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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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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 Installation Task Map

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Preparing for OS Installation

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration


Windows Server OS Installation Planning

Windows Installation Task Map

Windows Server Installation Methods

Preparing For Windows OS Installation

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Windows Server Installation Considerations

Selecting a Windows OS Media Delivery Method

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Task Overview

Obtaining OHIA

Downloading Server Software

How to Download Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

How to Set Up an Oracle ILOM Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server

How to Install Windows Server 2008 R2

How to Install Windows Server 2012

How to Install Windows Server 2008 Using PXE

How to Install Windows Server 2012 Using PXE

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software


Installing Critical Device Drivers

How to Install Server-Specific Device Drivers

Installing Supplemental Software

How to Install the Supplemental Software

Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager


Configuring Support for the Trusted Platform Module

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

Incorporating Windows Server 2008 Device Drivers Into WIM Images for WDS

Location of Device Drivers on Tools and Drivers DVD

Device Drivers to Incorporate Into WIM Images

Prerequisites and Task Overview for the Device Driver WIM Images

Incorporating Drivers Into the WIM Image

How to Create an ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script

Map ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image

Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD

How to Download the ISO Image

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

How to Determine the Server's Active Network Data Ports

How to Confirm Physical Port MAC Addresses and Map Them to Windows Device Names

Oracle VM

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Installing Oracle VM


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


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


How to Set Up an Oracle ILOM Remote Console

This task allows you to access your server from a remotely-located client system, using the Oracle ILOM Remote Console.

Before You Begin

The following requirements must be met:


Caution - Using Oracle ILOM Remote Console to install the Windows Server might significantly increase the installation time, depending on network connectivity and traffic. It also has a greater risk of issues due to transient network errors.

  1. Start the remote console application. Type the IP address of the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) service processor into a browser.
    image:Graphic showing URL sample in browser.

    The Security Alert dialog box appears.

    image:Graphic showing Security Alert dialog box.
  2. Click Yes.

    The Oracle ILOM login screen appears.

    image:Graphic showing ILOM Login screen.
  3. Enter the user name and password, and click Log In.

    The default user name is root, and default password is changeme.

    The Oracle ILOM System Overview screen appears.

    image:Graphic showing ILOM GUI Version Information screen.
  4. Click the Remote Control tab in the Oracle ILOM web interface.

    The Launch Redirection screen appears.

    Note - Make sure that the mouse mode is set to Absolute mode in the Mouse Mode Settings tab.

  5. Set the mouse mode to Absolute.
    1. Click the KVMS tab.
    2. Select Absolute from the Mouse Mode drop-down menu.
    3. Click the Redirection tab.

      The Launch Redirection screen appears.

  6. Click Launch Remote Console.
    image:Graphic showing ILOM GUI Launch Redirection screen.

    Note - If the dialog box regarding verifying the web site's certificate appears, click the Yes button if you choose to continue.

    image:Graphic showing the web site certification dialog box.

    Note - When you are running redirection on a client running Windows, an additional warning might appear. If the Hostname Mismatch dialog box appears, click the Run button.

    image:Graphic showing hostname mismatch dialog box.
  7. If a login dialog appears, enter your user name and password, and click OK.

    The default user name is root and password is changeme.

    image:Graphic showing the Oracle ILOM Remote Console login dialog box.

    After the login is successful, the Oracle ILOM Remote Console screen appears:

    image:Graphic showing the Oracle ILOM Remote Console screen.

    The Oracle ILOM Remote Console session is now established and ready for you to proceed.

Next Steps

Creating a Virtual Disk