I’ve been using Sun’s T1000 and T2000 systems frequently, as they are ideal candidates for the kinds of server consolidation tasks our customers are busy performing using zones. One thing that has been irritating about these systems is that the console is very slow– a fact not lost on several of our users (here, here, and in other places). Recently I’ve been updating a few of our T1000 systems to the latest firmware revision (for T1000 and for T2000), and the console text output seems to be much faster– probably still not fast, but nicely usable. It is now not so slow that I wouldn’t use the console for minor maintenance work.
The firmware update is pretty painless: just place the firmware image on an FTP server, and follow the instructions.