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

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Updated: October 2020

What's New About SPARC S7-2 and SPARC S7-2L Servers

The following features are new or changed for this hardware release:

  • S7 Processor - extends the SPARC portfolio to provide enterprise class performance and Software in Silicon features in significantly lower-cost form factors. The S7 processor provides a high level of system integration, excellent throughput, low memory latency, and high bandwidth IO interconnect.

  • Oracle ILOM Remote System VNC Console - enables you to remotely redirect the host server keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) events to a graphical shared desktop display. This functionality replaces the older Oracle ILOM Remote System Console and Oracle ILOM Storage Redirection CLI features, and provides video support for the server consoles.

    For more information, see the "Oracle ILOM Remote KVMS Consoles Supported" section of the Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 3.2.x.

  • Alert Class Faults - a new diagnostic class called alert is now available. Alerts are less severe than faults or defects. They are used for issues when no hardware replacement is required, and they will clear themselves when the error condition is no longer present. Use fmadm faulty to show all error classes, use fmadm faulty list-alert to show just alerts.

  • Hardware RAID Support - unlike some past SPARC servers, these servers do not provide built-in hardware RAID support. You cannot use the hardware RAID functions that were provided through Fcode-based RAID utilities and commands (such as create-raid1-volume). In place of hardware RAID, consider using the ZFS capabilities provided in Oracle Solaris. For information about creating Oracle Solaris ZFS storage pools and root pools, refer to Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle Solaris 11.3 at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E53394_01.