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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

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

Windows

Introduction to Windows Installation

Windows Installation Task Overview

Getting Started With the Windows Server 2008 Installation

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Windows Server 2008 Installation Considerations

Differences Between the Windows Server 2008 R2 and SP2 Installation Procedures

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Windows Media Delivery Methods

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Task Overview

Obtaining Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Downloading Server Software

How to Download Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

How to Set Up the JavaRConsole System

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

How to Set the Boot Drive

Installing Windows Server 2008

How to Install Windows Server 2008

How to Install Windows Server 2008 Using PXE

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

Installing Critical Device Drivers

How To Install Server-Specific Device Drivers

Installing Supplemental Software

How to Install the Supplemental Software

Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager

IPMItool

Configuring Support for the Trusted Platform Module

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

Incorporating Device Drivers into WIM Images for WDS

Location of Device Drivers on Tools and Drivers DVD

Device Drivers to Incorporate Into WIM Images

Prerequisites and Task Overview for the Device Driver WIM Images

Incorporating Drivers Into the WIM Image

How to Create an ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script

Add Device Driver to the Boot WIM (Windows Server 2008 SP2 Only)

Map ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image

Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD

How to Download the ISO Image

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

How to Determine the Server's Active Network Data Ports

How to Confirm Physical Port MAC Addresses and Map Them to Windows Device Names

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

Add Device Driver to the Boot WIM (Windows Server 2008 SP2 Only)

For Windows Server 2008 SP2 installations only, perform the following steps to add the appropriate PCIe SAS HBA LSI device driver (MegaRAID or MPT2) to the boot.wim image. If the required PCIe SAS HBA device driver (as described in Table 3 and Table 4) is not added to the boot.wim image, the Windows Server 2008 SP2 installation fails.


Note - If you are performing a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation, skip this procedure. Device drivers are not required at boot time for Windows Server 2008 R2 installations.


  1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 SP2 DVD media into the DVD reader of the system that is hosting the Windows Deployment Services.
  2. Perform the following to launch the Windows Deployment Services Administration tool and import the Windows Server 2008 SP2 Boot WIM.
    1. Choose Start > All Programs > Windows Deployment Services.
    2. Right-click Boot Images and select Add a Boot Image, then click Browse to specify the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM file (for example, DVDDrive:\sources\boot.wim)
    3. Click Open, and then click Next.
  3. To import the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot image, click Next twice, and then click Finish.
  4. Disable the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM using the Windows Deployment Services Administration:

    Click and expand Boot Images, right-click Microsoft Windows Server (Setup) x64, then choose Disable.

  5. Launch and run the Deployment Tools Command Prompt as Administrator:

    For example, click Start > All Programs > Microsoft Windows AIK, then right-click Deployment Tools Command Prompt, and choose Run as Administrator.

  6. At the Deployment Tools command prompt, do the following:
    1. Use the mkdir command to create a temporary directory mount point to mount the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM image.

      For example:

      mkdir C:\Mnt

    2. Use the cd command to change the directory to the folder containing the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM.

      For example:

      cd DVDDrive:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\images

    3. Use the imagex command to mount the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM with read/write permissions to the temporary directory mount point, for example:

      imagex /mountrw boot.wim 2 C:\Mnt

    4. Use the cd command to change the directory to the device driver repository containing the Windows Server 2008 SP2 device driver for the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA option (SG-SAS-R-INT-Z or SG-SAS-R-EXT-Z):

      For example, to change to the directory containing the LSI device driver for the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA option (SG-SAS-R-INT-Z or SG-SAS-R-EXT-Z), type:

      cd C:\Unattend\Drivers\W2K8\lsi\1.19.2.64

    5. Use the peimg command to add the LSI MegaRAID device driver for the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA option (SG-SAS-R-INT-Z or SG-SAS-R-EXT-Z) to the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM.

      For example, to add the LSI MegaRAID device driver for the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA option (SG-SAS-R-INT-Z or SG-SAS-R-EXT-Z), type:

      peimg /INF=*.inf C:\Mnt\Windows

    6. Repeat the peimg command for each additional device driver (as described in Table 4) that is required in the boot WIM image:
      • Sun Storage 6 Gb/s SAS PCIe HBA option (SG-SAS-INT-Z or SG-SAS-EXT-Z)

      • Intel network driver

    7. Use the imagex command to unmount and commit the modified Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM.

      For example:

      imagex /unmount/commit C:\Mnt

  7. To enable the Windows Server 2008 SP2 boot WIM image, do the following.
    1. Launch the Windows Deployment Services administration tool.

      Start > All Programs > Windows Deployment Services.

    2. In the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) administration tool, click and expand Boot Images.
    3. Right-click Microsoft Windows Server (Setup) x64 and choose Enable.

    The modifications to include the device drivers into the boot.wim image are complete.

  8. Exit the Deployment Tools Command Prompt and the WDS administration tool.

Next Steps

Map ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image