The dual-processor Sun Fire V20z server, first in a new line of AMD Opteron-based servers from Sun, delivers high performance, reliability, and scalability in a low-cost, ultra-dense, rack-optimized 1U form factor. The Sun Fire V20z server supports both 32-bit and 64-bit computing, allowing you to maintain your existing x86 infrastructure while still enabling a smooth migration to next-generation 64-bit operating systems and applications. Delivering a compelling price and performance solution, the Sun Fire V20z server features an integrated memory controller, up to 16 GB of memory, up to two Ultra320 SCSI hard drives, dual on-board Gigabit Ethernet, and Lights Out Management.
Sun Microsystems SunFire V20z Server: Supplies and Accessories Options
Sun Microsystems SunFire V20z Server Specifications
Part # A55-NFB2-1-2GRA5
Sun Fire V20z Server
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Manufacturer Part #
2 x AMD Opteron 248 2.2 GHz
Max Supported Qty
2 MB L2 cache (1 MB Per Processor)
2 GB - PC2700 DDR 333 (Up to 16GB max)
1 x RAID, integrated
Controller Interface Type
Hot-swap, plug-in module
1 x 72 GB
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays Total (Free)
1 ( 0 ) x front accessible, 5.25" Slim Line 1 ( 0 ) x front accessible, 3.5" Slim Line 2 ( 1 ) x hot-swap, 3.5" x 1/3H
Expansion Slots Total (Free)
2 ( 0 ) x processor, Socket 940 8 ( 4 ) x memory, DIMM 184-pin 1 ( 1 ) x PCI-X / 133 MHz, full-length 1 ( 1 ) x PCI-X / 66 MHz, half-length
1 x USB, 4 pin USB Type A 1 x serial, RS-232, 9 pin D-Sub (DB9) 1 x parallel, IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP), 25 pin D-Sub (DB25) 1 x display / video, VGA, 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD15) 2 x network, 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet, RJ-45 1 x management, 10/100Base-TX, RJ-45 1 x keyboard, generic, 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x mouse, generic, 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
41°F - 95°F
10 - 90%
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.69" x 16.94" x 28.5"
3 Year Limited warranty, Response time: Next Business Day
Sun Microsystems SunFire V20z Server Features
Dual-core and single-core processor options: Support for up to two dual-core or two single-core processors gives you purchasing flexibility and investment protection. When fitted with dual-core processors, the Sun Fire V20z server delivers up to twice the performance without increasing power consumption.
Exceptional scalability: Each dual-core processor delivers quantum performance gains, and each single-core processor offers near-linear scalability, maximizing your ROI. AMD's HyperTransport interconnect technology also banishes traditional x86 CPU and memory gridlock by eliminating I/O performance bottlenecks, providing extra headroom for growth.
AMD's HyperTransport Technology: This interconnect innovation banishes CPU and memory gridlock by eliminating I/O performance bottlenecks. You avoid the bandwidth and latency limitations that usually drag down x86 performance and get extra performance headroom for growth.
Run demanding applications and protect the integrity of your data: With the Sun Fire V20z server, you can specify up to 16 GB of DDR1-400 SDRAM memory. Standard ECC memory and Chipkill technologies will keep your apps running and data intact even if a DRAM chip fails. This server is great for demanding jobs like high-performance technical computing, Web or application serving, horizontally scaled databases, and grid computing.
Optimize your network performance and availability: The Sun Fire V20z server's efficient disk utilization is great for I/O-bound applications or data redundancy. It's got a superfast Ultra320 SCSI interface for one or two hard drives.
Adapt through capabilities rather than replacing hardware: Plug in this server and run the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on x64, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware. And yes, run 32-bit and 64-bit applications, together. Now you have the flexibility to migrate, evolve, and adapt -- without touching the hardware.
Grow as fast as you need: So, suddenly, you need to add more network, storage, and graphics devices. Swap out boxes? No. Each Sun Fire V20z server gives you two 64-bit PCI-X slots ready for connection and built for speed. Of course, you can always expand with more units, one rack unit (1RU) at a time for space-saving flexibility.
Are you cluster ready? When the time comes to build high-performance clusters for, say, technical applications, you're automatically ready to support high-bandwidth, low-latency system interconnects, such as InfiniBand.
Easy visuals: Read the server status -- including power, fault, networking, and disk status -- with just a quick glance at the front and back LEDs.
Go dark and save: Lights Out Management (LOM) saves staff time and cuts costs. It monitors remote network connections and reports on their status, gets automatic upgrades, and generates failure notifications, automatically.
Standard plug-in management: Its SNMP and IPMI management protocols are standard in most networks.
Comprehensive System Management Tool: Recommended Sun N1 System Manager software enables staff to discover, provision, monitor, patch, and manage many systems. Hybrid UI integrates GUI and CLI together in one console.
Preventive measures promote availability: The Sun Fire V20z server's dual on-board Gigabit Ethernet delivers the bandwidth. And its ECC memory gives you cosmic ray protection to keep your data from becoming one of history's mysteries.
Migrating from 32-bit to 64-bit, or 64-bit RISC to 64-bit? It doesn't matter. Two AMD Opteron processors ensure that you won't have to upgrade your hardware to adopt 64-bit x64 applications or run your current 32-bit apps at full speed.
Keep your existing equipment and optimize your space: Sun's adherence to industry standards maximizes your network equipment and supplier choice with broad compatibility. Don't toss anything you have, but anywhere you have a one RU rack space, you can fill it with a Sun Fire V20z server.
One-call service: Service issues become a simple procedure with Sun's world-class services organization as a single point of contact for complete system support.
Java technology: Java technology, invented by Sun Microsystems, is the powerful engine behind the world's enterprise networks, Web sites, PDAs, and mobile phones. Developers who use the Java programming language with the Sun Fire V20z server benefit from multiple operating systems, 32-bit and 64-bit processing, and x86 affordability.
Sun Microsystems SunFire V20z Server Included Items
1 x Sun Fire V20z
1 x Power Cord
1 x Rack Mounting Kit
Sun Microsystems SunFire V20z Server Warranty Information
Warranty Length: Three Years
Details: In the event that: (i) Sun determines that your problem can be addressed by shipping a replacement part to you for installation in your Hardware Product (a "Customer Replaceable Unit" or "CRU"), Sun will ship a replacement part to your site ("Replacement CRU"). You are responsible for ensuring that the malfunctioning part or Hardware Product being replaced ("Malfunctioning Hardware") is returned to Sun in accordance with all Sun shipping or courier instructions. You agree to pay the published list price of any Replacement CRU in the event that you fail to return the corresponding Malfunctioning Hardware. Sun may withhold shipment of your Replacement CRU until Sun has received the Malfunctioning Hardware at a Sun-designated return center or may require that you provide a valid credit card or purchase order number to secure the return of Malfunctioning Hardware. You are responsible for shipping costs and bear the risk of loss associated with returning your Malfunctioning Hardware to Sun. Replacement CRUs will be of new or like-new quality. Title in all Malfunctioning Hardware shall transfer back to Sun upon removal from your system. Replacement CRUs assume the warranty status of the Hardware Product into which they are installed and have no separate or independent warranty of any kind.