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Using This Documentation

Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

Getting the Latest Firmware and Software

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Support and Training


Change History

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




Available Software Release Packages

Downloads on My Oracle Support are grouped by product family, then product, then version. The version contains one or more downloads (patches).

For servers and blades, the pattern is similar. The product is the server. Each server contains a set of releases. These releases are not true software product releases, but releases of updates for the server. These updates are called software releases and comprise several downloads, all tested together. Each download contains firmware, drivers, or utilities.

My Oracle Support has the same set of download types for this server family as shown in the following table. These can also be requested through a physical media request (PMR). The same firmware and software can also be downloaded using Oracle System Assistant.

Package Name
When to Download This Package
X3-2B SWversion – Firmware Pack
All the system firmware, including Oracle ILOM, BIOS, and option card firmware.
You need the latest firmware.
X3-2B SWversion – OS Pack
An OS pack is available for each supported operating system version. Each OS pack includes a package of all tools, drivers, and utilities for that version of the OS.

Software includes Oracle Hardware Management Pack and LSI MegaRAID software.

You need to update OS-specific drivers, tools, or utilities.
X3-2B SWversion – All packs
Includes the Firmware Pack, all OS Packs, and all documents.

This pack does not include SunVTS or the Oracle System Assistant image.

You need to update a combination of system firmware and OS-specific software.
X3-2B SWversion – Diagnostics
SunVTS diagnostics image.
You need the SunVTS diagnostics image.
X3-2B SWversion – Oracle System Assistant Updater
Oracle System Assistant updater and ISO update image.
You need to manually recover or update Oracle System Assistant.

Each of the downloads is a zip file that contains a Read Me and a set of subdirectories containing firmware or software files. The Read Me file contains details on the components that have changed since the prior software release and the bugs that have been fixed. For more details on the directory structure of these downloads, refer to the Sun Blade X3-2B (formerly Sun Blade X6270 M3) Administration Guide.