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Overview of the Sun Fire X4800 Server Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Hardware Issues

Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Issues

Solaris 10 Operating System Overview

System Panics During Solaris 10 10/09 OS Installation When Solaris Attempts to Boot (CR 6880963)

Workaround 1 (Recommended)

Workaround 2

System Panics or Hangs During Solaris OS Installation (CR 6920274)

Messages Complain of Failure to Allocate I/O Resources (CR 6984329)


Patch Required for Solaris FMA

Workaround 1

Workaround 2

Solaris MSI Interrupts Are Depleted (CR 6669984 )

Workaround 1

Workaround 2

System Might Panic With "unowned mutex" Message (CR 6893274)

Hotplugging PCIe Express Modules in Slots 2.0 or 2.1 Might Not Work (CR 6954869)


A System With a Combo GbE/8Gb FC Express Module HBA Might Get a BAD TRAP Panic (CR 6942158)


Linux Issues

Oracle VM Issues

Windows Operating System Issues

ESX Issues

Oracle ILOM Enhancements and Issues

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Issues

BIOS Issues

System Panics or Hangs During Solaris OS Installation (CR 6920274)

If you try to do a network install using a 32–bit version of the Solaris OS on the Sun Fire X4800 server, it might fail. It might panic or hang during installation.

32–bit versions of the Solaris OS are not supported. When you install the Solaris OS from a PXE server, the netboot environment must be configured to use the 64–bit kernel.

When a 32–bit install environment is used, it displays a message similar to the following:

SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic 141445-09 32-bit
Copyright 1983-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved

You can fix this by changing the PXE boot menu to include amd64 on the kernel and module lines.

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