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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

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VMware ESXi Known Issue

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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

Update HBA Firmware to Support UEFI BIOS

You might need to update the firmware on your Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA Internal (SGX-SAS6-INT-Z), Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA External (SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z), or Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA Internal (SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z) card to support Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS if you are not using a card that was shipped with your system. You might need to update your HBA firmware if:

You can use Oracle System Assistant or Oracle Hardware Management Pack to update your HBA firmware. For information on updating HBA firmware using Oracle System Assistant, see “Update Firmware” in the Sun Server X3-2L Administration Guide. For information on updating HBA firmware using Oracle Hardware Management Pack, see “Set Up Software and Firmware Using Oracle Hardware Management Pack” in the Sun Server X3-2L Administration Guide.


Note - Alternatively, you can configure your system to use Legacy BIOS. For information, see “Select Legacy BIOS or UEFI Boot Mode” in the Sun Server X3-2L Administration Guide.