The following procedure describes how to boot the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system installation from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the installation media from one of the following sources:
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 (with SRU 2, or later, required) or 11.1 (or subsequent release) DVD set (internal or external DVD)
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 (with SRU 2, or later, required) or 11.1 (or subsequent release) ISO DVD image (network repository)
Note - Before installing Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 on your server, you must update it to include Support Repository Update (SRU) 2, or later. For information on how to add an SRU to the Oracle Solaris 11 11/11, go to: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/documentation/index.html
Note - If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, refer to Requirements for Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 PXE Network Boot for instructions.
For additional information about how to set up the install media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button again to power on the server.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI on the server SP, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Please watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears. The screen that appears will be different depending on whether you have BIOS configured for legacy BIOS mode or UEFI mode.
For legacy BIOS, the following screen appears:
For UEFI, the following screen appears:
Note - Your Please Select Boot Device menu options might differ depending on the type of disk controller installed in your server.
The GRUB menu appears.
For instructions for completing the installation for Oracle Solaris 11, refer to the Oracle Solaris installation documentation.
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 documentation: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/index.html
Oracle Solaris 11.1 documentation: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html