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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

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Product Notes

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation

Linux Installation

Oracle VM Installation

Windows Installation

ESX Installation

Administration and Service


About the User Administration Guide


Planning the System Management Environment

Choosing Tools for Single System Management

Choosing Tools for Multiple System Management

System Management Tools Overview

Oracle System Assistant

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)

Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Common System Management Tasks

Common System Administrative Tasks

Evaluating the Server Environment

Planning for Operating System Installation

Planning for System Component Updating and Monitoring

Planning for Modular System Management

Installing System Management Tools

Server Management Documentation

Accessing System Management Tools

Access Oracle System Assistant

Access Oracle System Assistant Locally

Access Oracle System Assistant Remotely

Access Oracle System Assistant Using Oracle ILOM CLI

Access Oracle ILOM

About Oracle ILOM Password Security

Access Oracle ILOM Using a Web Browser

Access Oracle ILOM Using CLI

Change Default Oracle ILOM Password

Access Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Access Oracle Hardware Management Pack From Oracle System Assistant

Access Oracle Hardware Management Pack From My Oracle Support

Setting Up Oracle System Assistant and Updating the Server

Setting Up Oracle System Assistant

Organization of Oracle System Assistant

Set Keyboard Language

Configure Network Settings

Provisioning the Server for Operation

Configure Hardware for RAID

Install an Operating System

Keeping the Server Up to Date

View the Server Product Notes and Documentation

View System Overview Information

View System Inventory Information

Get Updates of Platform Software Release

Configure MOS to Enable Oracle System Assistant Updates

Update Oracle System Assistant When Online Access to MOS is Not Available

View Oracle System Assistant Release Notes

Update Firmware

Oracle System Assistant Administrative Tasks

Troubleshooting and Verifying Oracle System Assistant

Troubleshoot and Verify Oracle System Assistant

Performing Advanced Maintenance, Security, and Configuration Tasks

Recover Oracle System Assistant Software

Disable Oracle System Assistant Using the UI

Enable (or Disable) Oracle System Assistant Using the BIOS Setup Utility

Access the Firmware and Software on the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive

Mounting the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive

Access Oracle System Assistant Shell

Check Media Integrity

Configure Hardware for Oracle ILOM SP

Backup, Restore, and Revert BIOS Settings

View Oracle System Assistant Product Documentation From the OS

Setting Up Software and Firmware

Set Up Software and Firmware Using Oracle System Assistant

Set Up Software and Firmware Using Oracle ILOM

Set Up Software and Firmware Using Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Managing Server Policies Using Oracle ILOM

Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle ILOM Features for x86 Sun Servers

Sideband Management

Service Processor Power-On Policies

Power Management Policies Supported

Diagnostics Using Pc-Check and NMI

Control Next Boot Device

FRU TLI Auto-Update

Switch Serial Port Output to Host Management Console

Back Up and Restore BIOS Configuration

Administer Open Problems

Clear Server Faults

Configure Management Policies Using Oracle ILOM Web Interface

Configure Management Policies Using Oracle ILOM CLI

Configuring RAID

Supported HBA REMs

Oracle Recommendations for Drive Slot Population and Virtual Drive Creation

Creating a RAID Volume Before Installing an Operating System

Creating a RAID Volume After Installing an Operating System

Setting Up the Server With BIOS Setup Utility

Access BIOS Setup Utility Menus

Navigate BIOS Setup Utility Menus

BIOS Key Mappings

BIOS Setup Utility Menu Overview

Selecting Legacy and UEFI BIOS

Configuring the UEFI BIOS Boot Mode

Selecting Legacy BIOS or UEFI Boot Mode

UEFI BIOS Advantages

Configuration Utilities for Add-In Cards

Select UEFI or Legacy BIOS Boot Mode

Common BIOS Setup Utility Tasks

Verify BIOS Factory Default Settings

Select the Boot Device

Configure TPM Support

Configure SP Network Settings

Legacy BIOS Option ROM Allocation Considerations

Configuring Option ROM Settings

Modify Device Configuration

Allocating I/O Resources

Enable or Disable I/O Resource Allocation

Configuring iSCSI Virtual Drives

Exit BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS Setup Utility Screen Reference

BIOS Main Menu Selections

BIOS Advanced Menu Selections

BIOS IO Menu Selections

BIOS Boot Menu Selections

BIOS UEFI Driver Control Menu Selections

BIOS Save & Exit Menu Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Screen Reference

Accessing BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Controller Management Menus

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Controller Management Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Drive Management Menu Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Virtual Drive Management Menu Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Enclosure Management Menu Selections

Identifying Hardware Components and SNMP Messages

Identifying System Hardware Components

Table Legend

System Board Components (Sensors)


Field Replaceable Units (FRUs)

SNMP and PET Traps

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools



Keeping the Server Up to Date

Keeping your server's system and component firmware and OS drivers up to date with the most recent Oracle platform software release is a simple a two-step process.

First, use the Get Updates task to update the Oracle System Assistant software that resides on the dedicated USB drive inside the server. The Get Updates task connects to the My Oracle Support (MOS) site and downloads a new version of Oracle System Assistant, which includes a package of server- and OS–specific firmware, drivers, and tools.

image:A conceptual illustration showing the Get Updates task.

Second, use the Firmware Update task to poll system firmware and server hardware to determine which components need an update. Choose the components to update or update all components.

The server update process consists of the following two steps:

  1. Perform the Get Updates task.

  2. Perform the Update Firmware task.

You can use the server's Product Notes document to stay abreast of enhancements, announcements, and issues that affect your server. Additionally, you can use the Product Notes document with the system overview and inventory screens to monitor and analyze the status of the server software and firmware.

Use the procedures in this section to keep your server current with the latest Oracle platform software release: