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Sun Blade X6250 Server Module Product Notes

Product Notes




1. Introduction

Software Included With Your System

Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System

Service Processor

New CRUs and FRUs

Table of Supported OS With Required Patches

Firmware Versions

Fixed and Open Issues

Documentation Errata

Tools and Drivers CD Image is Too Large for a CD

2. BIOS Issues

REM Card Reports Firmware Corruption After BIOS/ILOM Upgrade (CR 6985415)

System With SW2.0.2 Won’t Boot With Serial Ports Disabled in BIOS

Systems with 64GB DIMMS and PCIe EM Card Boot Slowly

BIOS Asks For User Intervention if No Boot Device is Available (CR 6711002)

Checksum Error Message Appears when Updating BIOS and SP Firmware (CR 6629176)

Adaptec RAID Utility Displays Characters Incorrectly (CR 6610180)

ELOM BIOS 21 Screen Might Display Incorrect Processor Frequency (CR 6568226)

PCIe ExpressModule Option ROM is Disabled by Default (CR 6606356)

3. Hardware Issues

PCIe Express Modules Don’t Work After Hotplugging Server Modules (6831944)

NMI Button Doesn’t Work (CR 6892309)

Fans Run in High Speed Mode (CR 6804550)

You Must Reseat Your Server Module After Upgrading to Software Release 2.0.4 from 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 or 2.0.3

Hot-plug of the PCIe Express Module X7284A-Z Does Not Work Reliably (CR 6687123)

Hot Plug X1108A-Z Does Not Work (CR 6818703)

Hot Plugging PCIe EM Cards Can Cause Some Ports On the PCIe EM Card to be Unavailable (CR 6818674)

Server Module Might Hang When Used With a Specific Chassis and NEM

Sun Dual 10GbE Fabric Expansion Module Support on Sun Blade X6250 Server Module.

Check Hardware Release Before Installing CPLD Update

Dongle Cable Connection

LEDs on SATA Hard Disk Drives Connected to Onboard Controller Stay ON (CR 6680708)

The Operating System Cannot Detect the SAS Hard Disk Drives (CR 6843115)

4. Service Processor Issues

General Service Processor Issues

ILOM Does Not Recognize Message From BIOS Warning of Unsupported DIMM (6764365)

Floppy Image Does Not Appear During Redirection With RHEL Host (6828797)

Image Does Not Appear During Redirection of DVD from Oracle Solaris to RHEL (6876387)

CLI Command stop/SYS Does Not Work After Upgrade to SW3.0 (687471)

JavaRConsole Does Not Support Swedish or Finnish Keyboards (6781995 and 6824306)

JavaRconsole Does Not Support Swiss-French Keyboards (6753081)

‘Upgrade Succeeded’ Message Does Not Appear In Event Log (6875008)

Exiting BIOS while Preserving BIOS Options Causes JRC To Lose Connection (6878636)

Can Not Set Locate LED To Blink Using ipmitool (6876420)

Default User Can’t Login to SP When check_physical_presence Is True (6875869)

SEL Log Incorrectly Reports “Correctable ECC Logging Limit Reached” (6855049)

Delaying BIOS Upgrade During Firmware Update Can Corrupt BIOS (CR 6813514)

Command to Clear CMOS Doesn’t Work

Upgrading or Migrating From ELOM To ILOM 2.0 or ILOM 3.0

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Migrate from ELOM to ILOM 2.0

The Existing BIOS Version Is Incorrect When Migrating from ILOM 2.0 to ILOM 3.0

Simultaneous Firmware Update (Flash) Sessions Could Cause Both To Fail

Use the Video Connector When Migrating from ELOM to ILOM or from ILOM to ELOM

socflash ILOM Recovery Utility Might Fail in Some Circumstances (CR 6743159)

Transition of ELOM to ILOM Requires SW2.0.2 Or Newer

Transition of ELOM to ILOM Does Not Work on Firefox 3.0.1

The Remote Console Session Times Out While a Storage Device is Mounted

CMM Service Processor Issues

Fans Run At High Speed After Host Reboot (6829945)

CMM Information Missing

Incorrect Server Module Power Management Calculation Prevents Server Module From Powering On (CR 6742133)

Chassis Management Module (CMM) Cannot Identify Server Module (CR 6592944)

ELOM Service Processor Issues

Changing ELOM Root Password Makes Server Module Become Unusable (CR 6713761)

ELOM Does Not Support Setting Time Zone (CR 6681098)

Chassis Fan Failure Is Not Logged in SEL As a Warning (CR 6558236)

Cannot Access Remote Console From ELOM Web Interface

ILOM Service Processor Issues

ILOM 3.0 Only Supports Five User Sessions (CR 6824144)

False Hotplug Chassis Events in SEL Log (CR 6742169)

SLES 9 Cannot Be Installed with RKVM In GUI Mode

Ignore Data-3 Portion of DIMM Error Message

Delay Before Green LED Responding to Power Button Push (CR 6721024)

ILOM Provides Faulty UUID (CR 6742030)

OK To Remove LED is OFF During Flash Upgrade

Resetting SP Root Password Using J23 Jumper Does Not Work (CR 6742739)

Graceful Shutdown of Host OS Does Not Work With Some Operating Systems (CR 6723745)

Green Power LED Works Differently with ILOM

Mouse Does Not Work During Remote Session (CR 6730145)

5. Software Issues

Delay Before Server Can Be Powered On After Software Upgrade (6893973)

PCCheck Cannot Run Multiple Times (6875913)

Upgrading to ILOM Changes Onboard NIC Numbering and Breaks VMware Network Configuration (6853562)

Multiple RKVM Sessions Hang and Reconnect Automatically (6846082)

SUSE Linux With CF Card Reports HD Errors (CR 6850576)

Creating SSH Key During Upgrade to SW3.0 Takes Awhile (CR 6805802)

Intel Errata AX30 and AX52 Are Resolved with SW2.0.3 (CR 6826490)

OS Fails to Detect 146 or 300GB Hard Drives During Warm Boot

62GB of DIMM Available to OS on Systems with 64GB of DIMMs Installed

Oracle Solaris Reboots When PCIe EM is Hotplugged in Slot 0 (CR 6794631)

System Hangs when Booting

Server Modules Equipped with Additional Memory Take Longer to Run POST

VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 u2 Health Status is Sometimes Reported Inconsistently

Arrow Keys Do Not Work When Using RKVM on SunRay

Keyboard Alt Key Appears Stuck in RKVM on RHEL4 and ESX 3.5 u2

Platform-Specific Drivers Installation Fails During Windows Installation

Networking Performance Regression With Oracle Solaris 10 5/08 (CR 6666472)

The Oracle Solaris OS Will Not Install On Systems Configured with RAID Arrays Larger Than One Terabyte

Error Message Appears When Finished Updating Platform-Specific Drivers and Optional Components (CR 6701068)

Systems with Red Hat Linux Might Hang

Question Mark in Device Manager When Sun Blade RAID 5 Expansion Module is Present

Driver Download Required Before Using StorageTektrademark RAID Manager (CR 6606963)

PC-Check Hangs on Startup

VMware ESX 3.5 Process Uses 100% of Core (CR 6692155)

6. SIA Issues

Installing Windows 2003 on Compact Flash with SIA Is Not Supported

Installing Windows 2003 On SSD with SIA is Not Supported

Problem With Installing Linux on External Storage if a Compact Flash is in the Server Blade

SIA Does Not Install Tools During Post Install (Windows 2008 32/64 Bit)

Firmware Upgrades Not Supported

System BIOS and ILOM Upgrade With Inband Interface Doesn’t Work (CR 6893972)

SP Recovery Feature Is Not Functional (CR 6894003)

The Next Button on the System Information Page Doesn’t Work Correctly When Clicked Multiple Times (CR 6891807)

System Information Error - Can't Show the Storage Device Information of the CF Card (CR 6891791)

It Takes a Long Time to Enter the Next Step on Some Pages (CR 6890464)