[SunHELP] Sunfire v20z BIOS update

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 04:40:02 CST 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 3:59 AM, Peter Stokes <peter at ashlyn.co.uk> wrote:

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

Wouldn't that be a friendly thief.    (The contracts preclude "sharing".)

> 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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