This section discusses how to provision Sun Blade X8400 Server Modules with the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Although N1 System Manager enables you to provision the Windows operating system, the product does not provide OS monitoring or update capabilities for Windows.
You can provision Microsoft Windows on to a Sun Blade X8400 Server Module if the module was discovered using SP-based discovery. You do not have to discover the server using manual discovery. For information about SP-based discovery, see SP-Based Discovery in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Discovery and Administration Guide.
When provisioning Microsoft Windows, you cannot specify a logical device name or a physical port name. The OS is provisioned on to the first network interface reported by the managed server.
Follow the steps described by the procedures in Chapter 3, Provisioning Windows Operating Systems, in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Operating System Provisioning Guide.
Manually change the order of the interfaces by following the procedure described in Potential Issues Related to Provisioning Windows OS in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Operating System Provisioning Guide.
When provisioning the Windows OS on to Sun Blade X8400 Server Modules, note that the Nem0 interface is used by default.
The LAN connection made after the Windows OS is provisioned on to a Sun Blade X8400 Server Module is detailed under Network Connections in the browser interface.