Emulex StorageTek 4 Gb FC Host Bus Installation guide

Sun Blade™ X6270 Server Module
Product Notes
Supplemental Release 2.1
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December 2009, Revision A
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Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
Product Notes
This document contains late-breaking information and issues for the Sun Blade
X6270 Server Module. Each issue is associated with an internal change request (CR)
number that is provided as a reference for Sun Service personnel. When necessary,
Sun Service personnel can refer to the CR number for additional information about
the issue.
Topics
Description
Link
General information
• “Firmware Supported in Supplemental Software Release 2.1”
on page 3
• “Versions of Intel Microcode and Reference Code Used in the
BIOS Firmware” on page 4
• “Firmware Updates From Sun” on page 4
• “Documentation for Sun Blade X6270 Server Module” on
page 4
• “Tools and Drivers DVD for Sun Blade X6270 Server Module”
on page 5
• “Support and Patches for Sun Blade X6270 Server Module” on
page 5
• “Third-Party Web Sites” on page 5
New hardware and
software features
• “Enhanced Performance for Certain DIMM Configurations” on
page 6
• “Additional Operating Systems Supported” on page 6
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Topics
Description
Link
Resolved issues
•
•
•
•
•
“Hardware Resolved Issue” on page 8
“BIOS Resolved Issue” on page 8
“ILOM Resolved Issues” on page 9
“Solaris Resolved Issue” on page 10
“Linux Resolved Issue” on page 11
Known open issues
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
“Hardware Known Issue” on page 13
“BIOS Known Issue” on page 14
“ILOM Known Issues” on page 14
“VMware Known Issues” on page 17
“Solaris and OpenSolaris Known Issues” on page 19
“Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues” on page 23
“Windows Known Issues” on page 29
“Sun Installation Assistant Known Issues” on page 33
“Documentation Known Issues” on page 36
General Information
Topics
2
Description
Link
Firmware available as of this
supplemental release
• “Firmware Supported in Supplemental Software
Release 2.1” on page 3
Intel Microcode and Reference
Code used in the BIOS
firmware
• “Versions of Intel Microcode and Reference Code Used
in the BIOS Firmware” on page 4
Download site for firmware
updates
• “Firmware Updates From Sun” on page 4
Download site for latest
product documentation
• “Documentation for Sun Blade X6270 Server Module”
on page 4
Support information for Sun
Blade X6270 Server Module
• “Support and Patches for Sun Blade X6270 Server
Module” on page 5
Sun Blade X6270 Server Module Product Notes • December 2009
Firmware Supported in Supplemental Software
Release 2.1
TABLE 1 identifies the ILOM and BIOS firmware versions that are supported in
Supplemental Software Release 2.1.
TABLE 1
X6270 Server Module Firmware Available in Supplemental Software Releases
Supplemental Software Release
ILOM SP Firmware
for
X6270 Server Module
ILOM CMM1 Firmware
BIOS Firmware for
X6270
Server Module
2.1 (latest update for systems
running ILOM 3.0)
3.0.6.10
2.0.3.10 (minimum supported)
and 3.0.3.32*
07.06.02.15
2.0.1
3.0.3.35.a
2.0.3.10 (minimum supported)
and 3.0.3.32*
07.05.01.01
2.0*
3.0.3.35
2.0.3.10 (minimum supported)
and 3.0.3.32*
07.03.00.03
1.4 (latest update for systems
running ILOM 2.0)
2.0.3.19
2.0.3.10*
07.04.40.02
1.2
2.0.3.14
2.0.3.10*
07.02.39.01
1.1
2.0.3.8 (r43734)
2.0.3.10*
07.02.39.00
1.0
2.0.3.8 (r42527)
2.0.3.10*
07.01.38.03
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Chassis Monitoring Module
* Or
subsequent release
Caution – Downgrading the server to older versions of the software is supported.
However, if you downgrade to any version lower than Supplemental Release 1.2,
you run the risk of rendering your system service processor inoperable and you will
need to contact Sun Service for resolution.
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Versions of Intel Microcode and Reference Code
Used in the BIOS Firmware
TABLE 2 lists the versions of the Intel Microcode and RC Reference Code used in the
BIOS firmware images for Supplemental Releases 1.4 and 2.1.
TABLE 2
Intel Microcode and Reference Code Used in BIOS Firmware for Supplemental
Releases 1.4 and 2.1
Intel Software
Versions
Intel CPU Microcode
SRV_C_81
Intel RC
1.05
Intel CPU Reference Code
1.02
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) Reference Code
1.05
Intel Memory Reference Code (MRC)
1.05
Firmware Updates From Sun
The latest ILOM and BIOS firmware is shipped installed on the Sun Blade X6270
Server Module. If you need to reinstall this firmware or obtain updates to this
firmware, you can obtain the firmware for the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module at:
■
http://www.sun.com/servers/blades/downloads.jsp
Documentation for Sun Blade X6270 Server
Module
Product documentation, as well as updated Product Notes for the Sun Blade X6270
Server Module are available at the following Sun documentation web site:
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http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/prod/blade.x6270
Sun Blade X6270 Server Module Product Notes • December 2009
Tools and Drivers DVD for Sun Blade X6270
Server Module
A Tools and Drivers DVD for the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module is shipped with
your order. This DVD includes device drivers, RAID management software, and
other software utilities for use with your server module. If you need a copy of this
DVD, or require updates to the software provided on this DVD, you can download
the latest Tools and Drivers DVD for the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module at:
■
http://www.sun.com/servers/blades/downloads.jsp
Support and Patches for Sun Blade X6270 Server
Module
Support information and patches for the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module are
available at:
■
http://sunsolve.sun.com
Third-Party Web Sites
Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this
document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content,
advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites
or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage
or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content,
goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.
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New Hardware and Software Features
Topics
Description
Link
Performance
enhancement
• “Enhanced Performance for Certain DIMM Configurations” on
page 6
Additional operating
systems supported
• “Additional Operating Systems Supported” on page 6
Enhanced Performance for Certain DIMM
Configurations
It is now possible to achieve enhanced performance when using 4GB 1333-MHz
DIMMs in 2 DIMM-per-channel configurations (up to six DIMMs per processor).
Prior to Supplemental Software Release 2.0, all 2 DIMM-per-channel configurations
were limited to 1066-MHz DIMMS.
Note – This performance enhancement is restricted to 4GB 1333-MHz DIMMs and is
supported by Supplemental Software Release 2.0 and beyond.
Additional Operating Systems Supported
As of Supplemental Software Release 2.1, the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
supports the following new operating system editions:
■
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.8
■
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 4.8 and 5.3
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11
■
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
■
OpenSolaris 2009.06
Refer to the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module Linux, VMware, OpenSolaris and Solaris
Operating Systems Installation Guide (820-6176) for the following information:
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Installation instructions for the operating systems listed above
■
A complete list of operating systems supported
Sun Blade X6270 Server Module Product Notes • December 2009
Note – The Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris Operating System is available as a preinstalled
option on a server disk drive. For configuration instructions for the preinstalled
Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris Operating System, refer to the Sun Blade X6270 Server
Module Installation Guide (820-6175).
Resolved Issues as of Supplemental
Release 2.1
Topics
Description
Link
Hardware resolved issue, description,
and corrected information
• “Hardware Resolved Issue” on page 8
BIOS resolved issue, description, and
corrected information
• “BIOS Resolved Issue” on page 8
ILOM resolved issues, descriptions, and
corrected information
• “ILOM Resolved Issues” on page 9
Solaris resolved issue, description, and
corrected information
• “Solaris Resolved Issue” on page 10
Linux resolved issue, description, and
corrected information
• “Linux Resolved Issue” on page 11
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Hardware Resolved Issue
TABLE 3
Hardware Resolved Issue
CR
Description
6853524
The Sun x4 PCIe Quad Gigabit Ethernet Express Module (X7284A-Z)
Might Fail to Be Discovered
Issue:
In very rare circumstances the Sun x4 PCIe Quad Gigabit Ethernet Express
Module (X7284A-Z) might fail to be discovered. This means that the
module will be unusable.
Affected Hardware and Software:
• Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0.
Fix Available:
This issue is fixed in Supplemental Software Release 1.4 and 2.0.1.
BIOS Resolved Issue
TABLE 4
BIOS Resolved Issue
CR
Description
6849127
BIOS Might Allow Security Vulnerabilities
Issue:
Security vulnerabilities in the BIOS might allow a local privileged user who
has the ability to run fully privileged code to gain access to the CPU’s
System Management Mode.
Affected Hardware and Software:
• Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0
Fix Available:
This issue is fixed in Supplemental Software Release 1.4, 2.0.1, and 2.1.
Install the update.
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ILOM Resolved Issues
TABLE 5
ILOM Resolved Issues
CR
Description
6850424
Power Measurements Reported by ILOM Are Lower After Upgrading
Server From ILOM 2.0 to ILOM 3.0.3.35
Issue:
After upgrading your server from ILOM 2.0.x.x to ILOM 3.0.3.35, the
power measurements for permitted_power and available_power are
lower. The amount that the measurements decrease will vary depending on
the number of memory DIMMs that are installed in your server.
Affected Hardware and Software:
• Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
• ILOM 3.0.3.35
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.2, and 2.0
Fix Available:
This issue is fixed in Supplemental Software Release 2.0.1 and 2.1.
6862764
BIOS Can Become Corrupted When SP Firmware Is Upgraded Using
Preboot
Issue:
Following an ILOM recovery upgrade using the preboot (uboot) ILOM
recovery method with the .flash ILOM image, the host BIOS software
can become corrupted. This might result in the inability of the host to
correctly power on.
Affected Software:
• ILOM 3.0
• Supplemental Software Release 2.0
Fix Available:
This issue is fixed in Supplemental Software Release 2.0.1 and 2.1.
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Solaris Resolved Issue
TABLE 6
Solaris Resolved Issue
CR
Description
6821501
JumpStart Installation Freezes When Using a Serial Console
Issue:
When performing a Solaris JumpStart Installation using the serial console
(/SP/console), the installation might freeze during package installation.
When this occurs, the installation cannot be completed and the host must
be rebooted.
Affected Hardware, Operating Systems, and Software:
• Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
• Solaris 10 10/08, Solaris 10 05/09, OpenSolaris 2008.11, and OpenSolaris
2009.06
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.2, and 2.0
Fix Available:
This issue is fixed in Supplemental Software Release 1.4, 2.0.1, and 2.1.
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Linux Resolved Issue
TABLE 7
Linux Resolved Issue
CR
Description
6808230
Storage Drive LEDs Are Incorrectly Illuminated When Using ICH10
Onboard HBA With SATA Drives Without a REM
Issue:
On a server without a RAID Expansion Module (REM), the storage drive
Fault and OK-to-Remove LEDs are incorrectly illuminated on storage drive
slots 1 through 3.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0
Fix Available:
A fix to the driver has been back ported to each OS and is now available.
Install the latest errata kernel which contains an updated AHCI driver.
SLES11:
A kernel update for SLE 11 has been released that fixes this bug. The kernel
version is 2.6.27.23-0.1.1 and is available from the Novell download site.
You can download the kernel at:
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2009_32_k
ernel.html
RHEL5.3:
Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and several bugs
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The kernel version is
2.6.18-128.1.14 and is available from the Red Hat download site. You can
obtain the download link at:
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1106.html
Sun Blade X6270 Server Module Product Notes
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Known Open Issues
Topics
12
Description
Link
Hardware known issue, description,
and workaround
• “Hardware Known Issue” on page 13
BIOS known issues, descriptions, and
workarounds
• “BIOS Known Issue” on page 14
ILOM known issues, descriptions, and
workarounds
• “ILOM Known Issues” on page 14
VMware known issues, descriptions,
and workarounds
• “VMware Known Issues” on page 17
Solaris and OpenSolaris known issues,
descriptions, and workarounds
• “Solaris and OpenSolaris Known Issues” on
page 19
Linux known issues, descriptions, and
workarounds
• “Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues” on
page 23
Windows known issues, descriptions,
and workarounds
• “Windows Known Issues” on page 29
Sun Installation Assistant known
issues, descriptions, and workarounds
• “Sun Installation Assistant Known Issues” on
page 33
Documentation issues, descriptions,
and workarounds
• “Documentation Known Issues” on page 36
Sun Blade X6270 Server Module Product Notes • December 2009
Hardware Known Issues
TABLE 8
Hardware Known Issues
CR
Description
6890913
Active LED Does Not Illuminate When Solid State Disk (SSD) Is Idle
Issue:
Active LEDS do not illuminate when the blade powers on using the latest SSD
and Controller firmware versions with onboard SATA controller, Adaptec RAID
controller, and LSI RAID controller.
Affected Hardware and Software:
• Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
• Supplemental Software Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Workaround is not yet available. This abnormal LED behavior does not impact
the operation, performance, or functionality of the SSD.
6795890
USB Devices Not Shown in BIOS Boot Order When Using a CompactFlash
Device
Issue:
In rare cases, when a CompactFlash device is connected using the CompactFlash
connector, some USB devices might not be accessible in the BIOS boot-list.
Affected Hardware and Software:
• Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
• Supplemental Software Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Reboot the system. If the problem persists after the reboot, initiate a service call.
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BIOS Known Issue
TABLE 9
BIOS Known Issue
CR
Description
6757722
LSI Utility Drive Enumeration Is Misleading
Issue:
Drive enumeration is misleading. Slot enumeration should be 0,1,2,3, or 1,2,3,4.
LSI utility shows drives in slots 4 and 5, which are the top two drives (2 and 3).
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• All supported operating systems
• Supplemental Software Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
There is no workaround. Check for the availability of a patch.
ILOM Known Issues
TABLE 10
ILOM Known Issues
CR
Description
6882835
6884652
Power Management Budget Is Not Supported on RHEL 4.7, 5.3, or 5.4
Issue:
Multiple issues occur if you try to use the Power Budget feature of Power
Management on servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.7, 5.3, or
5.4. These issues can lead to configured power budgets being exceeded or lower
than expected CPU performance.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.7, 5.3, 5.4
• ILOM 3.0.6
• Supplemental Release 2.1
Workaround:
Do not use the Power Budget feature when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux
(RHEL) 4.7, 5.3, or 5.4.
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TABLE 10
ILOM Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6806444
Sun ILOM Remote Console Might Hang on Windows Client When Redirecting
a CD-ROM Image or Floppy Image
Issue:
When using a Windows client to redirect a CD-ROM image or floppy image from
the Sun ILOM Remote Console, the Sun ILOM Remote Console might not
respond.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• ILOM 2.0 or later and ILOM 3.0 or later
• Sun ILOM Remote Console
• Java 1.6.0_07
• Windows operating system installed on client system
Workaround:
Close the Sun ILOM Remote Console window on the Windows client, then
perform one of the following workarounds:
• Using a Linux or Solaris client, launch the Sun ILOM Remote Console to
redirect the CD-ROM image or floppy image.
Or
• Using a Windows, Solaris, or Linux serial terminal or SSH client, launch the
Storage Redirection Utility in ILOM 3.0 to redirect the CD or floppy image.
Note - The Storage Redirection Utility feature is a command-line utility that is
only available in ILOM 3.0. For instructions on how to use the Storage
Redirection Utility, see the ILOM 3.0 Documentation Collection at
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/prod/int.lights.mgr30#hic.
6795975
Subsequent ILOM Session KVMS Interface Might Not Work
Issue:
When multiple ILOM Remote Console sessions are opened to the same service
processor, the additional session's keyboard interface might not work. The first
session's keyboard interface is not affected.
Affected Software:
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
• Double-click in the ILOM Remote Console dialog to activate the mouse, then
move the mouse.
Or
• In the ILOM Remote Console menu bar, select Devices --> Mouse, then move
the mouse.
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TABLE 10
ILOM Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6800702
64-bit JRE Fails to Launch the Sun ILOM Remote Console
Issue:
An attempt to start Storage Redirection in ILOM might fail when using a 64-bit
JRE. Since the 64-bit JRE is the default on a 64-bit system, you might also need to
download a 32-bit JRE. When using a 64-bit JRE to start Storage Redirection, an
"Unsupported platform" error appears.
Affected Software:
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Install a 32-bit JRE on the 64-bit system. JREs can be downloaded at:
http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp
6840591
IPMI GUID Changes When Switching ILOM Management Between Sideband
and Out-Of-Band
Issue:
When switching ILOM management between sideband and out-of-band, the
IPMI GUID will change. This unexpected behavior might affect applications that
use IPMI GUID for system management (for example, Sun xVM Ops Center) or
for deployments that use SMBIOS UUID for server provisioning. Ensure that the
ILOM configuration for sideband or out-of-band is complete prior to configuring
third-party system management or server provisioning tools.
Affected Software:
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
There is no workaround. Check for availability of a patch.
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VMware Known Issues
TABLE 11
VMware Known Issues
CR
Description
6779112
Misleading Status for Power Supplies Is Reported by VMware Health Status
Screen
Issue:
The VMware Virtual Infrastructure client Health Status screen under the Power
component reports the server power supplies in an Off-Line Disabled state and 0
watts, even though the power supplies are on-line and enabled.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• VMware ESX 3.5u4
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
To view the correct power status while in the VMware Virtual Infrastructure
client Health Status screen, click on the Other component from the list of
available options and view the blade n VPS (where n is the blade number).
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TABLE 11
VMware Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6837645
Local Storage Drive Is Not Seen After Installing VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 4
Issue:
If the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module has a local storage drive attached to a Sun
Blade RAID 0/1 RAID Expansion Module (X4607A-Z), the local storage drive is
not seen by the system after installing VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 4.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• VMware ESXi 3.5u4
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
After completing the ESXi installation, follow these steps to add the local storage
drive to the storage inventory:
1. Add the ESXi host to the data center of your choice using the Virtual
Infrastructure Client.
2. Select the ESXi host added in Step 1, then click the Configuration tab.
3. In the hardware box (in the upper left of the display), select Storage.
4. In the upper right part of the display, click the Add Storage... link.
5. Ensure that the Disk/LUN Storage Type is selected, then click Next.
6. Highlight the vmhba entry that corresponds to the local storage drive and click
Next.
7. Select the Use free space entry and click Next.
8. Create a Datastore Name (for example, local_storage), then click Next.
9. Adjust the Maximum file size, if needed, then click Next.
10.Verify the proposed disk layout, then click Finish.
The local VMFS datastore should now be available for use.
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Solaris and OpenSolaris Known Issues
TABLE 12
Solaris and OpenSolaris Known Issues
CR
Description
6882233
On Systems Running the OpenSolaris OS, Setting the Power Management
Hardcap Power Limit Prior to Booting the System Does Not Control System
Power
Issue:
If you set a power limit with timelimit=0 (none) prior to booting the system
and the operating system (OS) is OpenSolaris 2009.06, the power limit is not
adhered to by the system.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• OpenSolaris 2009.06
• Supplemental Software Release 2.1
Workaround:
Do the following:
1. Add the following line to /etc/power.conf:
cpupm enable poll-mode
2. Reboot the OS.
Note - When this procedure is complete, the hardcap (timelimit=0) power
limits will work for all subsequent boots.
6883310
On Systems Running the Solaris OS, Setting the Power Management Hardcap
Power Limit Prior to Booting the System Does Not Control System Power
Issue:
If you set a power limit with timelimit=0 (none) prior to booting the system
and the operating system (OS) is Solaris 10 05/09, the power limit is not adhered
to by the system.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Solaris 10 05/09
• Supplemental Software Release 2.1
Workaround:
After the OS is booted, do the following:
1. Disable the budget activation state.
2. Re-enable the budget activation state.
Note - This must be done each time after the OS is booted.
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CR
Description
6731637
Boot Disk Size Limitation
Issue:
Solaris 10 05/09 will not install on a disk device that is greater than 1 TB in size.
Affected Hardware and Operating Systems:
• Sun Blade X6270
• Solaris 10 05/09
Workaround:
This issue will be resolved in the next release of Solaris. Install the OS on a boot
device that is 1 TB or smaller.
6764573
KVMS Redirection Does Not Work When Intel VT-d Is Enabled in BIOS
Issue:
USB devices used for remote KVMS redirected keyboard and storage will not
work with Intel VT-d enabled. An installation over redirected DVD might start,
then hang after an IOMMU fault message is displayed on the console. The
redirected USB keyboard will also hang. Other devices might be affected as well.
When the failure occurs, IOMMU faults will display a message similar to:
WARNING: dmar0,0 generated a fault event when translating DMA
read on address 0x0 for PCI(0, 26, 7), the reason is: The
Read field in a page-table entry is Clear when DMA read
WARNING: /pci@0,0/pci1028,235@1a,7 (ehci0): Unrecoverable USB
Hardware Error.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• OpenSolaris 2008.11
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Perform one of the following procedures:
Disable VT-d in BIOS:
At system start-up, press F2 after POST to enter BIOS Setup.
Choose Advanced tab then disable the setting for VT-d.
Or
Disable intel-iommu in the Solaris GRUB menu:
Note - Help for editing the GRUB menu is available at the bottom of each screen.
1. During installation modify the GRUB menu by adding:
-B intel-iommu=no
2. When the GRUB menu appears, type 'e' to edit then scroll to the appropriate
boot entry.
3. Using the arrow keys, select the following line:
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix
(continued on next page)
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(continued)
6767389
Description
Workaround (continued)
4. Press 'e' to edit the entry.
5. Append -Bintel-iommu=no to the line so that it looks like this:
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -Bintel-iommu=
no
6. Press Enter then press 'b' to boot.
If you are adding this boot option to a list of existing options, note that the
delimiter for boot options is a comma.
For example:
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -Bconsole=
ttya,intel-iommu=no
7. After the installation completes, repeat the GRUB editing step outlined above
prior to boot.
8. Boot, and edit /platform/i86pc/kernel/drv/rootnex.conf, adding
the line:
intel-iommu=no
9. After installation, modify:
/platform/i86pc/kernel/drv/rootnex.conf: adding
intel-iommu=no
10.Rebuild the boot archive by typing:
bootadm update-archive
Hot-Insert for Certain ExpressModules Is Not Supported by Solaris and
OpenSolaris
Issue:
When using Solaris 10 10/08 or OpenSolaris 2008.11, the following
ExpressModules cannot be hot-inserted:
• Sun Fibre Channel - 4Gigabit/Sec PCIe Dual FC / Dual Gigabit Ethernet Host
Adapter ExpressModule (EM) (SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-Q-Z)
• Fibre Channel - 4Gigabit/Sec PCI-X Dual FC Host Adapter (Emulex) (SGXPCIE2FCGBE-E-Z)
• Sun Quad Gigabit Ethernet Module (X7284A-Z)
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Solaris 10 10/08
• OpenSolaris 2008.11
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Insert the affected modules and reboot in order for them to be recognized.
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Solaris and OpenSolaris Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6783710
ExpressModule (X1028A-Z) Is Not Supported by Solaris and OpenSolaris
Issue:
The Solaris 10 10/08 and OpenSolaris 2008.11 operating systems do not support
the Sun x8 PCI Express Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule (X1028A-Z and
1108A-Z).
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Solaris 10 10/08
• OpenSolaris 2008.11
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
For Solaris, support will be bundled into a future release. For OpenSolaris, Oplin
ExpressModule support is bundled into OpenSolaris 2009.06.
6836590
High-Speed USB 2.0 Devices Might Not Enumerate Properly
Issue:
In rare cases when booting the Solaris 10 10/08 Operating System, a USB
initialization problem can occur that causes high-speed devices to go undetected
by Solaris.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Solaris 10 10/08
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Reboot Solaris. If USB enumeration issues persist across multiple consecutive
reboots, then the problem is not due to this known issue.
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Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues
TABLE 13
Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues
CR
Description
6817764
ILOM Power Budget Feature Does Not Work Unless RHEL 5.3 Errata
CPUSPEED Package Is Used
Issue:
The speedstep-centrino cpufreq driver was built into the RHEL kernel, and the
acpi-cpufreq driver was included as a module. The two cpufreq scaling drivers
conflict due to Red Hat init scripts. This conflict causes the RHEL kernel to not
honor CPU power capping directives from ILOM.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
The problem was corrected by Red Hat and a fix was released to the public. Users
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 should use the latest 5.3 errata cpuspeed package
available for download. For more information, see the following document for
download details:
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-0424.html
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Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6830785
SLES XEN Host (Dom 0) Using igb.ko Driver Will Drop XEN Guest
(Dom U) Packets When IPv4 TX Checksum Offload Is Enabled
Issue:
The XEN Host (Dom 0) will corrupt XEN Guest (Dom U) network traffic during
transmission to and from the physical interface under the following conditions:
1. XEN Host (Dom 0) is SLES 10 SP2 operating system.
2. The inbox SLES 10 SP2 Intel igb.ko driver is being used on the XEN Host (Dom
0).
3. IPv4 TX checksum is enabled on the XEN Guests (Dom U).
4. XEN Guests (Dom U) are using optimized paravirtualized NIC drivers.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SLES10 SP2)
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
A later version of the driver has been compiled for SLES 10 SP2 to resolve this
issue. Upgrade to the latest driver version. This issue has been documented by
Novell SLES support in the following Technical Information Document (TID),
which is available at this location:
http://www.novell.com/support/php/search.do?cmd=
displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7003448&sliceId=1&docTypeID=
DT_TID_1_1&dialogID=39728435&stateId=0%200%2060594008
Please refer to the TID for information on the latest igb driver that fixes this issue.
6729577
PCIHP Hot-Plug Default Driver Is Not Supported by SLES10 SP2
Issue:
SLES10 SP2 has disabled interrupts on the PCI Express root ports. As a result,
pciehp hot-plug does not function properly with default driver options. This can
result in USB devices being inadvertently disabled when hot-plug actions are
attempted.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 (SLES10 SP2)
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
You must load the pciehp driver with the following parameter.
pciehp_poll_mode=1
For example:
modprobe pciehp pciehp_poll_mode=1
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TABLE 13
Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6763570
Preferred Method for Preventing RHEL 4.7 to Load Hot-Plug Driver
Issue:
On the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module, it is necessary for the administrator to
choose a preferred method and to explicitly prevent Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
from loading the hot-plug driver (acpiphp or pciehp).
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.7
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Blacklist the undesired module in /etc/modprobe.conf using the install
command to direct the system to run /bin/true instead of inserting the
incorrect hot-plug module if it is called by the kernel in response to a PCIe bus
event.
For example:
1. Edit /etc/modprobe.conf
2. Add either of these lines:
install acpiphp /bin/true ;#blacklist acpiphp
or
install pciehp /bin/true ;#blacklist pciehp
For additional information, see Red Hat Release Note for the RHEL 4 product at:
http://www.redhat.com
6831175
Code for PCIe Hot-Plug Driver in RHEL 4.x Cannot Properly Handle Insertion
of I/O Cards With Bridge Chips
Issue:
Because of outdated code, attempting to hot-insert the following I/O cards with
bridge chips will likely result in a system hang:
• Sun StorageTek Dual 4 Gb FC Dual GbE HBA
QLogic (SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-Q-Z)
• Sun StorageTek Dual 4 Gb FC Dual GbE HBA
Emulex (SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-E-Z)
• Sun x4 PCIe Quad Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule (X7284A-Z)
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• RHEL 4.x
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Currently, there is no fix available. RHEL 4 is nearing the end of its support cycle,
and it is possible that this issue might not be fixed. Users that need to hot- insert
I/O cards with bridge chips should use the legacy acpiphp hot-plug driver under
RHEL 4.x.
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Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6766163
6766172
6771124
Legacy PCIe Hot-Plug Is Not Supported by SLES10 SP2
Issue:
SLES10 SP2 is not able to do legacy hot-plug on the Sun Blade X6270 Server
Module. During boot up the kernel loads the PCIE_AER driver. This driver gains
native (pciehp) control of PCIe hot-plug slots using the BIOS/ACPI _OSC
method. After this occurs, the legacy (acpiphp) hot-plug driver should never be
loaded.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SLES10 SP2)
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
You must use the pciehp hot-plug driver with SLES10 SP2 on the Sun Blade
X6270 Server Module.
The acpiphp hot-plug driver should not be used with SLES10 SP2 on the Sun
Blade X6270 Server Module.
6771120
Benign Error Messages Are Seen When Using RHEL 5.3
Issue:
When using RHEL 5.3, benign error messages might be seen in the boot logs.
These benign messages are related to the PCI device probe of the Aspeed video
device.
Example of benign error messages:
• PCI: Ignore bogus resource 6 [0:0] of 0000:20:05.0
Or
• PCI: Ignore bogus resource 6 [0:0] of 0000:35:05.0
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
These error messages are benign and have no effect on the system stability or
performance.
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TABLE 13
Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6800672
ixgbe (1.3.53) Driver Is Not Supported on RHEL 5.3
Issue:
The latest ixgbe (1.3.53) driver from Intel cannot compile on RHEL 5.3 for PCI
Express Single (1106A-Z) or Dual (1180A-Z or 1107A-Z) 10-Gigabit Ethernet
unless the setting for Large Receive Offload is disabled.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Compile with the earlier ixgbe driver (1.3.47).
6801897
RHEL 4.7 ipmi_si Driver Does Not Load With Default Parameters
Issue:
IPMI service fails to start. RHEL 4.7 ipmi_si driver does not load with default
parameters.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.7
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
1. Edit /etc/modprobe.conf
2. Add the following line to change default ipmi_si driver parameters:
options ipmi_si type="kcs" ports=0xCA2 regspacings="4"
3. Save changes and exit.
4. Stop the service:
/etc/init.d/ipmi stop || service ipmi stop
5. Start the service:
/etc/init.d/ipmi start || service ipmi start
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Red Hat and SUSE Linux Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6803871
RHEL 5.3 Might Experience an Interrupt Storm Under Certain Conditions
Issue:
If the following HBA devices are simultaneously configured with the server, the
Sun Blade X6270 Server Module running RHEL 5.3 can experience an interrupt
storm when the kernel installs the Emulex driver.
• StorageTek PCI-E 4 Gb FC Host Bus Adapter PCI-Express EM (SG-PCIE2FCQB4-Z)
• StorageTek PCI-E 4 Gb FC Host Bus Adapter with Emulex HBA SG-PCIE2FCEB4-Z (SG-PCIE2FC-EB4-Z)
If this configuration exists, you could experience the following anomalies:
• USB device is disabled after 100K interrupts occur within 2 seconds.
• LUNs on the QLogic device will not register all of the LUNs.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
No patch is expected. Do not use SG-PCIE2FC-QB4-Z and SG-PCIE2FC-EB4-Z
together with the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module when running RHEL 5.3.
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Windows Known Issues
TABLE 14
Windows Known Issues
CR
Description
6879304
Windows Server 2008 R2 Generates System Event Log Warning Messages
When Power Is Being Limited by ILOM Power Management
Issue:
When power is being limited by the ILOM Power Management feature, the
Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system will generate warning messages in the
System Event Log informing the user that the processor(s) are being restricted.
Example Event: The Speed of Processor xx in group x is being
limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this
reduced performance state for xxxx seconds since last report.
Affected Hardware, Operating Systems, and Software:
• All Sun servers with Power Management support
• Windows Server 2008 R2
• Supplemental Release 2.1
Workaround:
None needed. These are expected events and are not indicative of a problem.
6746934
After Hot-Plug Operation, Some PCI ExpressModules Might Display a StopError Message or Might Not Appear in Device List
Issue:
A "0x00000124" Stop error message occurs when you use the hot-plugging feature
to add or to remove a PCI Express device on a Windows Server 2008 based
computer or on a Windows Vista-based computer.
Note - This issue can also be encountered during the software installation
process.
Additionally, some PCI ExpressModules might not return to service properly
after a hot-plug operation. The module might not appear in the device list or
might appear with a yellow exclamation point next to the device description.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Microsoft has an updated PCI bus driver for PCI Express that addresses a
potential bug where the Max Payload Size might be configured incorrectly on the
PCI Express root port if the root port is disabled and then re-enabled.
See the following knowledge base article, which includes a link to a hot-fix that
can be downloaded when this problem is encountered:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952681
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Windows Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6756232
CompactFlash Card Might Not Be Detected by Windows Setup Utility
Issue:
The Windows Server 2003 Setup Utility copies the system boot files to the first
disk found in the boot order. Windows detects the CompactFlash (CF) device as
an ATA class device but, it is attached using the USB bus. The drives attached
using USB are not supported by Microsoft for Windows Server as system boot
devices.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2003
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround
The CF card must be lower in the Boot Device Priority List than the target disk.
For more information, see the BIOS section in the Sun Blade X6270 Server Module
Service Manual (820-6175).
6783026
6759267
6783538
6806081
Hot-Insertion or Removal of InfiniBand ExpressModule Is Only Allowed
During Scheduled Downtime
Issue:
Attempting a hot-plug operation on an Sun Dual Port DDR IB Host Channel
Adapter PCIe ExpressModule (X4216A-Z) will result in Uncorrectable Error on
PCI Express bus.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2008
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Do not attempt hot-insertion or removal of this device when running Windows
Server 2008. If necessary, the InfiniBand ExpressModule should only be removed
or added during scheduled downtime.
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TABLE 14
Windows Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6783538
Blue Error Screen Might Appear When InfiniBand PCIe ExpressModule Is
Disabled in Windows Device Manager
Issue:
If the option for the Sun Dual Port 4x QDR IB Host Channel Adapter PCIe
ExpressModule (X4219A-Z) is disabled in Windows Device Manager, Windows
Server 2008 stops and displays a Blue Screen with the following bug check 0x122
- General WHEA Error.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2008
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
• Do not disable the option for the Sun Dual Port 4x QDR IB Host Channel
Adapter PCIe ExpressModule in Windows Device Manager. If the module is
disabled causing a Blue Screen to display, reboot the host system to recover.
The Sun Dual Port 4x QDR IB Host Channel Adapter PCIe ExpressModule will
be enabled upon reboot.
• Check for the availability of a patch for this defect.
6793369
Hot-Insert Is Not Supported by Windows 2008 for Some ExpressModules
Issue:
With Windows 2008 the following ExpressModules cannot be hot-inserted:
• Sun Fibre Channel - 4 Gigabit/Sec PCI-E Dual FC / Dual Gigabit Ethernet
Host Adapter ExpressModule (EM) (SG-XPCIE2FCGBE-Q-Z)
• Fibre Channel - 4 Gigabit/Sec PCI-X Dual FC Host Adapter (Emulex) (SGXPCIE2FCGBE-E-Z)
• Sun Quad Gigabit Ethernet Module (X7284A-Z)
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2008
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Insert the affected modules and reboot in order for them to be recognized.
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Windows Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6863766
Install Will Fail When Using a Diskette Made From the Tools and Drivers
DVD or the Floppy Image (QLogic64.img) on the Tools and Drivers DVD to
Install Windows Server 2003 64-bit to a Fiber Channel Array Over a QLogic
Fiber Channel HBA
Issue:
If you use a diskette made from the Tools and Drivers DVD or the
QLogic64.img floppy image available on the Tools and Drivers DVD to install
Windows Server 2003 64-bit to a Fiber Channel Array over a QLogic Fiber
Channel HBA, the installation will fail with a Blue Screen late in the setup
process. The installation fails because the 64-bit QLogic Boot from SAN driver set
available on the Tools and Drivers DVD has mismatched files. This results in a
Bug Check 0x07B near the end of the installation process.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2003 64-bit
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
The corrected QLogic driver set, Boot from SAN for STOR Miniport 64-bit Driver
(x64), for installing Windows 2003 64-bit to a QLogic connected fiber channel
array (the drivers used when pressing F6 during install) is available for
download at this web site:
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/Su
n_Details.aspx?productid=928&OSTYPE=Window&oemid=124
Check for the availability of a fix in updates to the Tools and Drivers DVD
software.
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Sun Installation Assistant Known Issues
TABLE 15
Sun Installation Assistant (SIA) Known Issues
CR
Description
6861956
SIA Will Cause Kudzu to Be Run for RHv4.7 x64 Installations With Emulex
Cards
Issue:
When an installed system is booting for the first time SIA unintentionally causes
Kudzu, a Red Hat hardware configuration utility, to be run for RHv4.7 x64
installations with Emulex cards.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.7 64-bit
Workaround:
Configure the Emulex cards through the Kudzu interface.
6862030
SIA Causes Default Keyboard Selection in SLES11 To Be UK-Style English
Issue:
SIA will cause the keyboard selection for SLES11 installation to default to UKstyle English.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES (SLES) 11
• Supplemental Software Release 2.1
Workaround:
The first screen that is displayed during the SLES 11 installation has a dropdown box for selecting the correct keyboard. Select the US-style keyboard.
6864864
SIA Is Unable to Install SLES Via Network File System (NFS)
Issue:
Problem installing SLES 10 SP2 or SLES 11 via a NFS-exported ISO image.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES (SLES) 10 Service Pack 2 and SLES 11
Workaround:
Use direct attach ISO image, redirected ISO image, or expanded image via NFS,
ftp, or http.
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TABLE 15
Sun Installation Assistant (SIA) Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6851222
SIA Does Not Include Drivers for the Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric
10GbE Network Express Module
Issue:
When SIA is used to install an operating system to the Sun Blade X6270 Server
Module in a chassis which contains a Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric
10GbE Network Express Module, drivers for this device are not installed.
Note - If you are installing Windows Server 2003, the "Found New Hardware
Wizard" might run at the first login.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2003 and 2008
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES (SLES) 10 SP2
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Manually install the driver, which can be found by downloading the Sun Blade
6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric 10GbE Network Express Module Tools and Drivers
CD from http://www.sun.com/servers/blades/downloads.jsp
6798618
6800204
6806734
6813789
Blue Error Screen Might Appear When Option for Automatic SIA Updates Is
Not Selected
Issue:
If you are using SIA to install Windows Server 2008 to the Sun Blade X6270
Server Module and you opted out of the automatic SIA update, then your
installation might fail and a Blue Screen might appear with a bug check.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2008
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Perform one of the following workarounds for this issue:
• Restart the SIA installation and accept the option for automatic SIA updates.
Or
• Disable ACHI mode in the BIOS Setup Utility and restart installation. Follow
these steps:
1. In the Advanced menu of the BIOS Setup Utility, select On-board SATA
Configuration and press Enter.
2. Select the option for Configure SATA#1 and press Enter.
A tab appears listing the available options.
3. In the tab, select the option for IDE and press Enter.
4. To save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press F10.
5. Install Windows 2008 directly from the installation media.
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TABLE 15
Sun Installation Assistant (SIA) Known Issues (Continued)
CR
Description
6805366
SIA Might Not Install AHCI Device Driver for Windows 2003
Issue:
If you are installing to an LSI device or Sun StorageTek Raid Host Bus Adapter,
SIA might not automatically install the AHCI device driver for Windows 2003
installations. SIA will copy the AHCI device driver to disk (install target) but
you might need to install the AHCI driver using Windows Device Manager.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Windows Server 2003
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
Any of the following is an acceptable workaround for this issue:
• Use Windows Device Manager to install the AHCI device driver that was
copied to disk (install target). For instructions for using Device Manager to
update or install device drivers, refer to the Windows Device Manager
documentation.
• Restart the SIA installation and accept the option for automatic SIA updates.
• Download the latest SIA CD from:
http://www.sun.com/servers/blades/downloads.jsp
and restart the installation.
6835303
SIA Installation Does Not Work Correctly When Installing an ISO Image of
the Red Hat Operating System Using NFS
Issue:
If you elect to install the Red Hat operating system from an ISO image that is
exported using a network file system (NFS) server, profiles for the Red Hat
installation will not be propagated to the installation. This will result in the
following behavior:
• Anaconda will prompt the user for the installation type (desktop, client,
server, or minimal).
• Individual packages will not be pre-selected based on the installation type,
and the user will have to select these manually.
Affected Operating Systems and Software:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.x and 5.x
• Supplemental Software Releases 1.0, 1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
Workaround:
When using SIA to install the Red Hat operating system, do not use an ISO
image exported using NFS.
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Documentation Known Issues
TABLE 16
Documentation Known Issues
CR
Description
6851878
Missing Content for Server Ambient Temperature Sensors
Issue:
The sensor descriptions in the Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 2.0
Supplement for Sun Blade X6270 Server Module (820-6180) do not indicate where
the /SYS/MB/T_AMB and /SYS/T_AMB sensors are located.
Corrected Information:
• /SYS/MB/T_AMB: The motherboard ambient temperature sensor is located
on the front end of the motherboard directly behind the storage drives.
• /SYS/T_AMB: The system ambient temperature sensor is located on the
underside of the fan board.
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Sun Blade X6270 Server Module Product Notes • December 2009