port cable goto/SB6000/docs
enables you to connect communication devices
directly to the Sun Blade X4-2B. The multi-port cable
provides the following interface connections to the
front panel UCP:
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VGA graphics port (2D embedded graphics
controller)
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RJ-45 serial management port
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Two USB ports (keyboard, mouse, USB drive)
Network express module
(NEM) compatibility
Both 10 GbE and 1 GbE NEM interfaces are
supported.
Note – The procedures in this guide do not cover
cabling of PCIe ExpressModules (PCIe EMs) or
network express modules (NEMs) installed in the
chassis and connected to the server module through
the chassis midplane. Refer to the chassis, PCIe EM,
or NEM documentation for instructions on cabling
these components.
Sun Blade X4-2B Product
Notes for details on
supported NEMs.
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/SB6000/docs
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Supported Components
Feature
Description
Link
RAID expansion module
(REM) compatibility
Two optional LSI REM host bus adapters are
supported:
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Sun Storage 6Gb/s SAS REM HBA
(SGX-SAS6-REM-Z)
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Sun Storage RAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID REM HBA,
(SGX-SAS6-R-REM-Z)
“6. Configure Server
Module Drives for OS
Installation” on page 63
Operating systems
Oracle Solaris can be optionally preinstalled on the
server module.
https://
wikis.oracle.com/
display/SystemsComm/
Sun+Blade+Systems+Products#tab:Operating-Systems
for a complete list of
supported OS versions.
Oracle Linux can be optionally preinstalled on the
server module.
Installation of the following operating systems are
supported.
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Oracle Solaris 11.1
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Oracle Solaris 10 Update 1/13
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Oracle Linux 5.x (64-bit)
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RHEL 6.4 (64-bit)
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SUSE Enterprise Server 11 SP3
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Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Virtualization software
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Management software
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Oracle VM software is supported for the server
module.
Oracle VM software can be optionally
preinstalled on the server module.
VMware ESXi is also supported for the server
module.
Oracle System Assistant (OSA)
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM
version 3.1)
Oracle Hardware Management Pack (HMP)
Sun Blade X4-2B Product
Notes for information
about specific versions
supported.
“Configuring Preinstalled
Oracle VM Software” on
page 83
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/x86AdminDiag/docs
for more information
about Oracle System
Assistant.
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/ILOM/docs
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/OHMP/docs
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Oracle System Assistant Overview
Feature
Description
Link
Service processor (SP)
The server module includes an AST2300 service
processor (SP). The SP provides IPMI 2.0-compliant
remote management capabilities. SP connection
options are:
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Remote network connection: 10/100
management Ethernet port to midplane
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/ILOM/docs
Video
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Remote connection: keyboard, video, mouse, and
storage (KVMS) over IP
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Local connection: Oracle ILOM command-line
access using a serial connection or local KVM
A maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 is supported
with 8 MB of video memory. Resolutions up to 1,280
x 1,024 x 16 bits @ 60 Hz and 1,024 x 768 when
viewed remotely through ILOM RKVMS.
“Set Up Server Module
Using Local KVM
Connection” on page 42
Related Information
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“Specifications” on page 12
“Front Panel Features” on page 10
http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/docs
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
Software Overview
The following sections describe Sun Blade X4-2B management software:
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“Oracle System Assistant Overview” on page 17
“Oracle ILOM Overview” on page 18
“UEFI BIOS Overview” on page 22
Oracle System Assistant Overview
Oracle System Assistant allows you to set up and manage the Sun Blade X4-2B. The Oracle
System Assistant application is a task-based server provisioning tool that allows you to perform
initial server setup and maintenance for Oracle x86 servers. Using Oracle System Assistant, you
can install a supported Oracle Solaris, Oracle VM, Linux, or Windows operating system, update
your server to the latest software release, and configure server hardware.
A Sun Blade X4-2B USB port might be preinstalled with a USB drive containing Oracle System
Assistant.
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Oracle System Assistant Example
Oracle System Assistant Example
A partial Oracle System Assistant System Overview screen is shown in the following image.
Oracle ILOM Overview
Oracle ILOM allows you to manage the Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module. Access Oracle ILOM
to connect to either the chassis CMM or the server module's service processor.
Your server supports Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) version 3.1 or later.
The following sections describe CMM and server management Oracle ILOM:
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“About Oracle ILOM CMM” on page 18
“About Server Module SP Oracle ILOM” on page 20
About Oracle ILOM CMM
The Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis has its own service processor, called a chassis
monitoring module (CMM). Oracle ILOM CMM provides an Ethernet connection through the
chassis to the server module service processor (SP). Oracle ILOM CMM software allows you to
monitor and manage all chassis components, including installed server and storage blades.
The minimum Oracle ILOM CMM firmware version corresponds to the chassis model as
follows:
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A90-B: CMM ILOM 3.0.12.11b (software release 3.3.3)
A90-D: CMM ILOM 3.1 (software release 4.2)
For information about how to identify the chassis, refer to Sun Blade X4-2B Product Notes.
For more information, refer to the system chassis documentation at: http://www.oracle.com/
goto/SB6000/docs.
Use the Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis Oracle ILOM CMM to:
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Display a server module Oracle ILOM service processor IP address.
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About Oracle ILOM CMM
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Display a server module Oracle ILOM service processor network configuration.
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Verify that a server module's Oracle ILOM is working correctly.
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Verify that you can access a server module's Oracle ILOM through the Oracle ILOM CMM.
Oracle ILOM CMM can be access using a web or CLI interface. Choose a method of accessing
Oracle ILOM CMM, as described in the following sections:
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“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53
Oracle ILOM CMM Web Interface Example
The following illustration shows an example of the web interface when you are logged in to the
Oracle ILOM CMM.
Oracle ILOM CMM CLI Example
The following example uses the CMM command-line interface (CLI) to show information
about the server module when you are logged in to the Oracle ILOM CMM. In this example, the
server module is installed in chassis blade slot 1.
Note – The /CH target is hidden in the CMM CLI by default. In order to see this target and its
sub-targets, use the following command: /CMM/cli legacy_targets=enable
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About Server Module SP Oracle ILOM
-> show /CH/BL1
/CH/BL1
Targets:
HOST
System
SP
Properties:
Commands:
cd
show
Related Information
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http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
About Server Module SP Oracle ILOM
Oracle ILOM software resides on the server module service processor (SP). Use Oracle ILOM
software to monitor and manage server module components. Oracle ILOM software functions
include:
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Configuring network information
Viewing and editing hardware configurations for the SP
Monitoring vital system information and viewing logged events
Managing Oracle ILOM user accounts
Choose a method of accessing the server module SP Oracle ILOM, as described in the following
sections:
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“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53
Server Module SP Oracle ILOM Web Interface Example
The following illustration shows an example of the web interface when you are logged in to the
Oracle ILOM SP.
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About Server Module SP Oracle ILOM
Server Module SP Oracle ILOM CLI Example
The following example shows server module properties after you log in to Oracle ILOM SP
command-line interface (CLI).
-> show /System
/System
Targets:
Cooling
Processors
Memory
Power
Storage
PCI_Devices
Firmware
Networking
Open_Problems (1)
BIOS
IO_Modules
SP
Properties:
health = Service Required
health_details = /SYS (Motherboard) is faulty. Type ’show
/System/Open_Problems’ for details.
open_problems_count = 1
power_state = Off
locator_indicator = Off
serial_number = 489089M-1122PR0000
model = ASSY,BLADE,SUN BLADE X4-2B
type = Blade
system_fw_version = ILOM: 3.1.0.0 BIOS: 20010900
host_primary_ip_address = (none)
host_primary_mac_address = (none)
system_identifier = (none)
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UEFI BIOS Overview
primary_operating_system = (none)
actual_power_consumption = 10 watts
ilom_address = 10.000.000.000
ilom_mac_address = 00:00:00:BB:00:00
action = (none)
Commands:
cd
reset
show
start
stop
Related Information
■
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
UEFI BIOS Overview
The Sun Blade X4-2B contains a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)-compatible
BIOS. UEFI BIOS provides more boot options and configuration capability for adapter cards
than previous BIOS versions. It is based on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
specification. The Sun Blade X4-2B supports UEFI BIOS, which controls the system from
power-on until an operating system is booted.
■
“UEFI BIOS Boot Mode Selection” on page 22
Refer to the Oracle X4 Series Server Administration Guide for more information about UEFI
BIOS.
UEFI BIOS Boot Mode Selection
Two boot modes are available for UEFI BIOS: Legacy boot mode and UEFI boot mode. UEFI
BIOS can be configured to support either UEFI or Legacy boot modes. However, some devices
and operating systems do not yet support UEFI-based BIOS and can boot only from Legacy
BIOS boot mode.
If you change boot modes, the boot candidates from the previous mode disappear. The boot
candidates from the new mode appear after you issue the BIOS command Save Changes and
Reset.
For information about Oracle ILOM, refer to Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
3.1 Documentation Collection: http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
Legacy BIOS Boot Mode
Choose Legacy BIOS boot mode to allow HBAs and Express Module devices to use option
ROMs. Select legacy BIOS boot mode when software or adapters do not have UEFI drivers, or
the system is using adapter option ROM. Legacy BIOS boot mode is the default boot mode.
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UEFI BIOS Boot Mode Selection
In Legacy boot mode, only boot candidates that support Legacy BIOS boot mode appear in the
Boot Options Priority list.
UEFI BIOS Boot Mode
Choose UEFI BIOS boot mode to use UEFI drivers when software and adapters have UEFI
drivers. UEFI BIOS boot mode is manually selected during setup. To make the selection, see
instructions for selecting Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI BIOS Boot Mode in the Oracle X4
Series Servers Administration Guide at http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs.
In UEFI BIOS Boot Mode, only boot candidates that support UEFI BIOS boot mode appear on
the BIOS Setup Utility screens in the Boot Options Priority list.
Currently, the following operating systems support UEFI BIOS boot mode. For updates to this
list, refer to Sun Blade X4-2B Product Notes.
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■
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Oracle Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP1
RedHat Enterprise Linux
Microsoft Windows
These operating systems can use either UEFI BIOS boot mode or Legacy BIOS boot mode. All
other operating systems must use Legacy BIOS boot mode. However, after you choose a boot
mode and install an operating system, an OS installation can be started only using the same
mode that was used for the installation.
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Installing the Server Module
Follow these steps to install the Sun Blade X4-2B server module.
Step
Installation Task
Link
1
Review the product and chassis documentation.
“1. Review Product Documentation” on
page 25
2
Receive and unpack the Sun Blade X4-2B server module.
“2. Receive and Unpack the Server
Module” on page 27
3
Insert the Sun Blade X4-2B server module into a chassis.
“3. Insert the Server Module Into a
Chassis” on page 32
4
Set up the Sun Blade X4-2B server module Oracle ILOM
(web interface or CLI).
“4. Access Server Module Management
Tools” on page 37
5
Set up the Sun Blade X4-2B server module software and
firmware.
“5. Set up Server Module Software and
Firmware (Oracle System Assistant)” on
page 59
6
Prepare the Sun Blade X4-2B server module storage drives
for OS installation.
“6. Configure Server Module Drives for
OS Installation” on page 63
7
Set up the Sun Blade X4-2B server module operating system
(preinstalled OS or install supported OS).
“7. Set Up an Operating System and
Drivers” on page 73
1. Review Product Documentation
Review the following information before installing the Sun Blade X4-2B server module.
Product
Documentation
Link
Sun Blade 6000 modular system
“Sun Blade 6000 Modular System
Documentation Library” on
page 26
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/SB6000/docs
Sun Blade X4-2B server module
“Sun Blade X4-2B Documentation
Library” on page 26
http://www.oracle.com/
goto/X4-2B/docs
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Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Documentation Library
Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Documentation
Library
Review the chassis information in the following table before installing the Sun Blade X4-2B
server module.
Task
Link
Ensure that the Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis in
which you will install the server module is running with
supported hardware and firmware and has no faults.
■
■
Refer to the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System
Documentation Library for information about:
■
Installing a Sun Blade 6000 chassis for the first time.
■
Installing chassis components.
■
Attaching cables to the chassis.
■
Powering on the chassis.
Verify that the chassis supports the Sun Blade X4-2B server
module. The chassis midplane supports PCIe 2.0 (standard
with model A90-B or A90-D).
Prepare the chassis.
http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/
docs
“Sun Blade 6000 Modular System
Documentation Library” on page 26
■
Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Product
Notes for the latest information about how to
determine the chassis midplane version.
■
http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/
docs
■
“2. Receive and Unpack the Server Module”
on page 27
“Prepare the Site and Chassis” on page 31
■
Chassis NEMs
Verify that the network express modules (NEMs) that are supported for use with the Sun Blade
X4-2B are installed in the chassis and are operating without faults. For more information about
late breaking information, and supported components such as NEMs, refer to Sun Blade X4-2B
Product Notes at http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2B/docs.
Related Information
■
“Insert the Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module Into a Chassis” on page 33
Sun Blade X4-2B Documentation Library
The most up-to-date documents, including translations of some documents, are available
online at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2B/docs
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Inventory Shipping Kit
Review the Sun Blade X4-2B Documentation Library product information in the following
table before installing the Sun Blade X4-2B server module.
Documentation
Link
Sun Blade X4-2B Documentation Library
http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2B/docs
ESD and safety precautions.
“ESD and Safety Precautions” on page 28
Sun Blade X4-2B Safety and Compliance Guide
Safety Information at http://www.oracle.com/
goto/X4-2B/docs
Important Safety Information for Sun Hardware
Systems
Printed documentation
Sun Blade X4-2B Product Notes
Sun Blade X4-2B Product Notes at
http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2B/docs
Sun Blade X4-2B Installation Guide
Use this manual when installing the Sun Blade X4-2B
for the first time.
Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual
Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual at
http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2B/docs
Oracle X4 Series Server Administration Guide
http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs
Oracle is interested in improving the product documentation and welcomes your comments
and suggestions. You can submit feedback by going to this link: http://www.oracle.com/
goto/docfeedback
2. Receive and Unpack the Server Module
Review the information in the following sections before installing the Sun Blade X4-2B server
module.
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■
■
“Inventory Shipping Kit” on page 27
“ESD and Safety Precautions” on page 28
“Install Optional Components” on page 29
Inventory Shipping Kit
Standard configurations for the Sun Blade X4-2B server module are assembled at the factory
and shipped ready for installation in a Sun Blade 6000 series chassis.
Standard server components found in the packing carton include:
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ESD and Safety Precautions
No
Description
1
Documentation
2
Sun Blade X4-2B server module
3
Box, Customer Information Sheet (CIS)
Related Information
■
“1. Review Product Documentation” on page 25
ESD and Safety Precautions
Caution – Potential system damage from electrostatic discharge, which can permanently disable
the system or require repair by service technicians. Electronic equipment is susceptible to
damage by static electricity.
Take the following ESD precautions to protect electronic components from electrostatic
damage:
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■
Read safety information in the Sun Blade X4-2B Safety and Compliance Guide before
installing the server module.
■
Wear a grounded antistatic wriststrap, footstrap, or equivalent safety equipment to prevent
ESD when you install or service the server.
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■
Wear an antistatic grounding strap connected to a metal surface on the chassis when you
work on system components.
■
Place components on an antistatic surface, such as an antistatic discharge mat, an antistatic
bag, or a disposable antistatic mat.
Note – This server is fully compliant with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Directive.
Related Information
■
“Insert the Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module Into a Chassis” on page 33
Install Optional Components
Optional components for the Sun Blade X4-2B server module might be packaged and shipped
separately. If applicable, install optional components before you install the server module into
the system chassis (such as DIMMs or drives).
The following optional server module components can be ordered and purchased separately:
Optional component
Description
Processor assembly
options
Refer to Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
DDR3 DIMM memory kits Refer to Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
Storage drives
Refer to Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
■
Hard drives (HDDs)
■
Solid state drives (SSDs)
USB sticks
The two internal USB ports are accessed from the Sun Blade X4-2B server
module's rear panel. See USB Stick below.
Expansion Modules (EMs) Refer to Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
■
Fabric expansion modules (FEMs)
■
RAID expansion modules (REMs)
Note – The procedures in this guide do not cover cabling of PCIe ExpressModules
(PCIe EMs) or network express modules (NEMs) installed in the chassis and
connected to the server module through the chassis midplane. Refer to the
chassis, PCIe EM, or NEM documentation for instructions on cabling these
components.
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Install Optional Components
Optional component
Description
Multi-port cable
Each Sun Blade 6000 series chassis is typically shipped with a multi-port cable
(dongle). Additional multi-port cables can be ordered. Multi-port cables are
listed as 3-Cable Dongle II (part number X4622A-N).
Software media
For information about ordering software media, see Getting Server Firmware and
Software Updates.
USB Stick
A USB flash stick with a standard USB 2.0 interface can be obtained from third-party sources.
To avoid protruding past the rear panel, the USB flash stick must be no larger than 2.7 mm wide
and 32.0 mm long, as shown in this illustration:
Caution – Physical damage hazard. Using a larger USB device could damage the USB port.
Related Information
■
“Insert the Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module Into a Chassis” on page 33
▼ Verify Supported Components
Supported components and their part numbers are subject to change over time and without
notice.
To view the most up-to-date list of Sun Blade X4-2B supported components.
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1
Go to https://support.oracle.com/handbook_private/.
2
Enter required Oracle web account information.
This site requires an Oracle web account to access.
3
Click the name and model of the server module (Sun Blade X4-2B).
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4
After the server product page appears, click Full Components List.
A list of supported components displays.
5
Install supported components.
For component installation instructions, refer to the service label on the Sun Blade X4-2B top
cover or the Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
▼
Prepare the Site and Chassis
To prepare to install the Sun Blade X4-2B server module in a supported Sun Blade 6000
modular system chassis.
1
Confirm that the Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis is ready to receive the server module.
A blank slot must be available.
See “Specifications” on page 12, Sun Blade X4-2B Physical Specifications.
2
Confirm that the physical site is ready to receive the server module.
See “Specifications” on page 12, Sun Blade X4-2B Environmental Specifications.
3
Confirm that the power requirements are met.
The chassis must have sufficient reserve power to add the new server module to the chassis
power load. See “Troubleshooting Server Power States” on page 111.
See “Specifications” on page 12, Sun Blade X4-2B Electrical Specifications.
4
Verify that the network express modules (NEMs) that are supported for use with the Sun Blade
X4-2B have been installed in the chassis.
For more information about supported components such as NEMs, refer to Sun Blade X4-2B
Product Notes at http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2B/docs.
5
Ensure that the Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis in which you will install the server
module is operating with no faults.
Verify the following:
a. The chassis NEMs are operating without faults.
b. Amber service LEDs are not illuminated on any chassis component.
c. All required power cables to the chassis are attached.
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d. All required data cables to the chassis are attached.
If an amber service LED is illuminated on a chassis component, refer to Sun Blade 6000
modular system chassis documentation at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/docs
6
Ensure that the Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis in which you will install the server
module is operating with supported hardware and firmware.
Verify the following:
a. The chassis midplane supports PCIe 2.0 (standard with model A90-B or
A90-D).
Refer to the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Product Notes at: http://www.oracle.com/
goto/SB6000/docs for the latest information about how to determine the chassis midplane
version.
b. Use CMM SP ILOM to verify that the chassis monitoring module (CMM) has the minimum
firmware version that corresponds with the chassis model as follows:
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■
A90-B: CMM ILOM 3.0.12.11b (software release 3.3.3)
A90-D: CMM ILOM 3.1 (software release 4.2)
c. The network express modules (NEMs) that are supported for use with your server module
have been installed in the chassis.
For more information about supported NEMs, refer to:
■
■
Next Steps
■
Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Product Notes at http://www.oracle.com/goto/
SB6000/docs
Sun Blade X4-2B Product Notes
“3. Insert the Server Module Into a Chassis” on page 32
3. Insert the Server Module Into a Chassis
Install the Sun Blade X4-2B server module into a blank Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis
slot.
The following illustration shows a Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis:
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▼
1
Insert the Sun Blade X4-2B Server Module Into a
Chassis
Locate a blank blade slot in the Sun Blade 6000 modular system chassis.
http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/docs
2
Remove a slot filler panel.
a. Pinch together the ends of the ejector arm handle to unlock the slot filler panel.
b. Rotate the lever out to the open position.
c. Eject the filler panel.
d. Keep the filler panel for later use.
Caution – Chassis shutdown hazard. Do not operate the chassis with empty slots for more than
60 seconds. Always insert a filler panel into an empty slot. If you are not installing a server
module into a slot, do not remove a slot filler panel. The slot filler panel is required to meet FCC
standards for electromagnetic interference (EMI).
3
Remove the rear cover from the server module rear panel midplane connector.
See “Rear Panel Features” on page 11 for the location of the rear cover.
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3. Insert the Server Module Into a Chassis
The following illustration shows rear panel features on the Sun Blade X4-2B.
Figure Legend
1
Power connector
2
I/O Connector
3
Rear cover (remove)
4
USB internal ports 0, 1
Caution – Drop hazard - Server modules can weigh up to 20 lbs (10kg). Use two hands to install
or remove the server module from the chassis.
4
Open both of the server module ejector levers.
Position the server module vertically so that the ejectors are on the right.
5
Install the server module as follows:
a. Push the server module into the slot until the server module stops and is flush with the
chassis (see 1).
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b. Lock the server module into the chassis. Rotate the top ejector down while rotating the
bottom ejector up until they both latch into place (see 2).
The server module is now locked in the chassis. After you install a server module into a
powered-on chassis, the server module SP automatically boots using standby power from
the chassis power supplies.
6
Verify server module status indicator LED activity.
Verify that the server module front panel indicators illuminate after plugging in the server
module:
a. All four server module status indicators blink three times.
The blade has been powered on and the SP boot process has begun.
b. The green OK/Power status indicator blinks rapidly (0.125 seconds on, 0.125 seconds off)
while the SP is booting.
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c. The green OK/Power status indicator blinks briefly once every 3 seconds.
The server module is in standby power mode after the SP completes its boot cycle.
1
Locate status indicator LED (white).
Press button to identify server.
2
Ready to Remove status indicator LED (blue). Main power removed.
3
Service Action Required status indicator LED (amber). A fault condition has occurred.
4
OK/Power status indicator LED (green). Modes:
SP booting - Fast blink, 0.125 second on, 0.125 second off.
■
Standby power – Blink, 0.1 second on, 2.9 seconds off.
■
Host booting – Slow blink, 0.5 second on, 0.5 second off.
■
Full power – Steady on.
■
5
Power button. Press briefly to toggle the server between standby and full power.
Caution – Pressing the Power button for more than four seconds when the server module is in full power initiates
immediate shutdown to standby power. Can cause data loss.
d. (Optional LED lamp test) Press and hold the Locate LED until all the front panel LEDs light up.
The lamps remain lit for 15-20 seconds.
Refer to the Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
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Connection Option Summary
Tip – For more front panel information, see “Front Panel Features” on page 10. For additional
information about server module indicators, LED lamp test, server module removal, power
procedures, and front panel cable connections, refer to the Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual .
Next Steps
■
“4. Access Server Module Management Tools” on page 37
4. Access Server Module Management Tools
The following topics provide information about how to connect the server module for set up:
■
■
■
■
■
“Connection Option Summary” on page 37
“Set Up Server Module Remote Using Ethernet Network Connection” on page 38
“Set Up Server Module Using Local Serial Connection” on page 40
“Set Up Server Module Using Local KVM Connection” on page 42
“Accessing Oracle ILOM” on page 45
Connection Option Summary
Choose one of the options in this section to cable the management connection, after the server
module is installed in the chassis. After connectivity is established, you can set up the server
module through web interface or CLI commands. Use Oracle ILOM and Oracle System
Assistant to perform server module administrative tasks.
The following illustration and table shows options to connect the server module.
Choose a method of connecting the server module to a console, as described in the following
sections:
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Connection Option Summary
No
Set Up Option
Description
Link
1
Remote Ethernet
network port console
The Ethernet network CMM NET MGT port connects to
your remote management network through an RJ-45
cable. From your network console, log in to Oracle ILOM
on the CMM using the IP address of the CMM. After log
in, navigate to any individual server module SP in a chassis
and use Oracle ILOM web interface to administer any
server module in the chassis.
“Set Up Server
Module Remote
Using Ethernet
Network
Connection” on
page 38
The server module SP UCP port connects through a
required multi-port cable RJ-45 serial connector to a
terminal device. From your terminal device, log in to the
server module SP, using Oracle ILOM CLI, to administer
the server module.
“Set Up Server
Module Using
Local Serial
Connection” on
page 40
A USB keyboard and mouse connects to a USB connector
on the required multi-port cable. A VGA monitor
connects to the 15-pin multi-port cable connector. The
multi-port cable connects to the server module SP UCP
port for a local KVM (keyboard, video, mouse)
connection. From a KVM terminal, log in to Oracle ILOM
on the server module SP using the SP CLI or the web
interface, to administer the server module.
“Set Up Server
Module Using
Local KVM
Connection” on
page 42
— access Oracle
ILOM CLI, web
interface, and Oracle
System Assistant.
2
Local serial terminal
— access Oracle
ILOM CLI only.
3
Local KVM terminal
— access Oracle
ILOM CLI, web
interface, and Oracle
System Assistant.
▼
Set Up Server Module Remote Using Ethernet
Network Connection
Set up a server module remote Ethernet network connection during a first-time chassis set up
only. If you are adding a new server module to an operational chassis, skip this procedure.
You can access Oracle ILOM CLI, web interface, and Oracle System Assistant.
Before You Begin
This procedure requires you to have:
■
Physical presence at the server module chassis.
■
Access to an Administrator account to log in to Oracle ILOM CLI.
■
Access to a network system.
■
An SP IP address used to log in to Oracle ILOM with a network connection.
Choose a method of obtaining a server module SP IP address, as described in the following
sections:
■
■
1
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“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (Web Interface)” on page 45
“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (CLI)” on page 49
Locate the NET MGT 0 port on the chassis CMM.
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2
Attach an RJ-45 Ethernet cable that is connected to the Internet to the CMM NET MGT 0 port.
3
Determine the server module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address.
Skip this step if you have the server module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address available.
Choose a method of obtaining a server module SP IP address, as described in the following
sections:
■
■
4
“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (Web Interface)” on page 45
“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (CLI)” on page 49
Access the server module's service processor (SP).
Choose a method to access the server module's service processor (SP) Oracle ILOM, as
described in the following sections:
■
■
5
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53
After log in, navigate to any individual server module SP in a chassis and use Oracle ILOM CLI or
web interface to administer any server module in the chassis.
You can access Oracle ILOM CLI, web interface, and Oracle System Assistant.
More Information
Related Information
■
“4. Access Server Module Management Tools” on page 37
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Connection Option Summary
▼
Before You Begin
Set Up Server Module Using Local Serial Connection
This procedure requires you to have:
■
■
■
■
Physical presence at the server module chassis.
Access to an Administrator account to log in to Oracle ILOM CLI.
Access to a terminal device or terminal emulator and RJ-45 serial cable.
A multi-port cable for server module connection.
You do not need an SP IP address to log in to Oracle ILOM using a serial connection and CLI.
To set up the server module with Oracle ILOM CLI through a local front panel serial
connection:
1
Attach the multi-port universal connector port (UCP) connector to the UCP port on the server
module front panel.
Caution – Cable or connector damage hazard. Use the multi-port cable for configuration and
service purposes. Disconnect the multi-port cable from the server module after the
configuration or service operation is complete to avoid damaging the cable or connector.
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2
Attach a terminal device or terminal emulator RJ-45 serial cable to the SER MGT port on the
multi-port cable.
3
Ensure that the following serial communication settings are configured at your terminal device
or terminal emulator:
■
■
■
4
8N1: eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit
9600 baud (default—do not change)
Disable hardware flow control (CTS/RTS)
Press Enter at the terminal device to establish a serial console connection to the server's Oracle
ILOM.
A login prompt for Oracle ILOM appears. For example:
SP-productserialnumber login:
5
Type a user name and password for the Administrator account.
The default Oracle ILOM Administrator account user name is root and the password is
changeme.
The Oracle ILOM CLI prompt (->) appears.
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Connection Option Summary
You are now logged in to the server module Oracle ILOM CLI.
■
If the default Administrator account has been changed, contact your system administrator
for an Oracle ILOM user account with administrator privileges.
Note – To enable first-time login and access to Oracle ILOM, a default Administrator
account and its password are provided with the system. To build a secure environment, you
must change the default password (changeme) for the default Administrator account (root)
after your initial login to Oracle ILOM. If this default Administrator account has since been
changed, contact your system administrator for an Oracle ILOM user account with
Administrator privileges.
6
Manage the server module and configure Oracle ILOM.
For more information about how to use the CLI interface to configure Oracle ILOM, refer to the
Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation library at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
7
(Optional) Connect to the server module serial console host using Oracle ILOM command-line
interface.
See “Accessing the Host Console ” on page 54.
▼
Before You Begin
Set Up Server Module Using Local KVM Connection
This procedure requires you to have:
■
Physical presence at the server module chassis.
■
Access to an Administrator account to log in to Oracle ILOM CLI.
■
An SP IP address to log in to Oracle ILOM using a KVM connection.
■
A VGA monitor available for KVM connection. A VGA monitor connects to the 15-pin
multi-port cable connector.
■
A USB keyboard and mouse available for KVM connection.
■
A multi-port cable for server module connection.
You can access Oracle ILOM (CLI), Oracle ILOM (web interface), and Oracle System Assistant
through KVM.
To set up the server module KVM console locally:
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1
Attach the multi-port cable's universal connector port (UCP) to the UCP port on the server
module front panel.
Caution – Cable or connector damage possible. Use the multi-port cable for configuration and
service purposes. Disconnect the multi-port cable from the server module after the
configuration or service operation is complete to avoid damaging the cable or connector.
2
Attach the VGA monitor cable to the DB–15 video connector on the multi-port cable.
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3
Attach a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the two USB connectors on the multi-port cable.
4
Determine the server module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address.
Skip this step if you have the server module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address.
Choose a method to obtain the server module SP IP address, as described in the following
sections:
■
■
5
“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (Web Interface)” on page 45
“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (CLI)” on page 49
Log in to Oracle ILOM.
Choose a method to access the server module's service processor (SP) Oracle ILOM, as
described in the following sections:
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6
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53
Manage the server module and configure Oracle ILOM.
Refer to the Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation library for more information about how to
configure Oracle ILOM, see http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs.
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Accessing Oracle ILOM
This section describes how to access the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) and set
up the service processor (SP) network configuration for your server module.
The following table provides information about Oracle ILOM setup tasks.
Task
Link
Determine Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP
Address. (KVM and Network connections only)
“Determining Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP
Address” on page 45
Log in to Oracle ILOM web interface.
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52
Log in to Oracle ILOM CLI.
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53
Access the host console through Oracle ILOM.
(Optional)
“Accessing the Host Console ” on page 54
Determining Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address
Before you access the server module service processor (SP) Oracle ILOM through a network or
KVM connection, first obtain the server module's Oracle ILOM SP IP address.
Choose a method of obtaining a server module SP IP address, as described in the following
sections:
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■
“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (Web Interface)” on page 45
“Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (CLI)” on page 49
The SP IP address is not required to connect to the server module serial port and log in to
Oracle ILOM CLI. Skip this task and see “Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53.
▼
1
Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address
(Web Interface)
Verify that the chassis CMM is:
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2
Connected to the network through the Ethernet management port.
Configured
Operational
If the chassis CMM network connection is not operational, refer to the chassis
documentation at http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/docs.
Access a web browser.
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3
Type the IP address of Oracle ILOM chassis CMM in the web browser address field.
Example: http://10.153.55.140, press Enter.
The Oracle ILOM web interface Login page appears.
4
Type the user name and password.
The default Oracle ILOM Administrator account user name is root, and the password is
changeme.
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If this default Administrator account has been changed, contact your system administrator
for an Oracle ILOM user account with Administrator privileges.
Note – To enable first-time login and access to Oracle ILOM, a default Administrator
account and its password are provided with the system. To build a secure environment, you
must change the default password (changeme) for the default Administrator account (root)
after your initial login to Oracle ILOM. If this default Administrator account has since been
changed, contact your system administrator for an Oracle ILOM user account with
Administrator privileges.
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5
Click Log In.
The System Summary page appears.
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6
Click Chassis View in the upper left pane.
The Chassis View page appears with the blade server modules.
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7
Click the image of the blade in the chassis that you want to view.
The blade Summary page appears.
The Oracle ILOM SP address appears in the General Information table, labeled ILOM Address.
8
View the Oracle ILOM SP address in the General Information area, ILOM Address field.
9
Note the server module's SP IP address.
You must have the server module SP IP address to log in directly to the server module Oracle
ILOM over the network. The IP address of the server module SP is configured using DHCP.
Next Steps
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“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52
Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (CLI)
Use the chassis Oracle ILOM CMM to:
■
Display a server module service processor network configuration that includes the server
module Oracle ILOM SP IP address.
■
Verify that you can access a server module's Oracle ILOM SP through Oracle ILOM CMM.
■
Verify that a server module's Oracle ILOM is working correctly.
To display the server module Oracle ILOM SP IP Address (CLI) by using the chassis Oracle
ILOM CMM:
1
Verify that the chassis Oracle ILOM CMM is operational:
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Connected to the network through the Ethernet management port.
Configured
Operational
If the chassis Oracle ILOM CMM is not working correctly, refer to the chassis documentation
at http://www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/docs.
2
Open a terminal window.
3
Log in to the chassis Oracle ILOM CMM using a Secure Shell (SSH) session.
For example, type:
$ ssh username@CMMIPaddress
where username is a user account with Administrator privileges and the CMMIPaddress is the
IP address of the Oracle ILOM CMM. The default Oracle ILOM Administrator account user
name is root.
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If this default Administrator account has been changed, contact your system administrator
for an Oracle ILOM user account with Administrator privileges.
Note – To enable first-time login and access to Oracle ILOM, a default Administrator
account and its password are provided with the system. To build a secure environment, you
must change the default password (changeme) for the default Administrator account (root)
after your initial login to Oracle ILOM. If this default Administrator account has since been
changed, contact your system administrator for an Oracle ILOM user account with
Administrator privileges.
After successful log in to Oracle ILOM CMM, the Oracle ILOM prompt (->) appears.
4
Type:
-> show /CH/BL0/SP/network
where BL0 represents a Sun Blade X4-2B slot 0 in the chassis.
Oracle ILOM CMM displays properties of the server module, including its IP address and MAC
address. The following example shows blade 0 server module information:
-> show /CH/BL0/SP/network
/CH/BL0/SP/network
Targets:
interconnect
ipv6
test
Properties:
commitpending = (Cannot show property)
dhcp_server_ip = 10.134.210.11
ipaddress = 10.134.210.152
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ipdiscovery = dhcp
ipgateway = 10.134.210.254
ipnetmask = 255.255.255.0
macaddress = 00:21:28:BB:D7:22
managementport = /SYS/SP/NET0
outofbandmacaddress = 00:21:28:BB:D7:22
pendingipaddress = 10.134.210.152
pendingipdiscovery = dhcp
pendingipgateway = 10.134.210.254
pendingipnetmask = 255.255.255.0
pendingmanagementport = /SYS/SP/NET0
sidebandmacaddress = 00:21:28:BB:D7:23
state = enabled
Commands:
cd
set
show
->
5
View the Oracle ILOM SP address in the Properties list.
For example: ipaddress = 10.134.210.152.
6
Note the network configurations, including the server module's SP IP address.
You need to know the SP IP address to log in directly to a server module Oracle ILOM.
7
(Optional) Set a static IP address.
By default, the IP address of the server module SP is configured using DHCP.
■
8
To set a static IP address, refer to the Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation.
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
To log out of Oracle ILOM CMM, type:
-> exit
Next Steps
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Access Server Module SP Oracle ILOM
Choose a method to access a server module's service processor (SP) Oracle ILOM, as described
in the following sections:
■
■
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52
“Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53
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Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface)
To log to the server module Oracle ILOM SP web interface through an Ethernet Connection.
1
Determine the server module SP IP address.
If you do not know the server module SP IP address, see “Display Server Module Oracle ILOM
SP IP Address (Web Interface)” on page 45 to view the server module SP IP address using
Oracle ILOM CMM.
2
Access a web browser.
a. To improve response times, disable the web browser proxy server (if used).
3
Type the Oracle ILOM SP IP address for the server module in the web browser. The Oracle ILOM
web interface Login page appears.
4
Type your user name and password.
The default Oracle ILOM Administrator account user name is root, and the password is
changeme.
■
If this default Administrator account has been changed, contact your system administrator
for an Oracle ILOM user account with Administrator privileges.
Note – To enable first-time login and access to Oracle ILOM, a default Administrator
account and its password are provided with the system. To build a secure environment, you
must change the default password (changeme) for the default Administrator account (root)
after your initial login to Oracle ILOM. If this default Administrator account has since been
changed, contact your system administrator for an Oracle ILOM user account with
Administrator privileges.
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5
Click Log In.
The Summary page appears.
You are now logged in to the server module's Oracle ILOM web interface through an Ethernet
Connection.
Refer to the Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation library for more information about how to use
Oracle ILOM web interface. See http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs.
Next Steps
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Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI)
To log to the server module Oracle ILOM SP CLI Interface through an Ethernet connection.
1
Determine the server module SP IP address.
If you do not know the server module SP IP address, see “Display Server Module Oracle ILOM
SP IP Address (CLI)” on page 49 to view the server module SP IP address using Oracle ILOM
CMM.
2
Access a terminal window.
3
Log in to the server module Oracle ILOM SP using a Secure Shell (SSH) session.
For example, type:
$ ssh username@SPIPaddress
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where username is a user account with Administrator privileges, and the SPIPaddress is the IP
address of the server module service processor.
The default Oracle ILOM Administrator account user name is root, and the password is
changeme.
After a successful log in to the server module Oracle ILOM, the Oracle ILOM prompt (->)
appears.
■
If the server module SP IP address is incorrect, see “Display Server Module Oracle ILOM SP IP
Address (CLI)”on page 49 to view the server module SP IP address using Oracle ILOM CMM.
■
If this default Administrator account has been changed, contact your system administrator
for an Oracle ILOM user account with administrator privileges.
Note – To enable first-time login and access to Oracle ILOM, a default Administrator
account and its password are provided with the system. To build a secure environment, you
must change the default password (changeme) for the default Administrator account (root)
after your initial login to Oracle ILOM. If this default Administrator account has since been
changed, contact your system administrator for an Oracle ILOM user account with
Administrator privileges.
4
Next Steps
Use Oracle ILOM CLI to configure Oracle ILOM and manage the server module.
Refer to Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation for more information about how to use the CLI
interface to configure Oracle ILOM. See http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs.
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Accessing the Host Console
Connecting to a server module host console through Oracle ILOM allows you to perform
actions as if you were at the host.
Connect to a server module host console to perform the following tasks:
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Access the server module BIOS setup program remotely
Install an OS on the server module.
Configure an OS on the server module.
Configure or install other software on the server module.
To connect to a server module host console, choose one of the following methods:
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“Access Host Console (CLI)” on page 55
“Access Remote Host Console” on page 55
Access the server module serial console using Oracle ILOM command-line interface.
See “Set Up Server Module Using Local Serial Connection” on page 40.
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▼
Access the Remote Console feature of Oracle ILOM web interface.
See “Access Remote Host Console” on page 55.
Access Host Console (CLI)
To connect to the server module serial console using Oracle ILOM command-line interface:
1
Log in to a server module's Oracle ILOM using an account with Administrator privileges.
Choose one of the following methods:
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■
2
Serial management port, see “Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (CLI) ” on page 53.
Client system network SSH session, continue with this task.
To access the host serial console, type:
-> start /HOST/console
The serial console output appears on the screen.
Note – If the serial console is in use, stop the console session with the stop /HOST/console
command followed by the start /HOST/console command.
3
Next Steps
To return to the Oracle ILOM console, press Esc followed by the ( character (Shift-9).
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Before You Begin
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 75
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle VM Software” on page 83
Access Remote Host Console
Before you connect to the host console from a remote system, verify that the remote system
meets the following requirements:
■
An operating system, such as Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux, or Windows, is
installed in the remote system.
■
If the remote system is running Oracle Solaris OS, disable volume management.
Disabling allows the remote console to access the physical floppy and CD/DVD-ROM
drives.
■
If the remote system is running Windows OS, disable Internet Explorer Enhanced
Security.
■
The remote system is connected to a network with access to the CMM Ethernet
management port.
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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5 or later is installed.
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If CD-ROM redirection is enabled, 32-bit Java is installed.
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The Remote Console system is operational.
■
The server module Oracle ILOM service processor is operational. Refer to Oracle ILOM 3.1
documentation, see http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs.
To connect to the host console from a remote system.
1
Access a web browser on a remote system that meets the prerequisites.
2
Log in to a server module's Oracle ILOM from a web browser.
See “Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52.
3
Click Remote Control > Redirection.
The Launch Redirection screen appears.
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4
Verify that the mouse mode is set to Absolute mode in the Mouse Mode Settings tab.
5
Click Launch Remote Console.
■
If a warning or login dialog box appears after you click Launch Remote Console, do the
following:
■
Hostname Mismatch warning dialog box when using a Windows system for Remote
Console system redirection: Click the Yes button to clear.
■
Remote Control login dialog box:
a. Reenter your user name.
b. Reenter your password.
c. Click OK.
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The Oracle ILOM Remote Console screen appears.
6
To redirect devices on your remote system to the host console.
a. Select the Devices menu
b. Check devices to redirect.
The following table describes devices to redirect.
Devices
Select to redirect the server to the ...
Remote Physical Floppy Disk
Physical floppy drive attached to the remote system.
Remote Floppy Image
Floppy image file located on the remote system.
Remote Physical CD/DVD
Disc in the CD/DVD drive attached to the remote system.
Remote CD/DVD Image
.iso image file located on the remote system.
Note – Using CD/DVD physical or image options to install server software can significantly
increase installation time. The installation duration depends on network connectivity and
traffic because content is accessed over the network.
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5. Set up Server Module Software and Firmware (Oracle
System Assistant)
This section describes how to set up Sun Blade X4-2B server module software and firmware
using Oracle System Assistant. Oracle System Assistant is the easiest method for setting up your
server module software and firmware.
Use Oracle System Assistant to set up software and firmware as shown in the following table.
Task
Link
Launch Oracle System Assistant from Oracle ILOM or “Accessing Oracle System Assistant” on page 59
locally.
Use Oracle System Assistant to perform common
setup tasks.
“Set Up Software and Firmware (Oracle System
Assistant)” on page 62
Refer to the Oracle X4 Series Server Administration Guide for additional setup procedures if:
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Oracle System Assistant is not embedded on your server module,
You prefer to use Oracle ILOM for system set up,
You prefer to use Oracle Hardware Management Pack for system set up,
Accessing Oracle System Assistant
Choose a method to access Oracle System Assistant on a server module, as described in the
following sections:
■
■
▼
“Launch Oracle System Assistant (Oracle ILOM)” on page 59
“Launch Oracle System Assistant (Locally)” on page 61
Launch Oracle System Assistant (Oracle ILOM)
To launch Oracle System Assistant, using Oracle ILOM, from a remote or local location:
1
Ensure that the server module is in standby power mode.
In server module standby mode, the Power/OK LED blinks slowly.
Verify that the Power/OK LED blinks slowly. See: “Front Panel Features” on page 10.
2
Log in to the server module SP Oracle ILOM web interface.
See “Log In to Oracle ILOM SP (Web Interface) ” on page 52.
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The System Summary screen appears.
3
Click the Oracle System Assistant Launch button in the upper right panel.
A dialog box that requests to run a Oracle ILOM Remote Console session appears.
4
To continue to launch Oracle System Assistant, click Yes.
Please wait while the server initializes. This may take several minutes.
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The server module powers on.
Oracle System Assistant application boots.
Oracle System Assistant main screen appears.
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Launch Oracle System Assistant (Locally)
Before you begin to launch Oracle System Assistant locally, you must be physically present with
the Sun Blade X4-2B and have access to the following:
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■
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■
Multi-port UCP cable
VGA monitor
USB Keyboard
USB Mouse
Choose a method to launch Oracle System Assistant locally on a server module, as described in
the following sections:
1
Ensure that the server module is in standby power mode.
Verify that the Power/OK LED blinks slowly. See: “Front Panel Features” on page 10
2
Connect locally to the server module.
See: “Set Up Server Module Using Local KVM Connection” on page 42.
3
Press the front-panel Power button to power on the server to full power mode.
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■
4
The server module boots.
POST messages appear on the monitor.
After you see the POST message for Oracle System Assistant, press the F9 function key.
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■
Oracle System Assistant boots.
Oracle System Assistant main screen appears.
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Next Steps
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■
“Set Up Software and Firmware (Oracle System Assistant)” on page 62
Set Up Software and Firmware (Oracle System
Assistant)
To set up software and firmware for the Sun Blade X4-2B using Oracle System Assistant.
1
Launch Oracle System Assistant.
Choose one of the following methods:
■
■
“Launch Oracle System Assistant (Oracle ILOM)” on page 59
“Launch Oracle System Assistant (Locally)” on page 61
The Oracle System Assistant application boots.
The Oracle System Assistant main screen appears.
2
Use Oracle System Assistant to perform the tasks shown in the following table in order.
Refer to Oracle X4 Series Server Administration Guide or the embedded help on Oracle System
Assistant for more information about using Oracle System Assistant.
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Step
Task
Oracle System Assistant Screen
1
Set up Oracle System Assistant network
connection.
Network Configuration
2
Get latest software and firmware updates.
Get Updates
3
Update Oracle ILOM, BIOS, disk expander, or Update Firmware
HBA firmware, if needed.
4
Configure Oracle ILOM.
Configure Hardware > Service Processor
Configuration
5
Configure RAID.
Configure Hardware > RAID Configuration
6
Install an operating system, such as Oracle
Solaris, Linux, Windows, or Oracle VM
software.
Install OS
Note – For more information, see the OS
installation guide for the OS that you plan to
install.
Next Steps
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6. Configure Server Module Drives for OS Installation
If you plan to install an operating system on the server module, you might need to prepare
server module storage disk hard drives.
You typically create a volume using Oracle System Assistant. LSI configuration utilities can be
used for most set up options also.
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“Identifying REM Host Bus Adapters” on page 64
“SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z Host Bus Adapter” on page 65
“SG-SAS6-REM-Z Host Bus Adapter” on page 67
“Configure Storage Drives (LSI Configuration Utilities)” on page 68
Do not perform this task if you plan to:
Option
Link
Configure preinstalled Oracle Solaris operating system.
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS”
on page 75
Configure preinstalled Oracle Linux operating system.
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS” on
page 91
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Option
Link
Configure preinstalled Oracle VM software.
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle VM
Software” on page 83
Create RAID volumes after you have installed the OS.
Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
Identifying REM Host Bus Adapters
The following REM host bus adapters (HBAs) are supported for the Sun Blade X4-2B. To
configure server module drives, choose a topic link for the REM HBA option that is installed on
your Sun Blade X4-2B server module from the following table.
Option
REM HBA Product Name
OSA Name
Link
1
SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z
Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe
RAID HBA
“SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z
Host Bus Adapter” on
page 65
SGXSAS6INTZ
“SG-SAS6-REM-Z
Host Bus Adapter” on
page 67
(Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS REM RAID HBA)
2
SG-SAS6-REM-Z
(Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS REM HBA)
The following table describes both REM host bus adapter supported features for the Sun Blade
X4-2B.
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Feature
SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z
SG-SAS6-REM-Z
RAID 0
RAID 0 (OSA)
RAID 0 (OSA)
RAID 1
RAID 1 (OSA)
RAID 1 (OSA)
RAID 10
RAID 10 (OSA)
RAID 10 (OSA)
RAID 5, 6, 50, 60
RAID 5, 6, 50, 60 (LSI utility)
NA
Set volume as a boot device
Yes
No
Display if a volume is the boot device
Yes
No
Display disk state
(good, bad, hotspare)
Yes
No
RAID volume configuration required
Yes
No
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SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z Host Bus Adapter
Use this section to configure a storage drive for OS installation if you have the
SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z (also known as Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS REM RAID HBA, Sun Storage 6 Gb
SAS PCIe RAID HBA) installed on your server module.
Note – When using the SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA, you must create a volume before installing an
OS. The system BIOS does not recognize a drive connected to SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z unless it has
a RAID volume on it (can be RAID0). If there is more than a single volume on the drive, install
the OS on a bootable volume.
To create a RAID volume with the disk before installing an operating system, choose one of the
following methods:
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“Configuring Storage Drives: SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z (Oracle System Assistant)” on page 65
“Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility)” on page 69
The Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA name is supported by Oracle System Assistant.
The Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA set up in Oracle System Assistant has the following
options:
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■
Supports RAID 0 with one or more hard drives
Supports RAID 1 with two or more hard drives per volume
Can set a volume as a boot device
Can display if a volume is the boot device
Can display the state of a disk (good, bad, hotspare)
See “Configure Storage Drives SG-SAS6-REM-Z (Oracle System Assistant)” on page 67 for
instructions on preparing the storage drives with Oracle System Assistant.
▼ Configuring Storage Drives: SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z (Oracle System
Assistant)
You can use the Oracle System Assistant RAID Configuration task to prepare a disk for
operating system installation. Oracle System Assistant is the easiest way to prepare the disk for
operating system installation.
To prepare server hard drives for an OS installation, create a bootable volume for the REM. To
configure the SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z, in Oracle System Assistant System, use RAID 0 or 1 only.
Before You Begin
1
Verify that SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z is installed on the server. See “Identifying REM Host Bus
Adapters” on page 64.
Launch Oracle System Assistant.
See “Accessing Oracle System Assistant” on page 59.
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SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z Host Bus Adapter
The Oracle System Assistant System Overview screen appears.
2
Click Configure Hardware.
The Configure Hardware RAID Configuration screen appears.
3
From the HBA drop-down list, select the host bus adapter (HBA).
SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z
4
Select the RAID level.
SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z: Use RAID 0, 1, or 10
Oracle System Assistant supports only RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10.
5
From the list in the Available Disks section, select the disks to include in the volume.
6
Click Create Volume.
The volume appears in the Created Volumes section list after the volume is created.
7
Click Volume Details.
Type a volume name.
8
(Optional for SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA) Set the volume as bootable.
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In the Created Volumes section, select the volume that you just created.
■
Click Set Volume for Boot.
Note – Skip this step for the SG-SAS6-REM-Z HBA.
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SG-SAS6-REM-Z Host Bus Adapter
SG-SAS6-REM-Z Host Bus Adapter
Use this section to configure a storage drive for OS installation if you have the Sun Storage 6 Gb
SAS REM HBA (SG-SAS6-REM-Z) host bus adapter (HBA) installed on your Sun Blade X4-2B
server module.
Creating a RAID volume is optional. You do not need to set the boot disk for the
SG-SAS6-REM-Z HBA. For a drive connected to the SG-SAS6-REM-Z HBA, you can install the
operating system on an individual disk without creating a RAID volume. The system BIOS
automatically recognizes the disk as bootable. The disk will appear in the system BIOS utility as
a bootable disk.
The REM SGXSAS6INTZ HBA cannot:
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Create a RAID volume level 5, 6, 10, 50, or 60 using Oracle System Assistant
Set a bootable drive
Display a bootable drive
Display the disk state (for example: good, bad, hotspare)
To create a RAID volume with the disk before installing an operating system, choose one of the
following methods:
SG-SAS6-REM-Z Installation Options
Link
Create a bootable volume for the REM
SGXSAS6INTZ HBA using RAID 0.
“Configure Storage Drives SG-SAS6-REM-Z (Oracle System
Assistant)” on page 67
Create a RAID volume level 5, 6, 10, 50, or 60
Not supported.
▼ Configure Storage Drives SG-SAS6-REM-Z (Oracle System Assistant)
Oracle System Assistant is the easiest way to create a RAID 0 volume when two or more hard
drives and a SGXSAS6INTZ HBA are installed on the server module. To prepare server hard
drives for an OS installation, create a bootable volume for the REM SGXSAS6INTZ HBA using
RAID 0.
See “Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility)” on page 69 for more set
up options.
Before You Begin
1
Verify that SG-SAS6-REM-Z is installed on the server. See “Identifying REM Host Bus
Adapters” on page 64.
Launch Oracle System Assistant.
See “Accessing Oracle System Assistant” on page 59.
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The Oracle System Assistant System Overview screen appears.
2
Click Configure Hardware.
The Configure Hardware RAID Configuration screen appears.
3
From the HBA drop-down list, select the host bus adapter (HBA):
SG-SAS6-REM-Z (SGXSAS6INTZ)
4
Select the RAID level.
Use the following configuration for SGXSAS6INTZ: RAID 0
5
From the list in the Available Disks section, select the disks to include in the volume.
6
Click Create Volume.
The volume appears in the Created Volumes section list after the volume is created.
7
Click Volume Details.
Type a volume name.
Next Steps
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Configure Storage Drives (LSI Configuration Utilities)
This section contains the following LSI configuration utilities and related tasks to configure
storage drives:
To create a RAID volume (virtual drive) with the disk before installing an operating system,
choose one of the following methods:
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Create a RAID volume (virtual drive) when you:
Link
Use a server configuration RAID volume level 5, 6, 10, 50, or 60
that is not supported by Oracle System Assistant.
“Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS
Configuration Utility)” on page 69
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Create a RAID volume (virtual drive) when you:
Link
Have created more than one RAID volume (virtual drive) with “Set RAID Volume (Virtual Drive) as
an SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA only after using the LSI WebBIOS Bootable SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA (LSI
Configuration Utility.
WebBIOS Utility)” on page 70
Plan to create RAID volume level 1 or 10 using drives that you
will install the OS on.
“Create a RAID Volume using LSI SAS 2
BIOS Configuration Utility ” on page 73
Configure a server that does not have Oracle System Assistant
installed.
“Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS
Configuration Utility)” on page 69
or
“Create a RAID Volume using LSI SAS 2
BIOS Configuration Utility ” on page 73
Prefer not to use Oracle System Assistant.
“Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS
Configuration Utility)” on page 69
or
“Create a RAID Volume using LSI SAS 2
BIOS Configuration Utility ” on page 73
Plan to create a RAID volume before installing the OS on the
disk.
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“Create a RAID Volume using LSI SAS 2
BIOS Configuration Utility ” on page 73
Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS Configuration
Utility)
You can use the LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility instead of Oracle System Assistant to
prepare the storage drive for the following conditions:
■
The server does not have Oracle System Assistant installed or active.
■
You prefer not to use Oracle System Assistant for set up.
■
You require a server configuration that is not supported by Oracle System Assistant. Oracle
System Assistant supports only RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations for SAS6-R-REM-Z. For
example, use the LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility to create a RAID volume level 5, 6, 10,
50, or 60 on the disk where the OS will be installed.
To configure storage drives for OS installation using the LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility:
1
Access the LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility.
The LSI WebBIOS Configuration Utility resides on the HBA firmware.
Refer to the MegaRAID SAS Software User's Guide at:
http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-r-rem-z.aspx
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2
Create one or more RAID volumes (virtual drives).
Refer to MegaRAID SAS Software User's Guide at:
http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-r-rem-z.aspx
3
(Optional for SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA with more than one RAID volume (virtual drive) only).
Select one RAID volume (virtual drive) as the boot volume.
See “Set RAID Volume (Virtual Drive) as Bootable SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA (LSI WebBIOS
Utility)” on page 70.
Note – Follow the instructions in this installation guide at “Set RAID Volume (Virtual Drive) as
Bootable SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA (LSI WebBIOS Utility)” on page 70. The MegaRAID SAS
Software User's Guide does not include instructions to make a drive bootable. The link on the
LSI web page is to the MegaRAID SAS Software User's Guide.
Next Steps
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“Set RAID Volume (Virtual Drive) as Bootable SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA (LSI WebBIOS
Utility)” on page 70
Set RAID Volume (Virtual Drive) as Bootable
SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA (LSI WebBIOS Utility)
Perform this procedure to make a RAID volume (virtual drive) bootable only when you have
created more than one RAID volume (virtual drive) with an SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA using the
LSI BIOS Configuration Utility, as described in “Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS
Configuration Utility)” on page 69.
Do not perform this procedure if you have:
Before You Begin
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An SG-SAS6-REM-Z HBA installed.
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Used Oracle System Assistant to create a RAID volume (virtual drive) and made that
volume bootable.
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Created only one RAID volume (virtual drive) using the LSI BIOS Configuration Utility.
Create at least one RAID volume (virtual drive) on the SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA using the LSI
BIOS Configuration Utility. See “Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS Configuration
Utility)” on page 69.
Ensure that the server is in standby power mode.
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Access the LSI SG-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA BIOS.
Choose one of the following methods.
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Skip this step if you have accessed the WebBIOS screen.
Note – If you have just created a virtual drive using “Configure Storage Drives (LSI WebBIOS
Configuration Utility)” on page 69, you might already be at the WebBIOS screen. If you
have exited the WebBIOS utility, restart the WebBIOS main menu.
■
If your system BIOS is running in UEFI boot mode, access the LSI BIOS through the system
BIOS Setup utility.
Refer to the Oracle X4 Series Server Administration Guide for more information.
■
If your system BIOS is running in Legacy boot mode:
a. Boot the system, watch the messages as they appear on the screen, and wait for the LSI
banner.
b. When prompted on the banner page, press the Control+H key combination.
3
Access the WebBIOS main menu.
The Adapter Selection screen appears.
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4
In the Adapter Selection screen, click Start.
The MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen appears.
5
Click Virtual Drives.
The Virtual Drives screen appears.
6
Select the virtual drive that you want to make bootable.
7
Click Set Boot Drive, and then click Go.
When the operation is successfully completed, the Set Boot Drive value for this virtual drive
shows (current=selected VD).
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Create a RAID Volume using LSI SAS 2 BIOS
Configuration Utility
The LSI SAS2 BIOS Configuration Utility resides in the HBA firmware. Use the LSI SAS2 BIOS
Configuration Utility to create a RAID volume before installing an OS when you want to:
■
Create a RAID volume before installing the OS on the disk.
■
Create RAID volume level 1 or 10 using the drives that you want to install the OS on (Oracle
System Assistant supports only RAID 0 for the SG-SAS6-REM-Z).
■
Not use Oracle System Assistant.
■
Configure a server does not have Oracle System Assistant installed.
To create a volume with the LSI SAS2 BIOS Configuration Utility:
1
Refer to the LSI document SAS Integrated RAID Solutions User’s Guide at:
http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-rem-z.aspx
2
Follow the instructions.
Next Steps
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7. Set Up an Operating System and Drivers
You can configure the preinstalled operating system (OS), or install a supported OS for your
server. The following table shows options for installing or configuring an OS.
Installation Options
Link:
Configure preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 75
Configure preinstalled Oracle VM
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle VM Software” on page 83
Configure preinstalled Oracle Linux
“Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS” on page 91
Install Oracle VM, Windows, or Linux OS
Oracle X4 Series Server Administration Guide
Use Oracle System Assistant.
Install Oracle Solaris OS
x86: Sun Blade X4-2B Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris
Operating System
Install VMware ESX
x86: Sun Blade X4-2B Installation Guide for VMware ESXi
Install OS drivers for any supported OS
“Install OS or Drivers” on page 74
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Install OS or Drivers
To install any supported OS, refer to the instructions in the appropriate OS installation guide:
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x86: Sun Blade X4-2B Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems
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x86: Sun Blade X4-2B Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System
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Sun Blade X4-2B Installation Guide for Oracle VM Server
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Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS
If you plan to use an optional preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS image for your server module,
finish the installation by configuring the preinstalled Solaris OS. The Solaris OS image contains
all of the necessary drivers for your server.
Note – For information about available versions of preinstalled Oracle operating systems, go to
https://wikis.oracle.com/
display/SystemsComm/Sun+Blade+Systems+Products#tab:Operating-Systems.
The following table describes the tasks necessary for configuring the preinstalled Oracle Solaris
OS.
Step
Task
Link
1
Review the BIOS boot mode restriction on the
Oracle Solaris preinstalled image.
“Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11.1 Image BIOS Boot
Mode Restriction” on page 75
2
Review RAID limitations on the preinstalled
operating system.
“Preinstalled Operating System RAID
Limitations” on page 76
3
Review the Solaris OS documentation.
“Oracle Solaris OS Documentation” on page 76
4
Fill out the configuration worksheet for your
server environment.
“Configuration Worksheet” on page 76
5
Configure preinstalled Oracle Solaris.
“Configure Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11” on
page 79
Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11.1 Image BIOS Boot Mode
Restriction
The Oracle Solaris 11.1 operating system (OS) image is preinstalled on the server in the Legacy
BIOS Boot Mode. Therefore, to use the preinstalled image, you must boot the server in the
Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (the default). If you boot the server in the UEFI BIOS Boot Mode, the
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server will not boot the Oracle Solaris preinstalled image and it cannot be used. If you want to
switch to UEFI BIOS Boot Mode and use Oracle Solaris 11.1, you have to do a fresh install of the
Oracle Solaris 11.1 OS.
Preinstalled Operating System RAID Limitations
Configuring RAID for the server is optional. However, the Oracle Solaris preinstalled image can
only be configured in a non-RAID configuration. If a RAID configuration is required, you must
configure RAID on the server and then perform a fresh install of the Oracle Solaris OS (or other
OS) in the desired RAID configuration.
Oracle Solaris OS Documentation
For information about using your Oracle Solaris operating system, go to:
http://www.oracle.com/
technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/documentation/index.html
Configuration Worksheet
Gather the following information, and have it ready for when you begin the configuration
process. You need to collect only the information that applies to your organization and network
environment.
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Required Installation
Information
Description
Your Answers—an asterisk
(*) identifies the default
Language
Select from the list of available languages for the OS.
English*
Locale
Select your geographic region from the list of available locales.
English (C - 7-bit
ASCII)*
Terminal
Select the type of terminal that you are using from the list of
available terminal types.
Network
connection
Is the system connected to a network?
DHCP
Can the system use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) to configure its network interfaces?
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Networked
Non-networked*
Yes
No*
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Required Installation
Information
Description
If you are not using Supply a static IP address for the system.
DHCP, supply the
Example: 129.200.9.1
network
information
Supply the netmask of the subnet.
Your Answers—an asterisk
(*) identifies the default
255.255.0.0*
Example: 255.255.0.0
Enable IPv6 on this machine?
■
■
Host name
Choose a host name for the system.
Kerberos
Do you want to configure Kerberos security on this machine? If
yes, gather this information:
■
Default realm
■
Administration server
■
First KDC
■
Additional KDCs (optional)
■
■
Yes
No*
Yes
No*
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Required Installation
Information
Description
Your Answers—an asterisk
(*) identifies the default
Name service
If applicable, which name service should this system use?
■
■
■
■
■
NIS+
NIS
DNS
LDAP
None*
Provide the name of the domain in which the system resides.
If you chose NIS+ or NIS, do you want to specify a name server,
or let the installation program find one?
If you chose DNS, provide the IP addresses for the DNS server.
You must enter at least one IP address, but you can enter up to
three addresses.
You can also enter a list of domains to search when a DNS query
is made.
Search domain:
Search domain:
Search domain:
If you chose LDAP, provide the following information about
your LDAP profile:
■
Profile name
■
Profile server
If you specify a proxy credential level in your LDAP profile,
gather the following information:
■
Proxy-bind Distinguished Name
■
Proxy-bind password
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■
Specify one
Find one*
Configuration Worksheet
Required Installation
Information
Default route
Time zone
Description
Your Answers—an asterisk
(*) identifies the default
Do you want to specify a default route IP address, or let the OS
installation program find one?
■
The default route provides a bridge that forwards traffic between
two physical networks. Choices:
■
You can specify the IP address. An /etc/defaultrouter file
is created with the specified IP address. When the system is
rebooted, the specified IP address becomes the default route.
■
■
You can let the OS installation program detect an IP
address. However, the system must be on a subnet that has a
router that advertises itself by using the Internet Control
Message Protocol (ICMP) for router discovery. If you are
using the command-line interface, the software detects an
IP address when the system is booted.
■
You can select None if you do not have a router or do not
want the software to detect an IP address at this time. The
software automatically tries to detect an IP address on
reboot.
How do you want to specify your default time zone?
■
■
■
■
Root password
Specify one
Detect one
None*
Geographic
region*
Offset from GM
Time zone file
Choose a root password for the system.
Next Step
“Configure Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11” on page 79
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Before You Begin
1
Configure Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11
Gather the necessary organizational and network environment information needed to
configure the OS. Refer to “Configuration Worksheet” on page 76.
Access Oracle ILOM.
If you are not already logged in to Oracle ILOM, log in either locally from a direct serial
connection or remotely from an Ethernet connection. See “4. Access Server Module
Management Tools” on page 37.
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2
Power on or restart the server:
■
To power on the server, choose one of the following methods:
■
Oracle ILOM web interface: Click Host Management > Power Control, and then select
Power On from the menu.
■
Oracle ILOM CLI:
a. Type the following command from the ILOM prompt:
-> start /System
b. When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
Starting /System
■
To restart the server, choose one of the following methods:
■
Oracle ILOM web interface: Click Host Management > Power Control, and then select
Reset from the menu.
■
Oracle ILOM CLI:
a. Type the following command from the ILOM prompt:
-> reset /System
b. When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to reset /System (y/n)? y
Performing hard reset on /System
The server module begins the host boot process.
3
From Oracle ILOM, start the host console using one of the following methods:
■
Oracle ILOM web interface: Click Remote Control > Launch Remote Console.
After the server boots, the GRUB menu appears.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI:
a. Type: -> start /HOST/console
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b. When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started.
The server module boots. After the server boots, the GRUB menu appears.
4
Press the up or down arrow to pause at the GRUB menu.
If you do not press a key within 10 seconds, the default selection is applied (serial port).
GNU GRUB Version 0.97 (607K lower / 2087168K)
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 X86 - Serial Port (ttya)
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 X86 - Graphics Adapter
5
From the GRUB menu, use the up and down arrow keys to select a display option, and press
Enter.
You can choose whether you want to continue to direct the display to the serial port or direct
the display to a device connected to the video port.
■
To display output to the serial port:
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 X86 - Serial Port (tty)
■
To display output to the video port:
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 X86 - Graphics Adapter
Note – If you choose to display output to the video port, you must connect a VGA display and
input device (USB keyboard and mouse) to a multi-port cable attached to the server module's
UCP port. See “Connection Option Summary” on page 37 for information about attaching
devices to the server.
6
Follow the Oracle Solaris 11 installer onscreen prompts to configure the software using the
information you collected earlier about your organization and network environment.
The screens that are displayed will vary, depending on the method that you chose for assigning
network information to the server (DHCP or static IP address).
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When installation is complete, end your console session using one of the following methods:
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, close the Remote Console window, and then log out of
Oracle ILOM.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, press Esc followed by the ( character (Shift+9), and then log out of
Oracle ILOM.
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More Information
Related Information
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■
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“Configuration Worksheet” on page 76
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Configuring Preinstalled Oracle VM Software
If you plan to use the optional preinstalled Oracle VM software image on your server module,
finish the installation by configuring the pre-installed software. The preinstalled software image
contains all of the necessary drivers for your server.
Note – This procedure only pre-installs OVM 3.x Server. Download OVM 3.x Manager,
templates and guest OSes from websites.
Note – For information about available Oracle pre-installed operating system versions, go to
https://wikis.oracle.com/
display/SystemsComm/Sun+Blade+Systems+Products#tab:Operating-Systems.
The following table describes the tasks necessary for configuring the pre-installed Oracle VM.
Step
Task
Link
1
Preinstalled Oracle VM Image BIOS Boot Mode
Restriction
“Preinstalled Oracle VM Image BIOS Boot Mode
Restriction ” on page 84
2
Fill out the Oracle VM Server configuration
worksheet for your server environment.
“Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet” on
page 84
3
Configure preinstalled Oracle VM software.
“Configure Preinstalled Oracle VM Server” on
page 85
4
Update the Oracle VM software.
“Updating Oracle VM Software” on page 88
5
Use the Oracle VM operating system.
“Getting Started With Oracle VM” on page 88
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Preinstalled Oracle VM Image BIOS Boot Mode Restriction
The Oracle VM Server software image is preinstalled on the server in the Legacy BIOS Boot
Mode. Therefore, to use the preinstalled image, you must boot the server in the Legacy BIOS
Boot Mode (the default). If you boot the server in the UEFI BIOS Boot Mode, the server will not
boot the Oracle VM preinstalled image and it cannot be used. Oracle VM does not support
UEFI BIOS. If you want to switch to UEFI BIOS Boot Mode, you must install an operating
system that supports UEFI BIOS.
Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet
Gather the following information and have it ready for when you begin the configuration
process. You need to collect only the information that applies to your organization and network
environment.
Required Installation
Information
Oracle VM Server
passwords
Description
■
■
Choose a root password; there are no restrictions on
the characters or length.
Choose an Oracle VM agent password; password
must be at least six characters.
Network interface
Supply the interface to be used to manage the server.
Network
configuration
Supply the IP address for the server. A static IP address is
required.
Example: 172.16.9.1
If the server is part of a subnet, supply the netmask of the
subnet.
Example: 255.255.0.0
If the server is accessed through a gateway, supply the IP
address of the gateway.
Supply the IP address for the domain name server
(DNS). One (and only one) DNS is required.
Host name
Supply the fully qualified domain name for the server.
Example: hostname.oracle.com
Related Information
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Your Answers
Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet
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Configure Preinstalled Oracle VM Server
These instructions describe how to configure only the preinstalled Oracle VM Server on your
server module. Oracle VM also has other components, such as Oracle VM Manager, that must
be installed or already up and running to support the virtual machine environment.
Before You Begin
1
Gather the necessary organizational and network environment information needed to
configure the software. See “Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet” on page 84.
Log in to the server module's Oracle ILOM.
Skip this step if you are already logged in to the server module's Oracle ILOM.
Choose one of the following methods:
■
Remotely from an Ethernet connection
See “Set Up Server Module Remote Using Ethernet Network Connection” on page 38.
■
Locally from a direct serial connection
See “Set Up Server Module Using Local Serial Connection” on page 40.
2
Start the host console.
Chooseone of the following methods:
■
Oracle ILOM web interface:
a. Click Remote Control > Launch Remote Console.
b. Wait while the server boots, and the GRUB menu appears.
■
Oracle ILOM CLI:
a. Type: -> start /HOST/console
b. When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started.
c. Wait while the server boots, and the GRUB menu appears.
d. Press the up or down arrow to pause at this menu.
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Note – If you do not press a key within five seconds, the default selection (serial port) is
used.
See “Accessing Oracle ILOM” on page 45 for more information about connecting to the
Oracle ILOM console web interface.
For more information about connecting to Oracle ILOM console CLI, see “Set Up Server
Module Using Local Serial Connection” on page 40.
3
Power on or restart the server:
Choose one of the following methods:
■
Power on the server:
■
Oracle ILOM web interface:
a. Click Host Management > Power Control.
b. Click Power On from the menu.
■
Oracle ILOM CLI:
a. Type:-> start /System
b. When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
Starting /System
■
Restart the server:
■
Oracle ILOM web interface:
a. Click Host Management > Power Control,
b. Click Reset from the menu.
■
Oracle ILOM CLI:
a. Type -> reset /System.
b. When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to reset /System (y/n)? y
Performing hard reset on /System
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The server module begins the host boot process. The server boots. The GRUB menu appears.
4
To pause at the GRUB menu, press any key, other than Enter, within five seconds.
Note – If you do not press a key within five seconds, the GRUB menu disappears from the screen
and the display is directed to the serial port by default.
5
From the GRUB menu, use the up and down arrow keys to select a display option, and press
Enter.
Choose one of the following options.
■
To display output to the video port, select the first option on the list and press Enter:
Oracle VM Server - ovs (xen-4.0.0 2.6.32.32-41ovs)
■
To display output to the serial port, select the second option on the list and press Enter:
Oracle VM Server - ovs serial console (xen-4.0.0
2.6.32.21-41ovs)
Note – If you choose to display output to the video port, you must connect a VGA display
and input device (USB keyboard and mouse) to a multi-port cable attached to the server
module's UCP port. See “4. Access Server Module Management Tools” on page 37 for
information about attaching devices to the server.
6
Follow the Oracle VM installer onscreen prompts to configure the software using the
organization and network information you collected earlier.
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7
8
More Information
When installation is complete, end your console session using one of the following methods:
■
Oracle ILOM web interface: Close the Remote Console window, and then log out of Oracle
ILOM.
■
Oracle ILOM CLI: Press Esc followed by the ( character (Shift+9) to terminate the serial
redirect session, and then log out of Oracle ILOM.
Update your Oracle VM software, if necessary.
See “Updating Oracle VM Software” on page 88.
Related Information
■
Obtaining Oracle VM Server software. Go to:
http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux
■
Obtaining Oracle VM Templates. Go to:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vm/templates-101937.html
Updating Oracle VM Software
If you use the Oracle VM Server software that is preinstalled on your system, you must ensure
that it is compatible with the version of Oracle VM Manager that you use to manage your
Oracle VM infrastructure. If necessary to achieve compatibility, upgrade your Oracle VM
Server or Oracle VM Manager so that they are the same version.
For information about upgrading the Oracle VM software, refer to the Oracle VM
documentation. The Oracle VM documentation is available at: http://www.oracle.com/
technetwork/documentation/vm-096300.html
Getting Started With Oracle VM
For complete information about using Oracle VM, refer to the Oracle VM documentation
available at the following location:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/vm-096300.html
Here are some tips on setting up your Oracle VM environment:
■
Two VMs are installed on the server as part of the preinstalled software configuration
process: Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux.
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You configure the root password for the Oracle Solaris VM as part of the Oracle Solaris
installation procedure.
■
■
The default console password for both VMs is oracle.
Adding your server to an existing server pool, or creating a new one.
In a typical Oracle VM deployment, multiple Oracle VM Servers are grouped into server
pool. Every server has access to external shared storage. With Oracle VM Server software
pre-installed, you can quickly place your server in a pool with shared storage.
For Oracle VM 3.0, more information about storage and server pools can be found in the
Oracle VM documentation at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/vm-096300.html
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Downloading and installing the appropriate Oracle VM Templates for your guest VMs.
Oracle provides templates that can be used to easily deploy a prebuilt, preconfigured,
pre-patched guest virtual machine (or multiple machines depending on the application).
Templates are downloaded from Oracle and deployed through Oracle VM Manager.
Templates can contain a complete Oracle software solution, such as Siebel CRM or Oracle
Database, including the operating system (Oracle Enterprise Linux) and internally
developed or third-party software. You can customize the templates for your specific
environment. For more information, go to:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vm/templates-101937.html
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Related Information
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■
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“Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet” on page 84
“Configure Preinstalled Oracle VM Server” on page 85
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Configuring Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS
If you purchased an optional preinstalled Oracle Linux OS image on your server, finish the
server installation by configuring preinstalled software. The preinstalled OS image contains all
of the necessary drivers for your server model.
Note – For information about available Oracle pre-installed operating system versions, go to
https://wikis.oracle.com/
display/SystemsComm/Sun+Blade+Systems+Products#tab:Operating-Systems.
The following table describes the tasks necessary for configuring the preinstalled Oracle Linux
OS.
Step
Task
Link
1
Review the BIOS boot mode restriction on the
Oracle Linux preinstalled image.
“Preinstalled Oracle Linux Image BIOS Boot Mode
Restriction” on page 91
2
Complete the Oracle Linux configuration
worksheet for your server environment.
“Oracle Linux Configuration Worksheet” on
page 92
3
Configure the preinstalled Oracle Linux OS.
“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS” on
page 92
4
Update and register the Oracle Linux OS.
■
■
“Register and Update Your Oracle Linux OS”
on page 95
“Registering Oracle Linux and Activating
Automatic Update” on page 96
Preinstalled Oracle Linux Image BIOS Boot Mode Restriction
The Oracle Linux 6.x operating system (OS) image is preinstalled on the server in the Legacy
BIOS Boot Mode. Therefore, to used the preinstalled image, you must boot the server in the
Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (the default). If you boot the server in the UEFI BIOS Boot Mode, the
server will not boot the Oracle Linux preinstalled image and it cannot be used. If you want to
switch to UEFI BIOS Boot Mode and use Oracle Linux 6.x, you have to do a fresh install of the
Oracle Linux 6.x OS.
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Gather the following information and have it ready for when you begin the configuration
process. You need to collect only the information that applies to your organization and network
environment.
Required Installation
Information
Description
Oracle Linux root
password
Choose a root password that you will use to replace the
factory default password; there are no restrictions on the
characters or length.
Network interface
Choose a interface on the server (eth#) that will be
connected to your network. (Once Linux is up and
running, the ifconfig -a command can be used to help
identify server network ports.)
Network
configuration (if you
are not using DHCP)
Supply the IP address for the server.
Your Answers
Example: 172.16.9.1
If the server is part of a subnet, supply the netmask of the
subnet.
Example: 255.255.0.0
If the server is accessed through a gateway, supply the IP
address of the gateway.
Supply the IP address for the domain name server
(DNS). One (and only one) DNS is required.
Related Information
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“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS” on page 92
Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS
These instructions describe how to configure the preinstalled Oracle Linux on your server.
1
If you are not already logged in to the server's Oracle ILOM, log in either locally from a direct
serial connection, or remotely from an Ethernet connection.
See “4. Access Server Module Management Tools” on page 37.
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2
Power on or restart the server, as follows:
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To power on the server, use one of the following methods:
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power Control, and then
click Power On from the menu.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type:
-> start /System
When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y
Starting /System
■
To restart the server, use one of the following methods:
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power Control, and then
select Reset from the menu.
■
From the ILOM CLI, type:
-> reset /System
When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to reset /System (y/n)? y
Performing hard reset on /System
3
From Oracle ILOM, start the host console using one of the following methods:
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Remote Control > Launch Remote Console.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type:
-> start /HOST/console
When prompted, type y to confirm:
Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started.
4
The server begins the host boot process. After the server boots, the GRUB menu appears (see
example below). Press a key other than Enter to pause, or in 5 seconds the highlighted selection
will be used.
GNU GRUB version 0.97 (612K lower / 2082932K upper memory)
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Oracle Linux Server-uek (2.6.39-200.24.1.el6uek.x86_64)
Oracle Linux Server (2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64)
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+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Use the ^ and v keys to select which entry is highlighted.
Press enter to boot the selected OS, ’e’ to edit the
commands before booting, ’a’ to modify the kernel arguments
before booting, or ’c’ for a command-line.
The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in 5 seconds.
5
From the GRUB menu, use the up and down arrow keys to select an installation option, and
press Enter. Options include:
■
The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. For example:
■
The Red Hat Compatible Kernel. For example:
Oracle Linux Server-uek (2.6.39-200.24.1.el6uek.x86_64)
Oracle Linux Server (2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64)
Note – Oracle recommends the use of Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for
all enterprise applications.
6
Once an installation option has been selected, Linux starts. When done, you will see the Linux
system login. For example:
Oracle Linux Server release 6.3
Kernel 2.6.39-200.24.1.el6uek.x86_64 on an x86_64
systemname login:
For the first time login, use the root account and factory default password (root).
7
Once logged in, complete the configuration of your server using standard Linux tools. Tasks
include:
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8
When configuration is complete, end your console session using one of the following methods:
■
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For security, change the factory default password for root.
Configure your server for the network (if DHCP is not used). See “Oracle Linux
Configuration Worksheet” on page 92.
Configure a proxy, as needed, for Internet access.
Register and update your server. See “Register and Update Your Oracle Linux OS” on
page 95.
Install desired packages.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, close the Remote Console window, and then log out of
Oracle ILOM.
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Before You Begin
1
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, press Esc followed by the ( character (Shift+9) to terminate the
serial redirect session, and then log out of Oracle ILOM.
Register and Update Your Oracle Linux OS
The Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) is a comprehensive resource for Oracle Linux support
subscribers, offering access to Linux software patches, updates and fixes, along with
information on updates and support policies. If you are a licensed Oracle customer with an
active Oracle Linux support subscription, you will receive an Oracle Linux CSI (customer
support identifier) number. Use this number to register your server on ULN. Registration
requires a CSI number and a valid email address.
Create your ULN account, if you do not already have one.
Go to: http://linux.oracle.com/register
Enter your email address and a CSI number to create a password.
(After password creation, you use your email address and password to login to ULN.)
2
Run the following command on the server as the root user in a terminal window, or on the
command line:
uln_register
The uln_register wizard collects machine information and uploads it to Oracle.
Executing the above command chooses the default channel of ol6_<arch>_latest. The _latest
channels provide RPMs for all the packages in the distribution, including those errata also
provided in the _patch channels (for example, the version of any RPM downloadable on the
_latest channels is always the most recent available). You can subscribe to other channels using
the web interface, after you have registered.
More Information
Related Information
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For more information about the registration process, see:
http://www.oracle.com/
technetwork/topics/linux/yum-repository-setup-085606.html
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For more information about the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network, see:
http://linux.oracle.com/
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Registering Oracle Linux and Activating Automatic Update
After configuring Oracle Linux, you should register your system and activate your subscription
with Oracle to receive automatic updates to the software. This will ensure that the server is
running the latest version of the operating system. For instructions, go to:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/
yum-repo-setup-1659167.html (http://www.oracle.com/
technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/yum-repo-setup-1659167.html)
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This section explains the options for accessing server firmware and software updates.
Description
Link
Learn about server firmware and software updates.
“Firmware and Software Updates” on page 97
Learn about options for accessing firmware and
software.
“Firmware and Software Access Options” on page 98
Review available firmware and software releases.
“Software Releases” on page 98
Learn how to get firmware and software using
Oracle System Assistant, My Oracle Support, or
Physical Media Request.
“Getting Firmware and Software From MOS or PMR”
on page 99
Install firmware and software updates using other
methods.
“Installing Updates Using Other Methods” on page 103
Firmware and Software Updates
Firmware and software for your server are updated periodically. These updates are made
available as software releases. The software releases are a set of downloadable files (patches) that
include all available firmware, software, hardware drivers, tools, and utilities for the server. All
these files have been tested together and verified to work with your server.
You should update your server firmware and software as soon as possible after a new software
release becomes available. Software releases often include bug fixes, and updating your server
ensures that your server has the latest firmware and software.
The ReadMe document that is included with each patch in a software release contains
information about the patch, such as what has changed or not changed from the prior software
release, as well as bugs that are fixed with the current release.
The product notes that are part of the server documentation identify which server software
release is the latest release supported on your server.
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Firmware and Software Access Options
Use one of the following options to obtain the latest release of firmware and software for your
server:
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Oracle System Assistant - Oracle System Assistant is a factory-installed option for Oracle
servers that enables you to easily download and install the latest software releases.
For information about using Oracle System Assistant, see Oracle X4 Series Server
Administration Guide.
■
My Oracle Support – All system software releases are available from My Oracle Support at
http://support.oracle.com.
For information about what is available on the My Oracle Support web site, see “Download
Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support” on page 100.
For instructions on how to download software releases from My Oracle Support, see
“Requesting Physical Media” on page 101.
■
Physical Media Request (PMR) - You can request a DVD that contains one or more of the
software releases that are available from My Oracle Support.
For information, see “Requesting Physical Media” on page 101.
■
Other Methods – You can use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, Oracle Hardware
Management Pack, or Oracle ILOM to update your server software and firmware.
For information, see “Installing Updates Using Other Methods” on page 103.
Software Releases
Software releases on My Oracle Support are grouped by product family (such as Sun Server),
then the product (the specific server or blade), and finally the software release version. A
software release contains all the updated software and firmware for your server or blade as a set
of downloadable files (patches), including firmware, drivers, tools, or utilities, all tested together
to be compatible with your server.
Each patch is a zip file that contains a ReadMe file and a set of subdirectories containing
firmware or software files. The ReadMe file contains details on the components that have
changed since the prior software release and the bugs that have been fixed.
My Oracle Support provides the set of software releases for your server as described in the
following table. You can obtain these software releases by downloading the files from My Oracle
Support or by submitting to Oracle a physical media request (PMR). Alternatively, you can
download the same firmware and software to your server using Oracle System Assistant.
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Package Name
Description
When to Download This Package
X4-x SW release – Firmware Pack
Contains all system firmware,
including Oracle ILOM, BIOS, and
option card firmware.
You need the latest firmware.
X4-x SW release – OS Pack
Includes a package of all tools,
You need to update OS-specific
drivers, and utilities for a specific OS. tools, drivers, or utilities.
An OS Pack is available for each
supported operating system version.
Software includes Oracle Hardware
Management Pack and LSI
MegaRAID software.
For the Windows OS, the OS Pack
also includes Intel Network Teaming
and Install Pack.
X4-x SW release – All Packs
Includes the Firmware Pack, all OS
Packs, and all documents.
This pack does not include Oracle
VTS or the Oracle System Assistant
image.
You need to update a combination of
system firmware and OS-specific
software.
X4-x SW release – Diagnostics
Includes Oracle VTS diagnostics
image.
You need the Oracle VTS
diagnostics image.
X4-x SW release – Oracle System
Assistant Updater
Includes Oracle System Assistant
recovery and ISO update image.
You need to manually recover or
update Oracle System Assistant.
Getting Firmware and Software From MOS or PMR
You can use Oracle System Assistant to easily download and then use the latest software release.
For further information, see the Oracle X4 Series Server Administration Guide.
However, you can also obtain updated firmware and software by using My Oracle Support
(MOS) or by submitting to Oracle a physical media request (PMR). For information, see:
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■
“Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support” on page 100
“Requesting Physical Media” on page 101
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Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle
Support
1
Go to the My Oracle Support web site: http://support.oracle.com.
2
Sign in to My Oracle Support.
3
At the top of the page, click the Patches & Updates tab.
The Patch Search pane appears at the right of the screen.
4
Within the Search tab area, click Product or Family (Advanced).
The Search tab area appears with search fields.
5
In the Product field, select the product from the drop-down list.
Alternatively, type a full or partial product name (for example, Sun Server X4-2) until a match
appears.
6
In the Release field, select a software release from the drop-down list.
Expand the list to see all available software releases.
7
Click Search.
The Patch Advanced Search Results screen appears, listing the patches for the software release.
See “Software Releases” on page 98 for a description of the available software releases.
8
To select a patch for a software release, click the patch number next to the software release
version.
You can use the Shift key to select more than one patch.
A pop-up action panel appears. The panel contains several action options, including the
ReadMe, Download, and Add to Plan options. For information about the Add to Plan option,
click the associated button and select “Why use a plan?”.
9
To review the ReadMe file for this patch, click ReadMe.
10
To download the patch for the software release, click Download.
11
In the File Download dialog box, click the patch zip file name.
The patch for the software release downloads.
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Requesting Physical Media
If your processes do not allow downloads from Oracle web sites, you can receive the latest
software release packages by submitting to Oracle a physical media request (PMR). The
preferred method for submitting a PMR is through the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site.
The high-level tasks for submitting a physical media request are described in these sections:
■
■
■
“Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request” on page 101
“Request Physical Media (Online)” on page 101
“Request Physical Media (By Phone)” on page 103
Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request
You must have a warranty or support contract for your server in order to make a physical media
request (PMR).
Before you make the PMR, do the following:
■
■
Obtain the product name, software release version, and patches required. It will be easier
to make the request if you know the latest software release version and the name of the
patches for the software release that you are requesting.
■
If you have access to My Oracle Support – Follow the instructions in “Download
Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support” on page 100 to determine the latest
software release version and view available software release packages (patches). After
viewing the list of patches, you can navigate away from the Patch Advanced Search
Results screen, if you do not want to continue with the download steps.
■
If you do not have access to My Oracle Support – Use the information in “Software
Releases” on page 98 to determine which patches for the software release you want, and
then request those patches for the latest software release version.
Have the shipping information ready. You will need to provide a contact name, phone
number, email address, company name, and shipping address as part of the request.
▼ Request Physical Media (Online)
Before You Begin
Gather the information described in “Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request”
on page 101 before making the request.
1
Go to the My Oracle Support web site: http://support.oracle.com.
2
Sign in to My Oracle Support.
3
Click on the Contact Us link in the upper right corner of the page.
The Create Service Request: Problem screen appears.
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4
Describe your request as follows:
a. In the Problem Summary field, type PMR for latest software release.
b. From the Problem Type drop-down list, select Software & OS Media Requests.
c. In the Support Identifier field, type the Customer Support Identifier associated with your
support contract.
5
Skip the Create Service Request: Solutions screen by clicking the Next button in the upper right
corner of the screen twice.
The Create Service Request: More Details screen appears.
6
Provide more information about your request as follows:
a. In the Additional Information section, answer the questions listed in the following table:
Question
Your Answer
Is this a physical software media shipment request?
Yes
Which product line does the media request involve?
Sun Products
Are you requesting a required password for a patch
download?
No
Are you requesting a patch on CD/DVD?
Yes
If requesting a patch on CD/DVD, please provide
the patch number and OS/platform?
Enter the patch number for each download that you
want for the software release.
List the product name and version requested for the
physical media shipment?
Product Name: Sun Server X4-x
What is the OS/platform for the requested media?
If you are requesting OS-specific downloads, specify the
OS here. If you are requesting system firmware only,
enter Generic.
Are any languages required for this shipment?
No
Version: Latest software release number
b. Fill in the ship-to contact information, which includes a contact name, phone number, email
address, company name, and shipping address.
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Click the Next button.
The Create Service Request: Severity/Contact screen appears.
8
Enter your contact phone number and preferred method of contact.
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Click the Submit button.
This completes the physical media request. It can take up to seven business days to receive the
physical media.
▼ Request Physical Media (By Phone)
Before You Begin
Gather the information described in “Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request”
on page 101 before making the request.
1
Call Oracle support, using the appropriate number from the Oracle Global Customer Support
Contacts Directory at:
http://www.oracle.com/us/support/contact-068555.html
2
Tell Oracle support that you want to make a physical media request (PMR) for the Sun Server
X4-x.
■
If you are able to find the specific software release package and patch number information
from My Oracle Support, provide this information to the support representative.
■
If you are unable to find the software release package information, request the latest software
release package for the Sun Server X4-x.
Installing Updates Using Other Methods
In addition to using Oracle System Assistant and My Oracle Support, you can install updated
firmware and software using one of the following methods:
■
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center – You can use Ops Center Enterprise Controller to
automatically download the latest firmware from Oracle, or firmware can be loaded
manually into the Enterprise Controller. In either case, Ops Center can install the firmware
onto one or more servers, blades, or blade chassis.
For information, go to:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/ops-center/index.html
■
Oracle Hardware Management Pack – You can use the fwupdate CLI Tool within the
Oracle Hardware Management Pack to update firmware within the system.
For information, refer to the Oracle Hardware Management Pack Documentation Library
at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/OHMP/docs
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Oracle ILOM – You can use the Oracle ILOM web interface or command-line interface to
update Oracle ILOM and BIOS firmware.
For information, refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1
Documentation Library at:
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http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
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Controlling System Power
This section describes methods to control server module power.
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“Power States” on page 105
“Powering Off the Server Module” on page 106
“Powering On the Server Module” on page 108
“Resetting the Server” on page 108
For more information, refer to the Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
Note – Graceful shutdown procedures cause ACPI-enabled operating systems to perform an
orderly shutdown of the operating system. Servers not running ACPI-enabled operating
systems shut down to standby power state immediately.
Power States
The server module can be in one of these power states:
Power State
Description
No power applied
No power is applied to the server. For example, when the power cords are not
connected, a server module is partially removed from chassis, or the data center
power breaker is off.
Standby
Power is applied to the server and the SP is running, but main power is not applied to
the host. You can access Oracle ILOM running on the SP in Standby state.
Fully powered on
The host is powered on and you can access Oracle ILOM. Once the server boots the
OS, you can also access Oracle ILOM and the OSs.
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Powering Off the Server Module
If you need to power off the server module, you can perform a graceful shutdown or an
immediate shutdown.
▼
Graceful Shutdown (Power Button)
●
Press and release the Power button on the front panel of the server module.
Note – To completely power off the server, you must remove the server module from the chassis.
More Information
Related Information
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“Resetting the Server” on page 108
Graceful Shutdown (Oracle ILOM Web Interface)
1
Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface for the server module SP or CMM.
2
Click Host Management > Power Control.
The Power Control page appears.
3
Use one of the following commands for orderly system shutdown:
■
From the server module SP web interface Actions menu, select Graceful Shutdown and
Power Off.
■
From the CMM web interface, click the radio button next to /CH/BLn/System, and select
Graceful Shutdown and Power Off from the Actions list.
where n is the chassis slot that the blade is installed in.
More Information
Related Information
■
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Graceful Shutdown (Oracle ILOM CLI)
To shutdown the server module in an orderly method using Oracle ILOM CLI.
1
Log in to the Oracle ILOM CLI.
Choose one of the following methods:
2
■
Oracle ILOM server module SP
■
Oracle ILOM CMM
Choose one of the following methods:
■
Server module SP CLI:
Type: stop /System.
■
CMM CLI:
Type: stop /CH/BLn/System
where n is the chassis slot that the blade is installed in.
More Information
Related Information
■
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“Resetting the Server” on page 108
Immediate Shutdown (Power Button)
Caution – Data loss hazard. Immediate shutdown will cause unsaved data on the server to be lost.
●
Press and hold the Power button for five seconds to force power off and to enter standby power
mode.
Note – To completely power off the server, you must remove the server module from the chassis.
Refer to the Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
More Information
Related Information
■
“Resetting the Server” on page 108
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▼
Immediate Shutdown (Oracle ILOM CLI)
Caution – Data loss hazard. Immediate shutdown will cause unsaved data on the server to be lost.
1
Log in to the Oracle ILOM CLI for the server module SP or CMM.
2
Use one of the following commands for orderly system shutdown:
■
From the server module SP CLI, type:
stop —force /System
■
From the CMM CLI, type:
stop -force /CH/BLn/System
where n is the chassis slot that the blade is installed in.
More Information
Related Information
■
“Resetting the Server” on page 108
Powering On the Server Module
If you need to power on the server module, refer to the Sun Blade X4-2B Service Manual.
Resetting the Server
It is not necessary to power the server off and on to simply reset the server.
The procedures in the following sections describe how to reset the server.
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“Reset the Server (Oracle ILOM Web Interface)” on page 109
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Reset the Server (Oracle ILOM CLI)
1
Log in to the Oracle ILOM CLI for the server module or CMM.
2
Use one of the following commands for orderly system shutdown:
■
From the server module SP CLI, type:
reset /System
■
From the CMM CLI, type:
reset /CH/BLn/System
where n is the chassis slot that the blade is installed in.
More Information
Related Information
■
▼
“Resetting the Server” on page 108
Reset the Server (Oracle ILOM Web Interface)
1
Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface for the server module SP or CMM.
2
Click Host Management > Power Control.
The Power Control page appears.
3
Use one of the following commands for orderly system shutdown:
More Information
■
From the server module SP web interface, select Reset from the Actions menu.
■
From the CMM web interface, click the radio button next to /CH/BLn, and select Reset from
the Actions list
where n is the chassis slot that the blade is installed in.
Related Information
■
“Resetting the Server” on page 108
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Troubleshooting Installation Issues
This section describes how to troubleshoot installation issues.
The following table describes the tasks related to troubleshooting the server module.
Task
Links
Identify server faults.
“Identifying Server Faults” on page 111
Troubleshoot server power states.
“Troubleshooting Server Power States” on page 111
Record server information before contacting Service.
“Technical Support Information Worksheet” on
page 112
Locate the system serial number before contacting
Service.
“Locating the Server Module Serial Number” on
page 113
Identifying Server Faults
If the Service Action Required LED lights when the server is powered on, check Oracle ILOM
for system faults.
For more information about identifying server module faults, refer to the Sun Blade X4-2B
Service Manual.
Troubleshooting Server Power States
When a server module powers on in a Sun Blade 6000 modular system, the server module
queries the CMM to verify that sufficient is power available from the chassis power supply units
(PSUs) to power on the server module.
If the chassis cannot supply enough power to power on the server module:
■
■
The CMM prevents the server module from receiving main power.
The OK/Power LED on the front panel of the server module remains at standby blink.
To troubleshoot this power issue, follow these guidelines:
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Review the Oracle ILOM event log messages to determine whether the server module has
permission to power on. An event message is recorded in the log any time there is
inadequate amount of power available from the chassis PSUs to power on a server module.
For more information about the Oracle ILOM event log or monitoring power consumption,
refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1 documentation library.
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
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Ensure that the chassis has the proper number of power supplies installed to support
powering on all the chassis components that are currently installed.
Refer to the system chassis documentation for information about the number of power
supplies required to power on chassis components, see www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/
docs.
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To avoid power loss, use the default CMM power management settings in Oracle ILOM for
power supplies.
For more information about power management, refer to the Oracle ILOM 3.1
documentation.
Note – When power-on permissions become available, the OK/Power LED on the front
panel of the server module illuminates a standby blink.
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As needed, refer to http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs for instructions on
how to run start up diagnostic tools provided with the server module.
Related Information
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www.oracle.com/goto/SB6000/docs
Technical Support Information Worksheet
If the troubleshooting information fails to solve your problem, use the following table to collect
information that you might need to communicate to the support personnel.
System Configuration Information Needed
Service contract number
System model
Operating system
System serial number
Peripherals attached to the system
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Your Information
Locating the Server Module Serial Number
System Configuration Information Needed
Your Information
Email address and phone number for you and a
secondary contact
Street address where the system is located
Superuser password
Summary of the problem and the work being done
when the problem occurred
IP address
Server name (system host name)
Network or Internet domain name
Proxy server configuration
Locating the Server Module Serial Number
The serial number is located on the server module front panel label. You must have the server
module serial number to obtain Oracle warranty support for your server module.
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Locating the Server Module Serial Number
To view support and warranty information for your product, go to:
http://support.oracle.com
Locating the Chassis Serial Number
You may also need the chassis serial number to obtain Oracle warranty support.
The chassis serial number (and also the server module serial number) can be viewed from
Oracle ILOM CMM.
For more information about using Oracle ILOM CMM, see “About Oracle ILOM CMM” on
page 18.
Related Information
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Index
A
accessing
Oracle ILOM, 51
serial host console, 54
Activating Automatic Update, Oracle Linux OS, 96
altitude specifications, 13
configuring (Continued)
Oracle VM, 83–90
connecting
dongle cable, 40–42, 42–44
console, serial host connection, 54
CPUs, See processors
B
D
BIOS Boot Mode Restriction
Oracle Linux OS, 91
Oracle Solaris OS, 75
Oracle VM OS, 84
description, 9
dimension specifications, 12
DIMMs, supported, 13
documentation, Oracle Solaris OS, 76
dongle cable, port, 10
C
cable installation
CMM NET MGT port, 38–39
dongle cable, 40–42, 42–44
chassis, support, 13
chassis midplane support, 13
CLI, accessing Oracle ILOM using Ethernet, 53–54
CMM
cabling NET MGT port, 38–39
Oracle ILOM, 18
command-line interface (CLI), See CLI
components, optional, 29
configuring
Oracle Linux, 91–96
Oracle Solaris OS, 76
E
electrical specifications, 13
electrostatic discharge (ESD), precautions, 28
environmental specifications, 13
F
features, 13
firmware, setting up with Oracle System
Assistant, 62–63
front panel, LEDs, 10
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Index
H
hard drives
preparing
LSI BIOS Configuration utility, 70–72
Oracle System Assistant, 67–68
host serial console, connecting through Oracle
ILOM, 54
humidity specifications, 13
I
ILOM, See Oracle ILOM
indicators, LEDs, 10
installing
server module
procedure, 33–37
IP address
accessing using the Oracle ILOM CLI, 49–51
obtaining using the Oracle ILOM web
interface, 45–49
L
LEDs, 10
front panel, 10
Locate button, 10
Locate LED, 10
LSI BIOS Configuration utility, 70–72
M
memory, See DIMMs
multi-port cable, connecting, 40–42
multi-port cable cable, connecting, 42–44
O
operating system
pre-installed image configuration, 75–82, 83–90,
91–96
supported, 13
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optional components, 29
Oracle ILOM
accessing IP address using the web interface, 45–49
accessing the host console using the CLI, 55
accessing the host console using the web
interface, 55–58
accessing the IP address using the CLI, 49–51
connectivity options, 37
host console redirection, 54
launching Oracle System Assistant, 59–60
login using command-line interface (CLI), 53–54
login using web interface, 52–53
Oracle ILOM CMM, 18
Oracle ILOM SP, 20
overview, 18
setup tasks, 45
ways to access, 51
Oracle Linux
configuration worksheet, 92
configuring, 91–96
registering, 95
Oracle Linux OS
Activating Automatic Update, 96
BIOS Boot Mode Restriction, 91
Registering Oracle Linux, 96
Oracle Remote Console, accessing through Oracle
ILOM, 54
Oracle Solaris OS
BIOS Boot Mode Restriction, 75
configuring preinstalled, 75–82
documentation, 76
RAID limitations, 76
Oracle System Assistant
accessing, 59
launching locally, 61–62
launching using Oracle ILOM, 59–60
setting up software and firmware, 62–63
Oracle VM
configuration worksheet, 84
configuring, 83–90
getting started, 88
updating, 88
Oracle VM OS, BIOS Boot Mode Restriction, 84
overview of server module, 9–23
Index
P
power specifications, 13
powering off
gracefully
using Oracle ILOM CLI, 107
using Oracle ILOM web interface, 106
using power button, 106
immediately
using Oracle ILOM CLI, 108
using power button, 107
pre-installed OS options
Oracle Llinux, 91–96
Oracle Solaris OS, 75–82
Oracle VM, 83–90
preparing
hard drives
LSI BIOS Configuration utility, 70–72
Oracle System Assistant, 67–68
processors, supported, 13
product features and specifications, 13
specifications (Continued)
environmental, 13
humidity, 13
power, 13
temperature, 13
USB flash drive, 30
voltage, 13
supported components
chassis, 13
DIMMs, 13
memory, 13
NEM, 13
T
temperature specifications, 13
topic guidelines, 97–104
troubleshooting, installation issues, 105–109
U
R
RAID limitations, Oracle Solaris OS, 76
rear panel, 11
Registering Oracle Linux, Oracle Linux OS, 96
remote console, See Oracle Remote Console
reset server
using Oracle ILOM CLI, 109
using Oracle ILOM web interface, 109
S
server module, installation, 33–37
service processor, See SP
ship kit contents, 27
software, setting up with Oracle System
Assistant, 62–63
SP, description, 20
specifications
altitude, 13
dimensions, 12
electrical, 13
universal connector port (UCP), location, 10
USB flash drives, specifications, 30
V
virtual disk, See volume
voltage specifications, 13
volume
creating, 70–72
LSI BIOS Configuration utility, 70–72
Oracle System Assistant, 67–68
W
web browser, using with Oracle ILOM, 52–53
web interface, accessing Oracle ILOM using
Ethernet, 52–53
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