Oracle System Assistant assists in initial server set up and facilitates updates of system (BIOS/Oracle ILOM SP) firmware, component firmware, drivers, and tools. Use Oracle System Assistant to configure the server and install an operating system. Once the server is set up, use Oracle System Assistant to keep the server up-to-date. Oracle System Assistant facilitates the download and installation of server platform software releases, which includes firmware, drivers and tools.
Oracle System Assistant is delivered on a USB storage drive that is embedded in the server. It is ready to use as soon as you power on the server. The embedded storage drive is factory configured with a server-specific version of Oracle System Assistant that you maintain as such by using an online update feature. Oracle System Assistant includes everything you need to set up the server with your choice of OS and hardware. You can start Oracle System Assistant from the server boot screen or from Oracle ILOM. Oracle System Assistant provides a graphical user interface from which you can access provisioning and update tasks.
With Oracle System Assistant, you can:
Get a single server-specific bundle of the latest available BIOS, Oracle ILOM, and hardware firmware and the latest tools and OS drivers from the Oracle support site.
Update OS drivers and component firmware.
Configure RAID 0, 1, and 10.
Install supported operating systems with the latest drivers and supported tools.
Configure a subset of Oracle ILOM settings.
Save and restore customized BIOS settings or revert the BIOS to the factory defaults.
Access the Oracle System Assistant (Linux) shell terminal window allowing use of the runtime environment.
Display system overview and detailed hardware inventory information.
Access embedded product documentation.