Sun Fire x2100

David Robillard david.robillard at
Thu Jan 4 20:29:07 UTC 2007

> Just finished searching the archives and net and turned up a few
> answers. I also checked the AMD64 release notes for FBSD 6.1.
> Is anyone running FreeBSD on a Sun Fire X2100? Any caveats I should know
> about? Looks like it should be a simple install and run. We will be
> using these servers as outbound SMTP servers so they will be running
> just the minimum mail services, smtp-auth, and clamAV.

Hi DAve,

I had a Sun Fire X2100 in here a year ago to test it. It installed ok
using FreeBSD/amd64 RELEASE-6.0. My guess is that it should be alright
with 6.1 or the upcoming 6.2.

Your best bet is to get a Sun rep loan you one of them so that you can
try it out. If they refuse, the sometimes have some in their own
offices which you usually can go to and try it.

Here are the ifconfig(8) and (rather long) dmesg(8) output from the
Sun Fire X2100 running a GENERIC FreeBSD/amd64 RELEASE-6.0 kernel on
January 8th, 2006.

# ifconfig(8) output.

nve0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        ether 00:e0:81:58:cf:71
        media: Ethernet autoselect (none)
        status: no carrier
        inet6 fe80::2e0:81ff:fe58:cf72%bge0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        ether 00:e0:81:58:cf:72
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
        status: active
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
        inet netmask 0xff000000

# dmesg(8) output.

Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #0: Wed Nov  2 19:07:38 UTC 2005
    root at rat.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 148 (2211.34-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x20f71  Stepping = 1
  AMD Features=0xe2500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,<b25>,LM,3DNow+,3DNow>
real memory  = 1072562176 (1022 MB)
avail memory = 1024118784 (976 MB)
ioapic0 <Version 1.1> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
acpi0: <SUNW AWRDACPI> on motherboard
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
pci_link0: <ACPI PCI Link LNK1> on acpi0
pci_link1: <ACPI PCI Link LNK2> on acpi0
pci_link2: <ACPI PCI Link LNK3> on acpi0
pci_link3: <ACPI PCI Link LNK4> irq 5 on acpi0
pci_link4: <ACPI PCI Link LNK5> on acpi0
pci_link5: <ACPI PCI Link LUBA> irq 10 on acpi0
pci_link6: <ACPI PCI Link LUBB> on acpi0
pci_link7: <ACPI PCI Link LMAC> irq 3 on acpi0
pci_link8: <ACPI PCI Link LACI> irq 7 on acpi0
pci_link9: <ACPI PCI Link LMCI> on acpi0
pci_link10: <ACPI PCI Link LSMB> irq 5 on acpi0
pci_link11: <ACPI PCI Link LUB2> irq 11 on acpi0
pci_link12: <ACPI PCI Link LIDE> on acpi0
pci_link13: <ACPI PCI Link LSID> irq 11 on acpi0
pci_link14: <ACPI PCI Link LFID> irq 10 on acpi0
pci_link15: <ACPI PCI Link LPCA> on acpi0
pci_link16: <ACPI PCI Link APC1> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link17: <ACPI PCI Link APC2> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link18: <ACPI PCI Link APC3> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link19: <ACPI PCI Link APC4> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link20: <ACPI PCI Link APC5> irq 16 on acpi0
pci_link21: <ACPI PCI Link APCF> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link22: <ACPI PCI Link APCG> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link23: <ACPI PCI Link APCH> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link24: <ACPI PCI Link APCJ> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link25: <ACPI PCI Link APCK> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link26: <ACPI PCI Link APCS> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link27: <ACPI PCI Link APCL> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link28: <ACPI PCI Link APCZ> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link29: <ACPI PCI Link APSI> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link30: <ACPI PCI Link APSJ> irq 0 on acpi0
pci_link31: <ACPI PCI Link APCP> irq 0 on acpi0
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x1008-0x100b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci_link26: BIOS IRQ 5 for -2145774616.1.INTA is invalid
pci_link21: BIOS IRQ 10 for -2145774616.2.INTA is invalid
pci_link27: BIOS IRQ 11 for -2145774616.2.INTB is invalid
pci_link23: BIOS IRQ 3 for -2145774616.10.INTA is invalid
pci_link29: BIOS IRQ 11 for -2145774616.7.INTA is invalid
pci_link30: BIOS IRQ 10 for -2145774616.8.INTA is invalid
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pci0: <memory> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 1.1 (no driver attached)
ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfe02f000-0xfe02ffff irq
21 at device 2.0 on pci0
usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb0: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: nVidia OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
ehci0: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xfeb00000-0xfeb000ff
irq 22 at device 2.1 on pci0
usb1: EHCI version 1.0
usb1: companion controller, 4 ports each: usb0
usb1: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb1: USB revision 2.0
uhub1: nVidia EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
atapci0: <nVidia nForce4 UDMA133 controller> port
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xe800-0xe80f at device 6.0 on
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
atapci1: <nVidia nForce4 SATA150 controller> port
0x9f0-0x9f7,0xbf0-0xbf3,0x970-0x977,0xb70-0xb73,0xd400-0xd40f mem
2cfff irq 23 at device 7.0 on pci0
ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci1
ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci1
atapci2: <nVidia nForce4 SATA150 controller> port
0x9e0-0x9e7,0xbe0-0xbe3,0x960-0x967,0xb60-0xb63,0xc000-0xc00f mem
2bfff irq 21 at device 8.0 on pci0
ata4: <ATA channel 0> on atapci2
ata5: <ATA channel 1> on atapci2
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 9.0 on pci0
pci_link16: BIOS IRQ 23 for 0.7.INTA is invalid
pci_link19: BIOS IRQ 21 for 0.8.INTA is invalid
pci_link17: BIOS IRQ 22 for 0.10.INTA is invalid
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 5.0 (no driver attached)
nve0: <NVIDIA nForce MCP9 Networking Adapter> port 0xbc00-0xbc07 mem
0xfe02a000-0xfe02afff irq 22 at device 10.0 on pci0
nve0: Ethernet address 00:e0:81:58:cf:71
miibus0: <MII bus> on nve0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus0
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,
1000baseT-FDX, auto
nve0: Ethernet address: 00:e0:81:58:cf:71
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 11.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
pcib3: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 12.0 on pci0
pci3: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib3
pcib4: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 13.0 on pci0
pci4: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib4
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5721 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x4101> mem
0xfdaf0000-0xfdafffff irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci4
miibus1: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5750 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus1
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX,
1000baseTX-FDX, auto
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:e0:81:58:cf:72
pcib5: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 14.0 on pci0
pci5: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib5
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0
sio0: type 16550A
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem
0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xcbfff,0xce000-0xcf7ff on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
device_attach: atkbd0 attach returned 6
ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
ukbd0: DELL DELL USB Keyboard, rev 1.10/1.04, addr 2, iclass 3/1
kbd0 at ukbd0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2211343400 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
acd0: CDROM <TEAC CD-ROM CD-224E/K.9A> at ata0-master UDMA33
ad4: 76319MB <Seagate ST380013AS 3.00> at ata2-master SATA150
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a

Have fun,

David Robillard
UNIX systems administrator & Oracle DBA
CISSP, RHCE & Sun Certified Security Administrator
Montreal: +1 514 966 0122

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