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Overview of the Sun Server X2-8 Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Hardware Issues

Oracle Solaris Operating System Issues

Oracle Solaris OS Requirements

Patch 144489-11 or Later is Required on the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Workaround

Hotplugging PCIe Cards with Oracle Solaris 11 (CR 7024309)

Workaround

Oracle Solaris 11 Panics When Rebooting with an SG-XEMFCOE2-Q-SR (CR 7157040 and CR 7095128)

Workaround

Performance Might Be Reduced For Architecture-Aware Applications (CR 7043098)

SunVTS CD Panics on Systems with Greater than 1 TB of Memory (CR 7043192)

Panics Occur on Systems with Greater than 1 TB of Memory (CR 6979638)

Workaround

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Panics During Install (CR 6992851)

Workaround

SunVTS Loopback Tests Might Hang on Intel 10GbE Card (CR 6957932)

Workaround

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)

Workaround

Oracle Solaris MSI Interrupts Are Depleted (CR 6669984 )

Workaround

Systems With Large Memory Configurations Might Hang During Oracle Solaris 11.1 Boot (CR 15903980)

Workaround

Linux Issues

Oracle VM Issues

Windows Operating System Issues

ESX Issues

Oracle ILOM Issues

BIOS Issues

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Documentation Errata

Requesting Physical Media

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

Patch 144489–11 or later is required for Oracle Solaris 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 more than 1 TB of memory, ensure x2APIC is enabled in BIOS.

    1. Access the BIOS 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 memory.

    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 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.

    You can continue the boot process when you exit the BIOS in step 6c.