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Sun Fire V890 Server: Repair Procedures

This section provides the most common repair procedures for the Sun Fire V890. The following links are located in the Sun Fire V890 Server Service Manual (817-3957).

Clustered Hardware Note: When repairing a clustered system, you should replace server components by first switching over the data services to the functioning server, halting the host to be serviced, powering down the host, and then performing the hardware procedure to replace the component. Following the procedure, the logical hosts should be switched back to the default masters.

The following table provides the page numbers for each procedure.

Component Tips
  • On certain Sun Systems a small number of 512MB and 1GB Micron DIMMs may experience premature failures with Uncorrectable Memory Error (UE) messages. (FAB 1000920.1) (formerly FCO A0285-1)
  • Applications using large memory page sizes on UltraSPARC IV+ CPUs may hang or core dump (FAB 1001194.1).
Disk Drive
  • Improved firmware for Seagate 10K.6 disk d rives will reduce the incidence of unexpected outages due to a spindle motor issue (FIN I1136-1).
  • Seagate Cheetah 7 146GB FC-AL and 73 GB FC-AL disk drives may experience higher than expected failure rates due to spindle motor failure (FCO A0256-1).
Graphics Card
  • XVR-600 graphics card can cause rendering performance issue when performing simultaneous rendering update with OpenGL windows. (FIN I1161-1).
  • When using the GEM (onboard ethernet port) on the Sun Fire V880 and V890 for data transfers or backups, connected via external ethernet switches, it can intermittently fail to complete transfer. (FIN I1195-1).
CPU Modules
  • Panther 1500MHz CPU/Memory boards (501-7058-xx) are being replaced unnecessarily. (FAB 1000220.1).
  • OBP update required for Panther based Sun Fire V490 and V890 systems to enhance Processor Illegal Command Detection. (FAB 1017414.1).
Power Supply
  • FCO A0308-1: After system power down one of the PSUs in Sun Fire V890 may not turn back on at power up. (FAB 1021640.1).
  • Sun Fire V890 Rack Kit handle may become broken and will now be available as a FRU. (FAB 1001004.1).

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