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

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Updated: October 2018

Important – Install Latest OS Updates, Patches, and Firmware

System software release 2.1.0 is associated with system firmware version Newer system firmware versions have a higher number or letter added. For example, a future software release might be associated with system firmware version

Some product features are enabled only when the latest versions of patches and firmware are installed. To retain optimal system performance, security, and stability, you must install the latest operating system, patches, and firmware. For further information, see “Getting Server Firmware and Software Updates” in the Sun Server X3-2 Installation Guide.

To verify that the firmware is a minimum of or newer:

  1. Use Oracle ILOM to check the system firmware version.
    • From the web interface, click System Information → Summary, then view the property information for the System Firmware Version in the General Information table.

    • From the CLI, at the command prompt (->) type: show /System/Firmware

      For more details, refer to information about viewing system information and inventory in your server administration guide, which is available at https://www.oracle.com/goto/x86admindiag/docs.

  2. Ensure that the firmware version is at the minimum required version, noted above, or a subsequent release, if available.
  3. If the required firmware version (or newer) is not installed:
    1. Download the firmware from My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com. For more information, see Getting Server Firmware and Software.
    2. Install the downloaded firmware.

      Refer to the information about performing firmware updates in the Oracle ILOM Administrators Guide for Configuration and Maintenance, which is available at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docshttp://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs. Ensure that you perform the preparatory steps described in that document before updating the firmware.

      Note -  Occasionally after installing the firmware, the Oracle ILOM web interface cannot display the power state correctly on the power control page. To correct this problem, clear your browser cache before logging in to the Oracle ILOM web interface.