- SPARC T5 server (Minimum firmware version: Sun System Firmware 9.6.6.a 2016/09/09)
- SPARC T7 series server (Minimum firmware version: Sun System Firmware 9.7.4 2016/12/08)
Availability and Installation
Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 for SPARC is available as ISO installation media from the Oracle Technology Network (https://www.oracle.com/linux/products.html) and as individual RPM packages from the Unbreakable Linux Network (http://linux.oracle.com) and the Oracle Yum Server (http://yum.oracle.com).
The distribution can be installed either as an Oracle VM Server for SPARC guest domain (also known as a logical domain ), or on a bare metal server. If you have questions regarding configuring or using yum to install updates, refer to the Oracle Linux Administrator's Solutions Guide at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37670_01/index.html.
The kernel's source code is available from a public git source code repository at http://oss.oracle.com/git/.
Notable Changes and Differences from Oracle Linux 6 on x86_64
Oracle Software in Silicon
The microprocessors for the SPARC T7 series servers offer new co-engineered hardware and software capabilities that enable applications to run with the highest levels of security, reliability and speed. This functionality is called Oracle Software in Silicon.
Software in Silicon features are offered as a technology preview in the UEK R2. They include:
Silicon Secured Memory
The APIs to these features are subject to change.
For more information about Oracle Software in Silicon functionality, refer to: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/softwareinsilicon/index.html.