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Sun Fire X4100/X4200 Server Windows Operating System Installation Guide




1. Getting Started

About Windows Server 2003 Installation

Important Installation Considerations

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Manual Installation on One or More Servers

Sun Fire X4000 Series Platform Notes

2. Using the Sun Installation Assistant

About the Sun Installation Assistant

How to Use SIA for Windows

SIA Installation Methods for Sun Fire Servers

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Install the Operating System Using SIA


Error Messages

SIA Installation Log File

3. Downloading Server-Specific Driver Packages

4. Selecting the Delivery Methods

Selecting a Mass Storage Drivers Method

Selecting a Windows Server 2003 Media Method

5. Preparing for Mass Storage Driver Delivery

Creating a Driver Diskette

Using Windows to Create a Driver Diskette

Using Linux or Solaris to Create a Driver Diskette

Copying the Diskette Image File

Using Windows to Copy the Diskette Image File

Using Linux or Solaris to Copy the Diskette Image File

6. Configuring the JavaRConsole System

JavaRConsole System Requirements

Setting Up the JavaRConsole System

7. Installing Windows Server 2003

Installation Requirements

Installing the Operating System

8. Updating the Critical System-Specific Drivers

Update the System-Specific Drivers

Installing Optional Components

Additional Information for Optional Software

Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM)

Using Intel NIC Teaming

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Access Intel NIC Teaming Configuration Settings

Learning More About Intel NIC Teaming

Completing the IPMItool Installation


procedure iconsmall spaceTo Install Microsoft’s IPMI System Management Driver (Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2)

9. Incorporating Sun Fire Drivers Into a RIS Image

Determining Required Drivers

Adding Drivers to the RIS Image

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Add Drivers to the RIS Image

A. Configuring RAID for Any Operating System from the BIOS

B. Configure Windows Network Communication Settings With Multiple Network Interfaces

procedure iconsmall spaceDetermine Which Network Data Ports Are Actively Connected to a Network

procedure iconsmall spaceConfirm Physical Port MAC Addresses and Match Them to Window Device Names

procedure iconsmall spaceLaunch the Manage Your Server Program After Windows Setup Completes