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Sun Netra 240 not booting to ALOM

I inherited a Sun Netra 240 with no OS installed (indeed, with no hard drives). I did some googling, and came up with a few manuals, all of which I downloaded: Netra 240 PROM Guide Netra 240 ALOM ...
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Using Sun Netra 240 to Host asp.net Web page

My boss was offered a Sun Netra 240 server, still in the box. The machine,purchased in 2008, is has two single core 1.5GHZ processors and two gigabytes of RAM. My boss asked if it would be worth ...
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access preboot menu sun x4170

I bought a second hand sun x4170 and need to reset the ilom password. I get output to serial console, but can't access the preboot menu as described by oracle. (by pressing the locate button) Can ...
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Can a Sun rack be converted to a normal rack?

The Sun rack with PN 595-5953-01 does not use the normal rails like HP and IBM uses. Does there exist Sun rails so standard servers can be put in it? Or perhaps those L-shelves, where you lay the ...
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Xm setup on SunFire X4200

I'm trying to set a Xen VM on a SunFire X4200. I'm using Debian Wheezy and have followed this guide https://wiki.debian.org/Xen which I used in previous attempts on different servers and worked ...
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Exit from SP mode on SUN FIR X2270

i have sun fire x2270 , iam able to log in on sp mode and here i want to start my console mean i want the access of # mode. -> cd /SP/console /SP/console -> start Are you sure you want to start ...
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Identifying failed hard drive in RAID

I have a server which is running customized version of Debian. It is attached a sun storage raid. It has very limited tools and installing new tools is not allowed. :( This message I see in dmesg: ...
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Is there a Informix command to repair database?

We have a Sun Solaris system running Avaya CMS software. The software uses an Informix database. We have a single drive in the server. The drive began to go bad, corrupting files. We sourced a new ...
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Can't access my Sun X2270 Fire Server BIOS/ILOM

I just purchased two 2nd hand Sun X2270 Intel servers and i can't boot or access them. They have a Service Processor installed but i don't get any signal on VGA output. If i add an ethernet to the ...
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How to dump BIOS from running Sun Blade 1500?

I'd like to replace an old-aged Sun Blade 1500 Red running SunOS 5.8 by a Qemu-based Virtual Machine. Tutorials like this describe how to do this with older hardware, but as I need to run SPARC64 ...
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SGE job does not run with -l hostname, but okay without it

I'm trying to submit job on specific computing node using sun grid engine, 6.2u5. If I submit job without hostname in batch file, It's running well. But, if I put "#@ -l h=node20" into batch file to ...
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ipmitool and ALOM (Sun T2000)

ipmitool -vv -I lan -H srv-alom -U admin sdr ipmitool -vv -I lanplus -H srv-alom -U admin sdr or ipmitool -vv -I lan -H srv-alom -U admin sensor ipmitool -vv -I lanplus -H srv-alom -U admin sensor ...
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Find number of unused disk bays on a Sun/Oracle server running Solaris

How can you find the number of unused disk bays on a Sun/Oracle server running Solaris? I have a Oracle T3-1 server with four disks. Now I would like to find out how many disks more I can insert. ...
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solaris 9 + metastat + State: Unavailable

please advice I have Netra HW machine with Solaris 9 from metastat command I see the following problems "State: Unavailable" , I give here partial output because the output is very long please ...
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Sun X4100 power supply failure LED on, but PSU working

I have a Sun X4100 with dual power supplies. The "rear PSU" LED comes on after the system is powered on and has gone through the self-test. Both power supplies are working just fine -- I can take out ...
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Sun Grid Engine : jobs are not well balanced

I use Open Grid Scheduler (a fork/copy of Sun Grid Engine). I have tried this configuration from master: # qconf -mattr exechost complex_values slots=8 slave2 # qconf -mq all.q | grep slots slots ...
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Sun Fire X4200 (not M2) Firmware (BIOS/ILOM)?

i've running BIOS/ILOM 1.0 and it sucks with the hyperthreading sync error flood :( I just got my hands on a nice Sun Fire x64 server but I'm in a bit of a bind.  I need BIOS and ILOM files for a Sun ...
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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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Solaris: information on sparc hardware

I'm having 2 solaris machines to manage, So i want to write my own scripts for getting various information. I'm able to get most of the information but not able to retrieve following: Chassis type ...
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Where to get FW/BIOS for Sun Fire X4150

I have been trying to get the lastest software for the X4150. I get to this link http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/patches/firmware/release-history-jsp-138416.html#X4150 but it gets me no ...
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ILOM (Integrated Lights Out Manager) “Too many users are logged in” message

Upon entering the web interface of a sun server and when trying to login the following message appears: Too many users are logged in Can anyone advise me on what this means, or how to fix it?
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Corrupt label; bad magic number

While trying to install Solaris 10 on a Sun Blade 2500 Silver, I got an error: OpenBoot indicates me a problem with the hard drive: "Corrupt label; bad magic number". Later, during the Solaris ...
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Sun Solaris 10, /opt folder accidentally become file

While i was copying some files in /opt folder through WINSC, the /opt folder become file. Can you please inform how to make this again in folder?
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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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“Attach to native process failed” with Apache 2.0 Agent 2.202 for RHEL5 Linux 64bit

In trying to install Apache 2.0 Agent 2.202 for RHEL5 Linux 64bit, the dialogue appears as follows. # export JAVAHOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/; echo $JAVAHOME /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/ # ./setup ...
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cdrom redirection fails on ILOM for Sun x4600 M2

We have been able to successfully redirect the ILOM on this x4600 M2 in the past, but for some reason now we are getting an error that says "CD-ROM image redirection failed to start": We have also ...
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Manually installing Sun Java and Debian/Ubuntu virtual java packages

I've installed Sun Java 6 manually since Canonical has removed it from its package repo (I use Ubuntu 12.04). Now I have the following problem: when I want to install a package which depends on Java ...
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unable to install sun jdk on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and I'm trying to install sun jdk for opennms. sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk when i run above given command i get following msg: root@fido:~# sudo apt-get install ...
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Pinout: RJ-45 to DB25 adapter for SunBlade 2000

Our suite got new carpet this weekend, and as I was moving the machines out of the way I pulled apart the serial adapter. The RJ-45 clip held fast, and the metal body was screwed tight to the machine ...
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How can I connect to some old Sun servers?

We have some old Sun servers (V125, V210, V240, T2000 amongst others) sitting unused and I've been asked to find out if there is anything useful on them before they get wiped and disposed of. ...
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Restore old SunOS tapes

I have some old SunOS tapes I need to look at the table of contents before I shred them. Is there a Linux solution to restore these tapes?
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Ultra 20 won't boot if second hard drive added

I have an aged Ultra 20 (AMD) running Solaris 10 that boots fine as long as another hard drive has not been added to the bus; with the second drive added, I can't even get to BIOS settings, instead ...
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Resetting SP password using jumper P20 doesn't work on Sun Fire x4600 M2

The Sun Fire X4600 M2 Servers Service Manual says installing a shorting jumper across the P20 header pins will reset the SP password and clear the BIOS password. I installed the jumper then powered up ...
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How do I wipe a Sun Santricity SAN Array

I need to wipe all data from an out of support SUN Santricity array before we send it to EMC for a trade in. (Yes EMC is took our SUN in part for a CX-480) Does anyone have advice on how to wipe ...
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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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Updating OpenBoot PROM on Sun Fire v440

After i have updated ALOM firmware on Sun Fire v440, i decided to update OpenBoot PROM, but when i try to load the patch using boot disk /flash-update-SunFire440 i get: SILO Fatal Error: Multiple ...
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Updating ALOM firmware Sun Fire v440

I have Sun Fire v440 server with old bios (or ALOM?) release. So the fans installed in the server make a lot of noise, even if processors aren't heated. I have some image files to update bios ...
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Sun Tool-less Slide Rails Removal for X4150

I have some tool-less slide rails for some 1ru x4150 sun servers. I can't seem to see how to remove them. Sun in their wisdom did not include this seemingly important information in their ...
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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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Centos: Package Managed Sun JRE

Is there no yum repository with Sun's JRE available (don't really need the JDK)? From looking around everyone simply recommends manually downloading and installing the binary that Sun/Oracle provides. ...
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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 T2000 Solaris 10 Watchdog

Any ideas where the watchdog properties/settings are located on a T2000 running SPARC Solaris 10? Thanks.
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Sun T2000 SC Log file

Is there a SC log file for the Sun T2000? I'm hoping to track down a possible power problem. So if you have any suggestions outside of a log file... that would be great. What makes me think its a ...
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Sun T2000 mysteriously turning off

We have a Sun T2000 running Solaris 10 that likes to (seemingly) randomly turn off... We have left it hooked up to the "ser mgt" port... hoping it would report some information. It would have the ...
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Sun X4100: “LSI Configuration Utility Text Strings Image memory error!”

We have a used X4100 (not M2). It has an option during the boot process that says LSI Logic Corp. MPT SAS BIOS MPTBIOS-6.04.07.00 (2005.11.03) Copyright 2000-2005 LSI Logic Corp. Press Ctrl+C to ...
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“The Sun Management Center server is being initialized. Retry?” error on SunMC 4.0 console

I have installed the SunMC on my V490 server. And after the es-inst, es-setup, when I run the "es-start -c" it will show the login screen. After I login, it will hang on the "Welcome to Sun Management ...
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How to get Sun X4100 Firmware updates from Oracle?

This document directs how to get there, but it is for the old Sun website. http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19569-01/820-1188-12/core_ilom_firmware.html#50413605_67571 Download the flash image ...
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writing to opensolaris ramdisk over NFS

I want to read and write to a ramdisk on OpenSolaris for performance testing purposes. The tests would be aimed at network transmission and I want to rule out disk performance. I set up the ramdisk on ...
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Oracle automatic patch download

I need to update/patch the firmware of a lot of Sun/Oracle systems quite frequently. To do that I first need to download the latest firmware snapshot by hand from Oracle's saggy and unsophisticated ...
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Disk not available for use under Linux on Sun hardware

We have a Sun 4140 running Linux (CentOS 5.5). A disk failed in a software RAID-1 array. We powered off the system and added a two new disks to empty slots in the chassis (we couldn't simply replace ...