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Using This Documentation

Hardware Installation

Operating System Installation

Oracle VM

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preliminary Tasks Before Installing an OS

How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

How to Set the Boot Drive

Installing Oracle VM

System Requirements

How to Obtain Oracle VM Software

How to Install Oracle VM Server

How to Install Oracle VM Manager

Creating and Managing VM Resources

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service


How to Install Oracle VM Server

Before You Begin

Refer to the System Requirements.

  1. Connect to your server console. For more information, see Connecting to the System Console in Sun Fire X4800 Server Installation Guide
  2. If not done already, insert your Oracle VM Server distribution CD/DVD or access the ISO image distribution media for the method you chose in step 1.
  3. Power on or reset the server.

    BIOS messages appear on the console.

    image:Graphic showing BIOS boot screen messages.
  4. When you see a message offering a series of selections, press F8.

    After a delay, a menu offers a selection of boot devices (see the following example).

    image:Graphic showing boot device selection menu.
  5. Select a boot device from the list.

    To boot from a physical CD/DVD or from an ISO image, select CD/DVD.

    Control passes to the OS installation program on the media. The Oracle VM Server screen is displayed.

    image:Graphic showing initial Oracle VM Server install screen.
  6. At the prompt, press F2 to pass additional boot options.

    This is required to allow the megaraid_sas driver to load correctly.

  7. Provide the following additional parameters:

    mboot.c32 xen.gz extra_guest_irqs=64,2048 nr_irqs=2048 --- vmlinuz --- initrd.img

    Note - If using a kickstart installation, add the additional kernel parameters to the PXE configuration file. If you want to make these changes permanent, edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file in your Oracle VM Server after the installation has completed.

  8. Enter the following command at the boot prompt: Enter
  9. Follow the prompts to install the software.

    Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Agent software are installed.

    For additional information refer to the Oracle VM Server installation documentation at: