Simics/Fiesta models the Sun Blade 1500 workstation, also called Taco, with an UltraSPARC-IIIi processor. The other workstation based on the Fiesta architecture, Sun Blade 2500 (Enchilada), is not supported in Simics. Taco supports a single processor and up to 8GB of memory. The Fiesta system is build around the Tomatillo host-to-PCI bridge, and the ALi MD1535D+ south bridge with several on-board devices, such as IDE harddisks and an ATAPI CD-ROM.
Virtutech does not provide any disk images with Solaris for Fiesta, due to licensing issues. However, scripts are included for installing Solaris 8, 9 or 10 on the virtual machine. Installing Solaris is described in chapter 6.1.
A Taco workstation has several on-board devices on the mother board as well as five empty PCI slots. Not all devices are currently supported in Simics, a full list can be found in chapter 7, Limitations.
|Tomatillo Host-to-PCI bridge|
|MD1535D+ South Bridge|
|Two IDE controllers|
|Two serial ports||(NS16550)|
|Supported PCI Devices|
|'ce'||Gb Ethernet controller||(Cassini+)|
|'bge'||Gb Ethernet controller||(BCM5703C)|
|'bge'||Dual Gb Ethernet controller||(BCM5704C)|
|'pgx64'||24-Bit Frame Buffer||(pgx64)|
A good guide to the Sun Enterprise servers and what boards and devices that are supported can be found in the "Sun System Handbook", available online at: http://sunsolve.sun.com/handbook_pub/