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Sun Server X2-4 (formerly Sun Fire X4470 M2)

Installation Guide for Windows Operating System

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Using This Documentation

Part I  Windows Server Installations

1.  Assisted OS Installation With Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Task Overview

How to Obtain Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Documentation Resources

2.  Getting Started

Supported Windows Server Operating Systems

Windows Installation Prerequisites

Windows Server Installation Task Overview

SAS PCIe HBAs Requiring LSI Mass Storage Driver for Windows Server 2008 SP2

3.  Installing Windows Server 2008

Before You Begin

Installing Windows Server Using Local or Remote Media

Windows Server Installation Using a PXE Network Boot

4.  Post Installation of Windows Server 2008

Before You Begin

Installing Critical Device Drivers and Supplemental Software

Installing Supplemental Software

Configuring Support for TPM

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

5.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates

Part II  Windows Server System Administrator References

A.  Supported Installation Methods

Console Outputs

Installation Boot Media

Installation Targets

B.  Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems

C.  BIOS Defaults for New Installations

Verification of BIOS Factory Defaults

D.  Incorporating Device Drivers Into Windows Server 2008 WIM Images for Windows Deployment Services

Getting Started

Procedures for Incorporating Drivers Into WIM Image(s)


Using This Documentation

This installation guide contains installation and configuration procedures for Windows operating systems. You perform these procedures to bring the server to a configurable and usable state.

Note - The Sun Server X2-4 was formerly named the Sun Fire X4470 M2 server. This former name might still appear in the software. The new product name does not indicate any change in system features or functionality.

This document is intended for system administrators, network administrators, and service technicians who have an understanding of server systems.

Getting the Latest Software and Firmware

Firmware, drivers, and other hardware-related software for each Oracle x86 server, server module (blade), and blade chassis are updated periodically.

For instructions, see Chapter 5, Getting Server Firmware and Software.

About This Documentation

This documentation set is available in both PDF and HTML formats. A PDF version that includes all information on a particular topic subject (such as hardware installation or product notes) can be generated by clicking the PDF button in the upper left corner of the HTML page.

Related Documentation

All Oracle documentation
Sun Server X2-4
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1 (for Sun Server X2-4 Software Release 1.3 and above)
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant


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