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SGI Origin and Silicon Graphics Onyx2 Maintenance

Course Length: Price:

Current Schedule:
9.5 days
$9995 (plus local applicable Tax)

This course is available ON DEMAND - please contact us about scheduling training.

To register for multiple courses, please go to the Complete Schedule

This course teaches engineers and service personnel how to perform all maintenance on SGI Origin and Silicon Graphics Onyx2 systems. Students learn to install, configure, troubleshoot, and verify the proper operation of SGI Origin 200 and SGI 2000 series servers and Onyx2 systems. During the labs, malfunctions are introduced so students can acquire hands-on experience using diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques.

Topics Covered

  • Hardware overview
  • Data flow
  • Supporting system documentation
  • Troubleshooting the CPU system
  • Loading and running diagnostics
  • UNIX boot process
  • Troubleshooting the graphics system

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Trace the flow of data through the CPU and graphics subsystems and correctly describe the purpose of each functional block
  • Identify how the system configures logic boards and I/O devices during the boot process
  • Interconnect multiple system modules
  • Correctly run specific diagnostics that are designed to locate a single field replaceable unit (FRU) or verify that the system is functioning correctly
  • Isolate an induced failure to a single FRU
  • Demonstrate that he/she has developed basic system administration skills such as gathering required status information, monitoring system activity, installing new software, and partitioning and creating filesystems


  • Students must have at least six months of experience with either the UNIX operating system.

Target Audience
This course is intended for:

  • Service engineers who are responsible for remedial or preventive maintenance on SGI Origin 200 and SGI 2000 series servers and Onyx2 systems
  • Service engineers who: have experience with UNIX operations that traverse the filesystem; can create, modify, and remove files; and can edit text
  • Students with at least six months of active work experience conducting preventive maintenance on any multiprocessor computer system with greater than four processors

Limited Availability

  • This hardware class is available upon request.
  • In order for a student to be eligible for a hardware course, the company sponsoring the student must have a contract with SGI that states that the company can service its own equipment. The SGI Education staff will verify the contract prior to a student's enrollment.