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

Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System

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Document Information

Using This Documentation

1.  Getting Started

Supported Oracle Solaris Operating Systems

Oracle Solaris Documentation Collection

Installation Considerations

Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 Installation Programs

Installation Task Overview

2.  Installing Oracle Solaris

Installing Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 OS Using Local or Remote Media

Before You Begin

Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 OS Using Local or Remote Media

Installing Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 OS Using a PXE Network Environment

Before You Begin

Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 OS Using Network PXE Boot

Post Installation Tasks

3.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Gathering Information for the Physical Media Request

Request Physical Media (Online)

Request Physical Media (By Phone)

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

A.  Supported Installation Methods

Console Outputs

Installation Boot Media

Installation Targets

B.  BIOS Defaults for New Installations

Verification of BIOS Factory Defaults

Before You Begin

View or Edit BIOS Settings for New Installations

C.  Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems


Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and software, such as hardware drivers and tools for the server, are updated periodically. These are made available as a software release. The software release is a set of downloads (patches) that includes all available firmware, hardware drivers, and utilities for the server. All these have been tested together. The ReadMe document that is included with the download explains what has changed and what has not changed from the prior software release.

You should update your server firmware and software as soon as possible after the software release becomes available. Software releases often include bug fixes, and updating ensures that your server software is compatible with the latest server firmware and other component firmware and software.

The ReadMe file in the download package contains information about the updated files in the download package, as well as bugs that are fixed with the current release. The product notes also provide information about which server software versions are supported.