Two systems with static IP addresses are required to install Oracle VM: one system to run Oracle VM Server, and one to run Oracle VM Manager.
For the system that will be running Oracle VM Server, you must start out with a clean installation (no preinstalled OS or firmware-level RAID volumes).
The system that will be running Oracle VM Manager must have one of the following OSes installed:
Oracle Enterprise Linux Release 4.5 or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release 4 or later
Oracle VM media set or an equivalent ISO image. The ISO image can be used for remote installation or for creating an installation CD/DVD.
Review the release notes for the Oracle VM software. Go to:
Note - If you are installing remotely, the DVD-ROM drive, keyboard, mouse, and monitor are connected to the local system instead of the server. Also, you can use an ISO image instead of an actual CD/DVD.
USB keyboard and mouse.
While configuring an operating system for a networked server, it might be necessary to provide the logical names (assigned by the OS) and the physical name (MAC address) of each network interface being used on the Oracle VM Server. Refer toIdentifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide for details.