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Sun Blade X3-2B Model Name Change

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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




Set the BIOS Mode

The BIOS firmware supports both legacy BIOS and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI); the default setting is Legacy. Oracle VM only supports Legacy BIOS mode at this time. For Oracle VM, you must make sure that BIOS is set to legacy mode before you do the OS installation.

If the BIOS mode has been set to UEFI mode, use the following procedure to set it to Legacy mode.

  1. Power on the server.

    POST messages appear on the console.

  2. Watch the messages, and, when the prompt appears, press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

    The BIOS Setup Utility main screen appears.

  3. In the BIOS Setup Utility, use the left or right arrow keys to navigate to the Boot screen.

    The Boot Menu screen appears.

  4. Use the down arrow key to select the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode field.
  5. Press Enter and use the up or down arrow keys to select the Legacy BIOS option.
  6. To save the changes, and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press F10.

Next Steps

Installing Oracle VM Server