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Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

Getting the Latest Firmware and Software

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Support and Training

Contributors

Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Blade X3-2B Product Notes

New In This Revision

Terminology

System Hardware and Software Features

Firmware Release History

Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Environment

Supported Components with A90-B Chassis

Supported Components with A90-D Chassis

Supported PCIe EMs

Supported Server Module Components

FEMs and REMs Required for NEMs

Supported CPUs

Supported Memory

Supported Storage Drives

Supported Operating Systems

Server Update Information

Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)

Hardware, Firmware, and BIOS Current Issues and Announcements

SW 1.2: Wait Period Required During SP Update Process--(16040413)--New

DIMM Filler Panels are Now Optional--New

Intel Quickpath Interconnect Error On Some 4-core and 6-core Servers (7146732)

Oracle ILOM restore_status Parameter Shows Partial Status (7167938)

Oracle ILOM 3.1 Might Not Support the Clearing of Faults Diagnosed by the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 and Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Operating Systems (7170842)

Unable to Change Serial Port Ownership Using the BIOS Setup Utility (7168093)

MegaRAID Storage Manager Unable to Assign Hot Spares on 3-TB Drives Using EFI Partitioning (7164218)

New BIOS Boot Splash Screen

Oracle Recommendations for Drive Slot Population and Virtual Drive Creation (7124194)

PXE-booting Fails When Using Cisco Switch (7149683)

UEFI Boot List Settings Might Be Lost When Transitioning Between UEFI and Legacy Boot Modes (7080526)

Physical Storage Drives Listed Twice on the Sun Blade 6000 Storage Module M2 (7116807)

Oracle System Assistant Current Issues and Announcements

Some Server's USB Drives Do Not Contain Oracle System Assistant--New

Platform Documentation Button Added to Interface--New

Update Path to Oracle System Assistant Version 1.2--New

Firmware Update Task Fails if There are No Hard Disks in the Server (7178868)--New

User Must Have Full Administrator Role Privileges to Update SP (7158820)

Some Operating Systems Do Not Mount the Oracle System Assistant USB Device

Oracle System Assistant Does Not Support Username "user" (7153741)

The Virtual Ethernet Device is Reported as Not Installed in Windows 2008 (7129124)

Oracle System Assistant Cannot be Used to Update a Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA From Legacy BIOS Firmware to UEFI BIOS Firmware (7123372)

'Path too Long' Errors When Unzipping Windows Downloads (7116803)

Popup Message Appears in the Oracle ILOM Web Interface When Launching Oracle System Assistant With the Launch Button (7126194)

Disks Might Not Appear During an Oracle System Assistant Installation of Windows 2008 R2 SP1 With an SG-SAS6-REM-Z and a Sun Blade 6000 Storage Module M2 (7152565)

Linux Current Issues and Announcements

Oracle Linux OS Preinstall Available--New

Oracle Linux 6.1 Installation Fails During Libparted Disk Probe (15770848)--New

Host Reset Might Cause a Linux System to Hang (16009236)--New

PCIe EM "Link Training Error" on RHEL Systems (16008349)--New

Oracle ILOM Not Getting System Information After Oracle Linux 6.2 (7175441)--New

Oracle System Assistant Assisted-OS Installation of SLES 11 Might Prompt for Root Password (7158471)

Sense Key: Recovered Error Messages Can Appear on the Console and in /var/log/messages. (7144197, 7158666)

Unable to Mount Oracle System Assistant USB Device on Some Versions of Linux

Oracle Linux and RHEL 6.1 grub.efi Cannot Be Used to Set Up a Network PXE Server for Booting UEFI Linux Clients (7095377)

Failure Occurs After Hot-Inserting a SAS-2 RAID Module (SGX-SAS6-EM-Z) (7088969)

Too Many PCI Cards or Modules Can Cause the System to Hang (6899040)

RHEL 6.1 kdump Does Not Work (7133869)

Oracle VM and VMware ESXi Issues and Announcements

Oracle VM Current Issues and Announcements

Oracle VM Install for Large Memory Configurations Requires Additional Steps (7195262)--New

Oracle VM 3 Does Not Support PCIe EM Hotplug (1596465,16008372)--New

Unable to Mount Oracle System Assistant USB Device on Oracle VM 3.0.x (7149878)

Date Incorrect on Oracle VM 3.0 (7061790)

VMware ESXi Current Issues

ESXi Cannot Mount the Oracle System Assistant USB Device (7154313)

Oracle Solaris OS Issues and Announcements

Oracle Solaris OS Patch List

Oracle Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 OS Current Issues

Oracle Solaris 11.1 OS Preinstall Available -- New

Unable to Mount Oracle System Assistant USB Device on the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS

During Oracle Solaris 11 OS, Reboot SXGE Driver Causes System Panic (7121246, 7162938)

Power Status Appears in Violation On Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS (7162900)

Hotplug of QDR IB-HCA PCI-E Gen2 Mellanox ConnectX-2 Base EM Might Fail in S10 8/11 and S11 (7074000, 7098279)

Warning Appears During System Boot (6913723)

Hot Removal of Network Express Modules Fails With Oracle Solaris 11 OS (7083321)

Windows Current Issues and Announcements

Error Message When Starting hwmgmtcli Tool (15909859)--New

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation

Linux Installation

Oracle VM Installation

Windows Installation

ESX Installation

Administration and Service

Administration

Service

Index

SW 1.2: Wait Period Required During SP Update Process—(16040413)—New

Caution

Caution - Loss of server functionality. Do not interrupt the SP update process. The SP update process, which includes two resets, must finish without interruption.


Beginning with software release v1.2 (SW v1.2), the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is updated during the SP firmware update. The FPGA update occurs automatically. This automatic update can change the behavior of the SP firmware update process by potentially increasing its duration. First, the SP is updated and boots. Then, if needed, the FPGA is updated (6–8 minutes), and the blade is power cycled. Do not interrupt the update process. After the first SP reset, wait approximately 12 minutes before performing any server operation, including powering on or resetting the server.