For the most updated information about supported firmware and operating systems, important operating notes, and known issues, refer to the latest platform Product Notes document, which is available in the Oracle Server X8-2 Documentation Library at https://www.oracle.com/goto/x8-2/docs.
You can find detailed information about supported hardware in these Oracle Server X8-2 documents:
Oracle Server X8-2 Installation Guide
Oracle Server X8-2 Service Manual
Within those documents, you can find descriptions of supported hardware components, including the following:
Memory modules (DIMMs)
Host bus adapters and other PCIe cards
https://support.oracle.com/handbook_private/Systems/Oracle_Server_X8_2/Oracle_Server_X8_2.html (Access requires Oracle Support purchase and log in.)
Some product features are enabled only when the latest versions of patches or firmware are installed. You must install the latest software version for optimal performance, security, and stability. For details, see Important – Install Latest OS Updates, Patches, and Firmware.
You can find detailed information about supported firmware releases here:
Information about the latest firmware and Software Release, including tools, drivers, component firmware versions, and bug fixes is available in the ReadMe file for each Software Release. To learn how to access the ReadMe file, see Getting Firmware and Software Updates.
The following table lists supported operating systems for Oracle Server X8-2. To identify the latest version of an operating system supported on your server, go to an Oracle Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) or to the third-party operating system certification information.
The following table lists the latest supported operating systems and virtual machine software. Supported operating systems and software are cumulative with each release; that is, later software releases contain all components of earlier software releases.
The following single system management tools are available for the server:
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) – For information, refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 4.0 Documentation Library at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.
You can find descriptions of new Oracle ILOM 4.0 features in the Oracle ILOM Feature Updates and Release Notes Firmware Release 4.0.x.
Oracle Hardware Management Pack – For information, refer to:
In addition, the following software is available to manage multiple systems in a data center:
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center – For information, refer to the product information page at: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/ops-center/index.html
The table below lists the storage drives and part numbers that are supported for use with Oracle Server X8-2. Support for storage drives depends on the server model and its configuration. Basic storage drive support is listed below.
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
800 GB 2.5-inch SAS SSD: 7115078 (factory installation). Refer to https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E85538_01/index.html
800 GB 2.5-inch SAS SSD without encryption: 7118668 (factory installation), 7118709 (orderable option).
480 GB M.2 SATA SSD 1U [Quantity Two] 7115464 (factory installation). Refer to https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E86841_01/index.html
Internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
14 TB 7200 rpm 3.5-inch SAS-3 HDD: 7600029 (factory installation), 7600183 (orderable option). Refer to https://docs.oracle.com/cd/F15116_01/index.html
14 TB 7200 rpm 3.5-inch SAS-3 HDD without encryption: 7600030 (factory installation), 7600184 (orderable option)
1.2 TB 10000 rpm 2.5-inch SAS-3 HDD: 7111107 (factory installation), 7111108 (orderable option). Refer to https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E59286_01/index.html
1.2 TB 10000 rpm 2.5-inch SAS-3 HDD without encryption: 7118662 (factory installation), 7118670 (orderable option)
NVM Express (NVMe)
Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 with 2.5-inch bracket: 7120557 (factory installation), 7120558 (orderable option). Refer to https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E87231_01/index.html
The table below lists the PCI Express (PCIe) cards that are supported for use with Oracle Server X8-2.
Note the following restrictions:
PCIe slot 1 is nonfunctional in single-processor systems.
Do not mix Emulex and QLogic versions of the PCIe Host Bus Adapter cards in the system. You can use PCIe option cards from only one vendor in the system.