Questions tagged [sparc]

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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Solaris 10 stuck at boot

I have an old sparc T5220 server which had been running solaris 10 for sometime now. I ran some patches on the server and when i rebooted, it got stucked at SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_153153-...
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Migrate existing ZFS lun from a faulty server to a new guest ldom

I have a Solaris 11 server with a particular LUN mapped to the server. The server got faulty along the line so I need to find a way of reusing that particular LUN on a new solaris guest LDOM. How ...
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42GB of Free RAM but process exits after using only 27GB

RAM is not completely utilized while a process is running in Solaris SPARC 11. I have around 42GB of Free RAM of the allocated 50GB of RAM on the server and every time the process exits after ...
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Any inherent reason why x86 is more successful than SPARC?

We know x86 has become much more successful than SPARC over the past 20 years, even on the server side. This in turn translates into more budget in R&D on x86. These external factors aside, is ...
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Hardening and securing Solaris 10 server

We have some Solaris 10 systems running on SPARC. A former manager decided not to renew support contract with Oracle so we are missing some patches for the systems. Current management is working on ...
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Why solaris doesn't see all the DIMMS installed?

This is a SPARC T4-2 Server. It has installed 128GB memory in 16 DIMMS 8GB each. The prtdiag -v output shows ======================= Physical Memory Configuration ======================== Segment ...
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boot Debian installation through Console on SPARC

I'm trying to boot Debian for installation through SER MGT Console without VGA when trying to use: (0) ok boot cdrom - text Boot device: /pci@400/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/hub@4/device@4/storage@...
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no contents shown when using ILOM Web Interface on SPARC

I accessed to ILOM web interface but the problem there isn't any content just Tabs and description as shown Below: Info: SP firmware 3.0.6.1.d SP firmware build number: 48331 SP filesystem version: 0....
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Install FREENAS on ORACLE SUN SPARC T5240

is possible to install FreeNas server on Sun Sparc Enterprise T5240 (Hardware compatibility),and how to do that? Thanks
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Apache httpd reverse proxy on solaris only empty page

this is my httpd.conf file I tested reverse proxy without any virtual hosts in this first draft. Where is the problem? SSL is working fine by the way that is not the problem. # # This ...
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Can I install oracle linux or debian in Sun enterprise m4000 sparc?

I would like to install a linux OS on this server but after trial and error always came back with a error, i know that the installation is fully compatible with SPARC architecture, every time i used ...
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Sun T5240 Server ILOM missing /SYS - can't get to boot OS

I've acquired a Sun T5240 that's supposed to be in good working order. I can't get the server to the point of booting/installing operating systems though. Logging into ILOM via serial (ser mgt port) ...
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How to set up an Sun SPARC T5120 from scratch?

Hello I am a newbie when it comes to server set up, especially SUN SPARC server since I never worked with this architecture. At work I have an Sun SPARC T5120 server that is not used anymore, I want ...
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Solaris 8 - Root Password Reset Still Showing Expired

I have a Solaris 8 2/02 SPARC test server that has an issue with the root account. I am able to log in with this account but every time I do, I am met with this message... WARNING: Your password has ...
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Will Oracle sparc servers operate correctly with non-Oracle issued drives?

I've hunted high and low for the following information; I'm Currently doing some work on an oracle sparc T5-2 server, this line of work will require me to install some extra drives into the machine. ...
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Is there a way to slow down a processor to a specific speed?

We have some Sun Blade T6320s Servers that run on Sparc 64-bit UltraSparc T2 processors. We recently found out that the 2nd generation of these servers have a faster processor speed (1415 MHz) than ...
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Sparc 5440 hangs during boot from cdrom

We have a Sun Sparc 5440 server that originally had 64 GB of RAM that we were trying to upgrade to 128 GB. During the process, the SCSI root disk seems to have gotten corrupted, so we are trying to ...
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Can I skip several version during a firmware update?

I have a SPARC T3-4 server experiencing a known bug (CR 7003014 as described here: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19417-01/html/E20814/z40004961296327.html). The solution is to update the firmware to at ...
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Format of Solaris Open Boot Prompt boot-device?

I have the following boot-device: /pci@400/pci@1/pci@0/pci@4/scsi@0/disk@w32a6b2f6484021d2,0:a And I would like to understand the syntax. What I know is: /pci@400/pci@1/pci@0/pci@4/scsi@0: This is ...
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Problems installing Oracle Database 11 on solaris 11.3

i'm trying to install Oracle Database on Solaris 11.3 and i'm getting the following error: INFO: /usr/ccs/bin/make -f /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/precomp/lib/ins_precomp.mk relink ...
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Memory problems with Tomcat on Solaris 10

I have a server running Solaris 10. It reports 70+ GiB free RAM. I am attempting to start Tomcat 7.0.68 using Java 1.7.0_80 in 64-bit mode. The server is claiming that it is not able to allocate ...
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inconsistency between format and probe-scsi-all outputs

my platform: SPARC T4-1 solaris 10 Generic_150400-24 sun4v sparc sun4v 1 of the disk is seems different in the output of format when I am on console cli even though relevant disk seems same as others ...
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Sparc T5240 ILOM password grief

I'm trying to reset the ILOM root password on a SPARC Enterprise T5240. Neither of the 2 methods described below work for me, so I'm after further suggestions (short of guessing the root password - I'...
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Practical difference between SPARC vs x86

Recently I've been looking into some SPARC devices and their capabilities. But when I look for the differences between the two, I've seen a lot of people using the Ferrari vs bus metaphor If your ...
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How to install only mysql client on solaris?

I have a mysql server already running on RHEL 5 server. I have other Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 machines (SPARC based T4-4 servers) which need to connect to the server. I downloaded a pkg (mysql-5.6.23-...
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Sun T2/Niagara Hardware Crypto Acceleration with Debian Linux?

I wanted to use an older T2 machine as a webserver for SSL heavy websites. With Solaris, there is the crypto acceleration available which would make sense for SSL. Now I am wondering if this crypto ...
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SPARC T4 iLom CLI not accessible from SER MGT Port. (NET MGT - inaccessible)

Our 3 SPARC T4 Sun servers have all of a sudden began the exact same behaviour. -Fans are at full RPM -Attentions lights on all 3 are on solid amber -ILOM network interfaces not responding (all 3 were ...
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How to remove a VLAN tag from a VSwitch (VSW) in LDom OVM SPARC

I have a OVM SPARC 3.x server and one of its switches is set with a vlan tag. In the example below the VSW has a VID of 200. How do I remove the tag? I cannot remove the vswitch, as other guests are ...
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Connection Timeout Issues - Solaris 11 SPARC

We're currently running some performance tests using Solaris 11 (SPARC) on some large hardware. The tests, which consist of sending SOAP requests (50kb per request), are running well up until we get ...
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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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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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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 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 added/...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...