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Hardware Installation and Product Notes

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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 a PXE Server

  1. Ensure that the PXE network environment is properly set up and the Oracle VM installation media is available for PXE boot.
  2. Reset the server. For example:
    • From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power Control, and then from the Action list, select Reset.

    • From the Oracle local server, press the Power button (approximately one second) on the front panel of the server to power off the server, and then press the Power button again to power on the server.

    • From the Oracle ILOM CLI on the server SP, type: reset /System. The BIOS screen appears.

      Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. 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.

  3. In the BIOS screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device.

    The Please select boot device menu appears listing the available boot devices.

  4. In the boot device menu, select the network port that is configured to communicate with your PXE network install server.

    The network bootloader loads, and a boot prompt appears to allow you to choose the PXE server to install from. After a few seconds the installation kernel begins to load.

  5. Follow the prompts to install the software.

    Oracle VM server is installed.

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

  6. Update the Oracle VM drivers. See Install All Oracle VM Drivers.

Next Steps