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Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Overview of the Sun Blade X6275 M2 Server Module

Installing and Powering On the Server Module

Setting Up ILOM

Installing a Supported OS

Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Blade X6275 M2 Server Module Product Notes

System Software Release Features

Hardware, Firmware, and BIOS Issues

Management and ILOM Issues

Linux Issues

Oracle Solaris Issues

Windows Issues

Documentation Issues

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation

Installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System

Linux Installation

Preparing to Install an OS

Preparing the Server

Things You Must Decide

Obtaining Necessary Items

Obtaining Drivers

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Oracle Linux from Distribution Media

How to Download Oracle Linux Media

How to Install Oracle Linux From Distribution Media

How to Install Oracle Linux From a PXE Image

How to Install Required Drivers

How to Update the Oracle Linux Operating System

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installation Overview

RHEL Installation and Administration Documentation

How to Install the OS From the Distribution Media

How to Install RHEL From a PXE Image

How to Install Required Drivers

How to Update RHEL

Installing the SLES Operating System

Installation Overview

SLES Installation and Configuration Documentation

Installing the SLES OS From the Distribution Media

How to Install SLES From the Distribution Media

Installing SLES From a PXE Server

How to Install SLES From a PXE Server

Updating the SLES Operating System

How to Configure Your SLES Operating System to Work With a Proxy Server

How to Update Your SLES Operating System Online

Oracle VM Installation

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Installing Oracle VM

Creating a PXE Installation Image for Oracle VM

Windows Installation

Introduction to Windows Installation

Getting Started With Windows Server 2008 Installation

Downloading Server Software

Installing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

Incorporating Device Drivers into a WIM Image for WDS

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service

ILOM Supplement

Overview of the ILOM Supplement

Introduction to Oracle ILOM

Managing Power Usage and Monitoring Power Consumption

Configuring the Server Power Restore Policy

Switching the Default Serial Port Output Between SP and Host Console

Updating Firmware

Using the ILOM Preboot Menu

Indicators, Sensors, and Traps

Diagnostics Guide


Diagnostics Guide

Introduction to Diagnostic Tools

U-Boot Diagnostic Startup Tests

Pc-Check Diagnostics Utility

Accessing the Pc-Check Diagnostics Utility on the Tools and Drivers CD/DVD

Service Manual

Service Manual Overview

Server Module and Components Overview

Power and Reset

Preparation Procedures for Service and Operation

Component Removal and Installation Procedures

Diagnostic and Maintenance Information and Procedures



Preparing to Install an OS

This section provides instructions for installing the Linux operating system (OS) on a Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module.

The Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module consists of two nodes, each with its own service processor (SP), and each capable of supporting its own operating system. These nodes are fully independent of each other, and must be managed as if they were separate servers. Therefore, for each server module, you must perform a separate operating system installation on each node.

The Sun Blade X6275 M2 supports multiple versions of the Linux OS. The minimum supported versions are:

For the latest list of supported operating systems, see

Next Steps

Before installing an OS onto your server module, review the following sections and complete the tasks.

  1. Preparing the Server

  2. Things You Must Decide

  3. Obtaining Necessary Items

  4. Obtaining Drivers

After you have completed the tasks in these sections, proceed to one of the following sections to complete the installation: