Siemens SPARC M8000 User`s guide

SPARC® Enterprise
M8000/M9000 Servers
Product Notes
For XCP version 1060
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Contents
Preface
vii
Technical Support
vii
Software Resources
vii
Accessing Documentation
viii
Fujitsu Siemens Computers Welcomes Your Comments
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes
Supported Versions of Firmware and Software
Solaris Patch Information
Known Issues
viii
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General Functionality Issues and Limitations
Notes for XCP 1050 or Later
Notes for XSCF Web
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Hardware Installation and Service Issues
Notes for power-on after power-off
Specific Issues and Workarounds
Hardware Documentation Updates
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Updates of the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Site Planning Guide
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Bottom Views of the Components
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Software Issues
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XCP Issues and Workarounds
Solaris Issues and Workarounds
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Identifying Permanent Memory in a Target Board
Preparing to Upgrade to XCP 1050 or Later
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Upgrading From XCP104x to XCP 1050 or Later
Software Documentation Updates
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Preface
These product notes contain late-breaking information about the SPARC® Enterprise
M8000/M9000 server hardware, software, or documentation that became known
after the documentation set was published.
Technical Support
If you have technical questions or issues that are not addressed in the SPARC
Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers documentation, contact a sales representative or a
certified service engineer.
Software Resources
The Solaris™ Operating System and Sun Java™ Enterprise System software are
preinstalled on your SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers.
Contact a sales representative or a certified service engineer for software resources
for your SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers.
Note – For latest patch information go to:
http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com
Installation information and README files are included in the patch download.
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Accessing Documentation
Instructions for installing, administering, and using your SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 servers are provided in the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers
documentation set.
The documentation set is available for download from the following website:
http://manuals.fujitsu-siemens.com/
Note – Information in these product notes supersedes the information in the SPARC
Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers documentation set.
Solaris documentation is available at:
http://www.sun.com/documentation
Fujitsu Siemens Computers Welcomes
Your Comments
If you have any comments or requests regarding this manual, or if you find any
unclear statements in the manual, please state your points specifically, and forward
it to a sales representative or a certified service engineer.
Please include the title and part number of your document with your feedback.
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SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000
Servers Product Notes
These product notes contain late-breaking information about the SPARC® Enterprise
M8000/M9000 server hardware, software, or documentation that became known
after the documentation set was published.
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Supported Versions of Firmware and Software
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Solaris Patch Information
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Known Issues
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Notes for XCP 1050 or Later
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Notes for XSCF Web
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Hardware Installation and Service Issues
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Hardware Documentation Updates
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Software Issues
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Software Documentation Updates
Supported Versions of Firmware and
Software
The following firmware and software versions are supported in this release:
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XSCF Control Package (XCP) 1060 or later
You can download the latest files of firmware at the following websites.
Global Site:
http://www.fujitsu.com/sparcenterprise/firmware/
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Japanese Site:
http://primeserver.fujitsu.com/sparcenterprise/download/firmwa
re/
Note – When the XCP version preinstalled in your server is under XCP 1060, you
must upgrade to XSCF Control Package(XCP) 1060 or later. Use the web browser
interface, also known as the browser user interface (BUI), to import XCP firmware
and then execute the flashupdate(8) command to upgrade the XCP firmware with
the XSCF Shell.
Caution – CR ID #6534471: Improper handling of large page in kernel memory may
cause random panics. Implement the workaround for CR ID #6534471 or check for
the availability of a patch and install it immediately. This bug has been fixed in
125100-06 and Solaris 10 8/07.
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The first version of the Solaris™ Operating System (OS) to support these servers
is the Solaris 10 11/06 OS.
Note – All SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers must be upgraded to XCP 1050
or later in order to support adding future COD Right To Use (RTU) licenses. Contact
a sales representative or a certified service engineer.
Solaris Patch Information
This section lists mandatory patches for the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000
servers.
These patches are not required for servers running Solaris 10 8/07 OS.
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118833-36 (Install 118833-36 before 125100-04.)
125100-04 or later
120068-03 or later
123839-07 or later
125424-01 or later
125075-01 or later
125670-02 or later
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes for XCP Version 1060 • February 2008
Note – See “Software Resources” on page vii for information on how to find the
latest patches. Installation information and README files are included in the patch
download.
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes
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Known Issues
This section describes known issues in this release.
General Functionality Issues and Limitations
Caution – For dynamic reconfiguration (DR) and hot-plug issues, see TABLE 4.
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Domains using the ZFS file system can not use Dynamic Reconfiguration.
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The maximum number of IOUA (Base I/O Card) cards per domain is limited to
six cards.
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Do not use the internal CD-RW/DVD-RW drive unit and the TAPE drive unit at
the same time.
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For this XCP release, the XSCF web browser interface, also known as the browser
user interface (BUI) does not support the External I/O Expansion Unit Manager
feature.
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The XSCF web browser interface, also known as the browser user interface (BUI),
supports new feature concerning the COD configuration.
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The XSCF does not support the Log Archiving feature.
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When using XSCF as the NTP server of the domain, configure it so as not to block
the ICMP protocol of the DNS server and the NTP server which the XSCF refers
to.
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When you use the external power control interface (EPC) of the external power
controller, the following notification signals are not supported;
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the OS panic or the server hardware error signal (*CPUN/RTNU)
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the server hardware error signal (power fail, temperature error, and fan error)
(*ALARM)
For 1027A-Z/X1027A-Z, PCIe Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber XFP cards, these
limits apply:
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Do not use more than two cards per domain.
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Do not use these cards in an External I/O Expansion Unit.
For 4447A-Z/X4447A-Z, PCIe Quad-port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter UTP cards,
these maximum limits apply:
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No more than two cards in an External I/O Expansion Unit.
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No more than eight cards in a SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers.
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To complete updating the OpenBoot PROM firmware in the target domain, be
sure to power off/on the domain.
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In case that Solaris OS is a single user mode, if you switch from the domain console to the XSCF Shell, Solaris OS might be started up to multi-user mode. When you operate the single user mode for Solaris OS, don't switch from the domain console to the XSCF Shell.
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We recommend the domain to use the XSCF Unit as NTP server. In this case,
needs the following attention.
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XSCF must be connected to an external NTP server
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When you connect one or more NTP servers in addition to XSCF, connect the
same NTP server as XSCF is using
For details on NTP server, contact a certified service engineer. For details on NTP
settings, refer to the SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 servers XSCF
User's Guide.
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The default policy on full trail is "count", which is same as executing "setaudit
-p count". Do not set this policy to "suspend" by executing "setaudit -p
suspend".
Notes for XCP 1050 or Later
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On the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers with XCP1050 or later, the dual
XSCF Unit feature is working. Therefore, you can not downgrade SPARC
Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers with XCP1050 or later to XCP1040 or XCP1041,
which does not support dual XSCF Unit feature.
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You cannot use the following user account names, as they are reserved for system
use: root, bin, daemon, adm, operator, nobody, sshd, rpc, rpcuser, ldap, apache,
ntp, admin, and default.
Notes for XSCF Web
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Using the XSCF Web, when you import XCP or update the firmware, Session ID
error may be displayed on the web browser. And in the Autologout setting, when
you specify the timeout period as over 30 minutes, Internal Server Error may be
displayed when you perform the firmware update.
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When you use the XSCF Web, if a plug-in such as the search tool installed with
the browser, remove the plug-in or disable the pop-up blocking.
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes
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Hardware Installation and Service Issues
This section describes hardware specific issues and workarounds.
Notes for power-on after power-off
Please wait at least 30 seconds before turning on the system power that you turned
off, by using the main line switch or the circuit breakers on the distribution panel.
Specific Issues and Workarounds
TABLE 1 lists known hardware issues and possible workarounds.
TABLE 1
Hardware Issues and Workarounds
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6433420
The domain console might display a Mailbox
timeout or IOCB interrupt timeout error during
boot.
Issue a reset -all command from the
OpenBoot PROM (OK) prompt and reboot.
6488846
During boot, the domain console might display
a checksum error for the SG(X)PCI2SCSIU320Z SCSI controller I/O card.
Check for the availability of the latest
controller card firmware.
6557379
Power cables are not redundant on single
power feed servers without the dual power
feed option.
On servers that have single power feed, all
power cables must be connected and powered
on at all times.
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Hardware Documentation Updates
TABLE 2 lists known documentation updates.
TABLE 2
Documentation Updates
Title
Page Number
Update
All DVD references are now referred to as CD-RW/DVD-RW.
All SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 servers
documentation
Updated glossary terms:
External I/O Expansion Unit - A rack mountable device to addon PCI slots. It is connected to the system’s I/O unit through
the PCIe connection and contains one or two I/O boats.
I/O boat - An I/O unit in the External I/O Expansion Unit. The
I/O boat connects to a PCI-Express (PCIe) slot through a PCIe
switch or a PCI-X bridge on the I/O boat and offers either six
PCI-X slots or six PCIe slots.
SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 Servers
Overview Guide
1-8
TABLE 1-1 "Main Unit Specifications"
Main storage (memory module) describes the maximum
capacity when 8GB DIMM mounted; however, 8GB DIMM can't
be mounted at this time.
1-21
1.3.3, "I/O Unit"
It describes the types of LAN port as "1000BASE-T/100BaseTX/100Base-T," which should be modified as "1000BaseT/100Base-TX/10Base-T."
1-26
1.5.3, "SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server (Expansion Cabinet)
Option"
It describes that the configuration can contain "up to 2B," which
should be modified as "2TB."
The memory size described here is the maximum capacity when
8GB DIMM mounted; however, 8GB DIMM can't be mounted at
this time.
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes
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Updates of the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000
Servers Site Planning Guide
The following information supersedes the information in the SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 Servers Site Planning Guide.
Bottom Views of the Components
This is to correct the description in Section 1.2.2.2, "Bottom View of the
Components", FIGURE 1-18 SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server + Power Cabinet
Bottom View and FIGURE 1-20 SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server (Base Cabinet) +
Power Cabinet Bottom View. The correct figures are as follows:
FIGURE1-18
SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server + Power Cabinet Bottom View
(Front view)
Caster
Feet
Opening for cables
inlet and outlet
Opening for air inlet
Unit: mm (inch)
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FIGURE1-18
SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server (Base Cabinet) + Power Cabinet Bottom
View
Caster
Feet
Opening for cables
inlet and outlet
(Front view)
Opening for air inlet
Unit: mm (inch)
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Software Issues
This section describes software specific issues and workarounds.
XCP Issues and Workarounds
TABLE 3 lists known XCP issues and possible workarounds.
TABLE 3
XCP Issues and Workarounds
ID
Description
Workaround
RTIF1070418-009
While XSCF is running, a process may go
down, a watchdog timeout may occur, or a
hang-up may occur. After this, XSCF may
reset.
Check that XSCF is started. If not started, use
the rebootxscf(8) command to restart XSCF,
or stop all the domains and then execute the
system power off/on (AC OFF/ON). To turn
on the system power that you turned off, wait
at least 30 seconds before power-on.
RTIF1070528-002
While XSCF is running, watchdog timeout
may occur and XSCF may reboot.
Check that XSCF is started. If not started, use
the rebootxscf(8) command to restart XSCF,
or stop all the domains and then execute the
system power off/on (AC OFF/ON). To turn
on the system power that you turned off, wait
at least 30 seconds before power-on.
RTIF1070823-001
Using the XSCF Web, when you selected SSH
on the snapshot screen, the maximum number
of character input for Host, Directory, ID, and
Password doesn't correspond to the maximum
number of character input on the XSCF Shell.
To specify the value which exceeds the
maximum number of character input for the
XSCF Web, use XSCF Shell.
RTIF1070823-003
When you display the Logical tree on the
XSCF Web, the hardware configuration of CPU
or memory which assigned to the domain
appears differently from the actual domain
configuration.
On the Menu, select Device Status to refer to
the domain hardware configuration. Or use the
showdevices(8) command to refer to the
domain hardware configuration.
RTIF1070824-002
On the XSCF Web, when you select Domain
Mode Configuration to perform various
settings, the pop-up screen may not appear but
"Undefined" may be displayed on the screen.
Select Domain Mode Configuration one more
time and perform the settings. Or once
terminate the XSCF Web and then perform the
settings.
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TABLE 3
XCP Issues and Workarounds (Continued)
ID
Description
Workaround
RTIF1070824-004
On the XSCF Web, on the Domain Status
screen, when you select an XSB displayed on
the Domain Component List, and in case the
selected XSB is not yet mounted or is Uni-XSB,
the pop-up screen displays no data.
None available at this time.
RTIF1070824-005
On the XSCF Web, when you changed the
Refresh Interval value of the Monitor Message
Frame, the invalid pop-up "Confirmation
Domain mode" may appear.
Ignore the pop-up and close the screen.
RTIF1070824-006
On the tab browser, to the same host, when
you perform multiple log-in with the user
accounts of different user privileges, the user
privilege of the last log-in user account will be
applied to those pages which you've already
logged in.
When you use the tab browser, do not perform
multiple log-in to the same host.
RTIF1070824-008
On the Domain Configuration screen, when
you select an undefined Domain ID, the
Configuration Policy remains as the content
which previously displayed.
None available at this time.
RTIF1070824-011
While using FireFox2, in the Configuration
policy setting on the Domain Configuration
screen, when you specify a domain which is in
operation, an error display pop-up appears.
When you click on the Back button on this
error display pop-up and click on the Cancel
button on the inquiry screen to re-display the
data, the system remains in the error message
screen.
From the Menu, select the Domain
Configuration page again.
RTIF1070904-001
CLIs should display "Permission denied" when
it is executed in Standby XSCF.
Only the following CLIs can be executed on
the Standby XSCF: snapshot(8),
switchscf(8).
Do not attempt to run any other CLI on the
Standby. Such attempts will report various
errors.
RTIF1070904-003
An incorrect domain state is reported. After
the command sendbreak(8) to domain is
issued, showdomainstatus(8) continues to
show the state as "Running" when the domain
is actually at "ok" prompt.
There is no workaround. This is expected
behavior of the sendbreak(8) operation.
RTIF1070904-004
The latest communication field in
showarchiving(8) command is not updated
regularly.
Disabling and re-enabling archiving refreshes
the Latest communication field in
showarchiving(8) output.
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TABLE 3
XCP Issues and Workarounds (Continued)
ID
Description
Workaround
RTIF1070904-006
While executing the domain power-on,
domain reset or DR, in case the XSCF reboot
occurred, the process may be aborted in some
or all of the XSB.
Execute the domain reset one more time, or
power off the domain and then power on
again.
RTIF1070914-006
When you set the XSCF user account name to
the maximum 32 characters, you can log in,
but then, when you execute the XSCF Shell or
operate the XSCF Web, "Permission denied"
occurs.
Use up to 31 characters to set the XSCF user
account name.
RTIF1070914-019
The CLI 'showldap -c' (which displays
current LDAP certificates) will show proper
data only when used with the same user
account that had originally provided certificate
information using 'setldap -c'. Any other
user account will generate "Permission denied"
error. Similarly, the XSCF Web’s LDAP
Configuration pop-up screen will display no
data, when a different user account is used.
Use the same user account for all LDAP
display or configuration operations, for both
CLI and XSCF Web.
RTIF1070914-020
On the User Account setting page on the User
Manager screen, after the password change
resulted in "Change Password Error," when
you click on the REFRESH button, there
appears the error message "No user. The
request is aborted."
To change the password, select User Manager
on the Menu again.
RTIF1070914-021
During the Open BootPROM process, when
you power off the domain, the error log of
Domain hang-up detected (level3) may be
registered.
This error log can be safely ignored.
RTIF1070914-023
When you specify the domain ID or XSB
number which are not supported on the
machine, there appears the parameter error
message.
To specify the available domain ID or XSB
number on the machine.
RTIF1070914-025
When you execute XCP Sync on the Firmware
Update page, after 15 minutes, the error
message "Another flashupdate is now
processing" or "The page cannot be displayed"
may appear.
None available at this time. However, the XCP
Sync process has been continuously executed.
Check the XSCF update completion message
on the monitoring message to confirm the
completion of Sync process.
RTIF1071102-001
The XSCF firmware monitors itself and if it
detects any inconsistencies, it forces an XSCF
reboot.
There is no workaround. Allow the XSCF Unit
to finish rebooting. It returns to normal
operation within approximately 5 minutes.
RTIF1071102-002
The snmp daemon might quit.
To restart the snmp daemon, issue the
command setsnmp enable.
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TABLE 3
XCP Issues and Workarounds (Continued)
ID
Description
Workaround
RTIF1071116-001
After using the addfru(8) or replacefru(8)
command to hotplug a CMU, further DR
operations might fail with a misleading
message regarding the board being
unavailable for DR.
When performing the addfru(8) and
replacefru(8) commands, it is mandatory to
run diagnostic tests. If you forget to run the
diagnostic tests during
addfru(8)/replacefru(8) then either run
testsb(8) to test the CMU or remove the
CMU/IOU with the deletefru(8) command
and then use the addfru(8) command with the
diagnostic tests.
RTIF1071116-002
Permanent memory DR operation during
XSCF failover might cause domain panic.
Do not start an XSCF failover while a DR
operation is running. Wait for a DR operation
to finish before starting the failover. If you start
the failover first, wait for the failover to finish
before starting the DR operation.
RTIF1071116-003
Using the XSCF Web, when you selected COD,
codusage details cannot be displayed correctly.
Use showcodusage(8) command to display
the codusage.
RTIF1071116-004
When Internet Explorer 7 browser is used, the
License key deletion cannot be executed on the
BUI COD page.
Use deletecodlicense(8) command to
delete a license key. Or use other browsers:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
• Firefox 2.0 or later
• Netscape Navigator 7.1 or later
RTIF1071116-005
While system power on, when the XSCF
switching performed by switchscf(8)
command, PANIC might be generated in XSCF
before it switches, and "SHUTDOWN timeout"
may be stored in the error log.
None available at this time. This message can
be safely ignored.
RTIF1071116-006
While XSCF is running, error message of
"hang-up is detected" might be displayed to
XSCF console, and XSCF may reboot.
Check that XSCF is started. If not started, use
the rebootxscf(8) command to restart XSCF,
or stop all the domains and then execute the
system power off/on (AC OFF/ON). To turn
on the system power that you turned off, wait
at least 30 seconds before power-on.
RTIF1071126-002
When the server is being installed, and the
mainline switch is turned on for the first time,
these error messages might be displayed:
PSU shortage
XSCF watchdog timeout
XSCFU hang-up is detected
XSCF process down detected
Turn off the system AC power, then turn it on
again.
When the error log is displayed again, turn off
the system AC power, then turn it on again. To
turn on the system power that you turned off,
wait at least 30 seconds before power-on.
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TABLE 3
XCP Issues and Workarounds (Continued)
ID
Description
Workaround
RTIF1071129-003
An error log cannot be registered in XSCF
when the following message is displayed on
Solaris OS by the External I/O Expansion Unit
error:
SUNW-MSG-ID: SUN4-8000-4P, TYPE:
Fault
None available at this time.
RTIF1071129-004
The following messages are displayed and you
might not boot Solaris OS:
• Abnormal OpenBoot environment
variable Boot process failed
• ERROR: Invalid token '' FATAL:
NVRAM contents corrupt;
Reinitializing NVRAM parameters.
Confirm the OpenBoot PROM environment
variable. If the variable has errors, set the
variable again.
RTIF1071227-001
In XSCF, write of date and time may become
an error. When the domain powered on, the
following message may appear and the
domain may fail to be powered on.
Poweron canceled due to invalid
system date and time.
Execute the rebootxscf(8) command to
restart XSCF.
RTIF1071227-002
When the showhardconf(8) command
executed in an environment with the External
I/O Expansion Unit, the showhardconf(8)
command may appear as if hang up.
Press Ctrl-C to terminate the
showhardconf(8) command and execute the
showhardconf(8) command again.
RTIF1071227-003
When a non-existent device name specified to
the Boot device path and resulted in the OS
Boot error, the status of I/O unit may become
"Degraded."
Specify the correct device name to the Boot
device path.
When the status of I/O unit became
"Degraded," replace the I/O unit.
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Solaris Issues and Workarounds
TABLE 4 lists known issues and possible workarounds.
TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris
CR ID
Description
Workaround
5076574
A PCIe error can lead to an invalid fault
diagnosis on a large M9000/M8000 domain.
Create a file /etc/fm/fmd/fmd.conf
containing the following lines;
setprop client. buflim 40m
setprop client. memlim 40m
6303418
A SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with a
single domain and 11 or more fully populated
system boards might hang under heavy stress.
Do not exceed 170 CPU strands.
Limit the number of CPU strands to one per
CPU core by using the Solaris psradm
command to disable the excess CPU strands.
For example, disable all odd-numbered CPU
strands.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6348554
Using the cfgadm -c disconnect
command on the following cards might hang
the command during i_mdi_pi_offline:
• SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4 Sun StorageTek
Enterprise Class 4Gb Dual-Port Fibre
Channel PCI-E HBA
• SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4 Sun StorageTek
Enterprise Class 4Gb Single-Port Fibre
Channel PCI-E HBA
• SG-XPCI2FC-QF4 Sun StorageTek Enterprise
Class 4Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel PCI-X
HBA
• SG-XPCI1FC-QF4 Sun StorageTek Enterprise
Class 4Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel PCI-X
HBA
There is no workaround.
Check for the patch 126670-10 for this defect.
6416224
System performance can degrade using a
single NIC card with more than 5,000
connections.
Use multiple NIC cards to split network
connections.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6440061
The domain console may display this message:
ipsec_check_inbound_policy: Policy
Failure for the incoming packet (not
secure)
This message can be safely ignored.
6441349
The system may hang if there is an I/O error
in the system.
None available at this time.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6449315
The Solaris cfgadm(1M) command does not
unconfigure a DVD drive from a domain on a
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 server.
Disable the Volume Management Daemon
(vold) before unconfiguring a DVD drive with
the cfgadm(1M) command.
To disable vold, stop the daemon by issuing
the command /etc/init.d/volmgt stop.
After the device has been removed or inserted,
restart the daemon by issuing the command
/etc/init.d/volmgt start.
6459540
The DAT72 internal tape drive on SPARC
Enterprise M8000/M9000 may time out
during tape operations.
Add the following definition to
/kernel/drv/st.conf:
tape-config-list=
"SEAGATE DAT
DAT72-000",
"SEAGATE_DAT____DAT72-000",
"SEAGATE_DAT____DAT72-000";
SEAGATE_DAT____DAT72-000=
1,0x34,0,0x9639,4,0x00,0x8c,0x8c,
0x8c,3;
There are four spaces between SEAGATE DAT
and DAT72-000.
6466617
Performing a hot plug operation with the PCIExpress slot too quickly interrupts a PCI leaf
reset and fails, creating a cfgadm: Component
system is busy error.
Pause a few seconds between the issue of each
cfgadm -c command.
6472153
If you create a Solaris Flash archive on a nonSPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 sun4u server
and install it on a SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 sun4u server, the console's TTY
flags will not be set correctly. This can cause
the console to lose characters during stress.
Just after installing Solaris OS from a Solaris
Flash archive, telnet into the SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 server to reset the console's
TTY flags a follows:
# sttydefs -r console
# sttydefs -a console -i "9600 hupcl
opost onlcr crtscts" -f "9600"
This procedure is required only once.
6481002
16
Installing the Solaris from the network using
certain PCI-Express cards may cause a panic.
If you are using a Sun PCI-E Dual Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter MMF card or a Sun PCI-E
Dual Gigabit Ethernet Adapter UTP card, do
not install the Solaris using either of these
cards. Instead, use other network devices, such
as the onboard Gigabit Ethernet or another
network device.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6485555
On the SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000
servers, On-board Gigabit Ethernet NVRAM
corruption could occur due to a race condition.
The window of opportunity for this race
condition is very small.
None available at this time.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6496337
The "cpumem-diagnosis" module may fail to
load after uncorrectable error(UE) panic.
Systems will function correctly but events
normally automatically diagnosed by FMA
using this module will require manual
diagnosis.
Example:
SUNW-MSG-ID: FMD-8000-2K, TYPE:
Defect, VER: 1, SEVERITY: Minor
EVENT-TIME: Thu Feb 15 15:46:57 JST
2007
PLATFORM: SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise,
CSN: BE80601007, HOSTNAME: col2-ffem7-d0
If problem occurred, implement the following
workaround:
1. Remove the following file.
# rm /var/fm/fmd/ckpt/cpumemdiagnosis/cpumem-diagnosis
2. Restart fmd service.
# svcadm restart fmd
To avoid this problem in advance,
add "rm -f /var/fm/fmd/ckpt/cpumemdiagnosis/cpumem-diagnosis" in
/lib/svc/method/svc-dumpadm file as below.
#
# We haven't run savecore on a
dump device yet
#
savedev=none
rm -f /var/fm/fmd/ckpt/cpumemdiagnosis/cpumem-diagnosis
#
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6498283
Using the DR deleteboard(8) command
while psradm operations are running on a
domain might cause a system panic.
There is no workaround. Check for the
availability of a patch for this defect.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6499304
CPU isn't offlined and unexpected message is
displayed on console when many correctable
error(CE) occurs.
Example:
SUNW-MSG-ID: FMD-8000-11, TYPE:
Defect, VER: 1, SEVERITY: Minor
EVENT-TIME: Fri Feb 2 18:31:07 JST
2007
PLATFORM: SPARC-Enterprise, CSN:
BE80601035, HOSTNAME: FF2-35-0
Check CPU status on XSCF.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6502204
Unexpected error messages may be displayed
on console on booting after CPU UE panic.
Example:
SUNW-MSG-ID: FMD-8000-11, TYPE:
Defect, VER: 1, SEVERITY: Minor
EVENT-TIME: Tue Jan 9 20:45:08 JST
2007
PLATFORM: SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise,
CSN: 2030636002, HOSTNAME: P2-DC116-d0
If you see unexpected messages, use the XSCF
command showdomainstatus(8) to check
system status on XSCF.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6502750
Notification message for inserted or removed
card by PCI hot plug may not output.
Notification message for inserted or removed
card by PCI hot plug may not output.
6505921
Correctable error on the system PCIe bus
controller generates an invalid fault.
Create a file /etc/fm/fmd/fmd.conf
containing the following lines;
setprop client.buflim 40m
setprop client.memlim 40m
6508432
Many correctable errors (CE) may occur, and
despite these are the correctable errors,
domain may panic.
Set the following to /etc/system and then
reboot the domain:
set pcie:pcie_aer_ce_mask = 0x2001
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6508434
The domain may panic when an additional
PCI-X card is installed or a PCI-X card is
replaced by using PCI hot plug.
Do not insert a different type of PCI-X card on
the same PCI slot card by using PCI hot plug.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6509337
s10s_u3 wanboot fails - The server returned
416: Requested Range Not Satisfiable.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6510779
On a large single domain configuration, the
system may incorrectly report very high load
average at times.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
.
6510861
When Dual-Channel Ultra320 SCSI Card
(SE0X7SC2F, SE0X7SC2X) is mounted,
correctable errors(CE) occur and system may
panic.
To mask these errors with Dual-Channel
Ultra320 SCSI Card (SE0X7SC2F, SE0X7SC2X),
add the following entry to the /etc/system
file and then reboot the system:
set pcie:pcie_aer_ce_mask = 0x31c1
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6511374
Unexpected error messages may be displayed
on console after changing the system
configuration.
Example:
WARNING: Translation error source
/LSB0/B0/0, PA 3c000000000, target
/LSB0/B0/20000000
This message can be safely ignored.
6515648
"Replumb Failed" error appears when
dr@0:SB1::memory fails.
Once the DR operation is complete, it can be
plumbed up manually.
Example steps to re-plumb the interface
manually:
# ifconfig interface plumb xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
netmask + broadcast + up
# ifconfig interface group group-name
# ifconfig interface addif xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
-failover deprecated up
This workaround assumes that the
/etc/hostname.interface file is correctly
configured for the IPMP group and does not
need any modification. The IP addresses used
in the example above should match what was
previously used and what matches the
/etc/hostname.<interface> file.
6516135
Ap_Id format and devices may not be shown
correctly by cfgadm(1M).
Use the following operations to display all of
the PCI slots.
1) devfsadm (at Solaris prompt)
2) cfgadm
6519290
Large amounts of I/O on swap devices can
cause the system to appear hung by over
welling the I/O system. The amount of I/O
required can be generated through a number
of ways, eg memory shortage, heavy use of
/tmp etc.
Set the following to /etc/system and then
reboot the domain:
set maxfastscan=0x2000
6520990
Domain may cause a panic when
deleteboard(8) command for kernel board
by using Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR).
To mask this error, add the following entry to
the /etc/system file.
set drmach:fmem_timeout = 30
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6522017
DR and ZFS may not be used in the same
domain.
Reduce the amount of kernel memory that ZFS
can allocate by setting the zfs_arc_max
parameter in the /etc/system file. The
following example sets the maximum size to
512 Mbytes.
set zfs_arc_max = 0x20000000
6522433
After the CPU hardware error occurred, the
fmdump(1M) command on the domain may
display an incorrect faulty component.
Check system status on XSCF.
6527781
The cfgadm command fails while moving the
DVD/DAT drive between two domains.
There is no workaround. To reconfigure
DVD/Tape drive, execute reboot -r from
the domain exhibiting the problem.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6527811
The showhardconf(8) command on the XSCF
cannot display PCI card information that is
installed in External I/O Expansion Unit, if the
External I/O Expansion Unit is configured
using PCI hotplug.
Check for the patch 128346-01 for this detect.
6529714
Warning messages occur while trying to
configure more than four X4447A-Z or
X1027A-Z1 cards into one I/O Boat.
No workaround available at this time.
6530178
DR addboard(8) command can hang. Once
problem is observed, further DR operations are
blocked. Recovery requires reboot of the
domain.
There is no workaround.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6530288
Ap_Id format may not be shown correctly by
cfgadm(1M) command.
None available at this time.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6530753
Some of the PCI slots in the External I/O
Expansion Unit PCI slots are not displayed
during a normal boot operation.
Use one of the following operations to display
all of the PCI slots.
• boot -r (at open boot prompt)
• devfsadm -C (at Solaris prompt)
• cfgadm (twice at Solaris prompt)
6531036
The error message network
initialization failed appears
repeatedly after a boot net installation.
There is no workaround.
6531668
System hangs when executing parallel hot
plug operation with SP DR in suspend phase.
No workaround available at this time.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6532215
volfs or dscp service may fail when domain is
booted.
Restart the service if the failure is observed. To
avoid the problem, issue the following
commands.
svc:/platform/sun4u/dscp:default:
Method "/lib/svc/method/svc-dscp
start" failed with exit status 95.
svc:/system/filesystem/volfs:defaul
t: Method or service exit timed
out. Killing contract 59.
# svccfg -s dscp setprop
start/timeout_seconds=count: 300
# svccfg -s volfs setprop
start/timeout_seconds=count: 300
# svcadm refresh dscp
# svcadm refresh volfs
6534471
Domain may panic.
Add the following line to /etc/system and
reboot the domain.
set heaplp_use_stlb=0
This bug has been fixed in 125100-06 and
Solaris 10 8/07.
6535564
PCI hot plug to PCI slot #0, #1 or External I/O
Expansion Unit may fail on XSB added by DR.
There is no workaround. Use DR instead of
PCI hot plug if need to add or remove PCI
card on the XSB.
This bug has been fixed in 125369-05.
6536564
showlogs(8) and showstatus(8) command
on XSCF might report wrong I/O component
due to wrong diagnosis by Solaris Fault
management Architecture when faults in I/O
devices occur.
To avoid this problem, issue the following
commands on the domain.
# cd /usr/platform/SUNW,SPARCEnterprise/lib/fm/topo/plugins
# mv ioboard.so ioboard.so.orig
# svcadm restart fmd
If the following messages are displayed on the
domain, contact a sales representative or a
certified service engineer.
Example:
SUNW-MSG-ID: SUNOS-8000-1L, TYPE:
Defect, VER: 1, SEVERITY: Minor
EVENT-TIME: Sun May 6 18:22:24 PDT 2007
PLATFORM: SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise, CSN:
BE80601007, HOSTNAME: sparc
This bug has been fixed in 125369-05.
6537511
Bluetooth partner is hung during security tests
execution
Restart application server
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6539084
There is a low probability of a domain panic
during reboot when the Sun Quad GbE UTP x8
PCIe (X4447A-Z) card is present in a domain.
There is no workaround.
This bug has been fixed in 125670-01.
6539909
Do not use the following I/O cards for
network access when you are using the boot
net install command to install the Solaris
OS:
• X4447A-Z/X4447A-Z, PCIe Quad-port
Gigabit Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z/X1027A-Z, PCIe Dual 10 Gigabit
Ethernet Fiber XFP
When running Solaris 10 11/06, use an
alternate type of network card or onboard
network device to install the Solaris OS via the
network.
6542632
Memory leak in PCIe module if driver attach
fails.
There is no workaround.
This bug has been fixed in Solaris 10 8/07.
6545143
When kcage daemon is expanding the kcage
area, if the user stack exists in the expanded
area, its area is demapped and might cause a
ptl_1 panic during the flushw handler
execution.
There is no workaround. Check for the
availability of a patch for this defect.
6545685
If the following message displayed on the OS
console, memory degradation or XSB
deconfiguration may occur in the subsequent
reboot.
Add the following to /etc/system and then
reboot the domain:
set mc-opl: mc_max_rewrite_loop =
20000
Example:
mc-opl: WARNING: mc-opl rewrite timeout on
/LSB0/B0
6546188
22
The system panics when running hotplug
(cfgadm(1M)) and DR operations
(addboard(8) and deleteboard(8)) on the
following cards:
• X4447A-Z, PCI-e Quad-port Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z1, PCI-e Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Fiber XFP Low profile Adapter
There is no workaround.
For Solaris 10 8/07, check for the patch 12774101 for this defect.
For Solaris 10 11/06, check for the patch
125670-04 for this defect.
SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 Servers Product Notes for XCP Version 1060 • February 2008
TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6551356
The system panics when running hotplug
(cfgadm(1M)) to configure a previously
unconfigured card. The message "WARNING:
PCI Expansion ROM is not accessible" will be
seen on the console shortly before the system
panic. The following cards are affected by this
defect:
• X4447A-Z, PCI-e Quad-port Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z1, PCI-e Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Fiber XFP Low profile Adapter
Perform cfgadm -c disconnect to
completely remove the card. After waiting at
least 10 seconds, the card may be configured
back into the domain using the cfgadm -c
configure command.
6556742
The system panics when DiskSuite can not
read the metadb during DR. This bug affects
the following cards:
• SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4, 4Gb PCI-e Dual-Port
Fibre Channel HBA
• SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4, 4Gb PCI-e Single-Port
Fibre Channel HBA
• SG-XPCI2FC-QF4, 4Gb PCI-X Dual-Port
Fibre Channel HBA
• SG-XPCI1FC-QF4, 4Gb PCI-X Single-Port
Fibre Channel HBA
Panic can be avoided when a duplicated copy
of the metadb is accessible via another Host
Bus Adaptor.
Check for the patch 125166-06 for this detect.
6559504
Messages of the form nxge: NOTICE:
nxge_ipp_eccue_valid_check: rd_ptr = nnn
wr_ptr = nnn will be observed on the console
with the following cards:
• X4447A-Z, PCI-e Quad-port Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z1, PCI-e Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Fiber XFP Low profile Adapter
These messages can be safely ignored.
For Solaris 10 8/07, check for the patch 12774101 for this defect.
6563785
Hot-plug operation with the following cards
might fail if a card is disconnected and then
immediately reconnected:
• SG-XPCIE2SCSIU320Z Sun StorageTek PCIE Dual-Port Ultra320 SCSI HBA
• SGXPCI2SCSILM320-Z Sun StorageTek PCI
Dual-Port Ultra320 SCSI HBA
After disconnecting a card, wait for a few
seconds before re-connecting.
Check for the patch 127750-01 for this detect.
6564332
Hot-plug operations on Sun Crypto
Accelerator (SCA)6000 cards can cause SPARC
Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers to panic or
hang.
Version 1.0 of the SCA6000 driver does not
support hot-plug and should not be attempted.
Version 1.1 of the SCA6000 driver and
firmware supports hot-plug operations after
the required bootstrap firmware upgrade has
been performed.
Check for the patch 127741-01 for this defect.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6564934
Performing a DR deleteboard(8) operation
on a board which includes Permanent Memory
when using the following network cards
results in broken connections:
• X4447A-Z, PCI-e Quad-port Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z1, PCI-e Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Fiber XFP Low profile Adapter
Re-configure the affected network interfaces
after the completion of the DR operation. For
basic network configuration procedures, refer
to the ifconfig man page for more
information.
Check for the patch 127741-01 for this detect.
6568417
After a successful CPU DR deleteboard(8)
operation, the system panics when the
following network interfaces are in use:
• X4447A-Z, PCI-e Quad-port Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z1, PCI-e Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Fiber XFP Low profile Adapter
Add the following line to /etc/system and
reboot the system:
6571370
Use of the following cards have been observed
to cause data corruption in stress test under
laboratory conditions:
• X4447A-Z, PCI-e Quad-port Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z1, PCI-e Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Fiber XFP Low profile Adapter
Add the following line in /etc/system and
reboot the system: set
nxge:nxge_rx_threshold_hi=0
For Solaris 10 8/07, check for the patch 12774101 for this defect.
For Solaris 10 11/06, check for the patch
125670-04 for this defect.
6572827
On SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers,
one of the columns in the IO Devices section of
the output from prtdiag -v is "Type". This
reports "PCIe", "PCIx", "PCI" or "UNKN" for
each device.
The algorithm used to compute this value is
incorrect. It reports "PCI" for PCI-X leaf
devices and "UNKN" for legacy PCI devices.
There is no workaround.
6584984
On SPARC Enterprise M8000/M9000 servers,
busstat(1M) command may cause rebooting
of domains.
None available at this time. Do not use
busstat(1M) command.
Check for the availability of a patch for this
defect.
6588650
On occasion, the system is unable to DR after
an XSCF failover or XSCF reboot.
There is no workaround. Check for the
availability of a patch for this defect.
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set ip:ip_soft_rings_cnt=0
Check for the patch 127111-02 for this detect.
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TABLE 4
Specific Issues and Workarounds Concerning Solaris (Continued)
CR ID
Description
Workaround
6589546
prtdiag(8) command does not show all I/O
devices of the following cards:
• SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4 Sun StorageTek
Enterprise Class 4Gb Dual-Port Fibre
Channel PCI-E HBA
• SG-XPCIE1FC-EM4 Sun StorageTek
Enterprise Class 4Gb Single-Port Fibre
Channel PCI-E HBA
Use prtdiag -v for full output.
6589644
After added the system board by DR, when the
switching occurred on the redundant XSCF
Units, the domain console may hang up.
The console can be recovered by pressing
Ctrl-q (the "Ctrl" key and the "q" key).
6589833
The DR addboard(8) command might cause a
system hang if you are adding a Sun
StorageTek Enterprise Class 4Gb Dual-Port
Fibre Channel PCI-E HBA card (SGXPCIE2FCQF4) at the same time that an SAP process is
attempting to access storage devices attached
to this card. The chance of a system hang is
increased if the following cards are used for
heavy network traffic:
• X4447A-Z, PCI-e Quad-port Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter UTP
• X1027A-Z1, PCI-e Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Fiber XFP Low profile Adapter
There is no workaround. Check for the
availability of a patch for this defect.
6592302
Unsuccessful DR operation leaves memory
partially configured.
Try deleteboard(8) again.
6600730
Extra characters appear in a boot message
string.
The extraneous characters can be safely
ignored.
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Identifying Permanent Memory in a Target Board
1. Log in to XSCF.
2. Execute the following command:
XSCF> showdevices -d domain_id
The following example shows a display of the showdevices -d command where 0
is the domain_id.
XSCF> showdevices -d 0
...
Memory:
------DID
00
00
00
XSB
00-0
00-2
00-3
board
mem MB
8192
8192
8192
perm
mem MB
0
1674
0
base
address
0x0000000000000000
0x000003c000000000
0x0000034000000000
domain target deleted remaining
mem MB XSB
mem MB mem MB
24576
24576
24576
...
The entry for column 4 perm mem MB indicates the presence of permanent memory
if the value is non-zero.
The example shows permanent memory on 00-2, with 1674 MB.
If the board includes permanent memory, when you execute the deleteboard(8)
command or the moveboard(8) command, the following notice appears:
System may be temporarily suspended, proceed? [y|n]:
Preparing to Upgrade to XCP 1050 or Later
1. Delete any accounts named "admin".
Use the showuser -lu command to list all XSCF accounts. Any accounts named
admin must be deleted prior to upgrading to XCP 1050 or later. This account name is
reserved in XCP 1050 and higher. Use the deleteuser(8) command to delete the
account.
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Upgrading From XCP104x to XCP 1050 or Later
The following steps describe the case of upgrading to XCP1060.
Note – By upgrading to XCP 1050 or later, XSCFU_B#1 will start working. When
your system is using RCI network, XSCFU_B#1 needs proper configuration of
cabling or termination to setup RCI network, properly.
For further information, please contact a certified service engineer.
Note – Do not access the XSCF units via the "Takeover IP address".
Note – LAN connections are disconnected when the XSCF resets. It is recommended
to use the XSCF serial connection to simplify the XCP upgrade procedure.
1. Log in to the XSCF#0 on an account with platform administrative privileges.
2. Verify that there are no faulted or deconfigured components by using the
showstatus(8) command.
XSCF> showstatus
The showstatus(8) prompt will return if there are no failures found in the System
Initialization. If anything is listed, contact a certified service engineer. before
proceeding.
Note – Take information with using BUI or snapshot(8) command. This will be
help in case any problem occurred in this procedure.
3. Power off all domains.
XSCF> poweroff -a
4. Confirm that all domains are stopped:
XSCF> showlogs power
5. Move the key position on the operator panel from Locked to Service.
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6. Collect an XSCF snapshot to archive system status prior to upgrade.
XSCF> snapshot -t user@host:directory
7. The BUI on XSCFU#0 can be used to upload the XCP 1060 upgrade image.
8. Update the firmware by using the flashupdate(8) command.
Caution – flashupdate(8) will update one bank, reset the XSCF and commence
update of the second bank. Verify that the current and reserve banks are both
updated. If both banks indicate XCP revision 1060, proceed to the next step.
XSCF> flashupdate -c update -m xcp -s version
Specify the XCP version to be updated. In this examples, it's 1060.
9. Confirm completion of the update.
XSCF> showlogs event
Confirm no abnormality happens while updating XCSF_B#0.
10. Confirm that both the current and reserve banks of XSCFU#0 display the updated
XCP versions.
XSCF> version -c xcp
XSCF#0 (Active)
XCP0 (Reserve): 1060
XCP1 (Current): 1060
XSCF#1 (Standby)
XCP0 (Reserve): 0000
XCP1 (Current): 0000
If the Current and Reserve banks on XSCF#0 do not indicate XCP revision 1060,
contact a certified service engineer.
11. Turn off all of the server's mainline switches for 30 seconds.
12. After 30 seconds, turn the mainline switches back on.
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13. Wait until XSCF firmware reaches the ready state.
This can be confirmed when the READY LEDs of XSCF_B#0 and XSCF_B#1 remain
lit.
14. Log in on to XSCFU#0 using a serial connection or LAN connection.
15. Confirm no abnormality occurred by using showlogs error -v and
showstatus(8) commands.
XSCF> showlogs error -v
XSCF> showstatus
Note – When you execute the showlogs(8) command, the following two error logs
regarding the standby XSCF are displayed. These error logs can be safely ignored.
FRU: /XSCFU_B#1
Msg: Failed to decide active XSCFU (step1 timeout)
FRU: /XSCFU_B#1
Msg: Failed to decide active XSCFU (step2 timeout)
If you encounter any hardware abnormality of the XSCF contact a certified service
engineer.
16. Confirm and update the imported XCP image again.
XSCF> flashupdate -c update -m xcp -s version
Specify the XCP version to be updated. In this example, it is 1060. XSCF#1 will be
updated, and then XSCF#0 updated, again.
When the firmware update for XSCF#0 is complete, XSCF#1 is active.
17. Log in to XSCFU#1 using a serial connection or LAN connection.
18. Confirm completion of the update by using the showlogs event command.
XSCF> showlogs event
Confirm no abnormality is found during the update.
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19. Confirm that both the current and reserve banks of XSCFU#1 display the updated
XCP versions.
XSCF> version -c xcp
XSCF#1 (Active)
XCP0 (Reserve): 1060
XCP1 (Current): 1060
XSCF#0 (Standby)
XCP0 (Reserve): 1060
XCP1 (Current): 1060
If the Current and Reserve banks on XSCF#1 do not indicate XCP revision 1060,
contact a certified service engineer.
Note – Setup RCI network if RCI is used. To setup RCI network, please consult your
service provider.
20. Confirm switching over between XSCFs works properly.
XSCF> switchscf -t Standby
The XSCF unit switch between the Active and Standby states.
Continue? [y|n] :y
a. When the READY LED on XSCFU_B#1 and the ACTIVE LED on XSCFU_B#0
remain lit, log in to XSCFU#0 using a serial connection or LAN connection.
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b. Confirm switching over between XSCFs using the following commands:
XSCF> showhardconf
Confirm XSCF#1 is standby, and XSCF#0 becomes active.
XSCF> showlogs error
Confirm new log is not recorded since you checked on Step .
XSCF> showlogs event
Confirm a message XSCFU entered active state from standby state.
XSCF> showstatus
Confirm a message "No failures found in System Initialization".
21. In case the takeover IP address is specified, confirm the IP address.
XSCF> shownetwork lan#0
XSCF> shownetwork lan#1
22. Power on all domains.
XSCF> poweron -a
23. Log in to XSCFU#0 and confirm all domains start up properly.
XSCF> showlogs power
24. Check that there are no new errors.
XSCF> showlogs error
In case an abnormality is encountered, take appropriate maintenance action. If no
abnormality is found, proceed to Step 25.
25. Move position of the key switch on the operator panel from service to lock.
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Software Documentation Updates
This section contains late-breaking software information that became known after
the documentation set was published and corrections in the SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 servers software documentation.
The corrections for SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 servers XSCF
Reference Manual, if not otherwise specified, also apply to the man pages which
XSCF provides. And they supersede the information on the man pages.
TABLE 5 lists known documentation updates.
TABLE 5
Documentation Updates
Title
Page Number
All DVD references are now referred to as CD-RW/DVD-RW.
All SPARC Enterprise
M8000/M9000 servers
documentation
SPARC Enterprise
M4000/M5000/M8000/
M9000 Servers XSCF
Reference Manual
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Update
setpowerupde
lay(8) man
page
The following description is added in EXTENDED
DESCRIPTION:
When the power is turned on from the operator panel, the wait
time and warm-up time that you set are ignored. If you have
set these times and wish to observe them at startup, perform the
poweron(8) command.
setupplatfor
m(8) man page
The
The
The
The
-p
-p
-p
-p
user option requires useradm privileges.
network option requires platadm privileges.
altitude option requires platadm privileges.
timezone option requires platadm privileges.
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