This chapter lists the contents of your SunPCi installation package, describes the SunPCi system requirements, and provides basic information about SunPCi installation. The following list describes the topics included in this chapter.
Verify that your SunPCi installation package includes the following items:
SunPCi CD-ROM — This includes the SunPCi software and this manual in AnswerBook2™ format
The SunPCi 1.1 Installation Guide — This manual includes information on installing the SunPCi card, the AnswerBook2 utility, and the SunPCi software
If any of these items is missing, contact your Sun service representative.
To install and use SunPCi software, you need the following:
PCI-based UltraSPARC computer.
Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, or Solaris 7 operating environment.
CD-ROM drive; either local (attached to your system), or remote (attached to another system on your network).
Hard disk; either local or remote, with at least 40 Mbytes of available storage space for the SunPCi package. More storage will be required for Windows 95 (at least 128 MB) or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (at least 177 Mbytes).
At least 64 Mbytes of random-access memory (RAM) in your SPARC-based workstation; more is preferred. (The SunPCi card comes with its own on-board RAM.)
SunPCi is supported only on Sun-supported CD-ROM drives. CD-ROM drives from other manufacturers may not function correctly.
You must have a SunPCi card installed in your PCI-based system if you want to run SunPCi. SunPCi does not support “software-only” operation, and it does not run on SBus-based systems. Refer to the SunPCi 1.1 Installation Guide for more information.
Once you have determined what you need to install the SunPCi software, proceed to Chapter 3, Starting SunPCi Software for the First Time for instructions on how to install the software, Windows 95, or Windows NT.