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Hardware Card for Sun Blades 6048

This is a description for a 12-blade case full of blades. Each blade is model X6275, and each has two computers inside.

Each computer has two E5540 Intel CPU with 4 Hyper-Threading cores each.

Specifications

What's inside the hardware, probably depending on what we're talking about.

  • Disk controller model. Linux driver needed?
  • Network card model
  • Space that takes in the rack (U's)
  • Max CPUs, Max Disks, Max Mem slots.
  • CDROM?
  • Dual power supply?
  • Front / Back picture (maybe available online?)
  • Any other?

Power consumption (measured before and during the CPU/Disk tests)

  • Minimum: 4000 W
  • Maximum: 6250 W

Ambiental details

  • External working temperature
  • Normal CPU/memory internal temperature
  • Air flow (cubic meters per hour)
  • Power disipation: 21000 BTU/h
  • Noise (dB)

Blade Numbering Layout

                             Blade Layout

|  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10 |  11 |  12 |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  1  |  3  |  5  |  7  |  9  |  11 |  13 |  15 |  17 |  19 |  21 |  23 |
|  2  |  4  |  6  |  8  |  10 |  12 |  14 |  16 |  18 |  20 |  22 |  24 |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  25 |  27 |  29 |  31 |  33 |  35 |  37 |  39 |  41 |  43 |  45 |  47 | 
|  26 |  28 |  30 |  32 |  34 |  36 |  38 |  40 |  42 |  44 |  46 |  48 |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  49 |  51 |  53 |  55 |  57 |  59 |  61 |  63 |  65 |  67 |  69 |  71 |
|  50 |  52 |  54 |  56 |  58 |  60 |  62 |  64 |  66 |  68 |  70 |  72 |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|  73 |  75 |  77 |  79 |  81 |  83 |  85 |  87 |  89 |  91 |  93 |  95 |
|  74 |  76 |  78 |  80 |  82 |  84 |  86 |  88 |  90 |  92 |  94 |  96 |

Operations

Interesting information like how to handle it, anything interesting which is not trivial.

How to get into the ILOM

Power up/down procedures

Commands to issue in an internal console

Firmware updates

Replacement of internal components

Installation notes

Instructions on how to set up a new machines that arrives, with things like:

BIOS settings

RAID configuration

Drivers required / kernel compatibility

Check firmware homogeneity with other machines in the cluster

Benchmarks

Information about benchmarks performed in the machine.

Disk benchmarks (i.e. Bonnie++)

CPU benchmarks (i.e. HepSpec06)

Network benchmarks (i.e. Iperf)

Monitoring

Instructions about monitoring the hardware

Power Consumption

Raid Sanity

Other?

Manuals

External links to manuals

Issues

Information about issues found with this hardware, and how to deal with them

Issue1

Issue2

HardwareCardForm
Model name SB6048
Manufacturer Sun
Used for WNs
Number in production 4
You install OS inside Yes
First purchase date Dec 2009
CPU performance in HS06 2825
Disk performance in MB/s N/A
Power consumption in Watts 3750-6250
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Topic revision: r3 - 2011-06-10 - JasonTemple
 
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