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Sun Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Fire X4170 M3) Product Notes Version 1.9

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Updated: October 2017
 
 

Oracle System Assistant cannot be used to update a Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA from Legacy BIOS to UEFI BIOS firmware (15762391, formerly CR 7123372)

Oracle System Assistant cannot be used to update a Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe host bus adapter (HBA) from Legacy (non-UEFI) BIOS firmware to Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS firmware. Updating the HBA to UEFI BIOS firmware requires two consecutive firmware updates. Oracle System Assistant is unable to perform consecutive firmware updates on a single HBA. Instead, use the LSI sas2flash utility.

Affected hardware and software:

  • Sun Storage 6 Gb PCIe HBA, Internal option card (SGX-SAS6-INT-Z and SG-SAS6-INT-Z)

  • Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.8

Workaround:

Perform the following procedure to update the HBA firmware using the LSI sas2flash utility:

  1. Download the OS version-specific sas2flash utility for the HBA at: https://www.broadcom.com/support/oem/oracle/.

  2. To identify the controller number, use the sas2flash tool to list all of the installed SAS2 (Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe) HBAs:

    -> sas2flash -listall

  3. To update the HBA, use the following sas2flash commands, where <n> is the controller number displayed by the sas2flash command in step 2.

    -> sas2flash -c n -f fw-rem-11050000-0a030019.bin

    -> sas2flash -c n -b x64sas2-07180207.rom

    -> sas2flash -c n -b mptsas2-7210400.rom

    -> sas2flash -c n -b lsisas2f-10060.rom