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How to find the number of Ram modules in M4000 and M3000

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Dears,

Hope you all are in best of your health, I would like to know the command to check the number of RAM modules in M4000 or M3000 Sun Sparc Servers. I think it should be via XSCF Console if am correct? I trigger following command *"showhardconf"* got below output.

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XSCF> showhardconf
SPARC Enterprise M4000;
+ Serial:BCF094403J; Operator_Panel_Switch:Locked;
+ Power_Supply_System:Single; SCF-ID:XSCF#0;
+ System_Power:On; System_Phase:Cabinet Power On;
Domain#0 Domain_Status:Running;

MBU_A Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BC0943029D ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0893 06 /541-0893-06 ;
+ Memory_Size:16 GB;
CPUM#0-CHIP#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0401h; Serial:PP093500VY ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CA06761-D202 E0 /375-3568-05 ;
+ Freq:2.400 GHz; Type:32;
+ Core:4; Strand:2;
CPUM#0-CHIP#1 Status:Normal; Ver:0401h; Serial:PP093500VY ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CA06761-D202 E0 /375-3568-05 ;
+ Freq:2.400 GHz; Type:32;
+ Core:4; Strand:2;
*****************************************************************************************************************************
MEMB#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF0939DFFA ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0545 08 /541-0545-08 ;
MEM#0A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-478d0372;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
MEM#1A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-478d0306;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
MEM#2A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-438845e9;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
MEM#3A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-478d02e9;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
*******************************************************************************************************************************
MEMB#1 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF0939DKJ6 ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0545 08 /541-0545-08 ;
MEM#0A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-478d0374;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
MEM#1A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-478d037b;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
MEM#2A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-478d02f9;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
MEM#3A Status:Normal;
+ Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-478d0373;
+ Type:2A; Size:2 GB;
**********************************************************************************************************************************
DDC_A#0 Status:Normal;
DDC_A#1 Status:Normal;
DDC_B#0 Status:Normal;
IOU#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF0938DA6R ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-2240 05 /541-2240-05 ;
DDC_A#0 Status:Normal;
DDCR Status:Normal;
DDC_B#0 Status:Normal;
PCI#1 Name_Property:SUNW,qlc; Card_Type:Other;
PCI#2 Name_Property:SUNW,qlc; Card_Type:Other;
PCI#3 Name_Property:network; Card_Type:Other;
XSCFU Status:Normal,Active; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF0939DTNJ ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0481 04 /541-0481-04 ;
OPNL Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF0940EAEM ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0850 06 /541-0850-06 ;
PSU#0 Status:Normal; Serial:1357FYG-0911AD02JY;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2011 0202 /300-2011-02-02;
+ Power_Status:On; AC:200 V;
PSU#1 Status:Normal; Serial:1357FYG-0911AD02K8;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2011 0202 /300-2011-02-02;
+ Power_Status:On; AC:200 V;
FAN_A#0 Status:Normal;
FAN_A#1 Status:Normal;
FANBP_B Status:Normal; Ver:0401h; Serial:BF0940E134 ;
+ FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-3098 01 /541-3098-01 ;
FAN_B#0 Status:Normal;
FAN_B#1 Status:Normal;
==============================================================================================
With the above output I understand that we have the following:-

-> *16GB RAM*

-> We have memory boards **MEMB#0** and **MEMB#1**

-> We have 4 modules on **MEMB#0** and they are following:-
MEM#0A -2GB - if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?
MEM#1A -2GB- if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?
MEM#2A -2GB- if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?
MEM#3A -2GB- if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?

-> We have 4 modules on **MEMB#1** and they are following:-
MEM#0A -2GB- if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?
MEM#1A -2GB- if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?
MEM#2A -2GB - if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?
MEM#3A -2GB- if we Upggrade to 4GB what will happen to the existing 2GB RAM?

So, I understand that the above server will have 32 GB Ram as our company ordered recently, Correct?

In the specifications of M4000 i see that for these servers we can upgrade he Ram upto 128 GB.

Please guide, any help offerred is appreciated.

Edited by: user9007339 on 26/01/2013 03:14 ص
  • 1. Re: How to find the number of Ram modules in M4000 and M3000
    bigdelboy Pro
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    A Key document is:

    http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19855-01/819-2210-14/819-2210-14.pdf



    The m4000 can have 4 memory modules.
    Each memory module can contain up to 8 dimms. (Two groups on same size (A and B) of 4 dimms). Group A dimms may must not be smaller than Group B dimms. (within a memory module).
    The server can contain 4 memory modules of 8 dimms ... 128GB is attained by 32 4GB dimms. ( 8GB dimms used to be purchasable but are now discontinued ).

    Depending on what you purchased to achieve 32GB on your server then following options are available:


    - If you purchased 2 memory modules of 8GB each simply put these in two unused module slots and goto 32GB
    - If you purchased 2 memory modules of 16GB each simply put these in two unused module slots and goto 48GB
    - If you purchased 4 memory modules of 8GB each using 8 x 1GB dimms then move your existing simms into the group A slots of the new memory modules, goto 40GB and sell the spare dimmms on ebay or put them certain DELL's (then watch the thing crash due to a static dimm destruction issue and possilbe issues as it isn't supported.)
    - If you purchased 8 2GB dimms stick them in your existing memory modules
    - If you purchased 16 2GB Dimms ... and don have spare empty memory modules sell spares on ebay.

    .... There may be further options ....

    In general the person you are purchasing from should be giving good advice ... better than mine above.

    ... My cynical opinion is a lot of partners (and perhaps even Oracle itself) supplying the purchase may be on commission and have no interest and little care in minimising your cost .... having seen the performance of some oracle 'partners' in the uk I can see why some customers might want to move away from oracle hardware.

    Please be aware certain games with switching things about could affect your warrantee ... ( its highly embarrassing when a failing disk in a dilbert has the wrong part number or even worse an incorrect backplate affecting the airflow ... ) ... and what you are really paying for is for an engineer to come and sort your server out if there is a hardware issue. So take some of the suggestions above with a pinch of salt.

    Please be aware while have I tried to be accurate above I may have made a mistake. ... .... (in fact knowing me I probably have).

    Edited by: bigdelboy on 26-Jan-2013 03:51 (NB: adding memory to servers is often a difficult balancing act and may not be cost effective .... and may make smaller dimms redundant in an upgrade in order to maintain supportable/workable configurations). A new T4/T5 may be more cost effective}. Buying fully populated at the beginning is also often more cost effective .... though the largest dimms to achieve highest capacity may be cost prohibitive.
  • 2. Re: How to find the number of Ram modules in M4000 and M3000
    749763 Newbie
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    Dear,

    Thank you for your instant reply, apologize for the late reply, I shall update you soon on.

    Regards,
    Mohammed

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