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

Installation Guide for Windows Operating System

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Document Information

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

Install Server-Specific Device Drivers

Installing Supplemental Software

Install the 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)


Installing Supplemental Software

There are several Supplemental Software components available for your Sun Server X2-4. You have two options for installation:

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

Table 4-1 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.

Not applicable
IPMItool command-line utility

The IPMItool 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, which is 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 Supplemental 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 firmware DVD, remove the DVD from your system.