3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2014 5:14 PM by Nik RSS

    M4000: Memory expansion issues

    User609303

      Hi Experts.

       

      We are facing a problem related to RAM memory modules in M4000 servers.

       

      Our goals is to increase the memory in M4000 servers

      to 64 GB RAM in total.

       

      To achieve that we ordered 16 GB memory modules with  8

      * 2GB DIMMS configuration for all servers mentioned below (without knowing RAM rules).

       

      Now we need to know from experts,

      what is the best configuration of RAM modules (or CPU's along) needs to be purchased for below servers

      and if in any server , already purchased --> "16 GB memory modules with  8

      * 2GB DIMMS configuration" can work for us.

       

      showhardconf outputs are mentioned below

       

      ###############################

      Server 1 (TZ):-

       

      XSCF> showhardconf

      SPARC Enterprise M4000;

          + Serial:BDF1123D6A; 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:4301h; Serial:BD1121023A  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-4359 01   /541-4359-01          ;

              + Memory_Size:32 GB;

              + Type:2;

              CPUM#0-CHIP#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0601h; Serial:PP11040C6H  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CA06761-D205 C1   /371-4932-03          ;

                  + Freq:2.660 GHz; Type:48;

                  + Core:4; Strand:2;

              CPUM#0-CHIP#1 Status:Normal; Ver:0601h; Serial:PP11040C6H  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CA06761-D205 C1   /371-4932-03          ;

                  + Freq:2.660 GHz; Type:48;

                  + Core:4; Strand:2;

              MEMB#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF11081M8G  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0545 09   /541-0545-09          ;

                  MEM#0A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e07aa;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#0B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e0773;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#1A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e07af;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#1B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e07a9;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#2A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e07ac;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#2B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e07a6;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#3A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e07b7;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#3B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430e07a5;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

              DDC_A#0 Status:Normal;

              DDC_A#1 Status:Normal;

              DDC_B#0 Status:Normal;

          IOU#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF11153A77  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-2240 05   /541-2240-05          ;

              + Type:1;

              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:SUNW,qlc; Card_Type:Other;

              PCI#4 Name_Property:SUNW,qlc; Card_Type:Other;

          XSCFU Status:Normal,Active; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF1115370D  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0481 05   /541-0481-05          ;

          OPNL Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:NN11083AVH  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0850 06   /541-0850-06          ;

          PSU#0 Status:Normal; Serial:0017527-1003026688;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2311 0150 /300-2311-01-50;

              + Power_Status:On; AC:200 V;

          PSU#1 Status:Normal; Serial:0017527-1021022897;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2311 0150 /300-2311-01-50;

              + Power_Status:On; AC:200 V;

          FAN_A#0 Status:Normal;

          FAN_A#1 Status:Normal;

          FANBP_B Status:Normal; Ver:0401h; Serial:NN111740MC  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-3098 01   /541-3098-01          ;

              FAN_B#0 Status:Normal;

              FAN_B#1 Status:Normal;

      XSCF>

       

      #######################################3

      Server (NIGER) 2 :-

       

      XSCF> showhardconf

      SPARC Enterprise M4000;

          + Serial:BDF1138F60; Operator_Panel_Switch:Service;

          + 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:4301h; Serial:BD1136013U  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-4359 01   /541-4359-01          ;

              + Memory_Size:32 GB;

              + Type:2;

              CPUM#0-CHIP#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0601h; Serial:PP1133060U  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CA06761-D205 C2   /371-4932-03          ;

                  + Freq:2.660 GHz; Type:48;

                  + Core:4; Strand:2;

              CPUM#0-CHIP#1 Status:Normal; Ver:0601h; Serial:PP1133060U  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CA06761-D205 C2   /371-4932-03          ;

                  + Freq:2.660 GHz; Type:48;

                  + Core:4; Strand:2;

              MEMB#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF11122R32  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0545 09   /541-0545-09          ;

                  MEM#0A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430ff9f1;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#0B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430ff93b;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#1A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430ff9a8;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#1B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430ff97c;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#2A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-430ff90f;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#2B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-43103ebc;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#3A Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-43103d71;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

                  MEM#3B Status:Normal;

                      + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5160QZA-CE6 4151-43103b01;

                      + Type:4B; Size:4 GB;

              DDC_A#0 Status:Normal;

              DDC_A#1 Status:Normal;

              DDC_B#0 Status:Normal;

          IOU#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF11275RBB  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-2240 05   /541-2240-05          ;

              + Type:1;

              DDC_A#0 Status:Normal;

              DDCR Status:Normal;

                  DDC_B#0 Status:Normal;

              PCI#0 Name_Property:scsi; Card_Type:Other;

              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:NN11345RN5  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0481 05   /541-0481-05          ;

          OPNL Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:NN1128554G  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0850 06   /541-0850-06          ;

          PSU#0 Status:Normal; Serial:465824T+1119C78747;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2311 0150 /300-2311-01-50;

              + Power_Status:Input fail; AC: - ;

          PSU#1 Status:Normal; Serial:465824T+1119C78744;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2311 0150 /300-2311-01-50;

              + Power_Status:On; AC:200 V;

          FAN_A#0 Status:Normal;

          FAN_A#1 Status:Normal;

          FANBP_B Status:Normal; Ver:0401h; Serial:NN113560TX  ;

              + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-3098 01   /541-3098-01          ;

              FAN_B#0 Status:Normal;

              FAN_B#1 Status:Normal;

      XSCF>

      XSCF>

      XSCF>

      #################################

       

      Server 3 - We have ordered one new M4000 server (not arrived yet).  We believe it will come with 32GB of RAM (factory default) and we need to expand it to 64GB.

                     But not sure, what memory configuration it will come by default. And in what configuration additional RAM needs to be purchase.

                     If factory build M4000 servers come with a standard memory configuration like single module of 32 GB ram ?

       

      ############

       

      All help will be much appreciated.

       

      tks//Rahul

        • 1. Re: M4000: Memory expansion issues
          User609303

          Hi

           

          Adding to list above configuration of Server 4 as well

           

          Server 4 (MGSCR) :-

           

          XSCF> showhardconf

          SPARC Enterprise M4000;

              + Serial:BCF0925075; 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:BC09180818  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0893 06   /541-0893-06          ;

                  + Memory_Size:32 GB;

                  CPUM#0-CHIP#0 Status:Normal; Ver:0401h; Serial:PP0921032J  ;

                      + 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:PP0921032J  ;

                      + 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:BF092383RE  ;

                      + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0545 06   /541-0545-06          ;

                      MEM#0A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437add08;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#0B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437add01;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#1A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437ade18;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#1B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437add26;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#2A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437add39;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#2B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437add11;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#3A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437add07;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#3B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-437add02;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                  MEMB#1 Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF0818C2CU  ;

                      + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0545 06   /541-0545-06          ;

                      MEM#0A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d5bf;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#0B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d691;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#1A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d5c1;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#1B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d5c2;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#2A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d5c4;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#2B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d58d;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#3A Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d5c5;

                          + Type:2A; Size:2 GB;

                      MEM#3B Status:Normal;

                          + Code:ce0000000000000001M3 93T5660QZA-CE6 4151-4822d5c3;

                          + 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:BF091654V6  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-2240 04   /541-2240-04          ;

                  DDC_A#0 Status:Normal;

                  DDCR Status:Normal;

                      DDC_B#0 Status:Normal;

                  PCI#1 Name_Property:pci; Card_Type:Other;

                  PCI#2 Name_Property:network; Card_Type:Other;

                  PCI#3 Name_Property:SUNW,qlc; Card_Type:Other;

                  PCI#4 Name_Property:SUNW,qlc; Card_Type:Other;

              XSCFU Status:Normal,Active; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF09103E8D  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0481 04   /541-0481-04          ;

              OPNL Status:Normal; Ver:0101h; Serial:BF09113ME9  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0850 06   /541-0850-06          ;

          *   PSU#0 Status:Faulted; Serial:0017527-0906021638;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2011 0250 /300-2011-02-50;

                  + Power_Status:Off; AC:200 V;

              PSU#1 Status:Normal; Serial:0017527-0906021644;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00300-2011 0250 /300-2011-02-50;

                  + Power_Status:On; AC:200 V;

              FAN_A#0 Status:Normal;

              FAN_A#1 Status:Normal;

              FANBP_B Status:Normal; Ver:0201h; Serial:BF090938CC  ;

                  + FRU-Part-Number:CF00541-0909 04   /541-0909-04          ;

                  FAN_B#0 Status:Normal;

                  FAN_B#1 Status:Normal;

          XSCF>

           

          ####

          • 2. Re: M4000: Memory expansion issues
            Martin Brinkmann-Oracle

            Hi Rahul,

            I replied to your post in MOSC, check out

            M4000: Memory Expansion and configuration issues

             

            Regards

            Martin

            • 3. Re: M4000: Memory expansion issues
              Nik

              HI. Memory rules for m4000 available on support.oracle.com.

              For server1:

              Remove MEM-board and install 4 new ordered.

              For server2:

              Add MEM-board from server1.

               

              For server4: add 2 new ordered memboard.

               

              Server M4000 is End Of Life. So it not possible say what is mean "default configuration". But configuration is available when server ordered. So ask you resseler about configuration for server 3.

               

              Regrards.