Oracle® Linux

Release Notes for Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC)

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E86243-02

May 2017


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction
1.1 Support Statement
2 Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) UEK R2 ISO
2.1 Notable Features and Changes for Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) UEK R2
2.1.1 Changes and Differences From Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 on x86 or x86_64
2.2 Important Patches and Modifications for UEK R2
2.3 Known Issues and Limitations for UEK R2
2.3.1 System Services Fail to Start Correctly
3 Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) UEK R4 ISO
3.1 Notable Features and Changes for Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) UEK R4
3.1.1 Changes and Differences From Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 on x86 or x86_64
3.2 Important Patches and Modifications for UEK R4
3.3 Known Issues and Limitations for UEK R4
3.3.1 Video Redirection Feature Does Not Work in UEK R4 on SPARC T7-2 Server
3.3.2 Crash Utility Fails on UEK R4
3.3.3 Booting SPARC T4-4 Bare Metal Server From UEK R4 ISO Does Not Work
3.3.4 Second Stage of Installation Media Should Be Performed Over HTTP or NFS Server
3.3.5 Downrev System Firmware Could Cause Kernel Panics Running DAX Operations
3.3.6 DTrace Issues on UEK R4
3.3.7 Oracle VM for SPARC Issues on UEK R4
3.4 Upgrading Oracle-Supported OFED Packages for UEK R4
4 Known Issues and Limitations That Apply to Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC)
4.1 ext4 File System Must Be Selected During Installation
4.2 Untested File Systems
4.3 NMI Messages When Booting in an Oracle VM Server for SPARC Guest Domain
4.4 Disk That Is Used for Installation Must Not Contain a Sun VTOC Partition
4.5 Cannot Boot a System with Encrypted Partitions
4.6 Installing on SAN Storage Can Fail With Errors
5 Availability and Installation
5.1 Installing on Bare Metal Servers
5.1.1 About Boot Disk Partitioning
5.1.2 Network Installation Media
5.2 Additional Packages and Yum Configuration
6 Installing and Configuring the Control Domain on Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC)
6.1 Hardware and Software Requirements
6.2 Installing the Logical Domains Manager in the Control Domain
6.2.1 How to Install the Logical Domains Manager in the Control Domain
6.3 Configuring Services in the Control Domain
6.4 Administering Guest Domains
6.5 Oracle VM Server for SPARC Troubleshooting
6.5.1 Troubleshooting Oracle VM Server for SPARC Networking Issues
6.5.2 Troubleshooting ILOM Interconnect Issues