Overview of Firmware Releases for SPARC Server Systems
Notes: Sun System Firmware uses the first (MAJOR) version number to denote architectural evolution, vs. tracking features. Sun System Firmware 6.x supports only the original SPARC T1 series of products and uses the Advanced Lights Out Manager (ALOM) as a service processor environment. Sun System Firmware 7.x supports only the SPARC T2/T2+ series of products and introduced the Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) as a service processor environment. Sun System Firmware 9.x is the latest major version of SPARC Server firmware, and it supports only the T5/M5 generation of SPARC servers. It shares four sub-component versions (OpenBoot, Nyx, Hypervisor, and ILOM) with the existing Sun System Firmware 8.x and differs primarily in the introduction a new Power On Self Test (POST) implementation version 5.0. There are no new Sun System Firmware 6.x or 7.x feature releases planned.