Monday, December 08, 2008

T5140 trouble

Had a bit of fun and games with a T5140 last week.

This was a new machine (although when I say new, we purchased it a little while ago).

Powered on, and the preinstalled Solaris just panics. Not necessarily a problem, as I reinstall anyway. But I have seen this a few times - the preinstalled system should at least boot.

So I boot using Solaris 10 10/08, and it dies on me:

Fast Data Access MMU Miss

Not good.

What I has to do was install Solaris 10 5/08, update the system firmware, and then install the version of Solaris I wanted.

(Which explains why my other machines are fine - they were first installed a little while ago, so has S10 5/08 on them initially. But it looks as though updating to reasonably current firmware is a really good idea.)

1 comment:

Siobhan said...

I'm sorry you have had this issue. We're working to ensure this issue is resolved.

Please check out the follow blog why you
should plan to keep your FW up to date.

http://blogs.sun.com/damienf/entry/t1_t2_firmware_staying_current