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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


How to Install Windows Server 2008 Using PXE

The following procedure applies to Windows Server 2008 R2.

  1. Reset or power on the server. Choose one of the following methods:
    • From Oracle ILOM web interface: Click the Remote Power Control tab and then click Reset.

    • From Oracle ILOM CLI: Type reset /SYS. The BIOS screen appears.

    • From the local server: Press the Power button on the front panel of the server for approximately one second to power off the server, and then press the Power button again to power on the server.

    Note - Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars. The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps.

  2. Press F8 to specify a temporary boot device.

    The Please Select Boot Device screen appears.

  3. Select a temporary PXE installation boot device, and press Enter.

    Note - The PXE installation boot device is the physical network port configured to communicate with your network installation server.

    The Boot Agent screen appears.

  4. In the Boot Agent screen, press F12 for a network service boot.
  5. Continue the normal Windows Server 2008 R2 WDS network installation.

    For additional information, consult Microsoft's Windows Deployment Services product documentation.

  6. When the installation is complete, perform any necessary post installation tasks. See:

    Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

See Also

Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD