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

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Updated: July 2016
 
 

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:

  • In extended mode, the PCCHECK.JNL file states that the network controller failed.

  • In manual mode, the following display appears:

    image:Network card tests screen with error messages

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 to Performing 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.