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Sun Server X3-2L (formerly Sun Fire X4270 M3)

Product Notes, Version 1.2.1

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Sun Server X3-2L Product Notes

Sun Server X3-2L Name Change

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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

MAC Address Mapping to Ethernet Ports

Rear-Mounted HDD Naming When Using Oracle Solaris

Inspect Grounding Strap on 3.5-inch HDD Bracket Before Installing HDDs

Battery Module

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Supported PCIe Cards

This section includes information about the PCIe cards that are supported on the Sun Server X3-2L.

The following table lists the quantity and slot restrictions for PCIe cards supported on the Sun Server X3-2L. The Maximum Quantity Supported column indicates the number of cards tested and supported by Oracle.


Note - PCIe slots 1, 2, and 3 are nonfunctional in single-processor systems. PCIe cards that are supported in slots 1 through 5 in dual-processor systems are only supported in slots 4 and 5 in single-processor systems.


Table 5 PCIe Cards Supported, Quantity Supported, and Slot Restrictions¬†

PCIe Card
Maximum Quantity Supported
Slot Restrictions
Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z SG-SAS6-R-INT-Z
1
Supported in slot 6 only.
Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, Internal SGX-SAS6-INT-Z SG-SAS6-INT-Z
1
Supported in slot 6 only.
Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, External SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z SG-SAS6-EXT-Z
4
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
StorageTek 8 Gb FC PCIe HBA Dual Port QLogic SG-PCIE2FC-QF8-Z

SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-N

5
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
StorageTek 8 Gb FC PCIe HBA Dual Port Emulex SG-PCIE2FC-EM8-Z SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-N
5
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Sun Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter (incorporates the Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller) 1109A-Z X1109A-Z
4
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Sun InfiniBand QDR Host Channel Adapter PCIe: Low Profile 4242A X4242A
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
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, 3, 4, and 5.
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, 3, 4, and 5.
Sun Dual Port GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, MMF

7100481

7100482

4
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Sun Quad Port GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, UTP

7100477

7100479

4
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Sun Dual Port 10 GbE PCIe 2.0 Low Profile Adapter, Base-T

7100488

7100563

4
Supported in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card, 400 GB, enterprise multilevel cell (eMLC)

7104480

7104482

4
Supported in slots 1, 2, 4, and 5