SUMMARY: SparcCenter 2000

From: Burak Baysal (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 15:42:07 CST

Here is my inquiry:

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From: Burak Baysal []
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 9:21 AM
Subject: SparcCenter 2000

Hello Sun-Managers,

we have a SparcCenter 2000 that is running 2.4 happily.. We need
to upgrade to either Sol 7 or 8 for binary compatibility and thread
issues. Not to mention security.

Would I need a ROM update? How and where would I get it? The system
is fully populated with boards, do I need to update the Prom on
each board? Could somebody with similar experience comment on these
issues please?

Thnks to:
Buddy Lumpkin
Casper Dik
Adrian Stovall

I installed Sol 7 on the SparcCenter 2000, and it works quite nicely.
Did not need any ROM upgrades, which would cost around $750 for the
ten boards in this beast. Casper Dik says that an update is only
needed for Y2K compliance, which we are not really worried about.

Adrian says:
The latest PROM rev. for the SS 1000/2000 is -16.

Buddy says:
How and where would I get it? Sun Express or Base 2 Technologies

and Casper says:
Solaris never required PROM updates (only flash PROMs for 64 bit Solaris)

thanks again,
Burak H. BAYSAL | |
Lab Manager, Elec. and Comp. Eng. ||
Southern Ill. Univ. at Edwardsville, |Voice: (618) 650-2523 |
Campus Box 1801, IL, 62026 |Fax: (618) 650-3374 |

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