After completing the installation of the Windows Server 2008 (SP2 or R2) operating system and rebooting the server, you should review the following post installation tasks and, if necessary, perform the tasks that are applicable to your server.
The procedures in this chapter assume that you have:
Installed the Microsoft Windows Server operating system
Obtained a copy of the Tools and Drivers DVD.
If you do not have a copy of the Tools and Drivers DVD, you can download the latest ISO image of the Tools and Drivers DVD from the product download site. For Instructions see, Appendix D, Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD.
An installation wizard is provided on the Tools and Drivers DVD to install server-specific device drivers and Supplemental Software. The server-specific device drivers are provided to support optional hardware devices that can be installed on your server.
Insert the Tools and Drivers DVD into a local or remote USB DVD drive and do one of the following:
If the DVD automatically starts, click Install Drivers and Supplement Software.
If the DVD does not automatically start, navigate to one of the following folders containing the appropriate InstallPack file (for example, InstallPack_1_0_1.exe), and double-click it.
In the Install Pack dialog, click Next to accept the default installable items.
Note - You should always accept the “default installable items” to ensure that the most recent versions of the drivers are installed.
The Install Pack notice dialog appears.
In the Install Pack notice dialog, read the message, then click Next.
The Welcome to the Sun Fire Installation Wizard appears.
In the Welcome to the Sun Fire Installation Wizard dialog, click Next.
The End User License Agreement page appears.
In the End User License Agreement page, select I Accept This Agreement, then click Next.
The platform-specific drivers are installed. A green check mark verifies that each driver was installed successfully.
In the Driver Installation Pack dialog, click Finish.
The System Settings Change dialog appears.
Note - If you plan on installing Supplemental Software (highly recommended), do not restart your system at this time. Once the Supplemental Software has been installed, you will be prompted to restart the system.
Perform one of the following:
There are several Supplemental Software components available for your Sun Blade server module. You have two options for installation:
Typical: Installs all Supplemental Software applicable for your server module.
Custom: Installs only the Supplement Software selected for installation.
Install Pack Optional Supplemental Software identifies the optional Supplemental Software components available for your server.
Caution - If you have already installed the Supplemental Software, running the installation again will not necessarily reinstall the Supplemental Software. It might result in the components being removed. Carefully review the dialog boxes during Supplemental Software installation to ensure that the results are as expected.
Do one of the following:
If you did not select the Supplemental Software when you ran the procedure Installing Critical Device Drivers and Supplemental Software, refer back to that procedure and run it again, but this time accept the default settings in Step 2 (the default is to install the Supplemental Software), and select No in Step 7.
If you did select Supplemental Software at the Server Installation Package dialog box in Step 2 of Installing Critical Device Drivers and Supplemental Software, and selected No in Step 7, the Install Pack Supplemental Software dialog appears. Proceed to Step 2.
In the Install Pack Supplement Software dialog, click Next to accept the typical settings; or select Custom to choose the options to install (see descriptions of the Supplemental Software in Install Pack Optional Supplemental Software ).
The Component Installation wizard will guide you through the installation of each of the selected Supplemental Software components.
After the Supplemental Software has been installed, click Finish.
Click Yes at the System Setting Change dialog to restart your system.
If you ran the Sun Server Installation Package software from the Tools and Drivers DVD, remove the DVD from your system.
If you intend to use the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) feature set that is provided in Windows 2008, you must configure the Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module to support this feature. For instructions, see the configuring support for TPM information in the Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module Service Manual (821-0499).
Note - TPM enables you to administer the TPM security hardware in your server. For additional information about implementing this feature, refer to the Windows Trusted Platform Module Management documentation provided by Microsoft.
For more information on setting up NIC teaming for your environment, refer to the Intel Connectivity web page on Advanced Networking Services Teaming at:
Additionally, you can download the complete set of Intel Network Connections User Guides for your server’s network adapters at: