Sun Fire Workgroup Server Maintenance

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Schedule:
Daytime
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5 days
Location type:
Open

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Prerequisites:

To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to:

- Maintain Sun hardware with UNIX commands
- Install and configure a Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) workstation/server
- Identify, install, and manage remote access software
- Have working knowledge of hardware components and architecture of PCI-based servers
- Use Sun diagnostics utilities to perform troubleshooting

Course Description:

The Sun Fire Workgroup Server Maintenance and Administration course covers installation, configuration, and maintenance issues on workgroup and mid-range servers within the Sun Blade and Sun Fire architectural line. The course covers the Sun Blade 1000, Sun Blade 2000, Sun Fire 280R, S…

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Description

Prerequisites:

To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to:

- Maintain Sun hardware with UNIX commands
- Install and configure a Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) workstation/server
- Identify, install, and manage remote access software
- Have working knowledge of hardware components and architecture of PCI-based servers
- Use Sun diagnostics utilities to perform troubleshooting

Course Description:

The Sun Fire Workgroup Server Maintenance and Administration course covers installation, configuration, and maintenance issues on workgroup and mid-range servers within the Sun Blade and Sun Fire architectural line. The course covers the Sun Blade 1000, Sun Blade 2000, Sun Fire 280R, Sun Fire V480, and Sun Fire V880 servers.

The course is designed to provide students with the common concepts, architectures, key features, and configuration techniques for the Sun Blade and Sun Fire work group server line. It also provides students with server-specific information on hardware installation and replacement procedures, software configuration procedures, and troubleshooting techniques using software products, firmware diagnostic tools, and hardware utilities.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

- Identify the major features and key technologies of the Sun Blade 1000, Sun Blade 2000, Sun Fire 280R, Sun Fire V880, and the Sun Fire V480 servers
- Identify the features of the Sun Blade 1000, Sun Blade 2000, Sun Fire 280R, Sun Fire V880, and the Sun Fire V480 servers
- Identify architectural features of the Sun Blade 1000, Sun Blade 2000, Sun Fire 280R, Sun Fire V880, and Sun Fire V480 servers
- Identify physical features of the Sun Blade 1000, Sun Blade 2000, Sun Fire 280R, Sun Fire V880, and Sun Fire V480 servers
- Differentiate between cold-swap and hot-plug components and procedures to prepare for removal/replacement of field-replaceable unit (FRU) for each system
- Perform field-replaceable unit (FRU) replacement procedures for each system
- Describe the functional characteristics of OpenBoot programmable read-only memory (PROM) architecture
- Describe each desktop systems' power-on and boot sequence with a block diagram
- Troubleshoot configuration and hardware problems using standard diagnostic tools
- Install and configure RSC in the Sun Fire workgroup servers

Who Should Attend

Students who can benefit from this course are field service engineers and enterprise system self-maintainers with experience servicing desktop and medium-scale networked servers.

This course includes the following modules:

Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 Workstations and Sun Fire 280R Server Physical Overview

  • Position the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 workstations, and the Sun Fire 280R server within their product line
  • Identify major features of the Sun Blade 1000 workstation
  • Identify major features of the Sun Blade 2000 workstation
  • Identify major features of the Sun Fire 280R server
  • Identify applications for Workgroup servers
  • Identify the new features that are showcased in the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 workstations, and the Sun Fire 280R server
  • Compare the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 workstations to their predecessors
  • Compare the Sun Fire 280R server to its predecessors

Sun Fire V480 and V880 Server Physical Overview

  • Locate and identify the physical components within the Sun Fire V480 server
  • Locate and identify each port that interfaces to the Sun Fire V480 server
  • Locate and identify the physical components within the Sun Fire V880 server
  • Locate and identify each port that interfaces to the Sun Fire V880 server

Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 Workstations and Sun Fire 280R Server Architectural Overview

  • Describe the logical architecture of the Sun Blade 1000, and 2000 workstations and the Sun Fire 280R server
  • Describe the application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)

Sun Fire V480 and V880 Server Architectural Overview

  • Identify the Sun Fire V480 server's role within the Sun server line
  • Identify the Sun Fire V480 server's system specifications and key technologies
  • Compare the Sun Fire V480 server to its Sun predecessors
  • Describe the major central processing unit (CPU) features, memory module features, and mass storage features of the Sun Fire V480 server
  • Describe the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features of the Sun Fire V480
  • Identify the Sun Fire V880 server's role within the Sun server line
  • Identify the Sun Fire V880 server's system specifications and key technologies
  • Compare the Sun Fire V880 server to its Sun predecessors
  • Describe the major central processing unit (CPU) features, memory module features, and mass storage features of the Sun Fire V880 server
  • Describe the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features of the Sun Fire V880 server

Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 Workstations and Sun Fire 280R Server Physical Components

  • Locate and identify the physical components of the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 workstations
  • Perform power operations on the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 workstations
  • Locate and identify the physical components of the Sun Fire 280R server
  • Identify available internal and external storage devices
  • Identify available I/O devices
  • List the features of the RSC card on the Sun Fire 280R server
  • Perform power operations on the Sun Fire 280R server

Sun Fire V480 and V880 Server Physical Components

  • Locate and identify the physical components of the Sun Fire V480 server
  • Perform power operations on the Sun Fire V480 server
  • Locate and identify the physical components of the Sun Fire V880 server
  • Perform power operations on the Sun Fire V880 server
  • Identify available internal and external storage devices
  • Identify available I/O devices
  • List the features of the RSC card on the Sun Fire V480 and V880 servers

Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 Workstations and Sun Fire 280R Server FRU Replacement Procedures

  • Define the service preparation guidelines
  • Remove and replace FRUs that do not have component removal prerequisites
  • Remove and replace FRUs that have component removal prerequisites
  • Define the service preparation guidelines
  • Remove and replace hot-pluggable FRUs
  • Remove and replace non-hot-pluggable FRUs

Sun Fire V480 and V880 Server FRU Replacement Procedures

  • Remove and replace the following components:
  • Power supply and the disk drive
  • PCI cards
  • CPU/Memory board
  • Memory DIMMS
  • CPU, PCI, and a motherboard fan tray
  • Motherboard and the CPU fan status assembly
  • RSC board
  • I/O board
  • Disk Drive cage
  • Power Distribution board
  • SEEPROM
  • FC-AL Disk backplane
  • System Status assembly
  • CPU and the PCI Status assembly
  • DVD-ROM

Solaris OS Support Utilities

  • Determine the minimum installation requirements for the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 workstations, and Sun Fire 280R server
  • List the device drivers for the Sun Blade 1000 and Sun Blade 2000 workstations, and the Sun Fire 280R server
  • Manage environmental control software
  • Gather system FRU information
  • Manage and administer internal storage devices using Solaris OS utilities
  • Gather system information using the Solaris OS utilities

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

  • List and describe features, options, commands, and updates of the OpenBoot PROM (OBP)
  • List and describe the features, options, commands, and updates of the power-on self-test (POST)
  • Install the SunVTS software
  • Troubleshoot the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 workstations, and the Sun Fire 280R server using the OBP commands and tests, OBDiag tests, POST tests, and SunVTS software tests

Remote Support and Monitoring

  • Define Remote System Control (RSC)
  • Identify RSC communication configurations
  • Understand the RSC card interfaces
  • Install the RSC hardware
  • Install the RSC Software
  • Configure the RSC software
  • Redirect the system console
  • Perform RSC administration
  • Manage RSC user accounts
  • Understand RSC history and log files
  • Start the RSC GUI
  • Modify RSC configuration variables
  • Perform RSC maintenance

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