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This book offers the tools, methods, and knowledge that systems architects and designers require to design and configure Sun Fire Hardware systems that more accurately meet their application support requirements. Following the guidelines set forth in this book will help you design servers that perform better, are more reliable, and have a lower cost of ownership. The book also contains valuable information to help IT managers and system administrators understand how their system is performing.
The book contains the following information:
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Sun BluePrints Program. Who Should Use This Book. Before You Read This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Ordering Sun Documents. Accessing Sun Documentation Online. Related Books. Typographic Style. Shell Prompts in Command Examples.
RAS. Sun Fire RAS Features. Performance.
Creating a New System. Upgrading an Existing System. Statement of Requirements.
Understanding a Running System. Design Rules of Thumb. Analyzing an Existing System. Designing for RAS. A Logical Design Specification.
Using Domains. Selecting a Sun Fire Model. Design Process Summary. System Design Examples.
Platform SC Differences. Accessing Domain Consoles. Platform Administration. Environmental Monitoring.
Laying Out the I/O. Laying Out the Domains. Using Sun Fire 6800 System Power Grids. Security. Configuration Steps. Configuration Examples. Conclusion.
The Sun Fire Server Design and Configuration Guide is published under the auspices of the Sun BluePrints program.
This book is written for customers who design servers using Sun Fire systems. It describes the products in the Sun Fire family of systems and discusses solutions and tradeoffs to consider when designing a server using these products. It focuses on the fundamental concepts in the design of these servers.
This book provides detailed examples of three different types of mid-range (Sun Fire 6800/4810/4800/3800 systems) and high-end (Sun Fire 15K/12K systems) servers.Sun BluePrints Program
The mission of the Sun BluePrints program is to empower Sun's customers with the technical knowledge required to implement reliable, extensible, and secure information systems within the data center using Sun products. This program provides a framework to identify, develop, and distribute preferred practices information that applies across the Sun product lines. Experts in technical subjects in various areas contribute to the program and focus on the scope and advantages of the information.
The Sun BluePrints program includes books, guides, and online articles. Through these vehicles, Sun can provide guidance, installation and implementation experiences, real-life scenarios, and late-breaking technical information.
The monthly electronic magazine, Sun BluePrints OnLine, is located on the Web at
http://www.sun.com/blueprints. To be notified about updates to the Sun BluePrints program, please register on this site.
This book is intended for readers with varying degrees of experience or knowledge of computer system and server technology who are purchasing Sun Fire machines. Detailed examples of using this technology effectively are provided in combination with the features and capabilities of the Sun Fire systems.Before You Read This Book
You should be familiar with the basic computer system, client/server and reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) concepts and design principles, as well as the basic system administration tasks and requirements of the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) or similar operating systems.
You should also understand standard network protocols and topologies and have a working knowledge of system configuration/environment setup concepts and requirements.How This Book Is Organized
This book has six chapters.
The SunDocs program provides more than 250 manuals from Sun Microsystems, Inc. If you live in the United States, Canada, Europe, or Japan, you can purchase documentation sets or individual manuals through this program.Accessing Sun Documentation Online
docs.sun.com web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the
docs.sun.com archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is