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

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

Resolved Issues for Previous Software Releases

Table 2-6  Resolved Issues for Previous Software Releases
Software Release 1.2.1 documentation incorrectly implies that you can set a RAID volume as global hot spare in Oracle System Assistant. This functionality is not available until Software Release 1.3.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.2.1

15812479 (formerly CR 7194345)
In single-processor systems, fmtopo output is incorrect.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.2.1

15775215 (formerly CR 7148627)
Power-on command might not work after rapid power off and on cycles.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.2

15791123 (formerly CR 7168093
Attempts to change serial port ownership using the BIOS Setup Utility (F2) fail.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.2

15788495 (formerly CR 7165042)
Oracle ILOM event logged for power reset is incorrect.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.2

15800659 (formerly CR 7179910)
On single-processor systems, Ethernet ports NET 2 and NET 3, and PCIe slot 1 are incorrectly displayed as visible and editable (enable/disable) in the BIOS IO Menu screen.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.2

15766055(formerly CR7129556)
The server's dual Intel X540 10GBase-T network interface controllers are unable to establish a 100 Mb link while in UEFI BIOS mode and enabled for LOM.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.1

15774974(formerly CR7148294)
The IPMItool boot override command can be used to override the existing boot priority list.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.1

15774795(formerly CR7148056)
The BIOS bootlist might get permanently changed when IPMItool is used to override the existing bootlist on two or more consecutive boot cycles.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.1

15763811(formerly CR7126194)
Popup message “cannot retrieve host power status” appears in the Oracle ILOM web interface when the Oracle System Assistant Launch button is pressed.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.1

15777542(formerly CR7151906)
Oracle System Assistant does not support creating, deleting, or modifying a user with a user name of user.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.1

15776345(formerly CR7150235)
Fibre channel adapters are not supported in UEFI boot mode.
Fixed in:
  • Release 1.1