Caution - The Sun Server X2-8 supports only 64–bit Solaris installations. 32–bit installations are not supported.
The Sun Server X2-8 supports the following Solaris OS installation methods:
Boot from the preinstalled Solaris image on the hard drive as described in Setting Up the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide.
Install on one server from DVD or CD-ROM media interactively with the Solaris installation program. Solaris 11 can also be installed from a USB device.
For Solaris 10, the Solaris installation program on the Solaris 10 OS DVD or CD can be run with a graphical user interface (GUI) or as an interactive text installer. The Solaris Device Configuration Assistant is included in the Solaris installation program.
For Solaris 11, use the Solaris installation program on the LiveCD or a LiveUSB media. These can be run with a GUI or with an interactive user interface.
Install on one server or several servers over the network with Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) technology and the following installation methods:
For Solaris 10:
Solaris installation program over the network from remote DVD or CD images
Installation using a serial console
For Solaris 11:
Automated install using a custom manifest
Note - The Solaris OS provides additional programs for installation, such as booting over a wide area network (WAN), but your server supports only those methods listed in this document.
The following table describes installation methods available for installing the Solaris OS.