Netra 440 Server Release Notes
The Netra 440 Server Release Notes contain important and late-breaking information about the Netra 440 server, including:
The Solaris 10 and Solaris 9 9/4 Operating Systems (OS) are now supported on the Netra 440. Both operating systems come preinstalled on the Netra 440 server. Visit the www.sun.com Web site for information about the Solaris 10 and Solaris 9 9/4.
TABLE 1 lists the Solaris OS versions and the required patches for this release.
Regular patches are available on the main SunSolve Web site, http://www.sun.com/sunsolve. Point patches are available on the point patch SunSolve web site, http://www.sun.com/sunsolve/point. If you specify the base Patch ID number (the first six digits) in the search window, you see the most recent version of the patch.
1. Go to www.sunsolve.sun.com/point, accept the onscreen agreement, then locate and download the appropriate patches. (See TABLE 1 for Patch IDs)
2. Move all of these patches to the /var/spool/patch directory.
Note that older versions of several of these patches might be preinstalled in the /var/spool/patch directory; ignore those older versions.
3. Perform an unzip on all of the patches that you downloaded.
4. Review the patch README files for Special Install Instructions and follow those instructions.
5. To install a patch, become superuser and type the patchadd and the full path to the patch:
6. Replace patch-id with the patch ID number of the patch you are installing, and repeat the command to install each patch.
Refer to the README files located in the patch directories, the Solaris documentation, and the patchadd(1M) man page for additional information about installing patches.
7. Reboot the Netra 440 server.
Refer to the Netra 440 Server Installation Guide (817-3882) for those instructions.
The part numbers for the various components of the Netra 440 server are no longer listed in the product documentation. For the latest part numbers for this product, including new RoHS-compliant part numbers, refer to Product Change Notification (PCN) documents or contact your Sun Sales Representative for assistance.
Before you can use the optional DVD-RW drive, you must first install the CDRW software package (SUNWcdrw) from the Supplement CD that came with the Solaris software. You must also download and install the appropriate DVD-RW software patch, depending on the operating system you use:
For instructions about installing the CDRW software from the Supplement CD, refer to the documentation that shipped with the Solaris software. Specifically, refer to the Solaris Sun Hardware Platform Guide. You can view and download this manual from:
You can download the patch required by the operating system you are using from the SunSolve Web site:
Refer to the README file located in the patch directory, the Solaris documentation, and the patchadd(1M) man page for instructions on installing these patches.
The following firmware and software are supported on this release of the Netra 440 server:
The following DIMMs are supported for use on this release of the Netra 440 server.
TABLE 3 shows the known issues with this release.
No workaround necessary; just be aware that the prtfru command on a system running on the Solaris 8 OS will give additional information on SEGMENT: OA and SEGMENT: ED that will be missing if the same command is executed on a system running on the Solaris 9 OS.
No workaround necessary. The frequency values shown in the SNMP model for PCI slots 1-4 for the Netra 440 server are incorrect and do not reflect the true frequencies for those PCI slots. Ignore the frequency values shown in the SNMP model for PCI slots 1-4 for the Netra 440 server; the frequency values shown on the server chassis and in the documentation are the correct values.
The hardware watchdog timer (lomwd) is no longer supported for the Netra 440 server; use the Advanced Lights Out Manager, or ALOM, watchdog timer instead (ntwdt). If your applications were written to pat or reset the hardware watchdog timer, you must port them over to the ALOM watchdog timer instead. Refer to the most recent Advanced Lights Out Manager Software User's Guide for more information on the ALOM watchdog timer (817-5481-11 or later).
The original version of the Netra 440 Server System Administration Guide gave information on the hardware watchdog timer (817-3884-10); that information has since been removed from the 817-3884-11 version of that document and later. If you are using the 817-3884-10 version of that document, ignore all references to the hardware watchdog timer, or download the most recent version of that document from the Netra 440 documentation Web site:
If the ALOM firmware is deleted from your system or is somehow corrupted, follow these instructions to reinstall the ALOM firmware:
1. Locate and download the ALOM firmware at the following web site:
2. Login to the system.
Refer to the Netra 440 Server Installation Guide for those instructions.
3. Change directories to the /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib directory.
4. If there is not a subdirectory named images, then create it:
5. Change directories to the images directory.
6. Move the gzipped tar file of the ALOM firmware to the images directory.
7. Uncompress the gzipped tar file:
8. Unpack the tar file:
The following files will be created:
9. Load the boot image file alombootfw into the ALOM:
Wait one minute after the scadm command completes before going to the next step.
10. Load the main image file alommainfw into the ALOM:
Approximately two minutes after the scadm command completes, ALOM will be available for use.
11. Delete the tar file:
If you have any technical questions or issues that are not addressed in the Netra 440 server documentation, contact your local Sun Services representative. For customers in the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-USA-4SUN (1-800-872-4786). For customers in the rest of the world, find the World Wide Solution Center nearest you by visiting the web site:
You must get Return Material Authorization (RMA) numbers from Sun Services or the World Wide Solution Center for each part you intend to return.
Sun Services will give you specific details on the return procedure for your geographic area. In addition, follow these guidelines in packaging the hardware and addressing the package: