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Documentation and Miscellaneous Information
These Product Notes contain important information about this release of the Sun Fire B1600 blade system chassis. This is the first release of the product to support Enterprise Linux version 3.0 and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, running on B100x and B200x server blades.
This chapter contains the following sections:
To run Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3.0 or SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 on a B200x server blade, you must first upgrade the BIOS to version 1.1.32. This version of the BIOS is available from the following website:
For information on how to upgrade the BIOS on B200x blades with Linux installed, see Section 2.2, Upgrading the BIOS on B200x Server Blades in these Product Notes.
Before you start to install Solaris x86 by following the instructions in the Sun Fire B100x and B200x Server Blade Installation and Setup Guide, please follow the steps in Preparing to Install Solaris x86 Onto a Blade in these Product Notes.
If you are installing N1 Provisioning software, you do not need to set up a Network Install Server. Before you do the System Chassis software setup, read the N1 Provisioning Server 3.0 Blades Edition Implementation Guide. The Implementation Guide explains what you need to do to accommodate the N1 Provisioning software installation.
The Sun Fire B10n Content Load Balancing Blade is now available to provide load balancing across server blades in the Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis and other horizontally scaled Sun platforms.
To use the B10n Content Load Balancing Blade, you need to upgrade the firmware on the System Controller to version 1.1 or later. To perform the upgrade of the System Controller firmware, refer to the Sun Fire B1600 Blade System Chassis Administration Guide (Chapter 10).
To configure and use the B10n Content Load Balancing Blade, refer to the Sun Fire B10n Content Load Balancing Blade Administration Guide. For the latest information on version 2.1 of the Sun Fire B10n Content Load Balancing Blade, see Sun Fire B10n Content Load Balancing Blade Version 1.2 Update Product Notes (817-6211-10)
For the latest publicly available firmware, check the following websites:
For the most up-to-date documentation, including the most up-to-date Product Notes, visit the following Sun documentation website:
Documentation for the Sun Fire B1600 blade system chassis and its components is provided on the CD supplied with a chassis or blade. The documentation is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, therefore you need to use Acrobat Reader to view the files. To download Acrobat Reader (at no cost), go to the following website:
This release of the Sun Fire B1600 blade system chassis includes the following documents:
To access this PDF documentation, launch Adobe Acrobat Reader and open the file called HOME.PDF located in the DOCS directory.
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