|C H A P T E R 1|
Operating System Installation Overview
This chapter gives an overview of the operating system (OS) installation process for Linux and the Solaris OS.
|Note - Installation for Windows is covered in the Sun Fire X4500/X4540 Server Windows Operating System Installation Guide(820-0407).|
For additional information about disk management and monitoring utilities, refer to Sun Fire X4500/X4540 Server Administration Guide (819-6562).
There are several supported OS distributions and several ways to install each. This section is intended only as a general guide that refers you to detailed procedures.
You must complete the following before you can begin the installation:
Before you begin installing the OS, answer the following questions.
A list of supported operating systems for the Sun Fire X4500 series servers is available at http://www.sun.com/servers/x64/x4500/os.jsp.
|Note - The Sun Fire X4500 server supports industry-standard remote KVMS (keyboard, video, mouse, and storage) operation with the Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Remote Console application. For more information on setting up a remote KVMS connection to your server using the ILOM Remote Console application, see the Integrated Lights Out Manager Administration Guide.|
In general, you might need to perform updates once the OS has been installed. For details, see the appropriate chapter for your particular OS.