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

Product Notes, Version 1.3

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Access to Oracle Support

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

Documentation Updates

This section describes documentation issues that have been recently identified and/or resolved.

Earlier Release of Oracle Hardware Management Pack User's Guide Included in Software Release

The Oracle System Assistant update for software release 1.3 includes a past version of the Oracle Hardware Management Pack (HMP) User's Guide. To access the current Oracle HMP documentation, go to:

Operating Altitude Limits for China Markets

In the previous versions of the Sun Server X3-2L Site Planning Guide, for the Sun Server X3-2L environmental specifications, the following information about the server's operating altitude that is pertinent to installations in China was omitted:

Operating altitude: Up to 9,840 feet (3,000 meters) maximum ambient temperature is derated by 1° C per 300 meters above 900 meters.

Note - In China markets, regulations may limit installations to a maximum altitude of 6,562 feet (2,000 meters).

Translated Documents Use Abbreviated Titles

In the translated versions of the PDF documents, the document titles used in cross-references are abbreviated. The abbreviated titles correspond to the complete document titles listed in the table that follows.

Table 14 Complete Document Titles

Abbreviated Document Title
Complete Document Title
Site Planning
Sun Server X3-2L Site Planning Guide
Sun Server X3-2L Installation Guide
Oracle Solaris Installation
Sun Server X3-2L Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System
Oracle VM Installation
Sun Server X3-2L Installation Guide for Oracle VM
Linux Installation
Sun Server X3-2L Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems
Windows Installation
Sun Server X3-2L Installation Guide for Windows Operating Systems
VMware ESXi Installation
Sun Server X3-2L Installation Guide for VMware ESXi
Sun Server X3-2L Administration Guide
Sun Server X3-2L Service Manual