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

Installation Guide for VMware ESXi

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Using This Documentation

1.  About VMware ESXi Installs

VMware ESXi Installation Task Map

Supported VMware ESXi Software

Selecting the Console Display Option

Console Display Options

Set Up the Local Console

Set Up the Remote Console

Selecting the Boot Media Option

Boot Media Options Requirements

Set Up the Local Boot Media Option

Set Up the Remote Boot Media Option

Selecting the Installation Target Option

Installation Target Options

Set Up a Local Storage Drive (HDD or SSD) as the Installation Target

Set Up a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network Device as the Installation Target

VMware ESXi Installation Options

Single-Server Installation Methods

2.  Preparing to Install VMware ESXi

Setting Up BIOS

Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults

Configuring RAID

3.  Installing VMware ESXi

Before You Begin

Installing VMware ESXi on a Single System Using Media

Install VMware ESXi Using Local or Remote Media

4.  Post Installation Tasks for VMware ESXi

Configuring Network Adapter Settings

Configure Network Adapter Settings

Determining the MAC Address of a Connected Server Network Port

Determine the MAC Address of a Connected Server Network Port

Updating the VMware ESXi Software

VMware ESXi Resources

5.  Configuring Network Interfaces

NIC Connectors

6.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

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 Using Other Methods


Software Releases

Software releases on My Oracle Support are grouped by product family, then product, then software release version. The version contains one or more downloads (patches).

For servers and blades, the pattern is similar. The product is the server. Each server contains a set of releases. These releases are not true software product releases, but rather are releases of updates for the server. These updates are called software releases and comprise several downloads, all tested together. Each download contains firmware, drivers, or utilities.

My Oracle Support provides the set of software releases for this server family as shown in the following table. These can also be requested through a physical media request (PMR).

Package Name
When to Download This Package
Sun Server X2-4 SWversion – Firmware Pack
All the system firmware, including Oracle ILOM, BIOS, and option card firmware.
You need the latest firmware.
Sun Server X2-4 SWversion – OS Pack
An OS Pack is available for each supported operating system version. Each OS Pack includes a package of all tools, drivers, and utilities for that version of the OS.

Software includes Oracle Hardware Management Pack and LSI MegaRAID software.

For the Windows OS, this OS Pack also includes Intel Network Teaming and Install Pack.

You need to update OS-specific drivers, tools, or utilities.
Sun Server X2-4 SWversion – All Packs
Includes the Firmware Pack, all OS Packs, and all documents.

This pack does not include the Oracle VTS image.

You need to update a combination of system firmware and OS-specific software.
Sun Server X2-4 SWversion – Diagnostics
Oracle VTS diagnostics image.
You need the Oracle VTS diagnostics image.

Each of the downloads is a zip file that contains a ReadMe file and a set of subdirectories containing firmware or software files. The ReadMe file contains details on the components that have changed since the prior software release and the bugs that have been fixed.