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1.1 Workflow for the SPARC M10-4

1.1 Workflow for the SPARC M10-4
The SPARC M10-4 is a 4U-size chassis that can be configured with up to 4 CPUs (32 or 64 cores). The building block cannot be configured. The SPARC M10-4 is used alone.
This section describes the flow from SPARC M10-4 installation and installation of the PCI expansion unit, which is an option mounted in the SPARC M10-4, to the initial system settings.
The initial system settings are the settings implemented before system startup, and they include the XSCF setup and CPU Activation setting. Skip the steps for the PCI expansion unit if it is not to be installed.

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Table 1-1  Workflow for the SPARC M10-4
Step (work time (*1)) Work description Reference  
Installation work (approx. 38 minutes (*2))
1 Check the latest information available in the Fujitsu M10/SPARC M10 Systems Product Notes. Fujitsu M10/SPARC M10 Systems Product Notes Required
2 Before installing the system, check the safety precautions, system specifications, and necessary conditions for installation. "Chapter 2 Planning and Preparing for System Installation" Required
3 Prepare the necessary tools/information for installation. "3.1 Preparing the Necessary Tools/Information for Installation" Required
4 Confirm the delivered components. "3.2.1 Confirming the delivered components of the SPARC M10-4" Required
    "3.2.2 Confirming the delivered components of the PCI expansion unit" Optional
5 Install the rack. See the manual for each rack. Required
6 Mount the SPARC M10-4 in the rack. "3.3.1 Mounting the SPARC M10-4 in a rack" Required
7 If there is a PCI expansion unit, mount it in the rack. "3.3.2 Mounting the PCI expansion unit in a rack" Optional
8 If there are optional components, mount them on the SPARC M10-4 or PCI expansion unit. "3.4.1 Mounting optional components in the SPARC M10-4" Optional (*3)
    "3.4.2 Mounting optional components in the PCI expansion unit" Optional (*3)
9 Connect serial cables, LAN cables, and power cords to the SPARC M10-4. "4.1 Connecting Cables to the SPARC M10-4" Required
10 If there is a PCI expansion unit, connect the link cable and management cable to the PCI expansion unit.
Attach the core to the power cord, and connect the power cord to the power supply unit.
"4.2 Connecting Cables to the PCI Expansion Unit" Optional (*4)
Initial diagnosis (approx. 45 minutes)
11 Connect the system management terminal to the SPARC M10-4, and turn on the input power. "5.1 Connecting the System Management Terminal to the Chassis"
"5.2 Turning on the Input Power and Starting the XSCF"
12 Log in to the XSCF of SPARC M10-4, and check the firmware version number, altitude setting, and time setting. "5.3 Logging In to the XSCF"
"5.4 Checking the XCP Version"
"5.5 Checking the Altitude Setting"
"5.6 Checking the Time Setting"
13 Perform an initial diagnosis test on the physical system board (PSB). "5.7 Performing a Diagnosis Test" Required
14 Check the status of mounted components. "5.8 Checking the Component Status" Required
Initial system settings (approx. 60 minutes)
15 Set the password policy. "6.1 Setting the Password Policy" Required
16 Set a user account and password. "6.2 Setting a User Account and Password" Required
17 Configure the telnet or SSH service. "6.3 Configuring the Telnet/SSH Service" Required
18 Configure the HTTPS service. "6.4 Configuring the HTTPS Service" Required
19 Configure the XSCF network. "6.5 Configuring the XSCF Network" Required
20 When duplicating memory, configure memory mirroring. "6.6 Configuring Memory Mirroring" Optional
21 Set the configuration policy for a physical partition. "6.7 Creating a Physical Partition Configuration List (PCL)" Optional (*5)
22 Confirm that the system board (PSB) is assigned to a physical partition (PPAR). "6.8 Confirming That a System Board (PSB) is Assigned to a Physical Partition (PPAR)" Required
23 Set a CPU operational mode for the physical partition. "6.9 Setting a CPU Operational Mode for the Physical Partition" Optional
24 Clear the difference between the system time and physical partition (PPAR) time. "6.10 Synchronizing the Physical Partition (PPAR) Time and XSCF Time" Required
25 Register a CPU Activation key to the XSCF. "6.11 Registering a CPU Activation Key" Required (*6)
26 Assign CPU resources to the physical partition. "6.12 Assigning CPU Core Resources" Required
27 Confirm the start/stop of the physical partition and the connection of the console. "6.13 Starting and Stopping a Physical Partition (PPAR)" Required
28 Save XSCF setting information and logical domain configuration information. "6.14 Saving Configuration Information" Required (*7)
*1 Average work time
*2 Time required for mounting optional components and installing the PCI expansion unit is not included.
*3 If the optional components are ordered together with the SPARC M10-4, they are shipped mounted to the SPARC M10-4. If the PCI expansion unit is also ordered, the optional components are shipped mounted to the PCI expansion unit.
*4 The link card is shipped mounted to the SPARC M10-4.
*5 The physical partition configuration information is already set.
*6 One CD-ROM disk containing a CPU Activation certificate is provided with the system. The CPU Activation key may be registered with the system.
*7 If you have started Oracle Solaris and changed the configuration of a logical domain, save the logical domain configuration.
Note - The SPARC M10 systems have Oracle Solaris preinstalled. According to the purpose, either use the preinstalled Oracle Solaris as is or reinstall it.
To reinstall Oracle Solaris, install the latest Oracle VM Server for SPARC. For the latest information on the supported Oracle Solaris versions and SRU, see the Fujitsu M10/SPARC M10 Systems Product Notes.