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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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Get Software and Firmware Downloads

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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)

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

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

Prerequisites

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

IPMItool

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

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

Prerequisites and Task Overview for the Device Driver WIM Images

Prior to creating the device driver WIM images for Windows Server 2008 R2, ensure that the following tasks are completed in the order specified:

  1. Install and configure the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on a server in your network.

    For details, you can download Microsoft's Windows Deployment Services Step-by-Step Guide. Search for “WDS” and look for Windows Deployment Services Step-by-Step Guide at the following site:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/default.aspx

  2. Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK). Windows AIK contains applications to mount and modify WIM images as well as applications to create and modify XML unattended setup scripts.

    To download Windows AIK, go to the following site, search for WAIK, and look for Windows AIK for Windows 7 (for Windows Server 2008 R2):

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/default.aspx

  3. Locate the Windows device drivers on the Tools and Driver DVD.

    See Location of Device Drivers on Tools and Drivers DVD.

  4. Establish a network-shared device driver repository.

    For example:

    • Create a device driver repository containing the Windows Server 2008 R2 device drivers.

      Note that for Windows Server 2008 WDS installation environments, a device driver repository is provided, which you can modify. For Windows Server 2003 SP2 WDS installation environments, a device driver repository is not provided, and you must manually create one. The following is an example of how you might want to set up the directory structure for a new device driver repository:

      C:\unattend\drivers\W2k8R2\catalogs\vendor\version

      where:

      unattend

      Unattend device driver store.

      drivers

      Name for device driver directory.

      {W2K8 or W2K8R2}

      Name for Windows Server 2008 R2 device drivers directory.

      catalogs

      Name for Windows Server 2008 R2 catalog files.

      vendor

      Name of directory for device driver vendor.

      version

      Name of directory for device driver version.

    • Ensure that the directories (folders) in the device driver repository are shared and accessible to the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) during the network installation.

      For example, the device driver repository folder and network shares referenced in this section are set up as follows:

      Repository Folder
      Network Shares
      C:\Unattended\Drivers\W2K8
      \\wds-server\W2K8-Drivers
      C:\Unattended\Drivers\W2K8R2
      \\wds-server\W2K8R2-Drivers
    • Extract the Windows Server 2008 R2 device drivers on the Tools and Drivers DVD and place them into the device driver repository.

      See Location of Device Drivers on Tools and Drivers DVD.


      Note - If you do not have a copy of the Tools and Drivers DVD, you can download the ISO image for the Tools and Driver DVD. See Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD.


      The following example demonstrates the directory structure of the device driver repository after you copy a SAS PCIe HBA driver (example version number: 1.19.2.64) from the Tools and Drivers DVD to the device driver repository:

      Windows Server 2008 R2
      Tools and Driver DVD
      DVDDevice:\windows\W2K8R2\drivers\64bit\hba\lsi\mpt2
      Device Driver Repository
      C:\unattend\drivers\W2K8R2\lsi\1.19.2.64
  5. Create an imageunattend.xml setup script for Windows Server 2008 R2.

    For details, see How to Create an ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script.

  6. Map the imageunattend.xml setup script to the Windows Server 2008 image.

    For details, see Map ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image.

  7. Add the required device drivers described in Device Drivers to Incorporate Into WIM Images to the install.wim.