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  9. 1.2 Workflow for Installing the PCI Expansion Unit

1.2 Workflow for Installing the PCI Expansion Unit

1.2 Workflow for Installing the PCI Expansion Unit
The PCI expansion unit is a 2U chassis with 11 PCIe slots, and it can connect to the SPARC M10-4S. Special attention is required for the installation location and the number of link cards that are installed in the SPARC M10-4S when the PCI expansion unit is mounted to the SPARC M10-4S. Install link cards according to the Table 1-5 rules.
Table 1-5  SPARC M10-4S link card installation rule
Maximum installable number Link card installation location
[2-CPU configuration]
[4-CPU configuration]
Note - For details on the link card installation rule, see "Chapter 3 PCI Card Mounting Rules for the SPARC M10-4S" in the Fujitsu M10/SPARC M10 Systems PCI Card Installation Guide.
This section describes the workflow from the installation of the PCI expansion unit to the status check of components when the PCI expansion unit is installed with the system in the stopped state.
By clicking a reference enclosed in " " to display a section, you can see the details of the respective step. Italic font is used to indicate the name of a reference manual other than this manual.
Table 1-6  Workflow when installing the PCI expansion unit
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. "3.2.2 Confirming the delivered components of the PCI expansion unit" Required
5 Install the rack. See the manual for each rack.
"3.3.2 Securing the rack"
Required (*3)
6 Mount the PCI expansion unit in the rack. "3.4.2 Mounting the PCI expansion unit in a rack" Required
7 Install the link card on the SPARC M10-4S. "8.5 Installing a PCI Express Card" in the Fujitsu M10-4/Fujitsu M10-4S/SPARC M10-4/SPARC M10-4S Service Manual Required
8 If there are optional components, mount them on the PCI expansion unit. "3.5.2 Mounting optional components in the PCI expansion unit" Optional (*4)
9 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" Required
Initial diagnosis (approx. 45 minutes)
10 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
11 Turn on the input power. "6.2.2 Turning on the input power and starting the XSCF" Required
12 Log in to the master XSCF. "6.3 Logging In to the XSCF" Required
13 Perform an initial diagnosis test on the physical system board (PSB). "6.7 Performing a Diagnosis Test" Required
14 Check the status of mounted components. "6.8 Checking the Component Status" Required
*1 Average work time
*2 Time required for mounting optional components is not included.
*3 This is not necessary if the PCI expansion unit is installed in an empty space in the installed rack.
*4 If the optional components are also ordered, they are shipped mounted to the PCI expansion unit.