Relates to the SPARC architecture of CPUs, originally designed by Sun Microsystems and intended to run the Solaris operating system. Similar to the UltraSPARC CPU line, the terms "sparc" and "UltraSPARC" are frequently interchangeable.

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Giving a new life to an old SPARC machine - boot and install related problems

My problem isn't one you encounter on a daily basis, yet I find interesting enough to share and ask for help. From the beginning: the academic scientific group I am a member of (we are focused on ...
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Sun Solaris - Find out number of processors and cores

Our SPARC server is running Sun Solaris 10; I would like to find out the actual number of processors and the number of cores for each processor. The output of psrinfo and prtdiag is ambiguous: ...
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Value of Itanium or Sparc over x86_64 for Oracle Deployment

We are looking at a new environment to run our Oracle Database running on SUSE (potentially migrating to RedHat). Our database is approximately 100GB and performs adequately on our current hardware ...
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Stability, x86 Vs Sparc

Our project are plan to migrate from Sparc to x86, and our HA requirement is 99.99%, previous on Sparc, we assume the hardware stability would like, hardware failure every 4 month or even one year, ...
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SunOS free command

I have SunOS 5.10 sparc server. I want to calculate system memory. I can easily find this in Linux using /usr/bin/free command. Can anyone please suggest me if there is any equivalent command in ...
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SPARC T4, Solaris 11, no access to internet, how to install system headers (or a working compiler)

I need to compile a C program on SPARC T4-1 (Solaris 11) machine that has been deployed to customer network, and it no longer has access to the Internet. Originally during the setup, compilation ...
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In which solaris sparc package does crtbegin and crtend belongs to?

I need to add those two to my paths. Thus, my plan is to check first if they're already in my machine, and if they are, I'll add them to my path. Otherwise, I'll install them first then add them to ...
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Sparc v440 unable 2 boot after recommended patch install

After installing the October 2011 recommended patch bundle on a Solaris 10 the host fails to boot. The output is {0} ok boot SC Alert: Host System has Reset screen not found. keyboard not found. ...
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How does an UltraSPARC IV+ compare to Intel

I'm trying to compare an 2.1 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ to something I'm more familiar with, and Intel seems to be the benchmark. What would be a comparable processor on the Intel side?
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finding a linux distribution that will run on sparc cpu

We have a server that runs on Solaris using the sparc CPU. What we want to do is run linux on sparc. Is there any distribution that will allow linux to run on a sparc CPU? The reason is because we ...
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How do you install g++ (at least version 4.1) on a solaris sparc server?

How do you install g++ (at least version 4.1) on a solaris sparc server?
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How to network install Solaris 10 on a Sun Blade 1500 using linux as the install server?

I'd like to install Solaris 10 (available only on DVD media) on a Sun Blade 1500 that has a CDROM reader. I'd like to try a network installation using a linux box as the install server. All the ...
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reboot solaris to “ok” prompt

I need to reboot a solaris sparc machine to the "ok" prompt so I can do a net jumpstart reinstallation on a machine. I have remote access to the machine via the ALOM. How can do do this? Thanks.
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Compiling PHP on Solaris

I'm compiling PHP with --enable-fpm on Solaris 10 (sun4v sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-T1000) and it stops at #error Sparc v8 and predecessors are not and will not be supported (see bug report 53310) ...
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Lowering fans noise level on Sun Fire v440

Sun Fire v440 has been placed in the same room, where i'm working. It seems that it makes much more noise, than reactive plane does. I've already updated ALOM Firmware and even OpenBoot PROM, ...
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Crontab on Solaris 10

I was trying to execute the following: root@sol10 # /lib/svc/method/svc-cron root@sol10 # /usr/sbin/cron: GenMacKey: not found I would like to know how to generate GenMacKey. Better still my ...
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Sparc Solaris 2.6 will not boot

I have a very old Sparc Solaris network that was working fine last week, but after a power outage none of the workstations will boot. The network looks like this: host A: solaris 2.6, shares ...
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Solaris 10: How do I get to the {ok} prompt from here?

My Sparc box which is running Solaris 10 stopped working due (I think) to a power outage. Now I can't get it to boot up. I'm not interested in trying to recover the contents of the hard-disk. I just ...
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Sun Netra 240: How to get from ALOM menu to ok prompt?

I am connected to my server using a serial connection. I am currently at the ALOM menu (as shown below. I need to get to the {ok} prompt. How do I get there from here? FYI, One major complication: I ...
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Solaris 10 (U10) Live upgrade not working

I have a server that's currently running Solaris 10 (9/10), and I wanted to upgrade it to (8/11). It is on a SPARC system, with a ZFS mirrored pool. I just installed solaris live upgrade pakages from ...
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“Inserted disabled” while upgrading Sun Sparc t5120 memory

I'm trying to upgrade a Sun t5120 server from 4GB to 8GB of RAM memory: I followed all the steps described on the section "Upgrade Memory Configuration With Additional FB-DIMMs" "Sun SPARC Enterprise ...
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-h not working for 'ls' command in Sun SPARC

I was trying this command for listing files in human readable form: $ ls -lh ...
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Installing Solaris 10 on a Sun Blade 2500 Silver

I recently bought a used Sun Blade 2500 Silver. The system has been completly wiped, so I get an OpenBoot prompt when I boot. When I look on Oracle's compatibility page, I can see the station is able ...
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imaging/cloning with DHCP network rebuilding/recovery of solaris 9 and 10 sparc servers

I have a number of solaris 9 and 10 sparc servers (no RAID) that are custom dvd jumpstarts provided by SONUS Networks for their softswitch VOIP products. Normal install process would be to use the ...
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Remote X-windows between new RHEL5 and old Solaris 8

I have a very small lab network with three boxes: a modern x86-based RHEL3 box, an x86-based RHEL5 box, and a 1998-vintage SPARC Ultra5 with Solaris 8. I can use ssh -X to run a program on the RHEL5 ...
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Can't build mpc on Soalris 10

I'm trying to build mpc so that I can compile gcc 4.5, it fails with the following: In file included from /usr/include/iso/stdarg_c99.h:34, from /usr/include/stdarg.h:33, ...
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Solaris WANboot & Jumpstart SPARC/x86

I need to setup a Solaris WANboot and a Solaris jumpstart server for both SPARC and x86 architectures. Can I setup both on a single machine (SPARC or x86) or do I need a separate SPARC and x86 machine ...
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SCSI bus stuck in unconfigured state on SPARC/Solaris 10

The SCSI bus designated "c6" is stuck in an unconfigured state, and I cannot get the server to recognize the tape drive attached to this bus because the bus itself is not configured. Here's an ...
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how do you comare xeon and ultrasparc based on spec results? [closed]

I am trying to do comparision of xeon processor and utrasparc IV+ for the xeon, I have this result: Cisco UCS B200M3 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 (Sandy Bridge) Hardware Vendor System Result ...
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Cross-Compiling on x86 for Solaris SPARC [closed]

I've looked at a few sources on how to go about cross-compiling, and from what I understand, I need the header files for the system I am compiling for. Some background info: The school I am a student ...
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Solaris Service not showing any status in svcs

I'm creating a solaris service using SMF by following steps: Create SMF manifest Import manifest via svccfg Enable it using svcadm Check status using svcs Now in this process i had frequently ...
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Which version of Solaris for my Sun Sparc system? [closed]

I'm about to buy a used Sun Sparc machine (Sun Blade 2500 Ultrasparc IIIi 1,28Ghz) in order to use it as a personal development server. Problem is, it is sold without any OS. I would like to install a ...