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Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Server X2-8 Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Hardware Issues

Oracle Solaris Operating System Issues

Linux Issues

Oracle VM Issues

Windows Operating System Issues

ESX Issues

Oracle ILOM Issues

BIOS Issues

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Documentation Errata

Requesting Physical Media

Hardware Installation

Installation Overview

Front and Back Features and Components

Unpacking the Server and Identifying the Rack Mounting Hardware

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Installing the Server in the Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Removing the Server from the Rack

Cabling and Power

Getting Service for Your Server

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Linux Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

Communicating With Oracle ILOM and the System Console

I/O and Interrupt Resource Allocation

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Operating System

Introduction to Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Solaris OS

Linux

Linux Installation Task Map

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Task Overview

Obtaining OHIA

Preparing for OS Installation

How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

About Using the x2APIC Option

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Local Installation by Accessing the Console Using the Serial or Video Port

How to Configure the Serial Port

Remote Installation by Accessing the Console Using Oracle ILOM

How to Access the Server Console Using Oracle ILOM Web Interface

How to Access the Server Console Using the Oracle ILOM CLI Interface

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Oracle Linux From Distribution Media

How to Download Oracle Linux Media

How to Install Oracle Linux From Distribution Media

Updating Oracle Linux

How to Update the Oracle Linux Operating System

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installing RHEL From Distribution Media

How to Download RHEL Media Kits

How to Install RHEL From Distribution Media

Updating RHEL

How to Update the RHEL Operating System

How to Update the RHEL Drivers

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Installing SLES From Distribution Media

How to Download SLES Media Kits

How to Install SLES From Distribution Media

Updating SLES

How to Update the SLES Operating System

How to Update the SLES Drivers

Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation

Overview of PXE

How to Install and Configure a DHCP Server for PXE

How to Install Portmap on Your PXE Server

How to Configure the TFTP Service on Your PXE Server

How to Configure PXELINUX on Your PXE Server

How to Configure the NFS Service on Your PXE Server

Disabling the Firewall

How to Disable the Firewall for SUSE Linux

How to Disable the Firewall for Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for Oracle Linux

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for RHEL

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for SLES

How to Create a PXE Installation Image for Oracle VM

How to Install Linux From a PXE Server

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration

How to Identify Installed Network Ports

How to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names While Installing Oracle Linux or RHEL

How to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names While Installing SLES

Windows

Windows Server OS Installation Planning

Preparing For Windows OS Installation

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Downloading Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

Incorporating Windows Server 2008 Device Drivers Into WIM Images for WDS

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

Oracle VM

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Installing Oracle VM

ESX

Installing VMware ESX 4.1

Installing VMware ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5 Installable

Booting From OS Distribution Media

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service

ILOM Supplement

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Oracle ILOM Documentation

Updating Firmware

Server-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Identifying and Clearing Faults

Recovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password

Monitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors

Diagnostics Guide

Overview of the Diagnostics Guide

Introduction to System Diagnostics

Troubleshooting the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

BIOS POST

Using Oracle ILOM to Monitor the Host

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests

U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests

Service Manual

Sun Server X2-8 Service Manual Overview

Server and Component Overview

Power and Reset

Removing and Installing Components

Sun Server X2-8 Service Procedures and Information

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

Index

How to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names While Installing Oracle Linux or RHEL

During installation and configuration of the Oracle or Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, you reach a point where you must enter the logical and physical names (MAC addresses) of the network interfaces.

This section explains how to launch a user shell during the Linux configuration to obtain the logical and physical network interface names that you need to continue with the configuration.

  1. If you have not already done so, type linux rescue at the boot prompt, and then press Enter.

    The Choose a Language screen appears.

  2. In the Choose a Language screen, select a language. Click OK.

    The Keyboard Type screen appears.

  3. In the Keyboard Type screen, select a configuration. Click OK.

    The Setup Network screen appears.

  4. In the Setup Network screen, click No.

    The Rescue screen appears.

  5. In the Rescue screen, click Skip.

    The user shell appears.

  6. At the command prompt (#) in the user shell, type the following command to display all network interfaces, and then press Enter.
    # ifconfig -a

    The output of the Linux named network interfaces appear.

    If you have multiple network interfaces and the output of interfaces scrolls off the top of the screen, you can display the output per interface.

  7. To view the output per network interface, type the following at the command prompt, and then press Enter:
    # ifconfig eth#

    where eth# is the interface number. For example, if you type:

    # ifconfig eth0

    the output for eth0 appears. For example:

    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:4F:0C:A1:F2 
    inet addr:192.168.2.103  Bcast:192.168.2.255 
    • The eth0 entry in the first column refers to the Oracle Linux logical named interface, as obtained in the previous procedure. This first column in the output identifies the logical names Oracle Linux or RHEL assigned to the network interface.
    • The HWaddr 00.14.4F.0C:A1:F2 entry in second column (first row) is the physical MAC address of the network port.
  8. Record the logical network interface name with the physical port MAC address for future reference. You will need to refer to this record when configuring the network interfaces during the Oracle Linux or RHEL OS installation.
  9. When you are done, do one of the following to exit the user shell.
    • From Oracle ILOM, click Remote Control -> Remote Power Control -> Reset.
    • From the Oracle ILOM Remote Console, select Ctrl Alt Delete in the Keyboard menu.
    • From other consoles, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  10. Restart the OS installation program.