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

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Updated: April 2016
 
 

Up to Six Sun InfiniBand Dual Port 4x QDR PCIe Low Profile Host Channel Adapter M2 Cards Are Supported With Oracle Linux 6.4

Support for up to six Sun InfiniBand Dual Port 4x QDR PCIe Low Profile Host Channel Adapter M2 Cards (Oracle part number 4243A) has been added to a Sun Server X2-8 system running Oracle Linux 6.4 (eight socket systems only). The following configuration has been tested:

  • Sun Server X2-8, eight socket system with 2TB memory

  • Sun InfiniBand Dual Port 4x QDR PCIe Low Profile Host Channel Adapter M2 Cards in slots: EM0.0, EM0.1, EM1.0, EM2.0, EM3.0, EM3.1 (EM1.1 and EM2.1 left empty)

  • System SW 1.2: SP version 3.0.16.20.c_r82507, BIOS 15020500

Sun Server X2-8 systems running versions of Oracle Linux earlier than 6.4, or with only four sockets, only support a maximum of four Sun InfiniBand Dual Port 4x QDR PCIe Low Profile Host Channel Adapter M2 Cards.


Note -  Surprise hot removals of this PCIe EM may hang the system. If you need to do a hot removal, press the PCIe EM's Attention button first. Hot insertion then works as expected.