Software Stack Information for the SPARC T5-2 Server

The Software Stack platform specific components for the SPARC T5-2 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 T5-2 server:

Oracle Solaris 11

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

Oracle Solaris 10

The SPARC T5-2 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 T5-2 should be updated to the latest version available. The SPARC T5-2 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 T5-2 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.

Oracle ILOM is an embedded service processor that is accessible any time the server is plugged in, even when the server is powered off. It provides advanced fault management and actively monitors the health of the server. Other features include power control, a virtual video console, and storage redirection. ILOM can be managed using a command-line interface over SSH, a web interface, SNMP, or IPMI. ILOM is preinstalled in each system at the factory and the documentation can be found here.

Oracle Hardware Management Pack is a collection of command line tools for configuring logical disk volumes, updating the firmware on the server, and configuring Oracle ILOM. The Hardware Management Pack also includes an SNMP agent for monitoring the health of the server including disk and controller status. The pack can be downloaded from here, and the documentation can be found here.

 

Virtualization

Oracle VM Server for SPARC (formerly LDoms) virtualization technology is available for the SPARC T5-2.

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 T5-2. 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.

 

 

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