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Installing a Second Switch and System Controller (SSC) in the Sun Fire[TM] B1600 Intelligent Shelf (Doc ID 1003487.1)

Last updated on MARCH 15, 2021

Applies to:

Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms


 This document is intended to provide a comprehensive action plan for the installation of a second switch and system controller (SSC) module into a B1600 intelligent shelf which was supplied with only one SCC.

It includes an explanation of how to upgrade the system controller firmware as this may be required in order to complete the installation procedure.

Documentation for the �B1600 Intelligent Shelf is available at the following URL.

This includes the "Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Administration Guide" which contains some useful diagrams.

Information on the switch and system controller itself, including part numbers, may be found in the "Sun System Handbook" at the following URL.

Only the system controller (SC) component of an SSC has failover capability, the additional internal switch provides a redundant network path.

Note: During this procedure the system controller (SC) will need to be reset but this will not affect access to the production blades.


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