SUN T2000 Firmware update

SUN T2000 firmware update

Pré-requesite: You need a SUN Solaris installed on the hardware.

1. Go to and make login

2. Access: SunSystem Handbook > Select Category: Servers > (Servers) Select a Product: Sun Fire T2000

Direct link:

3. Download the latest Flash PROM Patch (Version used on this note at 11/03/2010: 6.7.8)

4. Create dir /tmp/images

mkdir -p /tmp/images

5. Save the file on /tmp/images

6. Unzip the file

# unzip
creating: 139434-05/
inflating: 139434-05/sysfw670_README_docs.css
inflating: 139434-05/Sun_System_Firmware-6_7_6-SPARC_Enterprise_T2000.bin
inflating: 139434-05/Sun_System_Firmware-6_7_6-Sun_Fire_T2000.bin
inflating: 139434-05/sysfwdownload.README
inflating: 139434-05/Sun_System_Firmware-6_7-download_SLA_and_Entitlement.txt
inflating: 139434-05/sysfw670_README_docs.html
inflating: 139434-05/sysfwdownload
inflating: 139434-05/
inflating: 139434-05/README.139434-05
inflating: 139434-05/copyright
inflating: 139434-05/LEGAL_LICENSE.TXT

6. Use the sysfwdownload to download the firmware to the System Controller

# ./sysfwdownload Sun_System_Firmware-6_7_6-Sun_Fire_T2000.bin
.......... (9%).......... (18%).......... (27%).......... (37%).......... (46%).......... (55%).......... (64%).......... (74%).......... (83%).......... (92%)......... (100%)

Download completed successfully.

7. Shutdown the Solaris OS

# shutdown -i0

8. Go to sc (use the #.)

9. Verify the actual version

sc> showhost
Sun-Fire-T2000 System Firmware 6.6.4  2008/07/01 01:59
Host flash versions:
OBP 4.28.9 2008/06/30 21:26
Hypervisor 1.6.4 2008/06/06 04:57
POST 4.28.6 2008/05/23 12:30
sc> showsc -v version
Advanced Lights Out Manager CMT v1.6.4
SC Firmware version: CMT 1.6.4
SC Bootmon version: CMT 1.6.4
VBSC 1.6.4.a
VBSC firmware built Jun  6 2008, 05:01:03
SC Bootmon Build Release: 01
SC bootmon checksum: 4D3BA6C7
SC Bootmon built Jun  6 2008, 05:11:28
SC Build Release: 01
SC firmware checksum: 91C164C1
SC firmware built Jun  6 2008, 16:52:21
SC firmware flashupdate SAT AUG 30 01:53:14 2008
SC System Memory Size: 32 MB
SC NVRAM Version = 14
SC hardware type: 4
FPGA Version:

10. Make the flash update
sc> flashupdate -s
SC Alert: System poweron is disabled.
Update complete. Reset device to use new software.

SC Alert: SC firmware was reloaded

11. Reboot the sc

sc> resetsc
Are you sure you want to reset the SC [y/n]?  s
Are you sure you want to reset the SC [y/n]?  y
User Requested SC Shutdown

12. Now, check the actual version

sc> showsc
Sun-Fire-T2000 System Firmware 6.7.6  2009/10/29 16:06
Host flash versions:
OBP 4.30.4 2009/08/19 07:24
Hypervisor 1.7.3.a 2009/10/29 15:50
POST 4.30.4 2009/08/19 07:47
sc> showsc -v version
Advanced Lights Out Manager CMT v1.7.6
SC Firmware version: CMT 1.7.6
SC Bootmon version: CMT 1.7.6
VBSC 1.7.3.a
VBSC firmware built Oct 29 2009, 15:55:58
SC Bootmon Build Release: 01
SC bootmon checksum: B262D0C1
SC Bootmon built Oct 29 2009, 16:05:00
SC Build Release: 01
SC firmware checksum: 8BCE9F20
SC firmware built Oct 29 2009, 16:05:12
SC firmware flashupdate FRI FEB 26 20:18:50 2010
SC System Memory Size: 32 MB
SC NVRAM Version = 14
SC hardware type: 4
FPGA Version:


  1. shakir

    Thanks yaar it was really helpful for me

  2. kylee

    Thank you for your post. You are the best!

  3. Thank you! Your instructions are much clearer than Sun/Oracle! Oh, I wanted to also let other know the following:

    DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST: T2000 Firmware patches are named different things! I found the latest by using the Oracle support ‘patching & downloads’ page, and used an advanced search for patches for the T2000 platform specifically, this was the easiest way to find the latest version. As of July 2011, I found (dated November 2010) as the latest.

    Also see the Oracle video…

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      Thank you.
      Missed the power off before step 10.Flash update..
      Oracles steps didn’t work for us . yours was savior..

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