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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




Set Up for Local Installation

  1. Review the product notes for the Sun Blade X3-2B and Oracle VM software.
  2. Make sure that the server module does not have an OS already installed.

    If you have a server module with preinstalled Oracle VM, and you want to use the preinstalled version, refer to the Sun Blade X3-2B (formerly Sun Blade X6270 M3) Installation Guide for configuration instructions.

  3. Download Oracle VM software from
  4. Create a CD/DVD using the downloaded .iso image.
  5. Connect the following to the server module dongle cable:
    • DVD-ROM drive

    • USB keyboard and mouse

    • Monitor

    Note - While you are configuring an operating system for a networked server, it might be necessary to provide the logical names (assigned by the OS) and the physical name (MAC address) of each network interface being used on the Oracle VM server.

Next Steps