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SPARC T4-1 Server

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1.  Late Breaking Information

Preinstalled Software

Supported Versions of Oracle Solaris OS, Firmware, and Software

OS Package and Patch Updates

Determining Oracle Solaris 11 OS Package Update Version

Determining Oracle Solaris 10 Patch Revision

Minimum Required Patchset for Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS

Minimum Required Patchsets and SPARC Bundle for Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 OS

Minimum Required Patchsets and SPARC Bundle for Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 OS

Support for new 16 Gbyte and 32 Gbyte DIMMs

Rules for I/O Slot Use by Certain Cards

2.  Known Product Issues

Hardware Issues

Maximizing Memory Bandwidth

Direct I/O Support

Use Links Labeled SPARC T3 to Download sas2ircu Firmware and Documentation for SPARC T4 Servers

Sun Type 6 Keyboards Are Not Supported By SPARC T4 Series Servers

Caution Needed When Removing a SATA Data Cable From a Backplane Connector

Caution Needed When Handling the Connector Board

Server Panics When Booting From a USB Thumbdrive Attached to the Front USB Ports (Bug ID 15667682)

PSH Might Not Clear a Retired Cache Line on a Replaced Motherboard (Bug ID 15705327, Bug ID 15713018)

PCIe Correctable Errors Might Be Reported (Bug ID 15720000, Bug ID 15722832)

SPARC T3 and T4 Platforms Might See Dropped or Doubled Character Input From USB Keyboards (Bug ID 15700526, Bug ID 15728507)

L2 Cache UEs Are Sometimes Reported as Core Faults Without Any Cache Line Retirements (Bug ID 15731176)

Upon a Reboot After an Unrecoverable Hardware Error, CPUs Might Not Start (Bug ID 15733431)

reset /SYS Operations Can Cause the SAS Controller to Disappear (Bug ID 15737475)

SAS Command Might Fail to Complete When Certain SAS Devices Are Put Under Heavy Load (Bug ID 15802084)

Rebooting an SDIO-SAS HBA Guest Domain Might Generate ereport.io.pciex.pl.re (Bug ID 15718101)

Characters Are Occasionally Dropped at the Oracle OpenBoot Prompt (Bug ID15813690)

Oracle Solaris OS Issues

When a Start Address Is Not Aligned With the Largest Page Size, the OS Should Use the Next Available Page Size (Bug ID 15718159)

Cannot Boot Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 OS (U8) From the Internal DVD

Spurious Interrupt Message in System Console (Bug ID 15651697, Bug ID 15771956, Bug ID 15771958)

Spurious Error Message During Initial Oracle Solaris 10 OS Installation (Bug ID 15658412)

When diag-switch? is Set to true, Oracle Solaris OS Fails to Update EEPROM for Automatic Rebooting (Bug ID 15666767)

Memory Allocation Issues With Emulex 8Gb HBAs In a Magma IO Expansion Box (Bug ID 15666779)

Fault Management Sometimes Sends Resolved Cases to the SP (Bug ID 15667874, Bug ID 15741999)

Gigabit Ethernet (nxge) Driver Not Loading on Systems With Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 OS and a Solaris 10 9/10 Patchset or Solaris 10 8/11 Patchset (Bug ID 15677751)

The trapstat -T Command Causes Bad Watchdog Resets at TL2 (Bug ID 15720390)

Watchdog Timeouts Seen With Heavy Workloads and Maximum Memory Configurations (Bug ID 15737671, Bug ID 15744469, Bug ID 15771943)

ereport.fm.fmd.module Generated During a Reboot of an SDIO Domain (Bug ID 15738845, Bug ID 15742069)

Benign Error Message: mptsas request inquiry page 0x83 for target:a, lun:0 failed! (Bug ID 15809005)

Oracle VTS dtlbtest hangs when the CPU Threading Mode is Set to max-ipc (Bug ID 15743740, Bug ID 15744945)

Some pciex8086,105f Devices Fail to Attach (Bug ID 15774699)

L2 Cache Uncorrectable Errors Causing a Reboot Abort (Bug ID 15826320)

Firmware Issues

Performing First-Time Boot On Servers Equipped With the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe 8-Port Internal RAID HBA

Cold Reset Adds One Day to System Time (CR 15764743, Bug ID 15765255, Bug ID 15765770)

Timestamp for an Oracle ILOM Fault/Critical Event Might Be Off by One Hour (Bug ID 15802097)

Missing Interrupt Causes USB Hub Hotplug Thread to Hang, Resulting In Process Hangs (Bug ID 15655752)

Units Used to Define the MIB Power Management Time Limit Are Reported in Seconds (Bug ID 15675720)

Message From cpustat Refers to Processor Documentation Incorrectly (Bug ID 15717099, Bug ID 15717100, Bug ID 15749141)

reboot disk Command Occasionally Fails When disk Argument Picks Up Extra Characters (Bug ID 15816272)

Explicit Processor Binding Might Block Strand Retirement (Bug ID 15733312)

Blue OK-to-Remove LED On Drive Does Not Light When The Drive Is Ready To Remove (Bug ID 15737491)

In Some Instances, a PCIe Card Might Disappear From the Device Tree Upon Reboot or During Power-On (Bug ID 15849720)

System Firmware 8.2.0 Contains a New Version of the scvar Database (Bug ID 16184046)

System Firmware 8.3.0.b Incompatible with the Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card (Bug ID 16813726)

Supported Versions of Oracle Solaris OS, Firmware, and Software

Table 1-2 Supported Versions of the Oracle Solaris OS and Firmware

Software
Supported Versions
Operating System
  • Oracle Solaris 11.1 or later OS
  • Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 OS

  • Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 OS

  • Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS with required patchsets

  • Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 OS with the Solaris 10 8/11 SPARC Bundle and required patchsets

  • Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 OS with the Solaris 10 8/11 SPARC Bundle and required patchsets

Oracle VM Server for SPARC (LDoms)
  • 2.2 or later with Solaris 11
  • 2.1 or later with Solaris 10

Electronic Prognostics on the server host
1.1 with Oracle Solaris 101
System firmware
  • 8.1.1.c or later
  • 8.2.1.b or later with Sun Flash F40 card

  • No earlier than 8.4.0.b with Oracle Dual Port QDR InfiniBand Adapter M3

1Electronic Prognostics is integrated into all versions of Oracle Solaris 11.