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Product Notes, Version 1.4

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Sun Server X3-2 Product Notes

Sun Server X3-2 Name Change

Supported Hardware

Supported Firmware Versions

Supported Operating Systems

Important Operating Notes

UEFI Configuration Synchronization Removed

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

FRU TLI Auto-Update

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

Resolved Issues

Resolved Issues for Previous Software Releases

Known Issues

BIOS Known Issues

Hardware Known Issues

Oracle System Assistant Known Issues

Oracle Solaris Operating System Known Issues

Linux Operating Systems and Virtual Machine Known Issues

Windows Known Issue

VMware ESXi Known Issue

Documentation Updates

Earlier Release of Oracle Hardware Management Pack User's Guide Included in Software Release

Information About FRU TLI Auto-Update Feature

Operating Altitude Limits for China Markets

Translated Documents Use Abbreviated Titles

Getting Server Firmware and Software

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 2-5  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.