Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Product Notes

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Updated: October 2016
 
 

Patch 144489–11 or Later Is Required on the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Patch 144489–11 or later is required for the Oracle Solaris Operating System (OS) 10 for normal operation.

Workaround

If you are installing the Oracle Solaris OS from a JumpStart server, you can add patch 144489–11 to the JumpStart image. If you are installing the Oracle Solaris OS manually, use the following steps:

  1. Set the value for x2APIC in BIOS.

    • For four-socket systems, skip this step.

      The option to enable or disable x2APIC in BIOS is not available on four-socket systems.

    • For eight-socket systems with 1 TB or less memory, disable x2APIC in BIOS.

    • For eight-socket systems with more than 1 TB of memory, ensure that x2APIC is enabled in BIOS.

    1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility.

      For more information, refer to How to Access the BIOS Setup Utility in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual.

    2. Select CPU Configuration > x2APIC > (Enable|Disable).

    3. Save your changes then exit.

  2. If your system includes more than 1 TB of memory, remove CMODs 1 and 2 (the middle two CMODs).

    For details, refer to Adding, Removing, and Installing a CMOD (CRU) in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual.

    This reduces the total system memory to 1 TB or less.


    Caution

    Caution  -  Do not operate the server with empty CMOD slots. If you remove CMODs 1 and 2, you must replace them with CMOD fillers before powering on the server.



    Caution

    Caution  -  Before removing two or more CMODs from the chassis, mark them with their slot assignments. Always return CMODs to their assigned slots.


  3. Install Oracle Solaris 10 9/10.

    Refer to Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System for details.

  4. Install Oracle Solaris patch 144489-11 or higher.

  5. Replace the CMODs.

    If you removed the CMODs, for details, refer to Adding, Removing, and Installing a CMOD (CRU) in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual.

  6. For eight-socket systems with 1 TB or less, enable x2APIC in BIOS.

    This option is not available for four-socket systems.

    1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility.

      For more information, refer to How to Access the BIOS Setup Utility in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual.

    2. Select CPU Configuration > x2APIC > Enable.

    3. Save your changes then exit.

  7. Boot the system.