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SGI Origin 3000 Series and SGI Onyx 3000 Series 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 maintenance on SGI Origin 3000 series servers and SGI Onyx 3000 series graphics systems. Students learn to install, configure, troubleshoot, and verify the proper operation of these systems. Learning labs and troubleshooting labs provide students with hands-on experience.

Topics Covered

  • Hardware overview
  • System configuration
  • Data flow
  • System documentation
  • Troubleshooting the CPU system
  • 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
  • Isolate an induced failure to a single field replaceable unit (FRU)
  • Demonstrate basic system administration skills necessary to gather required status information
  • Monitor system activity, install new software, and partition and create filesystems


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

Target Audience
This course is intended for:

  • Service engineers who are responsible for remedial or preventive maintenance on SGI Origin 3000 series servers and SGI Onyx 3000 series systems
  • Service engineers who: have experience with UNIX operations that traverse the file system; can create, modify, and remove files; and have edited 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.