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Overview of the Sun Server X2-8 Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Firmware

Tools and Drivers CD

Preinstalled Oracle Operating Systems Available

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Might Not Support RHEL 5.6 or Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6

NEM Expander Firmware Upgrade Required

Included Third Party Technology

Sun Java Enterprise System

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center

MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM)

SunVTS Bootable Diagnostics CD-ROM

Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)

Hardware Issues

Do Not Mix Dual-Rank and Quad-Rank DIMMs

MegaCLI CfgEachDskRaid0 Command Does Not Work Correctly (CR 7121867)

Workaround

When Inserting a CMOD, Simultaneously Rotate Levers Until They Touch the CMOD

Servers Shipped with a Maximum of Six Combo GbE/8Gb FC Express Module HBA Cards (CR 7050075)

Workaround

Large Number of ixgbe Interrupts Seen with Sun Dual 10GbE I2 SFP+ PCIe 2.0 FEM Without SFP+ (CR 7003313)

Disabling of DIMM Pairs When Server Detects Faulty DIMM (CR 7011011)

LEDs and Logs Incorrectly Indicate that CMOD has Failed (CR 7033674)

Workaround

Flow Control on Serial Port Doesn't Work (CR 7014405)

Workaround

Oracle Solaris Operating System Issues

Oracle Solaris OS Requirements

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

Hotplugging PCIe Cards with Oracle Solaris 11 (CR 7024309)

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

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)

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

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

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)

Oracle Solaris MSI Interrupts Are Depleted (CR 6669984 )

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

Linux Issues

Linux Requirements

Multiple Corrected Error Messages After Hotplugging Quad GbE PCIe Gen2 Adapter (CR 7157354)

False MCE Errors Appear in /var/log/mcelog (CR 7104293)

Xen Hangs During Bootup On RHEL 5.6 and on Oracle Linux 5.6 (CR 7010124)

Messages Complain of Failure to Allocate I/O Resources (CR 6984329)

I/O Does Not Work On SLES11 SP1 with XEN (CR 6965290)

MSM Install Fails on RHEL 6 (CR 7017469)

Up to Six InfiniBand QDR-CX2 ExpressModules are Supported With Oracle Linux 6.4

Oracle VM Issues

Preinstalled OVM Is Available

Oracle VM Requirements

Windows Operating System Issues

Windows Requirements

Windows Server 2008 R2 Does Not Correctly Identify CPUs (CR 6997566)

NIC Ports Fail with Problem Code 12 (CR 7019043)

Windows Server 2008 and Driver Support

Windows Server 2012 and Driver Support

ESX Issues

VMware ESXi 5.x Supports Maximum 2 TB of Memory (CR 15925029)

Systems Running ESX/ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5 Support Limited Numbers of NIC Ports (CR 7167547)

ESX 4.1 Ignores 2 GB of Memory On Systems with 1 TB of Memory (CR 7037903)

Oracle ILOM Issues

Use the Locate Button to Prove Physical Presence (CR 6881237)

BIOS Issues

Auto Boot Host On Power Loss Control Is Deactivated

Failed DIMMs Listed Reported as Present (CR 7023549)

Uncorrectable Errors (UEs) Lost on System Reset or Power-Down (CR 7028423)

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Disable x2APIC Before Booting Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (CR 7112255)

Documentation Errata

Requesting Physical Media

How to Request Physical Media Online

How To Request Physical Media by Phone

Servers Shipped with a Maximum of Six Combo GbE/8Gb FC Express Module HBA Cards (CR 7050075)

In systems with eight Combo GbE/8Gb FC Express Module HBA cards and four Sun Dual 10GbE 12 SFP+ PCIe 2.0 cards installed, Pc-Check incorrectly reports errors on Network Card Tests.

As a result, your server can be shipped with a maximum of six Combo GbE/8Gb FC Express Module HBA Cards. If you require more, you can add them later.

When you run Pc-Check:

Workaround

  1. Before running Pc-Check, change the SR-IOV setting in BIOS. Change:

    Advanced > I/O Virtualization > SR-IOV >Enabled

    To:

    Advanced > I/O Virtualization > SR-IOV >Disabled

  2. Run Pc-Check.

    For additional information, refer toPerforming Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Diagnostics Guide.

  3. Change the BIOS SR-IOV setting back. Change:

    Advanced > I/O Virtualization > SR-IOV >Disabled

    To:

    Advanced > I/O Virtualization > SR-IOV >Enabled

  4. Disable Pc-Check.