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Server hardware replacement assessment

Essentially, there are 4 points at which you might replace hardware: If it's broken (either with or without support) If you are out of warranty and/or support contracts and extending them is either ...
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Server hardware replacement assessment

SunOS 5.10 is better known as Solaris 10. Support lifetimes for that OS can be found in Oracle’s Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle and Sun System Software and Operating Systems (PDF) document. The ...
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How to set up an Sun SPARC T5120 from scratch?

Blockquote oracle documentation which says to connect a serial cable between the server’s SER MGT port and a terminal device Blockquote As it says, doesn't have to be first boot. Connect with Putty ...
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The {0} ok prompt is missing a # inside the {}

If you're referring to the SPARC OpenBoot PROM prompt, the number inside the braces refers to which CPU is in use on a multi-CPU system. If you're referring to some other prompt, you'll need to state ...
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Sun T5240 Server ILOM missing /SYS - can't get to boot OS

It seems that system firmware is corrupted. Try to update it via -> load -source tftp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/filename.pkg
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Will Sun/Oracle HDD work in a non-Sun system?

Usually, modified HDDs (firmware or sector sizes) work flawlessly in 'generic' systems. Firmware mods may be necessary to ensure perfect compatibility, larger sector sizes are necessary in large ...
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Server hardware replacement assessment

142901 was released in 2009. You shouldn't be running a 7 year old (at the time of your question) patch level. You're way behind on security fixes. Oracle will never support an OS that old. Any ...
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Sparc T5240 ILOM password grief

To reset using the jumper. You must remove all power/unplug. Move the jumper. Plug back in and wait 30 seconds or so...possibly longer on these beasts. press and hold the power button (10 seconds ...
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Can a Sun rack be converted to a normal rack?

I've had to do exactly this to reuse an old Nova rack from the 70s that had round holes. First I tried clip-on cage nuts intended for round holes. These worked okay but have a fairly low maximum ...
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Proper way to create a zfs off an existing directory?

A pretty Sick but may useful idea: What if I make a clone of an existing dataset tank\set as tank\folder it will be exactly as tank\set which contains what I want: tank\folder\folder and also massive ...
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