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Sun Server X2-4 (formerly Sun Fire X4470 M2)

Product Notes, Software Release 1.4.2

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1.  Sun Server X2-4 Product Notes

Sun Server X2-4 Name Change

Supported Operating Systems

Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Linux

Supported Firmware and Software

Supported Firmware in Software Releases

Supported Diagnostics

Firmware Updates

Supported Software

Supported Memory Configurations

Supported PCIe Cards

Quantity and Slot Restrictions

Minimum Firmware Revisions for PCIe Cards

Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card Requirements

Card Placement and Cooling

ESM Replacement Interval

Internal Sun Storage 6Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA Requirements

Sun Storage 10GbE FCoE PCIe Low Profile Dual Port CNA and OS Support

Resolved Issues

Known Open Issues

Hardware Known Issue

BIOS Known Issues

Oracle Solaris Known Issues

Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Known Issues

Oracle VM Known Issue

Windows Known Issues

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Known Issue

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Known Issues

2.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

Resolved Issues

The following table describes resolved issues related to the Sun Server X2-4.

Table 1-3 Resolved Issues

Bug ID
Description
15792374
fmadm replaced command does not work on DIMM with revised part number.
Issue:

If the DIMM part number in the fault database does not match the original DIMM part number, the fmadm replaced command fails. For example, this could happen if a DIMM of one brand is replaced with a DIMM of another brand.

Affected Software:
  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.2.4 r78320

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.a r75561

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.b r79266

Fix Available:

Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.c r81341

15786494
DIMM field-replaceable unit (FRU) part number is not reported correctly from ipmitool fru output.
Issue:

ipmitool fru output returns the DIMM product part number as 001-0003-01, and not as a proper vendor identification number (for example, M393B2G70BH0-YK0).

Affected Software:
  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.2.4 r78320

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.a r75561

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.b r79266

Fix Available:

Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.c r81341

16698649
DIMM field-replaceable unit (FRU) part number displays the placeholder value 001-0003-01.
Issue:

Fault Management Architecture (FMA) message returns the DIMM product part number as 001-0003-01, and not as a proper vendor identification number (for example, M393B2G70BH0-YK0).

Affected Software:
  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.2.4 r78320

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.a r75561

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.b r79266

Fix Available:

Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.c r81341

15814174
When permitted_power exceeds 2560W, Oracle ILOM event log might report incorrect power unit reading.
Issue:

Oracle ILOM event logs may report incorrect Power Unit /SYS/VPS reading.For example:122 | 08/31/2012 | 21:10:20 | Power Unit /SYS/VPS | Upper Non-critical going low | Reading 70 < Threshold 280 Watts

128 | 08/31/2012 | 21:26:14 | Power Unit /SYS/VPS | Upper Non-critical going high | Reading 450 > Threshold 270 Watts.

Affected Software:
  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.2.4 r78320

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.a r75561

  • Oracle ILOM 3.1.2.24.b r79266

Fix Available:

ILOM 3.1.2.24.c r81341

15623738
NIC port enumeration might change after one or more PCIe cards are added.
Issue:

Because PCIe bus numbering is dynamic on the Sun Server X2-4, after you add one or more PCIe cards to the server, the network interface card (NIC) port enumeration might change. For example,igb2, igb3 might change toigb4, igb5.

Affected Operating System:
  • All versions of Oracle Solaris

Fix Available:

This is intended product behavior.To workaround the issue, enter the following commands:

#echo #path_to_inst_bootstrap_1 > /etc/path_to_inst #reboot

15727517
Unattended operating system installation mode is not supported on Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant 2.5.7.2.
Issue:

Although a state file for unattended operating system installation mode can be created, the current unattended installation method does not work in Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant 2.5.7.2. An operating system installation URL must be manually entered to continue the installation process.

Affected Operating Systems and Software:
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

  • Oracle Hardware Installation AssistantAll Sun Server X2-4 Software Releases

Workaround:

Use a Linux-based (Oracle, Red Hat or SUSE) system or Windows XP system to create the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant USB flash drive. For Linux or Windows instructions, see the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant 2.5 User's Guide for x86 Servers at: http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=hia.

Fix Available:

This issue was fixed in Software Release 1.2.

15711861
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant does not auto-run when using a system that is running the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.
Issue:

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant includes an auto-run utility to help create a boot-capable USB flash drive on a Windows-based system. The Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant auto-run utility for the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system does not work. The initiasl application screen does not appear when using either an Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant CD/DVD or when mounting an ISO image file.

Affected Operating Systems and Software:
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

  • Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

  • Software Release 1.1

Fix Available:

This issue was fixed in Software Release 1.2.

15708395
An unknown device is displayed in the system Device Manager after installing the Windows Server 2008 SP2 or R2 operating system.
Issue:

An unknown device is displayed in the system Device Manager after installing the Windows Server 2008 SP2 or R2 operating system using the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant.

Affected Operating Systems and Software:
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

  • Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

  • Software Releases 1.0 and 1.1

Fix Available:

This issue was fixed in Software Release 1.2.

15759843
Windows Server 2008 SP2 continuously reboots with 1 TB of memory.
Issue:

When installing Windows Server 2008 SP2 into a Sun Server X2-4 with 1 TB of memory, the system reboots continuously.

Affected Operating System:
  • Windows Server 2008 SP 2 (64-bit)

Fix Available:

Complete the following steps to enable BIOS to support 1 TB of memory:

  1. Reboot the system to BIOS.

  2. Change MMIOL Reclaim status from Enabled to Disabled by selecting BIOS SETUP UTILITY IO/MMIO > IO/MMIO Ration Configuration > MMIOL Reclaim > Disabled

15711616
The generate-netboot.img.sh file in Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant does not work.
Issue:

The generate-netboot.img.sh file, located in the root folder of Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant, does not work. The generate-netboot.img.sh file is used to create the netboot.img file that is used for PXE installations of Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant.

Affected Software:
  • Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

  • Software Releases 1.0 and 1.1

Fix Available:

The issue was fixed in Software Release 1.2.

15694676
Error message is reported when running Oracle VTS.
Issue:

The following error message is reported when running Oracle CTS: Sun OEM Get LED command Failed: Desination Unavailable

Affected Software:
  • Oracle VTS 7.0 PS10

  • All Sun Server X2-4 Software Releases

Fix Available:

This issue was fixed in Oracle VTS 7.0 PS13.