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Using This Documentation

Hardware Installation

Operating System Installation


Windows Server OS Installation Planning

Windows Installation Task Map

Windows Server Installation Methods

Preparing For Windows OS Installation

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Windows Server Installation Considerations

Selecting a Windows OS Media Delivery Method

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Task Overview

Obtaining OHIA

Downloading Server Software

How to Download Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

How to Set Up an Oracle ILOM Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server

How to Install Windows Server 2008 R2

How to Install Windows Server 2012

How to Install Windows Server 2008 Using PXE

How to Install Windows Server 2012 Using PXE

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software


Installing Critical Device Drivers

How to Install Server-Specific Device Drivers

Installing Supplemental Software

How to Install the Supplemental Software

Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager


Configuring Support for the Trusted Platform Module

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

Incorporating Windows Server 2008 Device Drivers Into WIM Images for WDS

Location of Device Drivers on Tools and Drivers DVD

Device Drivers to Incorporate Into WIM Images

Prerequisites and Task Overview for the Device Driver WIM Images

Incorporating Drivers Into the WIM Image

How to Create an ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script

Map ImageUnattend.xml Setup Script to Windows Server 2008 Install Image

Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD

How to Download the ISO Image

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

How to Determine the Server's Active Network Data Ports

How to Confirm Physical Port MAC Addresses and Map Them to Windows Device Names

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service


Selecting a Windows OS Media Delivery Method

You must choose a method for providing the Windows OS installation media. The procedures for installing Windows OS differ depending on your media delivery method, as shown in the following table.

Media Delivery Method
Additional Requirements
Windows local
Uses a physical CD/DVD drive connected to the server.
An external CD/DVD drive directly connected to the server's USB port.
Windows remote
Uses a redirected physical CD/DVD drive or an ISO image on a remote system running Oracle ILOM Remote Console.
A client system with a browser, an attached physical CD/DVD drive (not required for ISO image), a Windows distribution DVD or ISO image, and network access to the server's management port.
WDS WIM image
Uses a customized Windows Imaging Format (WIM) image on a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server.
A server running WDS and a WIM image customized for your server.