Software Stack Information for the SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server

The Software Stack platform specific components for the SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server consist of the Operating System, System Firmware, Virtualization and System Management components, along with common components like Compilers, Java, Middleware and other Software Tools. Updating any one of these individual components that make up the Software Stack may require others to also be updated. Oracle always recommends installation of the latest available versions for the best performance, security and stability.

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Operating Systems

The following Operating Systems are available for the SPARC Enterprise M5000 server:

Oracle Solaris 11

The latest information regarding Solaris 11 is available in the Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library.

Oracle Solaris 10

The SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Server Product Notes contain detailed information about supported Solaris 10 versions and required patches. The latest information regarding Solaris 10 patches is available on the Patching Documentation Center page.



The eXtended System Control Facility (XSCF) system controller XCP Firmware that ships on your SPARC Enterprise M5000 should be updated to the latest version available. The SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server may be shipped from the factory with an older version of the XCP Firmware.

To locate and download the latest version of the SPARC Enterprise M5000 System Firmware, go to the Oracle Technology Network Patching Center Firmware Download and Release History page. Follow the firmware upgrade instructions in the SPARC Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 Servers XSCF User's Guide.


Systems Management

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is Oracle's single, integrated solution for managing all aspects of the data center. It enables you to discover, provision, update, manage, and monitor the physical and virtual assets in one or more of your data centers from a single console. The remote management capabilities are designed to help increase availability and utilization and minimize downtime. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is available for download along with online documentation.

Sun Management Center 4.0 is supported on the SPARC Enterprise M5000. The OplDomAdmin, OplDomDR and OplPltAdmin Add-on's are required.

The latest version of these Add-On's can be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network Patching Center Systems Management page.