Though the Dell had the edge in clock speed, the Sun Fire X has four additional cores, as well as an additional 2MB of L2 cache per core. In this way, it's possible to draw performance comparisons between the X and the hardware running in many datacentres today. The results were mixed, depending on workload, but the performance increases found in the X were substantial in several tests, specifically the database benchmarks.
The Dell accomplished the same task only a few seconds faster, with a time of 5 minutes, 29 seconds. As this is a single-threaded test, the faster clock speed of the Dell's processors is likely the reason for the slightly quicker time.
Interestingly, when eight concurrent encoding processes were launched on each server, each process completed in exactly the same time as a single process — on both servers. It appears that the additional four cores in the X don't necessarily translate into speedier concurrent processing, at least not in this test. The md5sum tests showed similar results, with the 3. The bzip2 compression tests echoed these results, with the Dell edging out the X by a few seconds per test. None of these results were particularly surprising given the CPUs in use between the two systems, but they do illustrate that in some workloads, quad-core CPUs aren't necessary.
Quite surprising, however, were the results of the MySQL tests. I ran the standard sql-bench utility against the local system to gauge database performance. This is a series of tests that stresses nearly every database function, and is handy in determining real-world MySQL performance on a given server.
The X took just under 12 minutes less to conduct the full range of tests when compared to the Dell - just seconds compared to 1, seconds for the Dell. Undoubtedly, this accounted for the large disparity between the results, but even in less disk-intensive tests, the X came out at least 50 percent faster. Thus, the X immediately proved its worth in database applications. With a test run consisting of 10, requests with eight concurrent requests, the X handily beat the Dell , pushing an average of requests per second compared to requests per second, translating into 20 milliseconds per request compared to 30 milliseconds for the Dell.
The most suitable roles for the Sun Fire X will be in database, Web serving, and virtualisation tasks. In these spaces, the X provides significant bang for the buck in nearly all respects. For a full price list please follow this link. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.
The Sun Fire X is an enterprise-class two-socket rackmount x64 system powered by either the Dual-Core or Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor, packing high performance and headroom expansion into a compact 1-RU footprint. Coupled with its unmatched expandability, this server is ideal for the financial services, service provider, manufacturing, government, and education markets. With its built-in enterprise-class RAS features, including embedded Lights Out Manager, hotswappable and redundant RAID-enabled disks, cooling fans, and power supplies, the server maximizes uptime and simplifies system management, resulting in reduced administration costs.
The server also offers superior flexibility — you can choose to run Solaris, Linux, Windows, or VMware operating systems. The simple system management, designedin serviceability, efficient power and cooling design, and flexibility to run a broad range of applications make it the obvious choice to integrate with new or existing datacenter resources. Sun offers a suite of services to optimize your Sun Fire X server implementation.
SunSpectrumSM Support focuses on delivering proven expertise and responsive, consistent service quality, to help you achieve high availability within your IT infrastructures. Sun can also help you architect, deploy, and manage your IT initiatives for faster time to deployment and with reduced risk. Je moet ingelogd zijn om een beoordeling te plaatsen. One or more ports on a single adapter or across multiple adapters can be teamed for simple failover to more advanced teaming capabilities.
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The adapters present a single connection supporting multiple functions, thereby allowing IT professionals to manage their entire infrastructure as a single, unified fabric. A unified fabric infrastructure can dramatically reduce costs, increase flexibility in business solution deployment, allow sharing of resources for improved efficiencies and greatly simplify infrastructure management.
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Page 87 b. Disconnect the power cord or cords from the power supply or supplies. Page 89 d. Attach an antistatic wrist strap. Remove the top cover. Remove the heatsink on top of the failed processor. Page Overview 4. You can reset a password from the BIOS screen or with a jumper. Extend the server into the maintenance position. Page 96 JP16 is located toward the rear of the board, between Riser 1 and Riser 2.
Insert a bootable flash drive into a USB port. Connect AC power cables. Page 97 A message appears stating that the BMC was not found. The server takes up to three minutes to boot. The following topics are covered: Section 5. Page Removing A Fan Power Board Note — If you are replacing a defective fan power board, remove only the fan modules that are necessary to remove the defective fan power board.
Section 3. Slide the fan power board to the left to disengage it from the paddle card. Remove the fan power board from the system and place it on an antistatic mat. Contact your Sun Service representative for assistance. Page 7. Lift the drives cage up and disconnect the drive data cables . Set the drives cage on an antistatic mat. Connect the drive data cables. Press the connector into its socket until it snaps into place. Position the drive cage in the chassis, over its standoffs .
Page . Install the fan power boards. Section 5. Page Servicing The Drives Backplane 6. Install the fan modules. Install the top cover. Install the server into the rack. Page Installing The Drives Backplane 2. Install the two No. Install the drives cage. Note — FRU: This field-replaceable unit should be replaced only by qualified service technicians. Remove the two No. Slide the light pipe assembly out of the drives cage.
Align the light pipe assembly with the mounting holes on the drives cage. Secure the light pipe assembly with two No. Install the drives backplane. Page 5. Page Servicing The Paddle Card The paddle card assembly includes the top cover interlock switch. Page Removing The Paddle Card 5. Slide the paddle card back, away from its connector on the drives backplane. Lift the paddle card up and out of the chassis. Place the paddle card on an antistatic mat. Page Servicing Cables Section 5. Install right angle connector in drives backplane.
The connector is on the left from the front of the unit. Page b. Route the cable down and in front of fan board 0, to prevent the cable from blocking the air stream. Lay the cable through the opening in the midwall, opposite the other disk backplane connector. Plug the connector into the connector on the HBA card that is closest to the gold fingers port 0.
Page d. Remove the card in the PCIe 0 riser for better access Optional. Page Installing Drive Cables In A Sata Configuration The disk cable has a right angle connector on one end and a single connector on the other end. Install the right angle connector in the drives backplane.
The connector is on the left from the front of the server. Route the cable down in front of fan board 0 to prevent it from blocking the air stream. Lay it through the opening in the midwall opposite the other disk backplane connector. Plug the connector into the connector on the motherboard. Install the new cables in the SATA configuration. Remove the cables in the SATA configuration. Page Removing A Pdb Cable Grasp each end of the connector on the motherboard, and then pull straight up to disconnect from connector.
Caution — Do not to bend the pins on the unshrouded motherboard connector. The following topics are covered in this chapter: Section 6. Page Installing The Top Cover Set the cover down so that it hangs over the rear of the server by about an inch Close the fan cover. Caution — The servers are heavy. Two people might be required to carry the chassis and install it in the rack.
On the rack, ensure that the slide rails are extended. Page Powering On The Server Powering On the Server Before powering on your server for the first time, follow the installation and cabling instructions provided in the Sun Fire X Server Installation Guide, which is shipped with the system and is also available online. To connect power cords and apply power to the server: 1. Topics covered in this appendix include: Section A. This port needs to be configured prior to use. The progress of the self- test is indicated by a series of POST codes.
Select Server. The Server screen appears. The LAN Configuration screen appears. Page Changing Post Options 7. Select the IP Address menu item. Type a user name and password as follows: User name: root Password: changeme The user can take immediate corrective action or choose to continue booting. The user needs to replace the faulty part and restart the system. Page Continues to boot available. Boot Configure the boot device priority drives Section C. Server Server devices can be configured by the Section C.
The version numbers and the screen items and selections shown are subject to change over the life of the product. Branch interleave—Interleaves between branch 0 and 1. Mirroring—Mirrors branch space between branches. Print page 1 Print document pages. Rename the bookmark. Delete bookmark? Cancel Delete. Delete from my manuals? Sign In OR. Don't have an account? Sign up! Restore password. Upload manual. Upload from disk.
Upload from URL. The screen provides the status of the Fault LED, the power, the temperature of all critical components, and each of the monitored voltage lines. TABLE show…. It is unlikely that you will need to change any of these defaults. Interrogate system components for their IDs and serial numbers. Yes - Yes Yes Redirect the system serial console to a remote client.
Yes - Yes - Monitor system status health check remotely. Yes Yes Yes - Manage user accounts remotely. From the Remote Control submenu, click the Redirection tab. Click the Launch Redirection button to open a remote console screen. The Device Configuration screens appears. Click Submit. Type the address of the trap receiver in the Trap Receiver Destination Address section.
Enable all actions that you would like to be available for your filters by selecting the appropriate check box in the PEF Action G…. The system uses UID numbers to identify, by number, the owners of files and directories. A access control list ACL A software authorization mechanism that enables you to control which users have access to a server. Users can define ACL rules that are specific to a particular file or directory, granting or denying access to one or more users or groups.
Complete the following information. Type a user name in the User Name field. The user name must be at least 4 characters and no more than 20 characters. User names are case-sensitive and must start with an alphabetical character. You can use alphabetical characters, numerals, hyphens, and underscores. Do not include spaces in user names. Type a password in the Password field. The p…. RAID enables a set of disk drives to appear as a single logical disk drive to an application such as a database or file system.
Different RAID levels provide different capacity, performance, high availability, and cost characteristics. Sun Microsystems Sun Fire X Server Glossary Platform Event Filter PEF A mechanism that configures the service processor to take selected actions when it receives event messages, for example, powering off or resetting the system or triggering an alert. You can manage these alerts, by using the CLI to create filters that trap alerts ba…. TABLE shows a detail of the Summary table that summarized the status of the systems power supplies.
Note — You must have administrator privileges to change user properties. If the printer has recently been powered on, some fuser components will be very hot. Handle the fuser with extreme care, holding it only by its handle, which will only be mildly warm to the touch. A warning label clearly indicates the area. If in doubt, switch the printer off and wait at least 10 minutes for the fuser to cool before opening the printer cover. Press the cover release and
The Sun Fire X Server is an enterprise-class two-socket rackmount x64 system powered by either the Dual-Core or Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor. The Sun Fire X Server Service Manual provides detailed procedures for removing and replacing replaceable parts in the Sun Fire™ X Server. The Sun Fire X is a "2U" workhorse squeezed into a 1U chassis. Sporting two quad-core Intel Xeon CPUs, up to 64GB of RAM and eight internal.