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About This Documentation

Related Documentation

Feedback

Support and Accessibility

Site Planning

Preparing the Site for Installation

Server Specifications

Preparing the Facility

Installation

About the Installation Procedure

Installation Procedure Overview

About Server Features and Components

Server Components

UEFI BIOS

Front Panel Status Indicators, Connectors, and Drives

Back Panel Status Indicators, Connectors, Drives, and PCIe Slots

Server Management Software Overview

Preparing for Server Installation

Shipping Inventory

Optional Component Installation

Tools and Equipment Needed for Installation

ESD and Safety Precautions

Installing the Server Into a Rack

Installation Prerequisites

Rack Requirements

Safety Precautions When Rackmounting the Server

Rackmount Kit Contents

Stabilize the Rack for Installation

Install Mounting Brackets

Mark the Rackmount Location

Attach Tool-less Slide-Rail Assemblies

Install the Server Into the Slide-Rail Assemblies

Install the Second-Generation Cable Management Arm

Remove the Second-Generation Cable Management Arm

Install the First-Generation Cable Management Arm

Verify Operation of Slide-Rails and CMA

Cabling the Server

Rear Cable Connections and Ports

Ethernet Ports

Attaching Data Cables and Power Cords to the Server

Connecting to Oracle ILOM

Oracle ILOM Hardware and Interfaces

Network Defaults

Logging In to Oracle ILOM Using a Local Serial Connection

Logging In to Oracle ILOM Using a Remote Ethernet Connection

Accessing the Host Console Through Oracle ILOM

Troubleshooting the Service Processor Connection

Setting Up Software and Firmware Using Oracle System Assistant

Set Up Software and Firmware

Setting Up an Operating System and Drivers

Configuring Server Drives for OS Installation

RAID Configuration Tools

RAID Configuration Requirements

Configuring Storage Drives Into RAID Volumes Using Oracle System Assistant

Configuring RAID Using the BIOS RAID Configuration Utilities

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System

Preinstalled Operating System RAID Limitations

Operating System Options

Oracle Solaris Configuration Worksheet

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System

Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System Documentation

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Linux Operating System

Oracle Linux Configuration Worksheet

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Linux Operating System

Register and Update Your Linux OS

Oracle Linux Operating System Documentation

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3.x Software

Preinstalled Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Manager Compatibility Requirements

Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM

Oracle VM Documentation

Controlling System Power and Troubleshooting Installation Issues

Power Off the Server for Orderly Shutdown

Power Off the Server for Immediate Shutdown

Reset the Server

Installation Troubleshooting

Technical Support Information Worksheet

Locating the System Serial Number

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Oracle Solaris Installation

About Oracle Solaris Operating System Installs

Oracle Solaris OS Installation Task Map

Supported Operating Systems

Selecting the Console Display Option

Selecting the Boot Media Option

Selecting the Installation Target Option

Solaris OS Installation Options

Preparing to Install the Operating System

Setting Up BIOS

Configuring RAID

Installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System

Before You Begin

Installing the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Operating System on a Single System Using Media

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Oracle VM Installation

About Oracle VM Installs

Oracle VM Installation Task Map

Supported Oracle VM Software

Selecting the Console Display Option

Selecting the Boot Media Option

Selecting the Installation Target Option

Oracle VM Installation Options

Using Oracle System Assistant

Preparing to Install Oracle VM

Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults

Configuring RAID

Installing Oracle VM

Before You Begin

Installing Oracle VM on a Single System Using Oracle System Assistant

Installing Oracle VM on a Single System Using Media

Post Installation Tasks for Oracle VM

Configuring Network Interfaces

NIC Connectors

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Linux Installation

About Linux Operating System Installs

Supported Linux Operating Systems

Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Linux

Selecting the Console Display Option

Selecting the Boot Media Option

Selecting the Installation Target Option

Linux OS Installation Options

Using Oracle System Assistant

Preparing to Install the Operating System

Setting Up BIOS

Configuring the SLES 11 SP1 Operating System Software to Support Network Connections

Configuring RAID

Installing the Linux Operating System

Installing a Linux OS on a Single System Using Oracle System Assistant

Install a Linux OS Using Oracle System Assistant

Installing Oracle Linux on a Single System Using Media

Oracle Linux OS Installation Task Map

Before You Begin

Install Oracle Linux 5.7 or 5.8 Using Local or Remote Media

Install Oracle Linux 6.1, 6.2, or 6.3 Using Local or Remote Media

Install Oracle Linux 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, or 6.3 Using PXE Network Boot

Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Linux

Register Oracle Linux and Activate Automatic Updates

Install Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 for Linux

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a Single System Using Media

RHEL Installation Task Map

Before You Begin

Install RHEL 5.7 or 5.8 Using Local or Remote Media

Install RHEL 6.1, 6.2, or 6.3 Using Local or Remote Media

Install RHEL 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, or 6.3 Using PXE Network Boot

Post Installation Tasks for RHEL

Register RHEL and Activate Automatic Updates

(Optional) Install Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Linux on RHEL Using Local or Remote Console

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on a Single System Using Media

SLES 11 SP1 and SP2 Installation Task Map

Before You Begin

Installing SLES 11 SP1 or SP2 Using Local or Remote Media

Install SLES 11 SP1 or SP2 Using Local or Remote Media

Installing SLES 11 SP1 or SP2 Using a PXE Network Environment

Before You Begin

Install SLES 11 SP1 or SP2 Using PXE Network Boot

Post Installation Tasks for SLES 11 SP1 or SP2

Downloading and Installing Drivers Required for Sun Storage PCIe Internal Host Bus Adapters

Update the SLES Operating System

Configuring Network Interfaces

NIC Connectors

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Windows Installation

About Windows Server 2008 Operating System Installs

Windows OS Installation Task Map

Supported Windows Operating Systems

SAS PCIe HBAs Requiring LSI Mass Storage Driver for Windows Server 2008 SP2

Selecting the Console Display Option

Selecting the Boot Media Option

Selecting the Installation Target Option

OS Installation Options

Using Oracle System Assistant

Preparing to Install the Operating System

Setting Up BIOS

Configuring RAID

Installing the Windows Server 2008

Before You Begin

Installing Windows OS on a Single System Using Oracle System Assistant

Installing Windows Server 2008 on a Single System Using Media

Post Installation Tasks for Windows Server 2008

Supplemental Software Component Options

Installing Device Drivers and Supplemental Software

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

VMware ESXi Installation

About VMware ESXi Installs

VMware ESXi Installation Task Map

Supported VMware ESXi Software

Selecting the Console Display Option

Selecting the Boot Media Option

Selecting the Installation Target Option

VMware ESXi Installation Options

Preparing to Install VMware ESXi

Setting Up BIOS

Configuring the VMware ESXi 5.0 Software or the Server Hardware to Support Network Connections

Configuring RAID

Installing VMware ESXi

Before You Begin

Installing VMware ESXi on a Single System Using Media

Post Installation Tasks for VMware ESXi

Configure Network Adapter Settings

Determine the MAC Address of a Connected Server Network Port

Update the VMware ESXi Software

Manage VMware ESXi Resources

Configuring Network Interfaces

NIC Connectors

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Service

About the Sun Server X3-2L

Product Description

About Controls and Connectors

About Server and Component LEDs

About System Components

Troubleshooting the Server

Service Troubleshooting Task List

Diagnostic Tools

Gather Service Information

Locate the Server Serial Number

Inspecting the System

Preparing for Service

Safety Precautions

Safety Symbols

Electrostatic Discharge Safety

Required Tools

Preparing the Server for Component Replacement

Servicing CRUs That Do Not Require Server Power-Off

Servicing Storage Drives and Rear Drives (CRU)

Servicing Fan Modules (CRU)

Servicing Power Supplies (CRU)

Servicing CRUs That Require Server Power-Off

Servicing the DIMMs (CRU)

Servicing PCIe Cards (CRU)

Servicing the SAS Expander Module (CRU)

Servicing the Air Baffle (CRU)

Servicing the DVD Drive (CRU)

Servicing the Internal USB Flash Drives (CRU)

Servicing the Battery (CRU)

Servicing FRUs

Servicing Processors (FRU)

Servicing the Front and Rear Storage Drive Backplanes (FRU)

Servicing the Front LED/USB Indicator Modules (FRU)

Servicing Cables (FRU)

Servicing the Motherboard Assembly (FRU)

Identifying the Server Ports

Gigabit-Ethernet Ports

Network Management Port

Serial Management Port

Video Connector

USB Ports

Returning the Server to Operation

Server Filler Panel Requirements

Remove and Install Filler Panels

Install the Top Cover

Install the Fan Assembly Door

Remove Antistatic Measures

Reinstall the Server Chassis in the Rack

Reconnect Power and Data Cables

Power On the Server

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Administration

Planning the System Management Environment

Choosing Tools for Single System Management

Choosing Tools for Multiple System Management

System Management Tools Overview

Common System Management Tasks

Common System Administrative Tasks

Evaluating the Server Environment

Installing System Management Tools

System Management Documentation

Accessing System Management Tools

Accessing Oracle System Assistant

Accessing Oracle ILOM

Accessing Oracle Hardware Management Pack

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

Setting Up the Server Using Oracle System Assistant

Organization of Oracle System Assistant

Configuring the Server Using Oracle System Assistant

Mounting the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive

Troubleshooting Oracle System Assistant

Accessing the Oracle System Assistant Filesystem

Managing the Server Using Oracle ILOM

Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle ILOM Features for Oracle x86 Servers

Configuring RAID

Supported HBA Disk Controllers

RAID Configuration Options

Creating a RAID Volume Before Installing an Operating System

Creating a RAID Volume After Installing an Operating System

Using Oracle ILOM to Monitor Storage Devices

Setting Up BIOS Configuration Parameters

Managing the BIOS Configuration

Accessing the BIOS Setup Utility

Using Legacy or UEFI BIOS

Using BIOS for Resource Allocation

Common BIOS Setup Utility Tasks

BIOS Setup Utility Menu Options

BIOS Main Menu Selections

BIOS Advanced Menu Selections

BIOS IO Menu Selections

BIOS Boot Menu Selections

UEFI Driver Control Menu Selections

BIOS Save & Exit Menu Selections

Monitoring Components and Identifying SNMP Messages

Monitoring Component Health and Faults Using Oracle ILOM

Monitoring System Components

Identifying SNMP Trap Messages

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Software Releases

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates Using Other Methods

Index

Install SLES 11 SP1 or SP2 Using Local or Remote Media

  1. Ensure that the install media is available to boot.
    • For Distribution CD/DVD. Insert the SLES 11 SP1 or SP2 boot disc (CD labeled number 1 or DVD) into the local or remote USB CD/DVD-ROM drive.
    • For ISO images. Ensure that the SLES 11 SP1 or SP2 ISO images are available and that the boot disc image (CD labeled number 1 or DVD) has been selected in the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application (Devices menu > CD-ROM Image).

    For additional information about how to set up the install media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.

  2. Reset or power on the server.

    For example:

    • 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 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.


    image:This graphic shows the BIOS boot screen.

    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.


  3. In the BIOS screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device for the SLES OS installation.

    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:

      image:Select Boot Device menu in legacy BIOS mode.
    • For UEFI BIOS, the following screen appears:

      image:Select Boot Device menu in UEFI BIOS mode

    Note - The boot device menu that appears in your installation might differ depending on the type of disk controller installed in your server.


  4. In the Please Select Boot Device menu, select the menu item according to the SLES OS media installation method and the BIOS mode you elected to use, then press Enter.

    For example, if you elected to use the Oracle ILOM Remote Console delivery method, select USB:VIRTUAL:AMI VIRTUAL CDROM 1.00 from the legacy BIOS screen or [UEFI]USB:VIRTUAL:USB USB CD/DVD Drive from the UEFI BIOS screen.

    The SUSE Linux boot screen appears.


    image:Initial SUSE Boot Options Screen
  5. In the initial SUSE boot installation screen, use the tab key to select the second option Installation and press Enter.

    The Welcome screen appears.


    image:Initial SUSE Boot Options Screen
  6. In the Welcome screen, do the following
    1. Select the appropriate Language.
    2. Select the Keyboard Layout.
    3. Read and accept the License Agreement.
    4. Click Next.

    The Media Check screen appears.


    image:Initial SUSE Boot Options Screen
  7. If this the first time that you are doing an install from this media, it is recommended that you test the media; otherwise, click Next and proceed to Step 9.
  8. To check the media, do the following:
    1. Select the media type and click the Start Check button.
    2. When the media check completes, click Next.

      The System Probing screen appears.


      image:Initial SUSE Boot Options Screen

      Upon completion of the system analysis, the Installation Mode screen appears.


      image:Installation Mode screen
  9. In the Installation Mode screen, select New Installation, then click Next.

    The Clock and Time Zone screen appears.

  10. In the Clock and Time Zone screen, select the appropriate region and time zone, then click Next.

    The Server Base Scenario screen appears.

  11. In the Server Base Scenario screen, select Physical Machine, then click Next.

    The Installation Settings screen appears.


    image:Installation Settings screen
  12. In the Installation Settings screen, do either of the following:
    • Click Install to accept the installation settings shown.

      Or

    • Click Change to edit the settings, then click Install to install with the changes.

      Note - For more information about how to create custom partitions or edit other installation settings, refer to the SLES 11 documentation.


    The Confirm Package License screen appears.

  13. In the Confirm Package License screen, do the following:
    1. Read the License Agreement.
    2. Click I Agree.
    3. Click Install.

    A Confirm Installation dialog appears.

  14. In the Confirm Installation dialog, read the message and click Install to start the installation.

    The Perform Installation dialog appears.


    image:Perform Installation screen
  15. Continue the basic installation setup until all the SLES 11 OS files are installed and the system reboots.
  16. After the completing the basic installation setup and the system reboots, refer to the SLES 11 documentation to perform the following tasks:
    1. Create a password for your account.
    2. Configure and test the Internet access and network settings.
    3. Register the OS and download the latest updates available to the operating system.
  17. Review and, if necessary, perform the post installation tasks described later in this chapter.

    For details, see Post Installation Tasks for SLES 11 SP1 or SP2.

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