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Sun SPARC(R) Enterprise M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 (OPL): XCP FAQs (Doc ID 1393702.1)

Last updated on APRIL 21, 2021

Applies to:

Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000-64 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000-32 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

The goal of this document is to answer questions about the support of the XCP firmware running on the Mx000 servers system processors.

FF refers "Form Factor" and the M4000/M5000 servers.
DC refers "Data Center" and the M8000/M9000 servers.
IK refers Single CPU Form Factor and the M3000 servers.
The documentation is available @ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/sparc-mseries-servers-252709.html.

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What is XCP ?
 How does the XCP versioning format work ?
 How can I check the XCP version running on the SP ?
 XCP / XSCF / OBP matrix
 Where can I find the XCP images ?
 Which XCP versions are available from MOS ?
 How many XCP releases are supported at any point and what are they ?
 How are the security and integrity of the image guaranteed ?
 What bugs are fixed in what release ? What functionality has been released in what version ?
 What is the correct procedure to upgrade XCP ?
 How to upgrade the Standby XSCFU ?
 Why the network is disconnected during the XCP upgrade operation ?
 Is it possible to upgrade/downgrade XCP while the domains are running Solaris ?
 What are the upgrade/downgrade path ?
 How to get a patch for an existing XCP firmware ?
 Where is the XCP image stored?
 When are the new images applied to the system ?
 Is PROM Firmware always updated in domain reboot as well as Firmware Update time?
 Is there an example of firmware upgrade procedure and console output on a single-XSCF platform?
 Is there an example of firmware upgrade procedure and console output on a dual-XSCFs (Active-Standby) platform?
 What happens when multiple domains are configured ?
 What is the TSC position with regard to the domain reboot requirement after an XCP update ?
 What happens when the XSB are configured in Quad-XSB mode ?
 What happens when a CMU or MBU is replaced ?
 What happens during a DR operation ?
 What happens during a XSCFU replacement ?
 What happens if a failure occurs during the XCP update operation ?
 How do xcp19xx or xcp29xx match with the XCP10xx versions ?
 References
References

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