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Sun Server X2-4 (formerly Sun Fire X4470 M2)

Installation Guide for Windows Operating System

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Using This Documentation

Part I  Windows Server Installations

1.  Assisted OS Installation With Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Task Overview

How to Obtain Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Documentation Resources

2.  Getting Started

Supported Windows Server Operating Systems

Windows Installation Prerequisites

Windows Server Installation Task Overview

SAS PCIe HBAs Requiring LSI Mass Storage Driver for Windows Server 2008 SP2

3.  Installing Windows Server 2008

Before You Begin

Installing Windows Server Using Local or Remote Media

Windows Server Installation Using a PXE Network Boot

4.  Post Installation of Windows Server 2008

Before You Begin

Installing Critical Device Drivers and Supplemental Software

Installing Supplemental Software

Configuring Support for TPM

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

5.  Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Installing Updates

Part II  Windows Server System Administrator References

A.  Supported Installation Methods

Console Outputs

Installation Boot Media

Installation Targets

B.  Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems

C.  BIOS Defaults for New Installations

Verification of BIOS Factory Defaults

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

Getting Started

Procedures for Incorporating Drivers Into WIM Image(s)


Chapter 1

Assisted OS Installation With Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

The Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant makes operating system installation easy. With the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant, all you need to begin is a licensed copy of Linux or Windows OS distribution media supported for your server. All software and required server-specific drivers are supplied by Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant. With a graphical wizard interface and flexible installation options, Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant brings simplicity, speed, and reliability to your server deployments.

To use Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant, simply boot the program from the server's CD drive, a USB flash drive, or from a network image. Check for the latest program updates available. Select your OS distribution from the menu and follow the on-screen instructions. Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant scans your system to ensure that it has the drivers it needs to configure your server components[1]. It also provides you the option of having the program check for the latest drivers available. Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant will prompt you for the appropriate media as needed and any other required information during the OS installation process (such as license keys).

Note - [1] Some option card drivers are downloaded to the server, but require manual installation. Feature enhancements are made to Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant regularly; therefore, you should check the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant information page for the latest updates and supported features:

Topics discussed in this chapter include: