Sun Blade 100 Memory Upgrade

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Operating Systems Solaris Sun Blade 100 Memory Upgrade
# 8  
Old 02-14-2008
Perfect candidate

Excellent. That's exactly what Third Party should be used for.

Just had to make sure to set the record straight that AnySystem isn't by any means overpriced.
# 9  
Old 02-14-2008
You can mix the sticks as long as they have the same specs.
I have a Blade 100 that has a Mushkin stick, a Kingston stick, and the original stick that came with the box, all working fine. And it is not like Sun manufactures its own sticks. They are just branded.

I don't think the owner of this website appreciates free site advertising, so I won't mention the site, but you are $10.00 too high.
# 10  
Old 02-15-2008
or. . .

Or maybe $36 too low? http://


Last edited by daveg4any; 02-15-2008 at 01:07 AM.. Reason: took out the link
# 11  
Old 02-15-2008
Originally Posted by daveg4any
Or maybe $36 too low? http://

No, $10 too high.
# 12  
Old 02-20-2008
Well...The Memory finally arrived today and my drives arrived last week. I just completed the memory upgrade, replaced the original 20 GIG hard drive with two 80 GIG drives, and installed Solaris 10 8/07. I got it on the network and I am composing this message from the new install. WooHoo!

# /usr/platform/`arch -k`/sbin/prtdiag -v
System Configuration: Sun Microsystems sun4u Sun Blade 100 (UltraSPARC-IIe)
System clock frequency: 84 MHZ
Memory size: 1GB <-------------------------- Ding! Ding! Ding!
============================ Memory Configuration ============================
Segment Table:
Base Address Size Interleave Factor Contains
0x0 256MB 1 chassis/system-board/DIMM0
0x20000000 256MB 1 chassis/system-board/DIMM1
0x40000000 256MB 1 chassis/system-board/DIMM2
0x60000000 256MB 1 chassis/system-board/DIMM3

0. c0t0d0 <DEFAULT cyl 38307 alt 2 hd 16 sec 255>
1. c0t2d0 <DEFAULT cyl 38307 alt 2 hd 16 sec 255>
Specify disk (enter its number): ^D

I found a pretty nifty step-by-step installation guide here:

How to Install Solaris 10

I didn't really need to use it, but it was fun to play along and see how Dennis clarke did his. He had an X86 box, so mine was slightly different. his method gets you familiar with /etc/inet/resolv.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf. If I had done the install with pre-configured DNS, I'd have missed the opportunity to re-acquaint myself with those settings.

So now it is on to the RTFM stage of my quest to get as much out of this as I can: (Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide)
I want to mirror my two drives, then on to figuring out Apache and making my first web page. I will check back in from time to time and let you know my progress.

Meanwhile, if anyone has any Solaris Volume Manager tips and tricks, I am all Ears. Here are my current slice configs:

# prtvtoc -s /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2
* First Sector Last
* Partition Tag Flags Sector Count Sector Mount Directory
0 2 00 27348240 20971200 48319439 /
1 3 01 0 2097120 2097119
2 5 00 0 156292560 156292559
3 0 00 6377040 20971200 27348239
4 0 00 2117520 65280 2182799
5 0 00 2182800 4194240 6377039 /opt
6 0 00 2097120 20400 2117519
7 8 00 48319440 107973120 156292559 /export/home
# prtvtoc -s /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s2
* First Sector Last
* Partition Tag Flags Sector Count Sector Mount Directory
0 0 00 0 156292560 156292559
2 5 01 0 156292560 156292559
# 13  
Old 02-26-2008
From various sources it looks like the generic spec for X6992A (370-4150) is:

PC133, CL=2, unbuffered, ECC, 133MHz, 3.3V, 168-pin, 10ns, 256MB SDRAM

Does that sound right to people who bought generic memory?

And people currently shopping for Blade 100 memory should note that although this thread talks about 256MB modules there is also this Sun part: X6993A (370-4151) which is 512MB giving you a max of 2048MB total on a Blade 100. You might be able to save a few bucks by going with 512MB instead.

Memory modules can be installed one at a time with mixed sizes.
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