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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


Introduction to Linux Installation

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing An OS

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration


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

How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

How to Set the Boot Drive

Installing Oracle VM

System Requirements

How to Obtain Oracle VM Software

How to Install Oracle VM Server

How to Install Oracle VM Manager

Creating and Managing VM Resources


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


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


How to Install Oracle VM Server

Before You Begin

Refer to the System Requirements.

  1. Connect to your server console. For more information, see Connecting to the System Console in Sun Fire X4800 Server Installation Guide
  2. If not done already, insert your Oracle VM Server distribution CD/DVD or access the ISO image distribution media for the method you chose in step 1.
  3. Power on or reset the server.

    BIOS messages appear on the console.

    image:Graphic showing BIOS boot screen messages.
  4. When you see a message offering a series of selections, press F8.

    After a delay, a menu offers a selection of boot devices (see the following example).

    image:Graphic showing boot device selection menu.
  5. Select a boot device from the list.

    To boot from a physical CD/DVD or from an ISO image, select CD/DVD.

    Control passes to the OS installation program on the media. The Oracle VM Server screen is displayed.

    image:Graphic showing initial Oracle VM Server install screen.
  6. At the prompt, press F2 to pass additional boot options.

    This is required to allow the megaraid_sas driver to load correctly.

  7. Provide the following additional parameters:

    mboot.c32 xen.gz extra_guest_irqs=64,2048 nr_irqs=2048 --- vmlinuz --- initrd.img

    Note - If using a kickstart installation, add the additional kernel parameters to the PXE configuration file. If you want to make these changes permanent, edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file in your Oracle VM Server after the installation has completed.

  8. Enter the following command at the boot prompt: Enter
  9. Follow the prompts to install the software.

    Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Agent software are installed.

    For additional information refer to the Oracle VM Server installation documentation at: