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The Oracle System Assistant Install OS task assists in the installation of a supported OS. You supply the OS installation media, and Oracle System Assistant guides you through the installation process. It then fetches the appropriate drivers based on the server hardware configuration. The Install OS task is not available for all server-supported operating systems. However, once a server-supported OS is installed, you can use Oracle System Assistant to update the OS drivers as well as all the firmware components (BIOS, Oracle ILOM, HBAs, and expanders).
You can access Oracle System Assistant locally or remotely. If you just completed the installation of the server, then using Oracle System Assistant locally (while physically present at the server) can be a fast and efficient method of starting up the server. Once the server is operational, you can conveniently access Oracle System Assistant remotely while still retaining full-featured functionality.