M4000/M5000 Fails to boot after CPU upgrade (Doc ID 1587019.1)

Last updated on JULY 01, 2016

Applies to:

Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 Server - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

M4000 fails to boot with the following message:

{0} ok boot rootdisk
Boot device: rootdisk File and args:
krtld: load_exec: fail to expand cpu/$CPU
krtld: error during initial load/link phase



The same error is reported when booting from DVD

{0} ok boot cdrom
Boot device: /pci@0,600000/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/scsi@1/disk@3,0:f File and args:
krtld: load_exec: fail to expand cpu/$CPU
krtld: error during initial load/link phase

 

The XCP version is 1100

The OS on the boot disk and DVD is s10u10

The XCP and OS are compatible with the new installed CPUs according to Doc ID 1145383.1

Changes

M4000 was recently upgraded:
from
1 x CPUM SPARC VII 2.53GHz
2 x MEMB 8 DIMMs x 2GB
XCP version 1100

to
2 x CPUM SPARC VII+ 2.66GHz
2 x MEMB 8 DIMM x 4GB
XCP version 1100 

Cause

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