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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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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)

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

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

To map the ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to the Windows Server 2008 R2 install.wim for your Oracle server, perform the following the steps.

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

  1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD media into the DVD reader of the system that is hosting the Windows Deployment Services.
  2. Launch the Windows Deployment Services administration tool and import the Windows Server 2008 R2 install WIM.
    1. Choose Start —> All Programs —> Windows Deployment Services.
    2. Right-click Install Images and choose Add Install Image.

      Note that if no image groups exist, create a new image group named Windows Server 2008 R2, and click Next.

    3. Click Browse to select the Windows Server 2008 R2 Install WIM image located at: DVDDrive:\sources\install.wim; then click Open, and then Next.
    4. Select the Windows Server 2008 edition (Data Center, Standard, or Enterprise) to import into Windows Deployment Services, and then click Next.
    5. To import the specified Windows Server 2008 edition install image, click Next twice, and then click Finish.
  3. Launch the Deployment Tools Command Prompt as Administrator, for example:

    Click Start —> All Programs —> Microsoft Windows AIK, then right-click Deployment Tools Command Prompt, and choose Run as Administrator.

  4. In the Deployment Tools Command Prompt, do the following:
    1. Use the cd command to change the directory to the folder containing the Windows Server 2008 R2 install WIM.

      For example, the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (x64) edition WIM image would be located at:

      cd Drive:\RemoteInstall\images\Windows Server 2008 r2

    2. Use the mkdir command to create a directory with the exact same spelling and case as the imported Windows Server 2008 WIM image.

      mkdir install


      Note - Selecting the defaults when importing the install image for Windows Server 2008 R2 creates an installation WIM file called install.wim.


    3. Use the cd command to change the directory to the imported Windows Server 2008 folder.
    4. Use the mkdir command to create an Unattend directory.

      For example:

      cd install

      mkdir Unattend

    5. Use the cd command to change the directory to the Unattend directory.
    6. Use the copy command to copy the ImageUnattend.xml setup script (created in an earlier procedure in this section) to the Unattend directory.

      For example:

      cd Unattend

      copy C:\Unattend\Drivers\W2k8R2\Catalogs\ImageUnattend.xml

  5. Open the Windows Server 2008 image properties.
    1. Launch the Windows Deployment Services administration tool.

      Choose Start —> All Programs—>Windows Deployment Services.

    2. In the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) administration tool, click and expand the Windows Server 2008 R2 image group.
    3. Right-click Microsoft Windows Server and choose Properties.
  6. Map the ImageUnattend.xml setup script to the Windows Server 2008 R2 image.
    1. Click the General Tab of the Windows Server 2008 image properties, click Allow image to install in unattended mode, and click Select File.
    2. Browse to the following location as specified in the prior steps:

      Drive:\RemoteInstall\images\{W2K8|W2K8R2}\install\Unattend\ ImageUnattend.xml

    3. Click OK to map the ImageUnattend.xml setup script to the Windows Server 2008 WIM image.

      The Windows Server 2008 R2 WIM image is ready to be installed through Windows Deployment Services.

    4. Exit the Deployment Tools Command Prompt and the Windows Deployment Services Administration tool.

Next Steps

Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD