[rescue] BIOS update for Sun Fire v40z?

Ellie Fant ellie_fanti at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 17 17:53:13 CDT 2010

Hi all,

I've just bought a second hand v40z from ebay as I need to set up a
server for a testing environment and the amount of performance for
your money 
with these looks pretty good. So I received it today and booted it
up and all 
seems to be fine except during boot up it issues the message "BIOS
patch for Opteron(tm)/Athlon(tm) processor erratum 131 not
detected. It is 
highly recommended to upgrade the BIOS". Its currently got
the BIOS version 
v2.35.3.2 but I see that the latest version is v2.35.5.1.
Does anybody know if 
this will fix the above errata? The other slightly
annoying problem is that 
Oracle seems to want me to buy a premium support
license in order to download 
the BIOS but thats not really an option. I have
seen from here that a few other 
people have mentioned this problem with
Oracle deciding to charge for the BIOS 
that Sun used to give away for free.
Does anybody know where I can get hold of 
the latest BIOS without having to
pay lots of money for a support contract I 
don't want/need?

Thanks in
advance for all your help,


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