Sun M-Series Servers

Sun M-Series Servers


This beginner level hardware support course is intended for personnel who service and support the following Sun M-Series servers:

  • M3000
  • M4000
  • M5000


Delegates must bring their own laptop to this course.

To attend this course delegates must have completed:


3 days.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the different components and their functions
  • Connect to the systems with their laptops
  • Interact with the extended system control facility
  • Use output from power on Self Test to diagnose hardware problems
  • Control system behaviour in pre-boot state (Open Boot Prom)
  • Select or search for bootable devices
  • Use the Open Boot Prom command line interface to retrieve system information
  • Access and interpret Solaris error message logs and configuration information
  • Collect Solaris behaviour data for analysis
  • Perform replacement procedures with the aid of vendor manuals

Delegates will be provided with printed course handouts and a CD containing reference materials. URLs for public domain manuals will be supplied during the course.

Course Content

Identification and introduction to the Sun range of M-Series midrange servers

Theory of operation

Local connectivity to the extended system control facility

Field replaceable unit removal & installation procedures

Identification and isolation of hardware issues

Use of error logs, behaviour data and Solaris utilities

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually! Our Bath public schedule courses are available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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