Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Release Notes

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Updated: May 2015

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: WAN Boot During an Automated Install of Guest Domains Is Slower on Older System Firmware

Users of the SPARC T-Series servers from Oracle might experience a slow WAN boot during an automated installation of a guest domain if they are running an older version of the system firmware.

Workaround: For System Firmware 8.x, you must have at least version 8.1.1.b or greater. For System Firmware 7.x, you require at least version 7.4.0.d or greater. The following information shows the platforms and the required firmware version.

    System Firmware 8.x supports the following platforms:

  • Netra SPARC T3-1

  • Netra SPARC T3-1B

  • Sun SPARC T3-1

  • Sun SPARC T3-2

  • Sun SPARC T3-4

  • Sun SPARC T3-1B

  • Sun SPARC T4-1

  • Sun SPARC T4-1B

  • Sun SPARC T4-2

  • Sun SPARC T4-4

  • Sun SPARC T5-1B

    System Firmware 7.x supports the following platforms:

  • Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120

  • Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140

  • Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220

  • Sun SPARC Enterprise T5240

  • Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440

  • Sun Blade T6320 - Sun Blade T6340

    The following platforms do not have the required firmware version available:

  • Netra CP3260

  • Netra SPARC T3-1BA

For more information about specific versions of system firmware, see Oracle VM Server for SPARC Release Notes.