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Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module Installation Guide for Windows Operating Systems

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Part I Windows Server Installations

1.  Assisted OS Installation With Sun Installation Assistant (SIA)

2.  Getting Started

3.  Installing Windows Server 2008

4.  Post Installation of Windows Server 2008

Before You Begin

Installing Critical Device Drivers and Supplemental Software

Install Server-Specific Device Drivers

Installing Supplemental Software

Install the Supplemental Software

Configuring Support for TPM

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

Part II Windows Server System Administrator References

A.  Supported Installation Methods

B.  Supported Operating Systems

C.  BIOS Defaults for New Installations

D.  Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD

E.  Incorporating Device Drivers Into Windows Server 2008 WIM Images for Windows Deployment Services

F.  Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

Procedures for Identifying Network Interfaces


Chapter 4

Post Installation of Windows Server 2008

After completing the installation of the Windows Server 2008 (SP2 or R2) operating system and rebooting the server, you should review the following post installation tasks and, if necessary, perform the tasks that are applicable to your server.

Before You Begin

The procedures in this chapter assume that you have:

Installing Critical Device Drivers and Supplemental Software

An installation wizard is provided on the Tools and Drivers DVD to install server-specific device drivers and Supplemental Software. The server-specific device drivers are provided to support optional hardware devices that can be installed on your server.

Install Server-Specific Device Drivers

  1. Insert the Tools and Drivers DVD into a local or remote USB DVD drive and do one of the following:

    • If the DVD automatically starts, click Install Drivers and Supplement Software.

    • If the DVD does not automatically start, navigate to one of the following folders containing the appropriate InstallPack file (for example, InstallPack_1_0_1.exe), and double-click it.

      • <DVD>/Windows/W2K8/Packages

      • <DVD>/Windows/W2K8R2/Packages

        The Server Installation Package dialog appears.

  2. In the Install Pack dialog, click Next to accept the default installable items.

    Note - You should always accept the “default installable items” to ensure that the most recent versions of the drivers are installed.

    The Install Pack notice dialog appears.

  3. In the Install Pack notice dialog, read the message, then click Next.

    The Welcome to the Sun Fire Installation Wizard appears.

  4. In the Welcome to the Sun Fire Installation Wizard dialog, click Next.

    The End User License Agreement page appears.

  5. In the End User License Agreement page, select I Accept This Agreement, then click Next.

    The platform-specific drivers are installed. A green check mark verifies that each driver was installed successfully.

  6. In the Driver Installation Pack dialog, click Finish.

    The System Settings Change dialog appears.

    Note - If you plan on installing Supplemental Software (highly recommended), do not restart your system at this time. Once the Supplemental Software has been installed, you will be prompted to restart the system.

  7. Perform one of the following:

    • If you accepted the default installable settings in Step 2, click No to proceed to Installing Supplemental Software.

    • If you are not installing the Supplemental Software, click Yes to restart your computer.

Installing Supplemental Software

There are several Supplemental Software components available for your Sun Blade server module. You have two options for installation:

Install Pack Optional Supplemental Software  identifies the optional Supplemental Software components available for your server.

Install Pack Optional Supplemental Software 
Available Supplemental Software Components
Servers With LSI Integrated RAID Controller
Servers With Intel Integrated Disk Controller
LSI MEGARAID Storage Manager, click Yes to restart your computer

Enables you to configure, monitor, and maintain RAID on the SAS internal RAID host bus adapter (HBA).

Not applicable
IPMItool command-line utility

The IMPItool command-line utility reads the sensor data repository (SDR) and displays sensor values, system event log (SEL), and field- replaceable unit (FRU) inventory information; gets and sets LAN configuration parameters; and performs chassis power control operations via the BMC (also called the service processor (SP).

Intel NIC Teaming

Enables the network interfaces on a server to be grouped together into a team of physical ports called a virtual interface.


Install the Supplemental Software


Caution - If you have already installed the Supplemental Software, running the installation again will not necessarily reinstall the Supplemental Software. It might result in the components being removed. Carefully review the dialog boxes during Supplemental Software installation to ensure that the results are as expected.

  1. Do one of the following:

  2. In the Install Pack Supplement Software dialog, click Next to accept the typical settings; or select Custom to choose the options to install (see descriptions of the Supplemental Software in Install Pack Optional Supplemental Software ).

    The Component Installation wizard will guide you through the installation of each of the selected Supplemental Software components.

  3. After the Supplemental Software has been installed, click Finish.

  4. Click Yes at the System Setting Change dialog to restart your system.

    If you ran the Sun Server Installation Package software from the Tools and Drivers DVD, remove the DVD from your system.

Configuring Support for TPM

If you intend to use the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) feature set that is provided in Windows 2008, you must configure the Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module to support this feature. For instructions, see the configuring support for TPM information in the Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module Service Manual (821-0499).

Note - TPM enables you to administer the TPM security hardware in your server. For additional information about implementing this feature, refer to the Windows Trusted Platform Module Management documentation provided by Microsoft.

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

For more information on setting up NIC teaming for your environment, refer to the Intel Connectivity web page on Advanced Networking Services Teaming at:


Additionally, you can download the complete set of Intel Network Connections User Guides for your server’s network adapters at: