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Oracle System Assistant allows you to get the latest software and firmware updates, update firmware, configure hardware, and install supported operating systems. Oracle System Assistant is a management tool that integrates Oracle's single system management products and related software.
You can start Oracle System Assistant from BIOS or Oracle ILOM. Oracle System Assistant then displays a graphical user interface application from which you can access features and complete tasks with or without an operating system installed on the blade. After the operating system is running on the blade, the tools, drivers, and documentation appear as files on a typical storage device, allowing you to use Oracle System Assistant as resource media.
With Oracle System Assistant, you can:
Display system overview and hardware inventory information.
Get the latest available system BIOS, Oracle ILOM, supported operating systems, firmware, and drivers from Oracle (an Internet connection is required).
Update system BIOS, Oracle ILOM, and Oracle-certified, server-specific, and configuration-specific device drivers for optional accessory cards and other system hardware.
Configure RAID 0 or RAID 1 for servers that contain an integrated LSI disk controller.
Configure Oracle ILOM service processor (SP). SP configuration includes: modifying identification information; configuring network settings (IPv4 and IPv6) and DNS; adding, deleting, or modifying users; and setting the service processor clock.
Install supported operating systems with the latest drivers and supported tools.
Disable the Oracle System Assistant.
Set the keyboard language.
Access the Oracle System Assistant (Linux) shell terminal window allowing use of the runtime environment.
Access Oracle Hardware Management Pack (using the Oracle System Assistant shell).
Access product documentation.
On Sun Oracle x86 servers, Oracle System Assistant is factory-installed on a USB storage device in the system, and is ready to use as soon as you power on. This storage device includes everything you need to start using the blade with your choice of supported operating system and hardware. You provide the operating system installation media, and Oracle System Assistant provides everything else.
Oracle System Assistant components are updated online. The storage drive is factory configured with a server-specific version of Oracle System Assistant that you maintain by using an online update feature for all components. In addition, the components can be updated using an UPDATER ISO image that you can obtain from the My Oracle Support web site.
The components of Oracle System Assistant include:
Oracle System Assistant application
Operating system-specific software, drivers, and tools
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
Oracle System Assistant (Linux) command-line environment
Server-specific and related documentation
Oracle continually strives to improve its products. To send comments about Oracle System Assistant, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.