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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 (Oracle System Assistant)

The Oracle System Assistant Install OS task provides assisted OS installation of a supported versions of Oracle VM Server.

Before You Begin


  1. Ensure that the server is in standby power mode.
  2. Boot the server and watch the video monitor or Remote Console screen for the prompt to press the F9 key.
  3. When the prompt appears, press the F9 key.

    The Oracle System Assistant main screen appears.

    image:A screen capture showing the Oracle System Assistant main screen.
  4. To update the Oracle System Assistant application, click the Get Updates button.

    Note - Server web access is required to update Oracle System Assistant. If you are using Oracle System Assistant for the first time, you need to set up network access. See Sun Blade X3-2B (formerly Sun Blade X6270 M3) Administration Guide.

    image:A screen capture showing the Oracle System Assistant Get Updates screen.
  5. Click the Check for Updates button to see if there are firmware and software updates available.

    If the system has the latest software update, a message appears, stating that Oracle System Assistant is up to date.

  6. To install the OS, click the Install OS button.

    The Install OS screen appears.

    image:A screen capture showing the Oracle System Assistant Install OS screen.
  7. From the Supported OS drop-down list, select the OS.
  8. Indicate the location of the installation media in the Select the media location section.

    This is the location of the OS distribution media.

    If you are using the Remote Console for the installation, select the location of the remote media in the Devices drop-down menu.

  9. In the Select boot disk section, select the boot device from the Boot disk list.

    This is the device on which you install the OS.


    Caution - Loss of data. The OS installation erases the contents of the disk. All data on the selected disk is erased.

  10. Click Install OS.
  11. Follow the prompts until the installation is finished.

    The server boots.

Next Steps