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Sun Fire X4470 Server Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System

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1.  Getting Started

Supported Solaris Operating Systems

Solaris Documentation Collections

Installation Considerations

Installation Task Overview

2.  Installing Solaris 10

A.  Supported Installation Methods

B.  BIOS Defaults for New Installations

C.  Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD

D.  Supported Operating Systems


Chapter 1

Getting Started

This chapter describes how to get started installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System on Oracle’s Sun Fire X4470 Server.

Topics discussed in this chapter include:

Supported Solaris Operating Systems

The Sun Fire X4470 Server supports the following Solaris Operating System:

For a complete and updated list of all the supported operating systems on the Sun Fire X4470 Server, go to http://www.oracle.com/goto/x4470 and navigate to the applicable web site.

Solaris Documentation Collections

The installation instructions in this guide describe the initial steps for booting and launching the Solaris installation. For additional details about how to install the Solaris Operating System on your server, refer to the following documentation collection:


Installation Considerations

Refer to the following important considerations before beginning the operating system installation on your x64 server.

For more information, see:
Selecting a local or remote deployment method for manually installing the operating system
You can install the operating system using any of the supported deployment methods:
  • Local install using an internal or external storage device and attached KVMS.

  • Network install using either the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Remote Console or a custom JumpStart installation.

  • Appendix A, Supported Installation Methods, Supported Installation Methods
  • Sun Solaris 10 10/09 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations (821-0439)

  • Sun Solaris 10 10/09 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations (821-0437)

RAID volume creation
If you want to include your boot drive as part of a RAID configuration, you need to configure a RAID volume on it. Use the LSI integrated RAID controller setup utility before you install the operating system.
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS Software User’s Guide at:


Verification of BIOS settings for new OS installations
Prior to installing the operating system you should verify that the BIOS factory-default properties are set.
Installation of optional supplemental software
After performing the operating system installation, you might need to install critical Solaris patches pertaining to your system. Solaris patches can contain new features, enhancements, or fixes to known problems.
Access to late-breaking information and patches for OS installations
Review the Sun Fire X4470 Server Product Notes for late-breaking information about supported operating system software and patches.

  • Sun Fire X4470 Server Product Notes (821-0704)

Installation Task Overview

To install the Solaris 10 10/09 Operating System, complete the following procedures in order:

  1. Obtain the Solaris10 10/09 Operating System installation media.

    The DVD media for the Solaris Operating System is shipped with your server.

  2. Obtain the Tools and Driver DVD provided, or download the latest drivers and utilities available for your server as described in Appendix C, Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD.

  3. Choose and set up an installation method for deploying the Solaris installation as described in Appendix A, Supported Installation Methods.

  4. Follow the instructions for performing the Solaris installation as described in Chapter 2, Installing Solaris 10.

  5. Follow the instructions for performing Solaris post installation tasks as described in Post Solaris Installation Tasks.