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Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

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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




Oracle System Assistant OS Installation Task

The Oracle System Assistant Install OS task assists in the installation of a supported OS. You supply the OS installation media, and Oracle System Assistant guides you through the installation process. It then fetches the appropriate drivers based on the server hardware configuration.

The Install OS task is not available for all server-supported operating systems. However, once a server-supported OS is installed, you can use Oracle System Assistant to update the OS drivers as well as all the firmware components (BIOS, Oracle ILOM, HBAs, and expanders).

You can access Oracle System Assistant locally or remotely. If you just completed the installation of the server, then using Oracle System Assistant locally (while physically present at the server) can be a fast and efficient method of starting up the server. Once the server is operational, you can conveniently access Oracle System Assistant remotely while still retaining full-featured functionality.

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