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Oracle® Server X7-2 Product Notes

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Updated: October 2021
 
 

Oracle Server X7-2 Product Information

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 X7-2 Documentation Library at https://www.oracle.com/goto/x7-2/docs.

Supported Hardware

You can find detailed information about supported hardware in these Oracle Server X7-2 documents:

  • Oracle Server X7-2 Installation Guide

  • Oracle Server X7-2 Service Manual

Within those documents, you can find descriptions of supported hardware components, including the following:

  • Processors

  • Memory modules (DIMMs)

  • Storage drives

  • Host bus adapters and other PCIe cards

Related Information

Supported Firmware

Some product features are enabled only when the latest versions of patches or firmware are installed. You must install the latest system software release for optimal performance, security, and stability. 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 access the ReadMe file, see Getting Firmware and Software Updates.

Supported Operating Systems

The following table lists supported operating systems for Oracle Server X7-2. 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.

Operating System
Link to HCL or Other Certification Information
Oracle Linux
Oracle VM
Oracle Solaris
Microsoft Windows Server
VMware ESXi

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.

Platform Software Release
Latest Supported Operating Systems
3.2.2 or later
  • Oracle Linux 8 Update 4

3.1.4
  • Oracle Linux 8 Update 2, 3

  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 9

3.1.0
  • Oracle Linux 8 Update 1 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6

  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 8 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 3

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

  • VMware ESXi 7.0

1.7.0
  • Oracle Linux 8

  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 7 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 2 or later

  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 3

  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 3

1.4.1 to 1.6.2
  • No changes to supported operating systems or virtual machine software.

1.4.0
  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5) for the Red Hat Compatible Kernel

  • Oracle VM 3.4.6

1.3.2
  • Oracle Solaris 11.4

  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1

1.3.1
  • Oracle Linux 6 Update 10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 (UEK R4) for the Rad Hat Compatible Kernel

1.3
  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5) or the Red Hat Compatible Kernel

  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2, and 6.7

1.2.1
  • Oracle VM 3.4.5

1.2
  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 (UEK R4) or the Red Hat Compatible Kernel

1.1.3
No changes to supported operating systems or virtual machine software.
1.1.2
No changes to supported operating systems or virtual machine software.
1.1.1
No changes to supported operating systems or virtual machine software.
1.1
  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 4 (UEK R4u4) or the Red Hat Compatible Kernel

1.0.1
No changes to supported operating systems or virtual machine software.
1.0
  • Oracle Linux 7 Update 3 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 4 (UEK R4u4) or the Red Hat Compatible Kernel

  • Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 4 (UEK R4u4) or the Red Hat Compatible Kernel

  • Oracle VM 3.4.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 4 (UEK R4u4)

  • Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 23

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1

New Features and Changes in Software 3.2.2

New features, major enhancements, bug fixes, and other changes that are introduced in platform software release 3.2.2 include:

  • Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 5.0.2 features

  • Oracle Hardware Management Pack Version 2.4.8

  • Security updates

  • Oracle ILOM Adaptive Double DRAM Device Correction (ADDDC) and Post Package Repair (PPR) features were added and enabled in the firmware. ADDDC is a RAS feature to test memory reliability.


    Note -  PPR is not enabled until Oracle ILOM 5.0.2.24 per the two BIOS bugs, but ADDDC is enabled in Oracle ILOM 5.0.1.28.
  • Fixed issues:

    • Hardware:

    • Bug ID 31170440 - Incorrect DIMM slot callout by Oracle ILOM FMA (Fault Management Architecture). Fixed in Oracle ILOM 5.0.1.21.

    • Bug ID 31118365 - EXACS: MEMORY issue not reported in Oracle ILOM when Oracle Linux stops. Fixed in Oracle ILOM 5.0.1.28.

    • Bug ID 32298843 - Enh 32298843 - Oracle ILOM to issue UE ereport and log fault. Fixed in Oracle ILOM 5.0.1.28.

    • Oracle ILOM:

    • Bug ID 32033315 - Oracle ILOM stop/offline in FW 5.0.1.21. Fixed in Oracle ILOM 5.0.1.28.

    • Bug ID 33218717 - 800GB SSD reports disk.over-temperature when upgrading to Oracle ILOM 5.0.2.24. Fixed in Oracle ILOM 5.1.0.0.

    • BIOS:

    • BIOS 5.0.2.24 - Enh ID 32790718 - Enable PPR in memtest flow in X7. Fixed in Oracle ILOM 5.0.2.24.

The following table lists software release 3.2.2 supported operating systems and virtual machine software.

Operating System
Supported Versions
Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux 6 Update 9, Oracle Linux 6 Update 10
Oracle Linux 7 Update 5, Oracle Linux 7 Update 6, Oracle Linux 7 Update 7, Oracle Linux 7 Update 8, Oracle Linux 7 Update 9
Oracle Linux 8 Update 1, Oracle Linux 8 Update 2, Oracle Linux 8 Update 3, Oracle Linux 8 Update 4
Oracle VM
Oracle VM Server 3.4.6
Oracle Solaris
Oracle Solaris 11 Update 3, Oracle Solaris 11 Update 4
VMware ESXi
VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1, VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 2, VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 3
VMware vSphere 7.0 U1 and vSphere 7.0 U2
Windows
Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Server Management Tools

The following single system management tools are available for the server:

In addition, the following software is available to manage multiple systems in a data center:

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, available software to manage multiple systems in a data center. For information, refer to the product information page at: https://www.oracle.com/enterprise-manager/technologies/. For documentation, refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Documentation Library at: https://docs.oracle.com/en/enterprise-manager/related-products.html

Supported Storage Drives

The table below lists the storage drives and part numbers that are supported for use with Oracle Server X7-2. Support for storage drives depends on the server model and its configuration. Basic storage drive support is listed below.

Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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)

Supported PCIe Cards

The table below lists the PCI Express (PCIe) cards that are supported for use with Oracle Server X7-2.


Note -  PCIe slot 1 is nonfunctional in single-processor systems.

Note -  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.
PCIe Card Installation Order
PCIe Card
Maximum Quantity Supported in a Single-Processor System
Slot Restrictions for a Single-Processor System
Maximum Quantity Supported in a Dual-Processor System
Slot Restrictions for a Dual-Processor System
1
Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal: 16 port
7117125 (factory installation)
7117126 (orderable option)

Note -  This HBA is required to manage SAS storage drives.

1
Supported in slot 4 only.
1
Supported in slot 4 only.
2
Oracle Quad Port 10GBase-T Adapter
7111182 (factory installation)
7111181 (orderable option)
1
Supported in slots 2 or 3.
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
3
Oracle Dual Port QDR InfiniBand Adapter M3
7104073 (factory installation)
7104074 (orderable option)
2
Supported in slots 2 and 3.
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
4
Oracle Quad 10 Gb or Dual 40 Gb Ethernet Adapter
7114148 (factory installation)
7114134 (orderable option)
1
Supported in slots 2 or 3.
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
5
Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, External: 8 port
7110118 (factory installation)
7110119 (orderable option)
2
Supported in slots 2 and 3.
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
6
Oracle Storage Dual-Port 32 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Low Profile HBA, Emulex
7115459 (factory installation)
7115461 (orderable option)
1
Supported in slots 2 or 3.
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
7
Oracle Storage Dual-Port 32 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Low Profile HBA, QLogic
7115460 (factory installation)
7115462 (orderable option)
1
Supported in slots 2 or 3.
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.
8
Oracle Dual Port 25 Gb Ethernet Adapter
7118015 (factory installation)
7118016 (orderable option)
1
Supported in slots 2 or 3.
2
Supported in slots 1, 2, and 3.