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Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

Getting the Latest Firmware and Software

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Support and Training


Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Blade X3-2B Product Notes

New In This Revision


System Hardware and Software Features

Firmware Release History

Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Environment

Supported Components with A90-B Chassis

Supported Components with A90-D Chassis

Supported PCIe EMs

Supported Server Module Components

FEMs and REMs Required for NEMs

Supported CPUs

Supported Memory

Supported Storage Drives

Supported Operating Systems

Server Update Information

Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)

Hardware, Firmware, and BIOS Current Issues and Announcements

Restore SW v1.2 BIOS Configuration Before Downgrading From SW v1.3 to v1.2--New

SW 1.2: Wait Period Required During SP Update Process--(16040413)

DIMM Filler Panels are Now Optional

Intel Quickpath Interconnect Error On Some 4-core and 6-core Servers (7146732)

Oracle ILOM restore_status Parameter Shows Partial Status (7167938)

Oracle ILOM 3.1 Might Not Support the Clearing of Faults Diagnosed by the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 and Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Operating Systems (7170842)

Unable to Change Serial Port Ownership Using the BIOS Setup Utility (7168093)

MegaRAID Storage Manager Unable to Assign Hot Spares on 3-TB Drives Using EFI Partitioning (7164218)

New BIOS Boot Splash Screen

Oracle Recommendations for Drive Slot Population and Virtual Drive Creation (7124194)

PXE-booting Fails When Using Cisco Switch (7149683)

UEFI Boot List Settings Might Be Lost When Transitioning Between UEFI and Legacy Boot Modes (7080526)

Physical Storage Drives Listed Twice on the Sun Blade 6000 Storage Module M2 (7116807)

Oracle System Assistant Current Issues and Announcements

Do Not Downgrade Server BIOS From SW 1.3 to SW 1.2 (18016911)--New

Manually Power On the System After Update to SW v1.3--New

Some Server's USB Drives Do Not Contain Oracle System Assistant

Platform Documentation Button Added to Interface

Update Path to Oracle System Assistant Version 1.2

Firmware Update Task Fails If There are No Hard Disks in the Server (7178868)

User Must Have Full Administrator Role Privileges to Update SP (7158820)

Some Operating Systems Do Not Mount the Oracle System Assistant USB Device

Oracle System Assistant Does Not Support Username "user" (7153741)

The Virtual Ethernet Device Is Reported as Not Installed in Windows 2008 (7129124)

Oracle System Assistant Cannot Be Used to Update a Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA From Legacy BIOS Firmware to UEFI BIOS Firmware (7123372)

'Path too Long' Errors When Unzipping Windows Downloads (7116803)

Popup Message Appears in the Oracle ILOM Web Interface When Launching Oracle System Assistant With the Launch Button (7126194)

Disks Might Not Appear During an Oracle System Assistant Installation of Windows 2008 R2 SP1 With an SG-SAS6-REM-Z and a Sun Blade 6000 Storage Module M2 (7152565)

Linux Current Issues and Announcements

Oracle Linux 6.4: Hotswap of PEM Loses Interface and Generates Error (17801673)--New

RHEL 5.10: Hot Plug of PEM Causes Fault (18380484)--New

Oracle Linux OS Preinstall Available

Oracle Linux 6.1 Installation Fails During Libparted Disk Probe (15770848)

Host Reset Might Cause a Linux System to Hang (16009236)

PCIe EM "Link Training Error" on RHEL Systems (16008349)

Oracle ILOM Not Getting System Information After Oracle Linux 6.2 (7175441)

Oracle System Assistant Assisted-OS Installation of SLES 11 Might Prompt for Root Password (7158471)

Sense Key: Recovered Error Messages Can Appear on the Console and in /var/log/messages. (7144197, 7158666)

Unable to Mount Oracle System Assistant USB Device on Some Versions of Linux

Oracle Linux and RHEL 6.1 grub.efi Cannot Be Used to Set Up a Network PXE Server for Booting UEFI Linux Clients (7095377)

Failure Occurs After Hot-Inserting a SAS-2 RAID Module (SGX-SAS6-EM-Z) (7088969)

Too Many PCI Cards or Modules Can Cause the System to Hang (6899040)

RHEL 6.1 kdump Does Not Work (7133869)

Oracle VM and VMware ESXi Issues and Announcements

Oracle VM Current Issues and Announcements

Oracle VM Install for Large Memory Configurations Requires Additional Steps (7195262)

Oracle VM 3 Does Not Support PCIe EM Hotplug (1596465,16008372)

Unable to Mount Oracle System Assistant USB Device on Oracle VM 3.0.x (7149878)

Date Incorrect on Oracle VM 3.0 (7061790)

VMware ESXi Current Issues

ESXi Cannot Mount the Oracle System Assistant USB Device (7154313)

Oracle Solaris OS Issues and Announcements

Oracle Solaris OS Patch List

Oracle Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 OS Current Issues

Oracle Solaris 10 OS System Does Not Power Off Automatically--New

During Boot Driver Fails to Attach (18456809) -- New

Oracle Solaris 11.1 OS Preinstall Available

Unable to Mount Oracle System Assistant USB Device on the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS

During Oracle Solaris 11 OS, Reboot SXGE Driver Causes System Panic (7121246, 7162938)

Power Status Appears in Violation On Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS (7162900)

Hotplug of QDR IB-HCA PCI-E Gen2 Mellanox ConnectX-2 Base EM Might Fail in S10 8/11 and S11 (7074000, 7098279)

Warning Appears During System Boot (6913723)

Hot Removal of Network Express Modules Fails With Oracle Solaris 11 OS (7083321)

Windows Current Issues and Announcements

Qlogic Network HBA Drivers Not Available in SW v1.3--New

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Do Not Support NEM--New

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Do Not Support NEM--New

Error Message When Starting hwmgmtcli Tool (15909859)

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation

Linux Installation

Oracle VM Installation

Windows Installation

ESX Installation

Administration and Service




Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

You must have a warranty or support contract for your server in order to make a physical media request (PMR).

Before you make the PMR, gather the following information: