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

Product Notes, Version 1.3

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Getting the Latest Software and Firmware

About This Documentation

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Access to Oracle Support

Sun Server X3-2 Product Notes

Sun Server X3-2 Name Change

Supported Hardware

Supported Firmware Versions

Supported Operating Systems

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

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

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

Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

Available Software Release Packages

Downloads on My Oracle Support are grouped by product family, then product, then version. The version contains one or more downloads (patches).

For servers and blades, the pattern is similar. The product is the server. Each server contains a set of releases. These releases are not true software product releases, but rather are releases of updates for the server. These updates are called software releases and comprise several downloads, all tested together. Each download contains firmware, drivers, or utilities.

My Oracle Support has the same set of download types for this server family as shown in the following table. These can also be requested through a physical media request (PMR). The same firmware and software can also be downloaded using Oracle System Assistant.

Package Name
When to Download This Package
Sun Server X3-2 (X4170 M3) SWversion – Firmware Pack
All the system firmware, including Oracle ILOM, BIOS, and option card firmware.
You need the latest firmware.
Sun Server X3-2 (X4170 M3) SWversion – OS Pack
An OS Pack is available for each supported operating system version. Each OS Pack includes a package of all tools, drivers, and utilities for that version of the OS.

Software includes Oracle Hardware Management Pack and LSI MegaRAID software.

For the Windows OS, this OS Pack also includes Intel Network Teaming and Install Pack.

You need to update OS-specific drivers, tools, or utilities.
Sun Server X3-2 (X4170 M3) SWversion – All Packs
Includes the Firmware Pack, all OS Packs, and all documents.

This pack does not include Oracle VTS or the Oracle System Assistant image.

You need to update a combination of system firmware and OS-specific software.
Sun Server X3-2 (X4170 M3) SWversion – Diagnostics
Oracle VTS diagnostics image.
You need the Oracle VTS diagnostics image.
Sun Server X3-2 (X4170 M3) SWversion – Oracle System Assistant
Oracle System Assistant recovery and ISO update image.
You need to manually recover or update Oracle System Assistant.

Each of the downloads is a zip file that contains a ReadMe file and a set of subdirectories containing firmware or software files. The ReadMe file contains details on the components that have changed since the prior software release and the bugs that have been fixed.