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Oracle® X8 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: October 2019

Software Releases

Software releases on My Oracle Support are grouped by product family (such as Oracle Server), then the product (the specific server), and finally the software release version. A software release contains all the updated software and firmware for your server as a set of downloadable files (patches), including firmware, drivers, tools, or utilities, all tested together to be compatible with your server.

Each patch is within a zip file that contains set of firmware and software subdirectories and files, along with a ReadMe file. The ReadMe file provides information about the patch, such as what has changed since the prior software release and the bugs that have been fixed in the current release.

My Oracle Support provides the set of software releases for your server as described in the following table. You can obtain these software releases by downloading the files from My Oracle Support.

When to Download This Package
SW release – Firmware Pack
Contains all system firmware, including Oracle ILOM, BIOS, and option card firmware.
You need the latest firmware.
SW release – OS Pack
Includes a package of all tools, drivers, and utilities for a specific OS. An OS Pack is available for each supported operating system version.
Software includes Oracle Hardware Management Pack, Avago MegaRAID software, and any other optional software that Oracle recommends.
For the Windows OS, the OS Pack also includes Intel Network Teaming and Install Pack.
You need to update OS-specific tools, drivers, or utilities.
SW release – All Packs
Includes the Firmware Pack and all OS Packs.
This pack does not include the Oracle VTS image.
You need to update a combination of system firmware and OS-specific software.
SW release – Diagnostics
Includes Oracle VTS diagnostics image.
You need the Oracle VTS diagnostics image.