Sun Fire X4800
Network Server
Oracle America Inc.
13 Jul 2010

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® with XEN

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows 2003 Server R2
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 11 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 10 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized

Product Description
Search for X4800 from The following are the key features of the SunFire X4800 System: * 5RU chassis: 17.5” x 8.61” x 27.56”, WxHxD (445x218.75x700mm) * Supports up to 4 high-performance CPU Modules (CMOD) (2-socket each) * 4 x 2000W, hot-swappable, load-sharing PSUs (4 PSUs installed, for 2+2) * 4x hot-swappable Fan Module CRUs * Eight 2.5” small form factor drive bays * Eight PCI Express (PCIe) Modules 5GT/s or 2.5GT/s * Two Network Express Modules (NEMs) - 4x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports per NEM - 4x 10GE SFP+: SR, LR, LRM, Twin-ax per NEM * Service Processor Module (SP Module) - 2x 10/100/1000Base-T Chassis management ports - Serial Console port (RJ-45) - Dongle Connector into Master Blade 0 - 2x USB ports The following are the key features of the CPU Module: * Two Intel® Nehalem-EX CPU sockets (up to 130W TDP SKU per CPU) * Support for 32 RDIMM DDR3-1066MHz sockets, 16 per CPU * Interconnect for two 8x PCIe 2.0 I/O Express Modules (PEM) * Interconnect for two PCIe 2.0 I/O to Network Express Modules (NEM) * On board 2x 10GbE 10/100/1000BaseT ports accessible on the NEMs * 1x SAS2 RAID Express Module (REM). Only one can be connected to the SunFire X4800 System.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:511-1124-04
CPU:8 Intel®  Xeon® Processor X7560 2.26 GHz
RAM:1024 GB
Bus Type:16 PCI Express X8
2 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ASPEED  AST2000
Host Bus Adapter:Oracle America Inc.  Sun Storage 6Gb/sec SAS RAID REM , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:8 Seagate®  ST9300603SS , Serial SCSI (SAS)
USB Keyboard:Sun Type 7
USB Mouse:Sun Type 7
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.5.0-0.30

Config Notes
1) The SLES 11 was installed from a PXE server. Steps to install the "Sun Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe Express Module" 1a) set allow_unsupported_modules to "1" in /etc/modprobe.d/unsupported-modules 1b) Install ixgbe- 1c) adding nox2apic in boot command line. 1d) add the following into /etc/modprobes.conf.local options ixgbe InterruptType:1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
2) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
3) The ixgbe driver used during certification testing is included on the SUN Tools CD. This ixgbe driver is not PLDP compliant and is NOT supported by Novell.

Adapters and Drivers
8 Intel®  82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: igb.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 116216
Checksum: 20acf909a146e85ce07528dc0e2b107e

8 Oracle America Inc.  Dual 10GbE SFP+ PCIe ExpressModule
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: ixgbe.ko
File Date: 05-May-2010File Size: 3615801
Checksum: 4ed36b32ed147d688dff8de99f46ee95

Oracle America Inc.  Sun Storage 6Gb/sec SAS RAID REM
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: megaraid_sas.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 52504
Checksum: 759f46f9d1e9f6f78cd97907efc0ff27

Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name:
File Date: 25-Feb-2009File Size: 56064
Checksum: f3fc78f7eaf33809681be68203b4379a

Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name:
File Date: 23-Feb-2009File Size: 2263056

The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. Components including LAN adapters, host bus adapters and other individually YES CERTIFIED components may be exchanged for other YES CERTIFIED components. For more information on swapping YES CERTIFIED components, please access the following web page:

For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

Oracle America Inc.
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Redwood Shores , CA   94065