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Using This Documentation

Product Notes

Related Documentation

Feedback

Support and Accessibility

Installation

About Blade Features and Components

Blade Features

Blade Front Panel Features

Blade Rear Panel Features

UEFI BIOS

Specifications

Installing the Blade

Installation Overview

Preparing to Install the Blade

Shipping Inventory List

ESD and Safety Precautions

Additional Components

Prepare the Chassis

Install Your Blade

Cabling the Blade

Attach the 3-Cable Dongle to the Blade

Attach a VGA Monitor to the Dongle Video Connector

Attach a Keyboard and Mouse to the Dongle or Blade

Attach a Serial Device to the Dongle

Cable the CMM NET MGT Port

Connecting to Oracle ILOM

Oracle ILOM Overview

Determining the Oracle ILOM SP IP Address

Logging In to Blade SP Oracle ILOM

Accessing the Blade Console Through Oracle ILOM

Setting Up Software and Firmware

Accessing Oracle System Assistant

Set Up Software and Firmware (Oracle System Assistant)

Setting Up an Operating System and Drivers

Preparing the Storage Drives to Install an Operating System

Supported Host Bus Adapters

Prepare the Storage Drives (Oracle System Assistant)

Make a Virtual Drive Bootable (LSI WebBIOS Utility)

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS

Oracle Solaris OS Documentation

Configuration Worksheet

Configure Preinstalled Oracle Solaris 11

Configuring Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

Oracle VM Server Configuration Worksheet

Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM Server

Updating Oracle VM Software

Getting Started With Oracle VM

Troubleshoot Installation Issues

Powering Off the Blade for Graceful Shutdown

Powering Off the Blade for Immediate Shutdown

Resetting the Blade

Identifying Blade Faults

Troubleshooting Blade Power States

Technical Support Information Worksheet

Locating the System Serial Number

Oracle Solaris OS Installation and Setup

About Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation Task Table

Supported OS Versions and Latest Information

OS Installation Options

Preparing to Install the OS

Obtaining Oracle Solaris Documentation

Setting Up the Installation Session

Setting Up the BIOS

Installing the Oracle Solaris OS

Install Supported Versions of the Oracle Solaris OS

Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names

Installing Server System Tools and Accessing Drivers

Oracle VM OS Installation and Setup

About Oracle VM Software Installation

Oracle VM Installation Task Table

Oracle VM Overview

Oracle VM Installation Options

Oracle System Assistant

Preparing for Oracle VM Server Installation

Preparing the Installation Environment

Creating a Virtual Disk and Setting the Boot Disk

Verify BIOS Optimal Defaults

Installing Oracle VM Server

Install Oracle VM Server (Oracle System Assistant)

Installing Oracle VM Server (Manually)

Completing the Oracle VM Installation

Install Server System Tools

Update the Oracle VM Drivers

Creating and Managing Oracle VM Resources

Linux OS Installation and Setup

About Linux Installation

Supported OS Versions and Latest Information

OS Installation Options

Oracle System Assistant

Preparing to Install the OS

Downloading Installation Media Kits

Setting Up the Installation Method

Setting Up the BIOS

Installing the Operating System

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration

Install a Linux OS (Oracle System Assistant)

Installing a Linux OS (Manually)

Installing Server System Tools and Updating Drivers

Updating a Linux OS to a New Version

Windows OS Installation and Setup

About Windows OS Installation

Supported OS Versions and Latest Information

OS Installation Options

Oracle System Assistant

Preparing to Install the OS

Setting Up the Installation Method

Setting Up the BIOS

Installing the Windows OS

Install Windows (Oracle System Assistant)

Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Manually

Install Windows Server 2008 (PXE)

Installing Server System Tools and Updating Drivers

VMware ESXi Installation and Setup

About VMware ESXi 5 Installation

Installation Task Map

VMware ESXi 5 and Blade Documentation

Software Installation Options

Single-Server Interactive Installation Methods

Preparing for ESXi 5 Installation

Set Up for Local Installation

Set Up for Remote Installation

Gather Required Information

Enable UEFI BIOS

Verify BIOS Optimal Defaults

Creating a Virtual Disk and Setting the Boot Disk

Installing VMware ESXi 5

Install VMware ESXi 5 Using Local or Remote Interactive Installation

Update VMware ESXi 5

Install VMware ESXi 5 Drivers

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

Accessing System Management Tools

Accessing Oracle System Assistant

Accessing Oracle ILOM

Accessing Oracle Hardware Management Pack

Setting Up the Blade With Oracle System Assistant

Overview of Oracle System Assistant

Using the Help and Exit Buttons

View Oracle System Assistant ReadMe Files

Exit From Oracle System Assistant

Using Oracle System Assistant for Server Configuration

Configure the Server Using Oracle System Assistant

View System Overview

View System Inventory

Configure Network Settings

Get Platform Software Release Updates

Configure MOS to Enable Oracle System Assistant Updates

Update Firmware

Configure Hardware for RAID

Configure Hardware for Oracle ILOM SP

Install an Operating System

Set Preferences to Disable Oracle System Assistant

Set Preferences for Keyboard Language

Perform Advanced Tasks to Access Oracle System Assistant Shell

Perform Advanced Tasks to Check Media Integrity

Oracle System Assistant Administrative Tasks

Troubleshooting Oracle System Assistant

Verify That Oracle System Assistant Is Installed

Restore Oracle System Assistant Software

Enable Oracle System Assistant From BIOS

Access the Oracle System Assistant File System

Mounting the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive

Mount the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive on Oracle VM 3.0

Mount the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive on a Linux Operating System

Mount the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive on an Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System

Access the Firmware and Software on the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive

Managing a Server Using Oracle System Assistant

Configure the Server Using Oracle System Assistant

View System Overview

View System Inventory

Configure Network Settings

Get Updates for a New Platform Software Release

Update Firmware

Configure Hardware for RAID

Configure Hardware for Oracle ILOM SP

Install an Operating System

Set Preferences to Disable Oracle System Assistant

Set Preferences for Keyboard Language

Perform Advanced Tasks to Access Oracle System Assistant Shell

Perform Advanced Tasks to Check Media Integrity

Maintaining Oracle System Assistant

Troubleshooting Oracle System Assistant

Mounting the Oracle System Assistant USB Flash Drive

Setting Up Software and Firmware

Set Up Software and Firmware (OSA)

Set Up Software and Firmware (Oracle ILOM)

Set Up Software and Firmware (Oracle Hardware Management Pack)

Managing Server Policies Using Oracle ILOM

Oracle ILOM Features

Oracle ILOM Features for x86 Sun Servers

Sideband Management

Service Processor Power-On Policies

Power Management Policies Supported

Diagnostics Using Pc-Check and NMI

Control Next Boot Device

FRU TLI Auto-Update

Switch Serial Port Output to Host Management Console

Back Up and Restore BIOS Configuration

Administer Open Problems

Clear Blade Faults

Configure Management Policies Using Oracle ILOM (Web)

Configure Management Policies Using Oracle ILOM (CLI)

Configuring RAID

Supported HBA REMs

RAID Considerations

Creating a RAID Volume

Setting Up the Blade With BIOS Setup Utility

Access BIOS Setup Utility Menus

Navigate BIOS Setup Utility Menus

BIOS Key Mappings

BIOS Setup Utility Menu Overview

Selecting Legacy and UEFI BIOS

Configuring the UEFI BIOS Boot Mode

Supported Boot Modes

UEFI BIOS Advantages

Configuration Utilities for Add-In Cards

Select UEFI or Legacy BIOS Boot Mode

Common BIOS Setup Utility Tasks

Verify BIOS Factory Default Settings

Select the Boot Device

Configure TPM Support

Configure SP Network Settings

Legacy BIOS Option ROM Allocation Considerations

Configure Option ROM Settings

Modify Device Configuration

Allocating I/O Resources

Configure iSCSI Virtual Drives

Exit BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS Setup Utility Screen Reference

BIOS Main Menu Selections

BIOS Advanced Menu Selections

BIOS IO Menu Selections

BIOS Boot Menu Selections

BIOS UEFI Driver Control Menu Selections

BIOS Save & Exit Menu Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Screen Reference

Accessing BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Controller Management Menus

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Controller Management Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Drive Management Menu Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Virtual Drive Management Menu Selections

BIOS LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility Enclosure Management Menu Selections

Identifying Hardware Components and SNMP Messages

Identifying System Hardware Components

Table Legend

System Board Components (Sensors)

Sensors

Field Replaceable Units (FRUs)

SNMP and PET Traps

Service

About the Netra Blade X3-2B

Product Description

Front Panel Features

Front Panel LEDs

Rear Panel Features

Supported Chassis

About Oracle ILOM

About the Chassis Monitoring Module (CMM)

Replaceable Blade Components

Preparing the Blade for Service

Obtaining the Serial Number

Powering Off the Blade

Performing ESD and Antistatic Prevention Measures

Using the Locate LED to Identify the Blade

Removing the Blade from the Chassis

Removing the Blade Top Cover

Removing or Inserting Blade Filler Panels

Removing or Inserting Component Filler Panels

Connecting the Multi-port Cable

Servicing Blade Components

Servicing a Storage Drive

Servicing DIMMs

Servicing the System Battery

Servicing USB Flash Drives

Servicing a Fabric Expansion Module

Servicing a RAID Expansion Module

Servicing a Processor and Heat Sink Assembly

Servicing the Blade and Motherboard Assembly

Returning Blade to Operation

Install the Blade Top Cover

Install the Blade in the Chassis

Powering On the Blade

Power On from Oracle ILOM SP (CLI)

Power On From Oracle ILOM SP (Web)

Troubleshooting the Blade

Diagnosing Hardware Faults

Using LED Indicators

Using the DIMM and Processor Test Circuit

Using Diagnostic Tools

Troubleshooting Power States

Firmware and Software Troubleshooting

BIOS POST Checkpoints

About POST Code Checkpoint Memory Testing

Viewing POST Code Checkpoints

Configure Boot Settings

POST Code Checkpoint Reference

Index

Configure Hardware for RAID

The RAID Configuration task allows you to configure RAID-0 or RAID-1 for the server.


Note - Perform this task before installing an operating system.


When you configure RAID volumes, note that disks must be the same size, for example, 276 GB, and the same type, for example, SAS or SATA.

To configure RAID using Oracle System Assistant:

  1. Click Configure Hardware, then click the RAID Configuration tab.

    The RAID Configuration screen is displayed.


    image:This figure shows the RAID Configuration screen in Oracle System Assistant.
  2. In the HBA list box, verify the host bus adapter (HBA) disk controller is correct.

    For example, the server supports the SAS6-REM-Z Express Module or the SGX-SAS6-R-REM-Z Express Module (if you want to create a bootable volume). For more information about these HBAs, see Installation, Preparing the Storage Drives to Install an Operating System.

  3. In the Select RAID Level list box, select the RAID level, either RAID-0 or RAID-1.

    Note - You can use Oracle System Assistant to set only these two RAID levels. To set other RAID levels, use the HBA BIOS Setup Utility.


    The number of disks allowed in an array depends on the controller:

    • The SGX-SAS6-R-REM-Z HBA requires one or more disks and uses WebBIOS for configuration.

    • The SGS-SAS6-REM-Z HBA requires two or more disks and uses the Configuration Utility for configuration.

  4. In the Available Disks table, select the storage drives that you want to add to the RAID configuration.

    If a volume already exists on the disk, it is displayed in the Created Volumes section. If necessary, highlight and delete the existing volume.


    Note - Disks must be the same size and type (SAS or SATA).


  5. Click the Create Volume button.

    The Creating RAID Volume information box is displayed.

  6. Wait for the RAID volume to be created.

    The Volume Details dialog box is displayed. Information about the highlighted volume is displayed.

  7. In the Volume Details dialog box, type the volume name in the Volume Name box, then click the Save Changes button.

    The RAID Configuration screen is displayed. This completes the RAID configuration.

  8. Continue with the following steps if you want to delete a RAID volume or configure a bootable volume.
    • If you want to delete a RAID volume, in the RAID Configuration screen, select the volume, then click the Delete Volume button.

      This action deletes all data on the existing volume.

    • If you want to create a bootable volume, in the RAID Configuration screen, select the RAID volume, then click the Set Volume for Boot button.

      The RAID Configuration screen now indicates the bootable volume. The server then boots from this volume if selected to boot from the RAID controller.


      Note - Your disk controller might not support this feature.


  9. Click Save Settings.
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