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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

Product Downloads

Get Software and Firmware Downloads

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

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 Create a Virtual Disk

This procedure creates a virtual disk where you will install the OS. It uses Manual Configuration to create a virtual drive using only one hard drive.

This is only one of many possible RAID configurations. To install a different RAID configuration, refer to the SGX-SAS6-R-REM-Z: Software User's Guide, available at: http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-r-rem-z.aspx

  1. Log into the Oracle ILOM using the IP address of the service processor (SP) module.
  2. If you are using a Windows Remote installation, switch the mouse mode to Relative:, select KVMS —> Mouse Mode —> Relative —> then select Save.
    1. Click the KVMS tab.
    2. Select Relative from the Mouse Mode drop-down menu.
    3. Click the Redirection tab.

      The Launch Redirection screen appears.

  3. Reboot your system and wait for the LSI banner. When the devices appear in the banner page, use the Control-H key combination.
  4. In the Adapter Selection screen, click Start.
    image:Screenshot of the Adapter Selection window.

    The MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen appears.

  5. In the MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen, select Configuration Wizard.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration window.

    The MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration Wizard screen appears.

  6. Click Configuration Wizard to start the virtual disk configuration wizard.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration Wizard window.
  7. Select New Configuration, and click Next.

    The Select Configuration window appears.


    image:Screenshot of the Add to Array window.
  8. Select Manual Configuration and click Next.

    Automatic Configuration creates a single virtual drive that combines all the hard drives on your system into a single virtual drive with all data striped across all the drives.

    The rest of this procedure uses Manual Configuration to create a virtual drive using only one hard drive. This is only one of many RAID options. To configure different RAID options, refer to SGX-SAS6-R-REM-Z: Software User's Guide available at http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-r-rem-z.aspx.

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  9. If a confirmation window appears, click Yes.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility asking to clear configuration.

    The MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard – Drive Group Definition screen appears, showing the drives in the system and the drive groups.

  10. Select a disk drive to add to an array, and click Add To Array button.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Drive Group Definition window.
  11. Click Accept DG to create the drive group.

    You can now view Drive Group 0.


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Drive Group Definition window. Click Yes to accept.
  12. Click Next.

    Note - You can undo the drive group selection by clicking the Reclaim button.



    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — View Drive Group.

    The drive group appears in the Span Definition window.

  13. Click Add to SPAN.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Add to SPAN.

    The drive group appears in the span.

  14. Click Next.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Next.

    The Virtual Drive Definition screen appears.

  15. Set the RAID level and configurations you want for your virtual drive, and click Accept.

    For more information about configuring RAID, refer to your server's disk management documentation.


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Accept.

    The system prompts you to confirm Write Back with BBU mode.

  16. Click Yes.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Yes to confirm.

    The Config Wizard— Virtual Drive Definition window appears.

  17. Click Next.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Next.

    The Preview screen appears.

  18. Verify that the virtual drive includes Drive Group 0.

    The example graphic shows a single virtual drive using the Manual Configuration option, then click Accept.


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Config Wizard — Click Add to SPAN.
  19. Click Yes to save the Configuration.
    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Confirmation Page asking to save configuration.

    The prompt appears: All data on Virtual Drives will be lost. Want to Initialize?


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Confirmation Page asking to initialize drives.
  20. Click Yes to initialize.

    The Virtual Drives list appears.


    image:MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Drives Configuration screen.
  21. Click Home.

    The MegaRaid BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration screen appears.


    image:Screenshot of the MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility Virtual Configuration window.
  22. Click Exit.

    The system reboots.

See Also

About Using the x2APIC Option

Selecting a Media Delivery Method