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

Product Notes, Version 1.3

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Sun Server X3-2L Product Notes

Sun Server X3-2L Name Change

Supported Hardware

Supported Firmware Revisions

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

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

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 Issues

VMware ESXi Known Issue

Documentation Updates

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Getting Firmware and Software From MOS or PMR

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Required Patches

Before installing Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 on the server, you should install the patches listed in the following table.

Table 1 Required Patches for Oracle Solaris 10 8/11

Required Patches
CRs Fixed
CR Descriptions
Ethernet issue. This patch fixes an issue with Ethernet (ixgbe) ports losing link. Note that this issue also affects Oracle Solaris JumpStart installations. To support JumpStart installations, apply this patch to your Solaris 10 8/11 JumpStart miniroot image. The instructions for patching miniroot are in the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Network Based Installations at:
FMA support. This patch adds support for Oracle Solaris Fault Management Architecture (FMA) for the Intel CPU used in the Sun Server X3-2L.
Kernel issue. This patch fixes a problem with delayed visibility to processor threads that can cause a panic that contains the string turnstile_block and unowned mutex.
AVX issue. This patch fixes an issue with Intel AVX support.
Processor performance counters support. This patch adds performance counter support for the Intel processor used in the Sun Server X3-2L.
HBA issue. This patch fixes a panic that can occur when booting from an SGX-SAS6-INT-Z host bus adapter (HBA).
SCSI issue. This patch fixes an issue with SCSI DMA transfers during cable disconnects that reports "Error setting up next portion of DMA transfer."