|C H A P T E R 1|
Description of Software 1.3a
This chapter describes the contents of Software 1.3a. It has the following sections:
|Note - This release replaces Software 1.3, which contains a serious bug and has been withdrawn. To work around this bug, refer to ILOM in Software 1.3 Causes FRU Data to be Lost (6631275). If you have not installed Software 1.3, you can ignore the information in that section.|
This software release supports the following operating systems:
For a current list of supported operating systems for these servers, refer to the following web pages:
Software Release 1.3a includes the following software:
This section lists the component versions for the various releases of the Sun Fire X4100 M2/X4200 M2 servers.
|Note - If your ILOM software is build 23233, then you have installed the faulty ILOM firmware provided with Software 1.3. You will need to take the remediation steps described in ILOM in Software 1.3 Causes FRU Data to be Lost (6631275).|
|Caution - Solaris Users: Refer to Product Notes for critical issues 6556867 and 6490454.|
If you downgrade the firmware, you might be required to repeat the process. If this becomes necessary, a message will prompt you. This does not indicate a problem; simply repeat the procedure as instructed and it will succeed.
If the firmware downgrade using the GUI, CLI, or N1 System Manager does not succeed the first time, simply repeat the process.
The new ILOM flash process does not power off the host unless a new BIOS is required. To force the updating of all components (including the BIOS) and therefore power off the host, use the CLI load command as shown below:
load -f -source tftp://tftpserver/ilom.firmware.ima
where ilom.firmware.ima is the image file, for example, ilom.x4188.8.131.52-r15632.ima.
Software 1.3 for the Sun Fire X4600 M2 contains a build of ILOM 184.108.40.206 with a serious bug. Upgrading to this ILOM version causes FRU data to be lost. Because of this, Software 1.3 has been withdrawn and replaced by Software 1.3A.
If you have not yet upgraded to the ILOM provided with Software 1.3, this issue does not affect you. Simply discard any copies of Software 1.3 and obtain Software 1.3A, which contains ILOM firmware with the fix.
If you have upgraded to the ILOM provided with Software 1.3, you must install the ILOM firmware provided with Software 1.3A. Doing so will both remove the bug and recover some of the lost FRU data. The remaining FRU data must be re-entered manually.
|Caution - If you have installed the ILOM firmware included in Software 1.3 do not downgrade to an older version of the ILOM firmware. Doing so will prevent any of the lost data from being recovered. The only recovery mechanism is to install the ILOM build provided with Software 1.3A.|
(Fixed in Software 1.3a.)
After flashing a new image, you may not be able to log in to the WebGUI. This can happen if the Web GUI is open when the new image is flashed.
Clear the browser’s cache and cookies.
(Fixed in Software 1.3a.)
If your password contains exactly 16 characters, you will not be able to log in to the service processor (SP) using either the ILOM web GUI or CLI.
Choose a password containing fewer than 16 characters.
(Fixed in Software 1.1.)
ILOM service processor might not successfully update the BIOS version if a previous flash upgrade has failed.
This issue applies only up to ILOM 1.1.1.
If the BIOS version is not correct after ILOM flash upgrade completes, force the BIOS flash upgrade using the -f force flag on the ILOM CLI load command.