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Sun Fire X4140, X4240 and X4440 Servers Windows Operating System Installation Guide




1. Getting Started

About Windows Server Installation

Important Installation Considerations

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Assisted Installation Using Sun Installation Assistant (SIA)

SIA Media Availability, Updates and Documentation

Manual Installation

2. Download Server-Specific Driver Packages

3. Select the Delivery Methods

Select a Mass Storage Drivers Method

Select a Windows OS Distribution Media Method

4. Prepare for Mass Storage Driver Delivery

Create a Floppy Disk

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Create a Floppy Disk for the Sun Fire Server

Copy the Floppy Image File

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Copy the Floppy Image File

Copy Driver Files to Non-Floppy Media

procedure iconsmall spaceCopy Drivers to Non-Floppy Media

5. Configure the JavaRConsole System

JavaRConsole System Requirements

Setting Up the JavaRConsole System

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Set Up the JavaRConsole System

6. Install Windows Server 2003

Installation Requirements

Installing the Operating System

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Install the Operating System

7. Install Windows Server 2008

Installation Requirements

Installing the Operating System

8. Update the Critical Server-Specific Drivers

Updating the Server-Specific Drivers

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Update the Server-Specific Drivers

Installing Supplemental Software

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Install Supplemental Software

Additional Information for Supplemental Software

Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM)

Managing RAID Using the StorageTek RAID Manager

Using the NVIDIA Network Access Manager for Windows Server 2003

Launching the Network Access Manager

Learning More About Network Access Manager

Using the NVIDIA Network Control Panel for Windows Server 2008

Launching the NVIDIA Control Panel

Learning More About NVIDIA Control Panel

Completing the IPMItool Installation


procedure iconsmall spaceTo Install Microsoft’s IPMI System Management Driver (Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2)

9. Incorporate Sun Fire Drivers Into WIM or RIS Images

Determine Required Drivers

Add Drivers to a WIM Image

Before you Begin

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Add Drivers to the WIM Image

Add Drivers to a RIS Image

Before you Begin

procedure iconsmall spaceTo Add Drivers to a RIS image

A. Configure Windows Network Communication Settings With Multiple Network Interfaces

procedure iconsmall spaceDetermine Which Network Data Ports Are Actively Connected to a Network

procedure iconsmall spaceConfirm Physical Port MAC Addresses and Match Them to Window Device Names

B. Preparing Adaptec-Based Integrated RAID Controller Disks for the Operating System

Using the Adaptec Configuration Utility

Additional Information