Sun Fire V480 compatibility question?
SamanKaya at netscape.net
Mon Jan 18 19:45:32 UTC 2010
Many thanks for the response Marius! :-) I appreciate your help so much.
> It's the other way around, version 4 and 7 refer to the contents
> of the "version#" property of these bridges in the Open Firmware
> device tree, which can be translated into 2.x revision numbers for
> exampled based on the table present in the Schizo Errata , i.e.
> version 7 translates to revision 2.5 and version 4 translates to
> revision 2.2. The sunsolve document you refer to actuall is in
> line with this information.
Ok now I get it....
> I highly suspect this problem is related to the infamous BugID
> 4898531, just that Solaris can work around it to some extent or
> that FreeBSD happens to better a triggering it (I actually have
> a version of cas(4) which makes it less likely but still doesn't
> work around it completely), so V480 equipped with 501-6780 and
> 501-6790 centerplanes should be fine while those with 501-5819
> and 501-6733 are prone to fail.
> 1: http://www.sun.com/processors/manuals/External_Schizo_Errata.pdf
Just some more quick questions if you don't mind:
Can I add extra NICs to the v480 that will work with BSD - provided I
have a bridge that is supported?
Last question is can I virtualize on this machine?? Obviously things
like Xen, Vbox, VMware, Xvm are all built for x86 machines but I have
heard about LDoms although I don't know if they will work with SPARC or
the v480 and most importantly BSD.
According to this:
it only supports Linux and Solaris?
Just that I am still stuck between deciding to use OpenSolaris on the
machine or BSD as the real thing pulling me towards BSD is the software:
Cacti and Munin mainly.
Apart from that I am more familiar and happier using Solaris zones as I
will create a primary/secondary combo. As we have been through this
already in my last post which got many responses I don't want to dwell
on this topic and will just have to play around I guess as to see which
one suites my needs overall best.
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