Sun Fire[TM] V1280/E2900/Netra[TM] 1280/1290 Server: Incorrect Firmware Upgrade Procedure Can Lead to Incompatible Firmware on System Boards

(Doc ID 1005021.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Fire E2900 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Netra 1280 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Netra 1290 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire V1280 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

There are specific procedures to follow when upgrading a Sun Fire[TM] 1280/E2900/Netra[TM] 1280/1290 from 5.13.00xx firmware to 5.17.0 or higher firmware. Failure to use the correct procedures may lead to the following error messages (on a fully populated platform) and could prevent the boards from being usable in the domain until this is corrected:

  
WARNING: Incompatible firmware detected. Please use flashupdate to update the firmware on the board /N0/SB0
WARNING: Incompatible firmware detected. Please use flashupdate to update the firmware on the board /N0/SB2
WARNING: Incompatible firmware detected. Please use flashupdate to update the firmware on the board /N0/SB4
WARNING: Incompatible firmware detected. Please use flashupdate to update the firmware on the board /N0/IB6
 

 

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