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The Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant application is a provisioning tool for Sun Fire and Sun Blade x86 servers. The application guides you through server setup and maintenance by providing a single interface that facilitates server installation, configuration, maintenance, and recovery tasks.
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant includes the following features and benefits:
Supports multiple boot media options. Launch the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant application from either a local drive attached to the server (CD/DVD or USB flash drive), a remote redirected network drive (virtual CD/DVD drive or ISO image), or an image available on your PXE network environment.
Guides you through OS installation and provides device drivers for optional accessory cards and other system hardware.
Guides you in RAID configuration for servers that contain an integrated LSI disk controller. Support is for RAID 0 and RAID 1 integrated mirror or integrated mirror enhanced (striping). Assisted RAID 1 configuration is also available (beginning with Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant 2.4) for LSI SAS-2 controllers (926x, 9280).
Provides a specific set of service processor and Oracle ILOM configuration capabilities.
Enables management of Oracle ILOM user account settings and configuration of network settings, system clock, and system identification information.
Allows BIOS-level boot device priority configuration and next boot device selection.
Updates firmware for:
System BIOS and Oracle ILOM firmware
Host Bus Adapter (HBA) firmware