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Solaris 9 on Blade 1500 - Sun Solaris

Having purchased a shiny new Bladed 1500 with go-faster garish red stripe on it, imagine my disappointment when it won't install Solaris 9. Chasing this up with Sun, I hear that ``It seems Solaris 9 will not support the SB1500 until update 6 which is around April 2004''. Surely not?! They can't expect to sell new workstation which will only run obsolete software?? Pete....

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    Default Solaris 9 on Blade 1500

    Having purchased a shiny new Bladed 1500 with go-faster garish red
    stripe on it,
    imagine my disappointment when it won't install Solaris 9.
    Chasing this up with Sun, I hear that ``It seems Solaris 9 will not
    support the SB1500 until update 6 which is around April 2004''.

    Surely not?! They can't expect to sell new workstation which will only
    run obsolete
    software??

    Pete.

    Peter Guest

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    In article <cam.ac.uk>,
    Peter Bunclark <cam.ac.uk> writes: 

    Well, they sold one to you, and several to us, so the strategy seems to
    be working ;-)

    I got the same answer back from Sun as well, and we're extremely
    unhappy.

    Sheesh, I try and support Sun, but they just keep ing up.

    --
    -Peter Tribble
    HGMP Computing Services
    http://www.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/~ptribble/
    Peter Guest

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    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Peter Bunclark wrote:
     

    Blimey; s'funny that S9 8/03 DOES support the V250 server,
    though. I guess that rules out the "same motherboard in a
    different case" theory...

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    Peter Bunclark wrote: 

    I have to say i'm a little bit amazed and shocked to read this. On the
    Blade 1500 datasheet where it says 'Solaris 8 05/03 or later' i had,
    apparently stupidly assumed Sol9 qualifies, particularly if talking
    about Solaris 9 08/03.

    We may have to look again at the proposal put in to buy a couple of
    these boxes because we've finally managed to get the rest of our system
    up to Solaris 9, and we sooo don't need to be going back at all.

    This is poor and, to some large degree, not common sense and not good
    practice. The machines were late, and now they still dont run the
    latest OS. Unbelievable. You're right - you try to stay loyal with
    your support for Sun and something like that happens - typical, huh?

    Ade Guest

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    Ade <ac.uk> writes:
     

    Solaris/SPARC has lost credibility as a desktop in my experience.

    Chris

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    Chris Morgan
    "Post posting of policy changes by the boss will result in
    real rule revisions that are irreversible"

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    "Rich Teer" <com> wrote: 
    >
    > Blimey; s'funny that S9 8/03 DOES support the V250 server,
    > though. I guess that rules out the "same motherboard in a
    > different case" theory...
    >
    > --
    > Rich Teer, SCNA, SCSA
    >
    > President,
    > Rite Online Inc.
    >
    > Voice: +1 (250) 979-1638
    > URL: http://www.rite-online.net
    >[/ref]
    Hi,

    I do not think that this is true.

    The Blade 1500 has only one CPU, but the V250 up to two.

    I guess that the V250 uses the same board as the not yet released Blade
    2500.

    HTH,

    Axel Neumann


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    In article <bksif5$2an$bangor.ac.uk>,
    Ade <ac.uk> wrote: [/ref]
     

    What? My S9 8/03 Sun Hardware Platform Guide, doent id:
    817-1994-10 Clearly mentions Sun Blade 1500 Sun Blade 2500
    as supported?

    However I've heard that the S9 12/03 Platform Guide is without mention of
    of SB1500 and SB2500.

    Since I thought Sb1500, Sb2500 and V250 was supported by S9 8/03 I failed
    to notice that V440 was NOT.

    It's interesting that V250 (with first shipments in November) is supported
    while V440 and Sb1500 are not.

    /wfr
    Fredrik




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    Fredrik Lundholm
    dol ce.chalmers.se

    Fredrik Guest

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    Fredrik Lundholm <chalmers.se> wrote: 

    So has anybody tried to actually install Solaris 9 8/03 on a 1500
    and see it fail ? Or does it install and run, but just isn't
    supported by Sun ?

    I don't understand how this fits into Sun's policy of always adding
    new stuff to the Solaris release which is currently in development
    (I guess Solaris 10, as of now), and backport it to older releases ?

    We now run Solaris 9 on all our machines at last; if I had to
    support Solaris 8 (patches and all) only for the Blade 1500
    again, that's be a real a show-stopper. Esp. bad as I just
    heard I could get them quite cheap (1800 EUR excl. VAT for the
    Small configuration, university price).

    mp.
    --
    Systems Administrator | Institute for Software Science | Univ. of Vienna
    Martin Guest

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