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Overview of the Sun Fire X4640 Server Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

System Software Release Summary

Tools and Drivers CD

Supported Operating Systems

Solaris 10 Operating System

Sun Java Enterprise System

Sun xVM Ops Center

MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM)

Bootable Diagnostics CD-ROM

Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)

LSI Firmware Phase

Hardware Issues

Limited Support for PCI Express Cards (6879524)

Mixing DIMMs Impacts Memory Performance

Sync Flood Error Before POST (6772148)

1 GB and 2 GB DIMMs are Not Supported

Spontaneous Reboot With "OEM 0#x12 SEL" Messages and No Memory Errors (6652566)

System Does Not Boot With 6 QGE Cards (6555627)

USB Ports Become Disabled (6424279)

Mouse and Keyboard Hang During Stress Test (6499312)

Errors for SLES 11 Systems and the Sun QDR InfiniBand PCIe Low Profile Host Channel Adapter Card (CR 6948303)

(Fixed in SW 1.1) System Hangs When a DIMM UE Occurs on CPU0 (6891319)

(Fixed in SW 1.1) DIMM Correctable Error Causes System Hang During POST (6902398)

(Fixed in SW 1.2) Use USB Full Speed to Boot System With USB External Devices (6880116)

Solaris Operating System Issues

Benign picld Error Messages Might Appear on a Solaris OS System (6789972)

Panic Might Occur During SunVTS ramtest or High Load Situation on a Solaris OS System (6896920)

Link Status Might Be Incorrect on a Solaris OS System (6774715)

Configuring Solaris to Support 10 5/09 48 Cores (6830736)

Error Message Is Displayed With Solaris 10 5/09 and Certain Adapter Cards (6838860)

Error Messages Are Displayed With Solaris 10 5/09 and Sun Dual 10GbE XFP 2 SR PCI Express Card (6804557)

Cannot Install Solaris OS Under VMware With More Than Two Virtual NICs (6548384)

Linux Operating System Issues

SLES 11 Systems Unable to Start openibd and opensmd and Unable to Load HCA Driver (6812736)

SLES 11 Systems and the Sun QDR InfiniBand PCIe Low Profile Host Channel Adapter Card (6948303)

RHEL 5 Systems Likely to Enumerate PCIe Ethernet Ports First (6758623)

Virtual Floppy and DVD Drives Not Detected (6570949)

Front Panel USB Ports Disabled When Running SLES 10 64-bit (6516732)

Windows Operating System Issues

On-Board Network Ports Cannot Be Used to Initiate Teaming in Windows Server 2008 R2 (6868558)

VMware ESX and VMware ESXi Issues

lspci Command Shows Unknown Devices on VMware ESX 4.0

Network Interface Enumeration Changes After HBA Installed (6541032)

Benign Error Messages (6486386)

Incorrect CPU Family Reported in ESX/ESXi 4.0 (6843753)

Sun Installation Assistant Issues

Logs for Red Hat OS Installation Using SIA Are Not Available (6812783)

SIA Does Not Support Unattended Installation for RHEL 4.8 and RHEL 5. 3 Drivers (6886086)

MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) Issues

Loading Saved Configuration File Hangs MSM Under Windows OS (6713250)

MSM Might Not Update Status Log When Disk Is Removed

Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Issues

Service Processor Does Not Log Event or Provide Visual Alert After Hard Disk Is Removed

Recovery for Accidentally Flashing the Wrong Platform Firmware on the Sun Fire X4640 Server

Recovery Steps

Unimplemented Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Traps (6300437)

SNMP Agent Does Not Handle All Sets (6255301)


(Fixed in SW 1.1) FRU List Is Not Updated When Power Supply Is Hot-Swapped (6894442)


BIOS Issues

Cannot Boot From Internal Disk With Sun Multithreaded 10 GbE Card in Slot 2, 3, or 4 (6711405, 6764001)

Option ROM Space for PXE Booting Can Be Exhausted Before All Devices Can Be Scanned (6453144, 6403173, 6272514, 6393809, 6439856, 6462303)

Server Does Not Boot With Sun Multithreaded 10G Networking Card (6706575)

Documentation Issues

Installation Guide and Getting Started Guide Contain Incorrect SIA Information

Incorrect Documentation Link on Sun Fire X4640 Server System Overview Label

ILOM Supplement Missing How to Prove Physical Presence (6881237)

SNMP Agent Does Not Handle All Sets (6255301)

The SNMP agent does not currently handle sets for the Entity and Sun Platform MIBs. This causes compliance tests involving sets to fail.