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Sun Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Fire X4170 M3) Product Notes Version 1.8

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Updated: July 2017

Important – Install Latest OS Updates, Patches, and Firmware

Some product features are enabled only when the latest versions of operating systems, patches, and firmware are installed. To retain optimal performance, security, and stability, you must install the latest available operating systems, patches, and firmware.

System Software Release 1.8 is associated with system firmware Newer system firmware versions have a higher number, or a letter added to the number. For example, a future Software Release might be associated with system firmware version

To verify that the server firmware version is a minimum of or higher:

  1. Use Oracle ILOM to check the system firmware version.

    To check the system firmware version, you can use either the Oracle ILOM web interface or the command-line interface (CLI).

    • From the web interface, click System Information → Summary, then view the System Firmware Version in the General Information table.
    • From the CLI, type: show /System/Firmware

      For more details, refer to information about viewing system information and inventory in your server administration guide, which is available at http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86admindiag/docs.

  2. Ensure that the server firmware version is at the minimum required version, shown above, or a subsequent release, if available.
  3. If the required firmware version (or newer) is not installed:
    1. Download the latest available Software Release from My Oracle Support at: https://support.oracle.com

      For more information, see Getting Server Firmware and Software.

    2. Install the downloaded firmware.

      Refer to the information about performing firmware updates in the Oracle ILOM Administrators Guide for Configuration and Maintenance, which is available at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37444_01/index.html. Ensure that you perform the preparatory steps described in that document before updating the firmware.

      Note -  Occasionally after installing the firmware, the Oracle ILOM web interface cannot display the power state correctly on the power control page. To correct this problem, clear your browser cache before logging in to the Oracle ILOM web interface.