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  9. 1.1.2 Direct connections between chassis for up to the 4BB configuration (without an expansion rack)

1.1.2 Direct connections between chassis for up to the 4BB configuration (without an expansion rack)

1.1.2 Direct connections between chassis for up to the 4BB configuration (without an expansion rack)
A configuration with direct connections between chassis (without an expansion rack) directly connects each SPARC M10-4S with crossbar cables (electrical) and XSCF BB control cables. This configuration can be expanded to up to the 4BB configuration.
This section describes the flow from installation of a building block configuration of up to 4BB and installation of the PCI expansion unit, which is an option mounted in the SPARC M10-4S, to the initial system settings.
The initial system settings are the settings implemented before system startup, and they include the XSCF setup, CPU Activation setting, and physical partition configuration. Skip the steps for the PCI expansion unit if it is not to be installed.
Note - Generally, there is no problem when the physical partition number for a physical partition being configured matches any of the existing SPARC M10-4S IDs (BB-IDs) in the system.
However, if you anticipate that the system may be reduced after operation starts, you need to consider the appropriate physical partition number for that case when determining the physical partition number. This is because any physical partition with a physical partition number that is the same as the BB-ID of the SPARC M10-4S to be removed must be stopped at the time of reduction.
Before configuring a physical partition, be sure to see "Chapter 4 Configuring a Physical Partition" in the Fujitsu SPARC M12 and Fujitsu M10/SPARC M10 Domain Configuration Guide and check the recommended method of configuring a physical partition.
Figure 1-1  Direct connection between each chassis
Figure 1-1  Direct connection between each chassis
Number in figure Description
1 SPARC M10-4S
2 Crossbar unit
3 Crossbar cable (electrical)
The number shown after BB# is the ID (BB-ID) identifying a chassis. The BB-IDs of the SPARC M10-4S are set, starting at 00.
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Table 1-3  Workflow for direct connections between chassis (up to 4BB)
Step (work time (*1)) Work description Reference  
Installation work (approx. 160 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 M10-4S" Required
    "3.2.2 Confirming the delivered components of the PCI expansion unit" Optional
5 Install the rack. See the manual for each rack.
"3.3.2 Securing the rack"
6 Mount the SPARC M10-4S in the rack. "3.4.1 Mounting the SPARC M10-4S in a rack" Optional
7 If there is a PCI expansion unit, mount it in the rack. "3.4.2 Mounting the PCI expansion unit in a rack" Optional
8 If there are optional components, mount them on the SPARC M10-4S or PCI expansion unit. "3.5.1 Mounting optional components in the SPARC M10-4S" Optional (*3)
    "3.5.2 Mounting optional components in the PCI expansion unit" Optional (*3)
9 Set the ID required for identifying the SPARC M10-4S chassis. "4.1 Setting the ID (BB-ID) Identifying a Chassis" Required
10 Connect the XSCF BB control cables and the XSCF DUAL control cable to the SPARC M10-4S. "4.2.1 Connecting XSCF cables" Required
11 Connect crossbar cables (electrical) to the SPARC M10-4S. "4.2.2 Connecting crossbar cables" Required
12 Connect serial cables, LAN cables, and power cords to the SPARC M10-4S. "5.1 Connecting Cables to the SPARC M10-4S" Required
13 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.
"5.2 Connecting Cables to the PCI Expansion Unit" Optional (*4)
14 Store the connected cables in the rack. "5.4 Storing Cables" Required
Initial diagnosis (approx. 100 minutes)
15 Connect the system management terminal to the SPARC M10-4S that is the master XSCF. "6.1 Connecting the System Management Terminal to the Chassis" Required
16 Confirm that the SPARC M10-4S chassis identification IDs (BB-IDs) are set. "6.2.1 Checking the BB-ID setting" Required
17 Turn on the input power. "6.2.2 Turning on the input power and starting the XSCF" Required
18 Log in to the master XSCF of the SPARC M10-4S, and check the firmware version number, altitude setting, and time setting. "6.3 Logging In to the XSCF"
"6.4 Checking the XCP Version"
"6.5 Checking the Altitude Setting"
"6.6 Checking the Time Setting"
19 Perform an initial diagnosis test on the physical system board (PSB). "6.7 Performing a Diagnosis Test" Required
20 Check the status of mounted components. "6.8 Checking the Component Status" Required
Initial system settings (approx. 92 minutes)
21 Set the password policy. "7.1 Setting the Password Policy" Required
22 Set a user account and password. "7.2 Setting a User Account and Password" Required
23 Configure the telnet or SSH service. "7.3 Configuring the Telnet/SSH Service" Required
24 Configure the HTTPS service. "7.4 Configuring the HTTPS Service" Required
25 Configure the XSCF network. "7.5 Configuring the XSCF Network" Required
26 When duplicating memory, configure memory mirroring. "7.6 Configuring Memory Mirroring" Optional
27 Create the PPAR configuration information (PCL). "7.7 Creating a Physical Partition Configuration List (PCL)" Required
28 Assign the system board (PSB) to the physical partition. "7.8 Assigning a System Board (PSB) to a Physical Partition (PPAR)" Required
29 Set a CPU operational mode for the physical partition. "7.9 Setting a CPU Operational Mode for the Physical Partition" Optional
30 Clear the difference between the system time and physical partition (PPAR) time. "7.10 Synchronizing the Physical Partition (PPAR) Time and XSCF Time" Required
31 Add a CPU Activation key to the system. "7.11 Registering a CPU Activation Key" Required (*5)
32 Assign CPU core resources to the physical partition. "7.12 Assigning CPU Core Resources to a Physical Partition" Required
33 Confirm the start/stop of the physical partition and the connection of the console. "7.13 Starting and Stopping a Physical Partition (PPAR)" Required
34 Save XSCF setting information and logical domain configuration information. "7.14 Saving Configuration Information" Required (*6)
*1 Average work time for the 4BB configuration
*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 M10-4S, they are shipped mounted to the SPARC M10-4S. 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 M10-4S.
*5 One CD-ROM disk containing a CPU Activation certificate is provided with the system. The system may be shipped with a registered CPU Activation key.
*6 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.