This chapter announces products that are not supported in this release, and those that might not be supported in future releases.
Products not Supported in the Solaris 9 4/04 Operating Environment
Support for the following products has been discontinued. For more information, contact your support provider.
The following sun4d architecture servers are no longer included in this release:
SPARCserver 1000 systems
SPARCcenter 2000 systems
Hardware options that are dependent on the sun4d architecture are no longer included in this release.
Ethernet Quad Drivers qe and qec
Ethernet Quad drivers qe and qec are no longer included in this release.
Alternate Pathing Multipath I/O
Alternate Pathing (AP) multipath I/O technology is no longer included in this release. It has been replaced by the newer, more scalable technologies of MPxIO and IPMP.
These modern technologies present better overall multipath solutions with refined, user-friendly interfaces that are well integrated with Solaris. IPMP also provides true automatic switching for networks upon error detection.
If you used AP in previous releases of Solaris for I/O multipath capabilities, you are encouraged to use these newer technologies for I/O multipath control.
Token Ring Network Drivers
SBus Token Ring and PCI bus Token Ring network drivers are no longer supported in this release.
PC File Viewer
PC file viewer is no longer supported in this release.
Similar functionality in viewing PC files is now available using the Sun StarOffice 6.0 Office Productivity Suite. StarOffice can read and write more than 100 different file formats used by major desktop applications, including Microsoft Office, Lotus, WordPerfect, WordStar, FrameMaker, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and more.
For more information, go to:
PC Launcher is no longer supported in this release.
SunFDDI and SunHSI/S Drivers
The FDDI/S, FDDI/P, and SunHSI/S drivers are no longer supported in this release.
ShowMe TV is no longer supported in this release.
Solaris Maintenance Updates
The Solaris Maintenance Updates (MUs), a separate patch collection provided in conjunction with the Solaris Update Releases, are not available for this release, neither as a CD image nor as a download.
The preferred mechanism for updating a Solaris release--for example, to update from the Solaris 9 8/03 operating environment to the Solaris 9 12/03 operating environment--is to use the "upgrade" mechanism (see the Solaris 9 Installation Guide).
Future End-of-Support Products
Support for the following products might be discontinued in future releases. For more information, contact your service provider.
le network drivers might no longer be supported in a future release.
The SPC SBus interface card driver might no longer be supported in a future release. The SPC card is a serial parallel controller (SBus, 8-port serial, 1 parallel).
Sun4m Platform Group
The sun4m platform group might no longer be supported in a future release. This would affect the following platforms:
SPARCstation LX / LX+
The following tape devices might not be supported in a future release of the Solaris operating environment:
Sun StorEdge DLT4700 tape autoloader
Sun StorEdge L140 tape library
Sun StorEdge L280 tape autoloader
Sun StorEdge L400 tape library
Sun StorEdge L1800 tape library
Sun StorEdge L3500 tape library
Sun StorEdge L11000 tape library
The following interfaces for device driver properties might not be supported in a future release of the Solaris operating environment:
The following device drivers might not be supported in a future release of the Solaris operating environment:
The /usr/sbin/ssaadm utility might not be supported in a future release of the Solaris operating environment.
Sun StorEdge Systems
Software support for the following storage devices might not be provided in a future release of the Solaris operating environment:
Sun StorEdge A3000 system
Sun StorEdge A3500 system
Sun StorEdge A3500FC system
Sun StorEdge A1000 array