Before You Begin
Before you begin this procedure, do the following:
Perform the steps in Preparing to Install Oracle VM.
If you want to configure the boot drive (that is, the storage drive onto which you are installing Oracle VM) for RAID, you must do so before you install Oracle VM. For instructions on how to configure RAID on your server, see the Installation, Configuring Server Drives for OS Installation.
For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Summary > Launch Oracle System Assistant.
Reset or power on the server.
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to power off the server, then press the Power button again to power on the server.
From the ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
Press the F9 key.
The Oracle System Assistant System Overview screen appears.
This action ensures that the latest software release package is installed before you begin the OS installation.
Note - Server web access is required to update Oracle System Assistant.
This action ensures that the server has the latest firmware and drivers before you begin the OS installation.
The Install Operating System screen appears.
Oracle VM only supports Legacy BIOS; therefore, do not select UEFI.
This is the location of the OS distribution media.
Note - Oracle System Assistant does not support Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) installs.
The Installation Options dialog appears.
Note - The Oracle VM and Drivers options are mandatory and cannot be deselected.
To change boot devices, click No, and select another device.
The server boots.