Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 Release Notes for Sun Fire Midrange Systems
This document contains the Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 Release Notes for the Sun Fire Midrange Systems. It includes the following sections:
This section describes changes in Sun Fire Midrange Systems add-on software between the release of Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 3 software and this release of Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 add-on software for Sun Fire Midrange Systems.
Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 software for Sun Fire midrange systems supports the following systems:
TABLE 1 lists the software versions required for Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 add-on software for Sun Fire midrange systems.
Solaris Operating System
Solaris1 Operating System
Solaris1 Operating System
The following Solaris patches are recommended for Solaris 10 versions earlier than s10u1_b8:
Solaris software patches might be available for the Sun Management Center 3.5 application. You must install all the patches required for your operating environment before installing the latest update of the Sun Management Center 3.5 software and this add-on.
If you have a Sun service contract, you can download the patches from the following web site:
You can also download the patches from the Sun Management Center product web site:
For more information about the patches required for the latest update to Sun Management Center 3.5 software, see the corresponding Sun Management Center Software Release Notes.
The Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 add-on software packages for Sun Fire midrange systems are supplied in a zip file named
on the software download site:
If you don't see the listing for Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 under New Downloads, do the following:
1. Click on the A-Z Index of All Products.
2. Click on M.
3. Scroll down and click on Management Center 3.5 Version 6.
4. Click on Download.
5. Log in to the Download Center.
6. Click on Accept to accept the License Agreement, and click on Continue.
7. Follow the instructions on the download page.
For details about using Sun Managemant Center 3.5 Version 6 for Sun Fire midrange systems, see the Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 Supplement for Sun Fire Midrange Systems.
Sun documentation can be found here:
For more detailed information about situations that might affect the performance of Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 add-on software for Sun Fire midrange systems, refer to the Sun Fire Midrange Systems Firmware Release Notes.
This section describes general information about this release of Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 add-on software for Sun Fire Midrange Systems.
Sun Management Center does not report the fault event information reported in the automatic diagnosis and recovery features provided in firmware release 5.15 and greater as described in the Sun Fire Midrange Systems Platform Administration Manual and the Sun Fire Midrange System Controller Command Reference Manual for 5.15 and greater.
Use command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform hot-swap operations, rather than Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 add-on software for Sun Fire Midrange Systems. For more information about hot-swapping operations on Sun Fire Midrange Systems, refer to the latest Sun Fire High-End and Midrange Systems Dynamic Reconfiguration User's Guide, Sun Fire Midrange System Controller Command Reference Manual, and Sun Fire systems service manual for your Sun Fire model.
This section describes software bugs known at the time of this release and that you may notice or that can affect the operation of Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 add-on software for Sun Fire midrange systems.
If all system boards are removed except for the IO board, the Physical View does not display the image of the IO board, and the Logical View does not contain the node of the IO board with its corresponding information. 
Information about Platform agents is not retained when you uninstall or upgrade the software.
Workaround: Rerun the setup on each of the individual platform agents after installing the software.
The default value of the environment variable ESDIR is set to
If you change the value of ESDIR, updates to the Physical and Logical views will be slowed. 
The platform agent sometimes generates erroneous failover alarms. This can occur when more than one platform agent is registered to receive failover traps for a given Sun Management Center server. A failover alarm for one system may then erroneously refer to another system. 
In the Platform Chassis table, the Chassis Slots property may display an incorrect total quantity of slots on a Sun Fire 6800 chassis. There is no physical chassis slot for ID0, but that ID is erroneously counted. 
In the Platform Slots CPU Boards table, boards that that should have the CPU Board Test Status value disabled sometimes erroneously display the value unknown.
Workaround: Use the CLI showboards command to determine whether boards are in fact disabled. 
After performing an agent update on Sun Fire midrange systems domains, the Manage Jobs status reports "Failed," but the agent update actually succeeds.
Workaround: Check the agent-update log file (var/opt/SunWsymon/log/agent-update.log) on the domain for the correct status, instead of relying on the status in the Manage Jobs window.
When the Platform Administration Module encounters network difficulties that prevent it from reaching a System Controller (SC), a black star or "splat" indicator is displayed with the icon for the SC, indicating its indeterminate state:
The presence of this black splat indicator is sometimes erroneous. Even after the network connection is reinstated, the indicator sometimes remains.
Workaround: To get rid of the erroneous indicator, stop the module, then restart it.
For one platform instance:
For multiple platform instances:
The timestamp values displayed in the Platform Administration Module's Data Acquisition Table are sometimes illegible.
Workaround: On the Sun Management Center server, stop the daemons, set the environment variable LANG to C, then restart the daemons. Here's a csh example:
From the Platform Administration Chassis and Domain X Setup Loghosts dialog box, the Syslog Loghosts entry cannot be removed or cleared. If you attempt to remove or clear the Syslog Loghosts entry, the data remains unchanged, and you receive no warning.
From the Platform Administration Chassis and Domain X Setup Loghosts dialog box, the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Trap Host entry can be removed or cleared, and you receive no warning.
Workaround: Do not remove or clear the SNMP Trap Host entry.
By design, Sun Management Center does not automatically update the Platform Administration Slot SC table when the SC time zone is changed. The SC Timezone property is updated at the next refresh cycle.
1. Restart the platform agent.
2. Wait for the next refresh cycle (about 30 minutes).