[SunHELP] Sunfire v20z BIOS update

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Fri Nov 12 02:59:50 CST 2010


Yes I would suspect a BIOS/SP update is required and yes you will need 
either a contract with Oracle or a helpful friend.


On 12/11/2010 05:55, Aaron C Johnson wrote:
> I recently purchased a Sunfire v20z 1u server off ebay and I also
> purchased 2 amd opteron 275 2.2ghz dual core procs. The server came with
> 2 1.6ghz single core opterons.
> The server works fine with the cpus that it came with but when I install
> the opteron 275's the server starts to post, and then it hangs at the
> initial boot screen. What's even weirder is that it only counts half the
> memory that is in the system when using the 275's. It counts memory
> correctly when using the cpus that it came with.
> So I'm thinkin it's either a memory compatibility issue or it needs a
> bios update. Problem is I can't get access to the bios update because it
> is secured on Sun's website (if only I was mr. mitnik I could get it!)
> I think the latest version is located here:
> http://www.sun.com/download/products.xml?id=45b0166d
> The memory I am using is 2 512mb ddr ecc registered pulled from a dell
> poweredge 2600sc.
> Any suggestions?

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