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Another Sun Fire X4100

Server - Sun Fire x4100 - SL 307,308, 42,43,44 - i386, x86_64

Overall Summary
Very good server machine. Older Scientific Linux releases didn't recognize the SATA controller, but those that did had no problems.

Tested By: Sascha Buecken and Troy Dawson

What worked
Scientific Linux 3.0.7, and 3.0.8 (both i386 and x86_64)
Scientific Linux 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4 (both i386 and x86_64)

What didn't work
Scientific Linux 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.0.4, 3.0.5 (both i386 and x86_64)
Scientific Linux 4.0, 4.1 (both i386 and x86_64)

The Good
My favorite part of this machine was it's lights-out management. Even though I was halfway around the world from the machine I was able to get out of any lockup I got the machine into.

The Bad
None

Extra Steps Needed
When the SATA was detected, no extra steps were needed.
I'm sure that if someone really wanted to run an older release on this machine, they would just need to figure out how to get the installer to see the SATA and they could do it.


cpuinfo

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 15
model           : 33
model name      : Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 285
stepping        : 2
cpu MHz         : 2593.212
cache size      : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni
bogomips        : 5095.42

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processor       : 3
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 15
model           : 33
model name      : Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 285
stepping        : 2
cpu MHz         : 2593.212
cache size      : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni
bogomips        : 5177.34

dmidecode

Handle 0x0000
        DMI type 0, 20 bytes.
        BIOS Information
                Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
                Version: 080010
                Release Date: 08/01/2006
                Address: 0xF0000
                Runtime Size: 64 kB
                ROM Size: 1024 kB
                Characteristics:
                        ISA is supported
                        PCI is supported
                        PNP is supported
                        BIOS is upgradeable
                        BIOS shadowing is allowed
                        ESCD support is available
                        Boot from CD is supported
                        Selectable boot is supported
                        BIOS ROM is socketed
                        EDD is supported
                        5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                        3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                        3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                        Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
                        8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                        Serial services are supported (int 14h)
                        Printer services are supported (int 17h)
                        CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                        ACPI is supported
                        USB legacy is supported
                        LS-120 boot is supported
                        ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
                        BIOS boot specification is supported
                        Function key-initiated network boot is supported
Handle 0x0001
        DMI type 1, 25 bytes.
        System Information
                Manufacturer: Sun Microsystems
                Product Name: Sun Fire X4100 Server
                Version:
                Wake-up Type: Power Switch
Handle 0x0002
        DMI type 2, 8 bytes.
        Base Board Information
                Manufacturer: Sun Microsystems
                Product Name: Sun Fire X4100 Server
                Version:
Handle 0x0003
        DMI type 3, 17 bytes.
        Chassis Information
                Manufacturer: Sun Microsystems
                Type: Rack Mount Chassis
                Lock: Not Present
                Version:
                Asset Tag:
                Boot-up State: Safe
                Power Supply State: Safe
                Thermal State: Safe
                Security Status: None
Handle 0x0004
        DMI type 4, 35 bytes.
        Processor Information
                Socket Designation: H0
                Type: Central Processor
                Family: Opteron
                Manufacturer: AMD
                ID: 12 0F 02 00 FF FB 8B 17
                Version: Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 285
                Voltage: 3.3 V 2.9 V
                External Clock: 200 MHz
                Max Speed: 2600 MHz
                Current Speed: 2600 MHz
                Status: Populated, Enabled
                Upgrade: Socket 940
                L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005
                L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006
                L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided
                Serial Number:
                Asset Tag:
                Part Number:
Handle 0x0005
        DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
        Cache Information
                Socket Designation: L1-Cache
                Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
                Operational Mode: Varies With Memory Address
                Location: Internal
                Installed Size: 128 KB
                Maximum Size: 128 KB
                Supported SRAM Types:
                        Pipeline Burst
                Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
                Speed: Unknown
                Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
                System Type: Data
                Associativity: 4-way Set-associative
Handle 0x0006
        DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
        Cache Information
                Socket Designation: L2-Cache
                Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
                Operational Mode: Varies With Memory Address
                Location: Internal
                Installed Size: 1024 KB
                Maximum Size: 1024 KB
                Supported SRAM Types:
                        Pipeline Burst
                Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
                Speed: Unknown
                Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
                System Type: Unified
                Associativity: 4-way Set-associative


lspci

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 13)
00:01.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 13)
00:02.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 PCI (rev 07)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 LPC (rev 05)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 IDE (rev 03)
00:07.2 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 SMBus 2.0 (rev 02)
00:07.3 Bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 ACPI (rev 05)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
00:19.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:19.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:19.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:19.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
01:01.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
01:02.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
01:02.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
02:03.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1064 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 02)
03:00.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 USB (rev 0b)
03:00.1 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 USB (rev 0b)
03:03.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
04:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 13)
04:01.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
04:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 13)
04:02.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
06:01.0 PCI bridge: Mellanox Technologies MT23108 PCI Bridge (rev a1)
07:00.0 InfiniBand: Mellanox Technologies MT23108 InfiniHost (rev a1)

Created by dawson
Last modified 2007-02-27 10:04 AM
 

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