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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

Place the Server In Standby Power Mode When Removing a CMOD

Update SP Firmware After Replacing a CMOD or SP Module (15465497)

Do Not Mix Dual-Rank and Quad-Rank DIMMs

MegaCLI CfgEachDskRaid0 Command Does Not Work Correctly (CR 7121867)

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)

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)

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

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

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

Hotplugging PCIe Cards with Oracle Solaris 11 (CR 7024309)

The service manual includes a task for hotplugging PCIe cards from a server running Oracle Solaris 10 and 11. However, there are additional steps for Oracle Solaris 11.


Note - Although the procedure in the service manual might state that it is for Oracle Solaris 10, the steps in the service manual are the same for both Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11.


Workaround

Before You Begin

The commands in this procedure temporarily disable the network. Before starting this procedure, you must be connected to the system using either a serial connection, a terminal or emulator connected directly to the host, or using Oracle ILOM RKVM.

  1. Check if Automatic NCP is enabled.

    Enter the command:

    netadm list | grep Automatic

    If it is enabled, you should see:

    ncp Automatic online

  2. If Automatic NCP is enabled, switch to manual mode. Enter the command:

    netadm enable —p ncp DefaultFixed

  3. Complete the steps in the service manual.

    Prepare a PCIe EM for Hot Plug in Oracle Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual

  4. When you are done and the new PCIe card is installed, if you disabled Automatic NCP, re-enable it. Use the command:

    natadm enable —p ncp Automatic