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Solaris on DL585 G7

MKeller999
Occasional Visitor

Solaris on DL585 G7

Anyone installed Solaris x86 OS on a DL585 G7? It isnt listed in the support matrix so maybe its a no starter but I was wondering if anyone here has done it. I have been trying with update 8 (09/10) but it panics in the second phase on the pci express bus.

Thanks.
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Vaibhav Gandhi
Frequent Advisor

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7

Hi MKeller999!
Solaris 10 for x86 Systems is Supported on DL585 G7.
Could you give the exact error?
If you have any PCI cards installed, could you try removing those card(s) and check if installation goes further?

Cheers!
Vaibhav
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7

Isn't Solaris on the Smart Start DVD?
MKeller999
Occasional Visitor

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7

The issue is with the netzen 375i nic - its poison on this platform - is HP planning to provide a driver.

Thanks.
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7

If a NIC got in my way of upgrading, I would look at replacing it. What NIC is similar that works with Solaris 10?
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01409705〈=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=3454580&prodTypeId=15351

Looks like its supported under SUSE SLES 9 and 10.

It would say you have two options to move forward, replace the NIC or switch to a supproted Linux/Unix OS.
MKeller999
Occasional Visitor

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7

I was able to install by disabling the nic in bios - the last driver HP released for this nic on 585 was in 4/10 - for G6. Pulling the nic out isnt an issue - seems the support for 585/G7 on Solaris is weak - moving redhat or something else isnt practial right now.


Thanks.
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7

I understand. Solaris requires special hardware to be fully supported. I was going to do Solaris with Checkpoint. I forget the server they were going to sell us with it. It was designed for Solaris.

Disabling it is an option. Just mark on the side of the server not to enable it. Make sure when you do firmware upgrades, you redisable it. Sometimes it enables hardware.
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Solaris on DL585 G7