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Product Information Web Site

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation (PDF and HTML)

Contributors

Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Installation Overview

Front and Back Features and Components

Unpacking the Server and Identifying the Rack Mounting Hardware

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Removing the Server From the Rack

Cabling and Power

Getting Service for Your Server

Managing Your Server

Setting Up the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Communicating With the ILOM and the System Console

I/O and Interrupt Resource Allocation

Sun Fire X4800 Server Specifications

Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Fire X4800 Server Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Hardware Issues

Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System Issues

Linux Issues

Oracle VM Issues

Windows Operating System Issues

ESX Issues

Oracle ILOM Issues

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Issues

BIOS Issues

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Operating System

Introduction to Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing An OS

Creating a Virtual Disk

Solaris OS Installation Tasks

Linux

Introduction to Linux Installation

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Task Overview

Obtaining Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing An OS

How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

How to Set the Boot Drive

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Local Installation By Accessing the Console Using the Serial or Video Port

How to Configure the Serial Port

Remote Installation By Accessing the Console Using ILOM

How to Access the Server Console Using the Server's ILOM Web Interface

How to Access the Server Console Using the Server's ILOM CLI Interface

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Oracle Linux from Distribution Media

How to Download Oracle Linux Media

How to Install Oracle Linux From Distribution Media

Updating Oracle Linux

How to Update the Oracle Linux Operating System

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installing RHEL From Distribution Media

How to Download RHEL Media Kits

How to Install RHEL From Distribution Media

Updating RHEL

How to Update the RHEL Operating System

How to Update the RHEL Drivers

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Installing SLES From Distribution Media

How to Download SLES Media Kits

How to Install SLES From Distribution Media

Updating SLES

How to Update the SLES Operating System

How to Update the SLES Drivers

Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation

Overview of PXE

How to Install and Configure a DHCP Server for PXE

How to Install Portmap on Your PXE Server

How to Configure the TFTP Service on Your PXE Server

How to Configure PXELINUX on Your PXE Server

How to Configure the NFS Service on Your PXE Server

Disabling the Firewall

How to Disable the Firewall for SUSE Linux

How to Disable the Firewall for Oracle or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for Oracle Linux

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for RHEL

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for SLES

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for Oracle VM

How to Install Linux From a PXE Server

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration

How to Identify Installed Network Ports

How to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names While Installing Oracle Linux or RHEL

How to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names While Installing SLES

Windows

Introduction to Windows Installation

Windows Installation Task Overview

Getting Started With the Windows Server 2008 Installation

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Downloading Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server 2008

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

Incorporating Device Drivers into WIM Images for WDS

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

Oracle VM

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing an OS

Installing Oracle VM

ESX

Installing VMware ESX 4

Installing VMware ESXi 4.0 Installable

Booting From OS Distribution Media

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service

ILOM Supplement

Overview of the ILOM Supplement

Introduction to Oracle ILOM Software

How to Access the Console

Updating Firmware

Indicators, Sensors, and Traps

Diagnostics Guide

Overview of the Diagnostics Guide

Introduction to System Diagnostics

Troubleshooting the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

BIOS POST

Using the ILOM to Monitor the Host

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests

Service Manual

Sun Fire X4800 Server Service Manual Overview

Server and Component Overview

Power and Reset

Removing and Installing Components

Sun Fire X4800 Server Service Procedures, and Information

Sun Fire X4800 Server Specifications

Index

How to Create a Virtual Disk

  1. Log in to the server using the IP address of the service processor (SP) module.
  2. In the GUI window, click the Remote Control tab to launch ILOM Remote Control.
  3. Select the KVMS tab.
  4. Under Mouse Mode, select Relative, then click Save.

    Note - The Relative option enables the mouse to move from window to window while you are in Remote Console. At the end of this procedure, you are asked to change this mouse setting to Absolute.


  5. Click the Redirection tab. In the Redirection screen, click on Launch Remote Console.

    This launches the ILOM 3.0 remote console window.

  6. From the Devices menu, select Mouse to enable the mouse.
  7. Reboot your system and wait for the LSI banner. When the devices appear in the banner page, use the Control-H key combination.
  8. In the Adapter Selection screen, click Start.
    image:Screenshot of the Adapter Selection window.

    The MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen opens.

  9. In the MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen, select Configuration Wizard.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration window.
  10. In the Configuration Wizard screen, select New Configuration, then click Next.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration window.
  11. Select Manual Configuration.

    Automatic Configuration creates a single virtual drive that includes all the hard drives on your system. More than one drive is configured as a striped set (RAID0) and appears as a single virtual drive of combined storage space. This might not be desirable as there can be multiple points of failure. That is, if one drive fails, then the system does not boot. You must remove all the drives except one. Alternatively, you can use Manual Configuration to create the virtual drive using only one hard drive.


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration window, Manual Configuration or Automatic Configuration.
  12. If a confirmation window appears, click Yes.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility asking to clear configuration.
  13. When the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard – Drive Group Definition screen appears, you see the drives in the system and the drive groups. Select the drive you want and click Add To Array.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Drive Group Definition window.
  14. Click Accept DG to create the drive group.

    You can now view Drive Group0.


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Drive Group Definition window. Click Yes to accept.
  15. Click Next.

    Note - You can undo the drive group selection by clicking the Reclaim button.



    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — View Drive Group.
  16. The drive group appears in the Span Definition window. Click Add to SPAN.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Add to SPAN.
  17. The drive group appears in the span. Click Next.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Next.
  18. The Virtual Drive Definition screen appears. Set the RAID level and configurations you want for your virtual drive and click Accept.

    For more information about configuring RAID, refer to your server's Disk Management documentation.


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Accept.
  19. When system prompts you to confirm Write Back with BBU mode, click Yes.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Yes to confirm.
  20. At the Config Wizard window, click Next.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Next.
  21. The Preview screen appears. Note that the virtual drive includes Drive Group 0.

    This graphic shows a single virtual drive using the Manual Configuration option:


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Add to SPAN.
  22. Save the Configuration.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Confirmation Page asking to save configuration.
  23. Select Yes to the prompt: All data on Virtual Drivers will be lost. Want to Initialize?
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Confirmation Page asking to initialize drives.
  24. Click Yes to exit.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Confirmation Page asking to confirm exit.
  25. When you see Please Reboot Your System, use the Alt-B key combination to view the keyboard pull-down menu.

    Caution

    Caution - You must do this step; otherwise, the next step using Control Alt Delete reboots your local machine.



    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Confirmation Page asking to reboot system.
  26. Use the arrow keys to select Control Alt Delete in the menu to reboot the remote system. Press Enter.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Confirmation Page Keyboard Control Alt Delelte menu item.
  27. Go back and set the mouse mode to Absolute:
    1. In the Remote Control screen, select the KVMS tab.
    2. Under Mouse Mode, select the Absolute.
    3. Click Save.