SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers Implementation Essentials

SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers Implementation Essentials

The SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers Implementation Specialist certification is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers solutions. This certification covers topics such as: administration, configuration, patching,and monitoring of a SPARC M5-32 Server. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers Specialization.

Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Server Certified Implementation Specialist
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Exam Price:
US $245

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Passing score subject to change. View Details
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release SPARC M6-32 Server, SPARC M5-32 Server
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers Implementation Specialist Study Guide (PDF)
SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers Implementation Specialist
Oracle University Training


Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)


Exam Topics

SPARC M6-32 and SPARC M5-32 Servers Overview

  • Describe the target workloads for the SPARC M5-32 Server
  • Describe the key differentiators  of the SPARC M5-32 Server processor architecture
  • Describe how the System Interconnect works
  • Describe Memory population rules
  • Describe how the System Clock works
  • Describe how  PCIe cards are populated
  • Describe the PCIe root complex structure and IO card population guidelines
  • Describe the Power and Cooling system, including redundancy and air flow
  • Describe the Fan Unit redundancy
  • Define the  Power Supply redundancy and power grid mapping
  • Use the Operator Panel
  • Describe memory configuration guidelines
  • Explain the SPARC M5-32 Server physical domain technology
  • Differentiate the core capabilities of SPARC M5-32 Server virtualization options (e.g., Oracle VM Server for SPARC, Solaris Zones)

Enterprise Installation Standards (EIS)

  • Use  the Enterprise Installation Service methodology
  • Setup and generate self-contained installation documentation
  • Create an installation configuration plan
  • Create a test procedures plan
  • Perform system hardware acclimatization steps
  • Label and route cables
  • Describe the electrical grounding requirements
  • Describe Oracle Solaris installation requirements
  • Determine boot disk layout and mirroring

SPARC M5-32 Server Installation

  • Implement measures to prevent electrostatic discharge
  • Configure the service processor
  • Secure the service processor
  • Update firmware
  • Configure Physical Domains according to customer requirements
  • Perform host power on and Power On Self Test (POST)
  • Perform the initial boot and configuration of Solaris
  • Test CPU and memory with Sun Validation Test Suite (SunVTS)
  • Setup and configure Auto Service Request (ASR)
  • Run Snapshot and Explorer
  • Troubleshoot common installation issues

Enterprise Installation Standards (EIS)

  • Describe field replaceable components that may apply to basic installation and configuration
  • Verify system serial number
  • Identify the CPU location from within Solaris and from the Service processor when errors are detected
  • Map the CPU to the CMU, and the CMU to the DCU
  • Perform PCIe card and riser removal and installation
  • Use server management tools, (e.g., ILOM BUI, Ops Center, and ipmi)
  • Use server monitoring tools (e.g., email, snmp, snapshot, explorer, ILOM BUI, Ops Center)
  • Collect system error and state information (e.g., ILOM snapshot and Solaris Explorer)



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