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Sun Blade X3-2B (formerly Sun Blade X6270 M3) Installation Guide
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Document Information

Using This Documentation

Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

Getting the Latest Firmware and Software

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Support and Training


Change History

About the Installation Procedure

About Server Features and Components

Server Features

Server Module Front Panel and Indicators

Rear Panel Features



Installing the Server Module

Preparing to Install the Server Module

Install Your Server Module

Cabling the Server Module

Attach the 3-Cable Dongle to the Server Module

Attach a VGA Monitor to the Dongle Video Connector

Attach a Keyboard and Mouse to the Dongle or Server Module

Attach a Serial Device to the Dongle

Cable the CMM NET MGT Port

Connecting to Oracle ILOM

Oracle ILOM Overview

Determining the Oracle ILOM SP IP Address

Logging In to Server Module SP Oracle ILOM

Accessing the Server Module Console Through Oracle ILOM

Setting Up Software and Firmware

Accessing Oracle System Assistant

Set Up Software and Firmware (Oracle System Assistant)

Setting Up an Operating System and Drivers

Preparing the Storage Drives to Install an Operating System

Supported Host Bus Adapters

Prepare the Storage Drives (Oracle System Assistant)

Make a Virtual Drive Bootable (LSI WebBIOS Utility)

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS

Oracle Solaris OS Documentation

Configuration Worksheet

Configure Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11

Configuring Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM Server

Updating Oracle VM Software

Getting Started With Oracle VM

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS

Oracle Linux Configuration Worksheet

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Linux OS

Register and Update Your Oracle Linux OS

Troubleshoot Installation Issues

Powering Off the Server for Graceful Shutdown

Powering Off the Server for Immediate Shutdown

Resetting the Server

Identifying Server Faults

Troubleshooting Server Power States

Technical Support Information Worksheet

Locating the System Serial Number

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates


Configuration Worksheet

Gather the following information, and have it ready for when you begin the configuration process. You need to collect only the information that applies to your organization and network environment.

Required Installation Information
Your Answers—an asterisk (*) identifies the default
Select from the list of available languages for the OS.
Select your geographic region from the list of available locales.
English (C - 7-bit ASCII)*
Select the type of terminal that you are using from the list of available terminal types.
Network connection
Is the system connected to a network?
  • Networked
  • Non-networked*

Can the system use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure its network interfaces?
  • Yes
  • No*

If you are not using DHCP, supply the network information
Supply a static IP address for the system.
Supply the netmask of the subnet.*
Enable IPv6 on this machine?
  • Yes
  • No*

Host name
Choose a host name for the system.
Do you want to configure Kerberos security on this machine? If yes, gather this information:
  • Default realm

  • Administration server

  • First KDC

  • Additional KDCs (optional)

  • Yes
  • No*

Name service
If applicable, which name service should this system use?
  • NIS+
  • NIS

  • DNS

  • LDAP

  • None*

Provide the name of the domain in which the system resides.
If you chose NIS+ or NIS, do you want to specify a name server, or let the installation program find one?
  • Specify one
  • Find one*

If you chose DNS, provide the IP addresses for the DNS server. You must enter at least one IP address, but you can enter up to three addresses.

You can also enter a list of domains to search when a DNS query is made.

Search domain:

Search domain:

Search domain:

If you chose LDAP, provide the following information about your LDAP profile:
  • Profile name

  • Profile server

If you specify a proxy credential level in your LDAP profile, gather the following information:

  • Proxy-bind Distinguished Name

  • Proxy-bind password

Default route
Do you want to specify a default route IP address, or let the OS installation program find one?

The default route provides a bridge that forwards traffic between two physical networks. Choices:

  • You can specify the IP address. An /etc/defaultrouter file is created with the specified IP address. When the system is rebooted, the specified IP address becomes the default route.

  • You can let the OS installation program detect an IP address. However, the system must be on a subnet that has a router that advertises itself by using the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) for router discovery. If you are using the command-line interface, the software detects an IP address when the system is booted.

  • You can select None if you do not have a router or do not want the software to detect an IP address at this time. The software automatically tries to detect an IP address on reboot.

  • Specify one
  • Detect one

  • None*

Time zone
How do you want to specify your default time zone?
  • Geographic region*
  • Offset from GM

  • Time zone file

Root password
Choose a root password for the system.
Next Step

Configure Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11