Simics/SunFire models the Sun Enterprise 3500 - 6500 class of servers. A SunFire server can be configured with up to 30 UltraSPARC II processors and 60GB of memory. A variety of SBus and PCI-bus based devices are supported. Both Solaris and Linux are supported as target Operating Systems.
Virtutech does not provide any disk images with Solaris for SunFire, 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.
SunFire machines have up to 16 board slots depending on the model. Simics models the largest machine, Sun Enterprise 6500, by default, but this is configurable. Each board slot can hold a CPU, SBus or PCI board.
|System Backplane||# of Boards||Board slot numbers|
|Sun Enterprise 3500||5||1, 3, 5, 7, 9|
|Sun Enterprise 4500||8||0 - 7|
|Sun Enterprise 5500||8||0 - 7|
|Sun Enterprise 6500||16||0 - 15|
|CPU||2 UltraSPARC II CPUs||4GB of memory|
|SBus||3 free SBus slots||On board 'fas' and 'hme' adapters|
|PCI||2 free PCI slots||On board 'isp' and 'hme' adapters|
|Supported SBus Devices|
|'hme'||Ethernet controller||(FEPS, Happy Meal)|
|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)|
|Other Supported Devices|
|Sun Type 5 Keyboard|
|Sun Type 5 Mouse|
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/