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SPARC S7-2 and SPARC S7-2L Servers Product Notes

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Updated: October 2020

Minimum Supported Versions of the Firmware, OS, and Software

You are required to install the latest available and supported versions of the system firmware, OS, and patches, for optimal performance, security, and stability. See IMPORTANT - Install Latest OS Updates, Patches, and Firmware.

Oracle Solaris 11 is the recommended OS for the SPARC S7-2 series servers. Oracle Solaris 11 provides simplified installation and maintenance, enhanced virtualization capabilities, and performance improvements. A more detailed list of Oracle Solaris 11 advantages is available at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/overview/index.html.

Note -  If you configure the server with Oracle VM Server for SPARC, you can install various combinations of the minimum (or later) versions of the OS. For example, use Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 9 for the control domain, and Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 in a guest domain.
Minimum Supported Versions
Oracle System Firmware
9.7.2 or later for systems running Aura6 PCIe cards.
Firmware 9.7.2. includes Oracle ILOM 3.2.6.
For systems running Aura7 PCIe cards, 9.8.3 or later is required, and you must also install the Hardware_Programmables-1.0.14-SPARC_T7-1+T7-2+T7-4+S7-2+S7-2L.pkg file.
Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 9.
For the control domain, guest domains, and nonvirtualized configurations, includes these software components:
  • Oracle VM Server for SPARC

  • Oracle VTS

Oracle Solaris 10 OS
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13.
For virtual guest domains only.
Includes Oracle VTS 7 PS15.
To use with Oracle VM Server 3.4, see the required patches listed in the "Fully Qualified Oracle Solaris OS Versions" section of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4 installation Guide.
Java Development Kit
Java applications running on this product require one of these minimum JDK versions:
  • JDK 11 or higher

  • JDK 1.8.0_60 b27 or higher

  • JDK 1.7.0_85 b33 or higher

For production use, Oracle recommends using the latest available JDK and JRE versions, and does not recommend using JDK versions that are no longer updated and are in sustaining support. For details, refer to https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/overview/index.html
For information about running older versions of the JDK on SPARC servers, refer to Doc ID 2564392.1 on My Oracle Support.
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, plus required bundle patch.
Required on Oracle Solaris 11.3 for in-memory features.

Note -  Some PCIe cards and devices have other minimum requirements. For details, including what is required for a device to be bootable, refer to the product notes and other documentation for that device.