Thursday, May 05, 2005

IBM x336

I installed Solaris 10 on IBM x336 server with Nacoona CPUs using Jump Start over a network. Generally it just works.
In order to install the server over a network I had to add to devicedb/master on a install server the following line: pci14e4,1659 pci14e4,1659 net pci none "Broadcom milek Gigabit Ethernet" as on-board Broadcom GbE's aren't recognized by default. After that installation went smoothly. Installation took less than 5 minutes :) BGE driver won't work so I had to download BCME driver from Broadcom. It does work in 64bit and Solaris 10 does boot with 64bit kernel/environment just out of the box :)

ps. I've just submitted the server to HCL.


bash-3.00# prtconf |head -2
System Configuration: Sun Microsystems i86pc
Memory size: 2048 Megabytes
bash-3.00# psrinfo -pv
The physical processor has 2 virtual processors (0, 2)
x86 (chipid 0x0 GenuineIntel family 15 model 4 step 1 clock 2800 MHz)
Intel(r) Xeon(tm) CPU 2.80GHz
The physical processor has 2 virtual processors (1, 3)
x86 (chipid 0x3 GenuineIntel family 15 model 4 step 1 clock 2800 MHz)
Intel(r) Xeon(tm) CPU 2.80GHz
bash-3.00# isainfo -v
64-bit amd64 applications
mon sse3 pause sse2 sse fxsr mmx cmov amd_sysc cx8 tsc fpu
32-bit i386 applications
mon sse3 pause sse2 sse fxsr mmx cmov sep cx8 tsc fpu
bash-3.00#

2 comments:

rcibrario@mac.com said...

Rob, I'm trying at present to likewise install S10U1 (01/06) onto an x336. Sun current HCL shows SUn submitted a Level 2 cert using BIOS 1.02 and BCM57XXX driver 8.1.8. The driver Broadcom is offering is 8.3.1. After successfullybg installing package I cannot get i/f to work despite being able to plumb. What rev BIOS and driver did you use?
thanks
rc

rcibrario@mac.com said...

I'm trying at present to likewise install S10U1 (01/06) onto an x336. Sun current HCL shows SUn submitted a Level 2 cert using BIOS 1.02 and BCM57XXX driver 8.1.8. The driver Broadcom is offering is 8.3.1. After successfullybg installing package I cannot get i/f to work despite being able to plumb. What rev BIOS and driver did you use?
thanks
rc