Sun Midrange Servers

Sun Midrange Servers


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

  • Ultra E3000, E4000, E5000, E6000
  • Ultra E3500, E4500, E5500, E6500
  • Sun Fire E3800, E4800, E6800
  • Sun Fire E2900, E4900, E6900
  • Sun Fire V480, V490
  • Sun Fire V880, V890
  • Sun Fire V1280, V1290
  • SunFire T1000, T2000
  • SunFire T5xxx
  • Sun X4xxx


Delegates must bring their own laptop to this course.

To attend this course delegates must have completed Sun Entry Level Workstations and Servers.


4 days.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the different components and their functions in the Sun systems
  • Connect to the systems with their laptops
  • Interact with the system controller (if installed)
  • Use output from Power On Self-Test to diagnose hardware problems
  • Control system behaviour in pre-boot state (Open Boot Prom or BIOS)
  • 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.

Course Content

Identification and introduction to the Sun range of midrange servers

Theory of operation (comparisons)

Local connectivity to serial ports and system controller devices

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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