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Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

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Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Hardware Installation

Product Notes

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Installation

Linux Installation

Oracle VM Installation

About the Sun Blade X3-2B Installation Guide for Oracle VM

About Oracle VM Software Installation

Oracle VM Installation Task Table

Oracle VM Overview

Oracle VM Installation Options

Oracle System Assistant

Oracle System Assistant Overview

Oracle System Assistant OS Installation Task

Obtaining Oracle System Assistant

Preparing for Oracle VM Server Installation

Preparing the Installation Environment

Set Up for Local Installation

Set Up for Remote or PXE Installation

Creating a Virtual Disk and Setting the Boot Disk

Set the BIOS Mode

Installing Oracle VM Server

Install Oracle VM Server (Oracle System Assistant)

Installing Oracle VM Server (Manually)

Install Oracle VM Server Using Local or Remote Media

Installing Oracle VM Server Using a PXE Server

Completing the Oracle VM Installation

Access Server System Tools

Install All Oracle VM Drivers

Install Specific Oracle VM Drivers

Creating and Managing Oracle VM Resources

Getting Server Firmware and Software

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and Software Access Options

Available Software Release Packages

Accessing Firmware and Software

Download Firmware and Software Using My Oracle Support

Requesting Physical Media

Installing Updates

Installing Firmware

Installing Hardware Drivers and OS Tools

Windows Installation

ESX Installation

Administration and Service




Install Oracle VM Server Using Local or Remote Media

Before You Begin

Follow the instructions in Preparing for Oracle VM Server Installation.

  1. If not done already, insert your Oracle VM Server distribution CD/DVD, or access the .iso image distribution media for the method you chose in Preparing the Installation Environment.
  2. Power on or reset the server.

    BIOS messages appear on the console.

    image:Graphic showing BIOS boot screen messages.
  3. When you see a message offering a series of selections, press F8.

    After a delay, a menu offers a selection of boot devices (see the following example).

    image:Graphic showing boot device selection menu.
  4. Select a boot device from the list.

    You can boot from a either a physical CD/DVD or from a virtual CD/DVD when using an .iso image.

    Control passes to the OS installation program on the media.

  5. At the boot prompt, press Enter.
  6. Follow the prompts to install the software.

    Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Agent software are installed.

    For additional information refer to the Oracle VM Server installation documentation at:

  7. Complete the Oracle VM installation. See Completing the Oracle VM Installation.

Next Steps