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You must have the following items for installation.
Oracle Solaris OS 11 or 11.1 installation DVD – The following installation methods are available for configuring FC devices on an x86 based system:
Automatic installation – Install multiple client systems on the network. You can boot from media for installing a single system, but if you want to customize the installation for multiple client systems, you will need an installation server.
Text installation – Installs a single system from media or from an installation server.
FC HBA that is connected to an x86 based system
10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet network for network-based OS installation
Oracle's 1 Gb HBAs do not support booting over a SAN on x86 based systems. Oracle's 4 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 based systems. Most 2 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 based systems, except for the following:
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb Enterprise Class Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2-Z
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb PCI Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Channel Network Adapter, X6767A
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Dual-Channel Network Adapter, X6768A
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI–X Enterprise Single-Port HBA, SG-XPCI1FC-QL2
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Port Host Adapter, SG-XPCI1FC-QF2