The server supports several different operating systems. Therefore, you do not have to use the preinstalled version of the Oracle Solaris operating system on your server. If you want to install a fresh or newer version of the Oracle Solaris operating system or a different operating system such as Linux, Oracle VM, Windows, or VMware ESXi, you can do so, provided it is a supported version. For a list of supported operating systems, see the Sun Server X3-2L Product Notes at: http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=SunServerX3-2L.
For installation instructions for supported operating systems, see the following:
For Oracle Solaris, see the Oracle Solaris Installation, Installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System.
For Oracle VM, see the Oracle VM Installation, Installing Oracle VM.
For Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, see the Linux Installation, Installing the Linux Operating System.
For Windows Server 2008, see the Windows Installation, Installing Windows Server Operating System.
For VMware ESXi, see the VMware ESXi Installation, Installing VMware ESXi.