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Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 Servers

by Karen Perkins, last updated on 2009-08-26

The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers are 1U and 2U dual-socket servers that use Sun's UltraSPARC T2 Plus processor with CoolThreads technology.

Here are a video product tour and still shots of the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers.

And here's dedicated info for each server:

Management Facilities

You can administer these servers using the following management facilities:

  • System console, to display system test results and manage the host
  • Service processor (SP), which is accessible through these firmware UIs:
    • The ILOM 2.0 system management firmware on the SP
    • An ALOM CMT compatibility interface, which lets you use commands similar to those for previous CMT-based servers

Documentation

The documentation set is available on docs.sun.com and describes how to install, configure, and maintain the servers.

The following documents from the set are especially relevant to sys admins:

  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 Servers Administration Guide provides detailed instructions for configuring the servers, including how to configure the system console to display firmware test results. It also covers different methods of accessing the ILOM service processor and describes how to switch between the system console and service processor.

  • The Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Supplement for Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 Servers is useful if you use the ILOM UI or the ALOM CMT UI to manage servers that have CoolThreads technology. It provides information about the ILOM SP UI that is specific to these servers, and it includes information on how to manage the host, service processor, and devices. It also includes appendices that cover IPMI sensor information and reference information for the alternative ALOM CMT UI.

    Also, if you're used to the ALOM commands, the ILOM and ALOM CMT Command Comparison table near the back of the supplement is a handy reference.


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