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Sun Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Fire X4170 M3)

Product Notes, Version 1.3

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Sun Server X3-2 Product Notes

Sun Server X3-2 Name Change

Supported Hardware

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Important Operating Notes

Operational Changes for UEFI BIOS Configuration

Single-Processor to Dual-Processor Upgrade Is Not Supported

Update Your System to the Latest Software Release

Avoid Overwriting the Embedded Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive

Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Required Patches

Preinstalled Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Manager Compatibility Requirements

Supported Operating System Limitations

Update HBA Firmware to Support UEFI BIOS

Segfaults Might Occur on Servers Running 64-bit Linux Operating Systems

Failure of a Single Server Fan Module Might Impact Performance

Standby Over-temperature Protection

MAC Address Mapping to Ethernet Ports

Inspect Grounding Strap on 3.5-inch HDD Bracket Before Installing

Battery Module

Server Management Tools

Supported PCIe Cards

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Supported PCIe Cards

This section includes information about the PCIe cards that are supported on the Sun Server X3-2.

The following table lists the quantity and slot restrictions for PCIe cards supported on the Sun Server X3-2. The Maximum Quantity Supported column indicates the number of cards tested and supported by Oracle.


Note - PCIe slot 1 is nonfunctional in single-processor systems. PCIe cards that are supported in slot 1 in dual-processor systems are only supported in slots 2 and 3 in single-processor systems.


Table 5 PCIe Cards Supported, Quantity Supported, and Slot Restrictions

PCIe Card
Maximum Quantity Supported by by the Server
Slot Restrictions
Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, Internal: 8 port

SGX-SAS6-INT-Z

SG-SAS6-INT-Z

1
Supported in slot 4.
Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, External: 8 port

SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z

SG-SAS6-EXT-Z

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal: 8 port and 512 MB memory

SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z

SG-SAS6-R-INT-Z

1
Supported in slot 4.
Sun StorageTek 8 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe HBA Dual Port QLogic

SG-PCIE2FC-QF8-Z

3
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun StorageTek 8 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe HBA Dual Port (includes standard and low profile brackets, low profile form factor, and is RoHS-6 compliant), QLogic

SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-N

3
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun StorageTek 8 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe HBA Dual Port Emulex

SG-PCIE2FC-EM8-Z

3
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun StorageTek 8 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe HBA Dual Port (includes standard and low profile brackets, low profile form factor, and is RoHS-6 compliant), Emulex

SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-N

3
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun Storage 10 GbE PCIe FCoE Converged Network Adapter: QLogic Low Profile, Dual Port and Twin-Ax

SG-XPCIEFCOE2-Q-TA

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun Storage 10 GbE PCIe FCoE Converged Network Adapter: QLogic Low Profile, Dual Port and SR Optics

SG-XPCIEFCOE2-Q-SR

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun InfiniBand QDR Host Channel Adapter PCIe: Low Profile

4242A

X4242A

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun Dual Port GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, MMF

7100481

7100482

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, UTP

7100477

7100479

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun Dual Port 10 GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, Base-T

7100488

7100563

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
Sun Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter (incorporates the Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller and supporting pluggable SFP+ Transceiver, and is RoHS-5 compliant)

1109A-Z

X1109A-Z

2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.