Software Stack Information for the SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

The Software Stack platform specific components for the SPARC Enterprise T5440 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 T5440 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 T5440 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.

 

Firmware

The System Firmware that ships on your SPARC Enterprise T5440 should be updated to the latest version available. The SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server may be shipped from the factory with an older version of the System Firmware.

 

To locate and download the latest version of the SPARC Enterprise T5440 System Firmware, go to the Oracle Technology Network Patching Center Firmware Download and Release History page. Follow the firmware upgrade instructions in the firmware patch README and Install.Info text files.

 

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 T5440. The Common Config Reader Add-on is required.

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

An SNMP Agent is also available for this server. The latest version of SNMP can be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network Patching Center SNMP page.

Information about Sun SNMP releases are available here and in the Sun SNMP Management Agent Documentation.

The Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Common SNMP MIB modules for enabling SNMP on the SPARC Enterprise T5440 are available for download here.

 

Virtualization

Oracle VM Server for SPARC (formerly LDoms) virtualization technology is available for the SPARC Enterprise T5440.

The latest version of Oracle VM Server for SPARC along with release notes and detailed documentation and installation information can be downloaded from the Oracle VM Server for SPARC download page.

 

Diagnostics & Serviceability

 

Electronic Prognostics 1.2 is available for the SPARC Enterprise T5440. Electronic Prognostics analyzes time series telemetry data collected from a variety of physical and logical sensors on the system, such as temperatures, voltages, currents and fan speeds. It improves upon the false/missed alarm rates seen with fixed-threshold monitoring techniques and detects subtle degradation modes of system components that otherwise cannot be caught.

The I/O Remapping Script for SPARC Enterprise T5440 Servers 1.0 is used when a CPU node is removed or added to remap device paths hard coded in the /etc/path_to_inst file and the symlinks under /dev directory. This allows recovery from the I/O loss and avoids having to reinstall the Solaris OS.

 

Networking

 

The Netra Data Plane Software Suite 2.1.1 is available for the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440.

The Netra Data Plane Software Suite Documentation provides more detailed information on how to purchase and install this software.