The following procedure describes how to boot the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system installation from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the installation media from one of the following sources:
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 DVD set (internal or external DVD)
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 ISO DVD image (network repository)
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 DVD set (internal or external DVD)
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 ISO DVD image (network repository)
Note - Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 does not support UEFI. Therefore, you must ensure that the BIOS mode is set to legacy before installing Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.
Note - If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, refer to Requirements for Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 PXE Network Boot for instructions.
For additional information about how to set up the install media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button again to power on the server.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI on the server SP, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Please watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears.
In the sample Boot Device menu shown in Step 3, the virtual DVD device is specified as the boot device.
Note - If you are performing the Oracle Solaris installation from a redirected DVD using the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console application, select AMI Virtual CDROM, which is listed as an option in the Boot Device menu when you install from a redirected DVD.
The GRUB menu appears.
For instructions for completing the installation for Oracle Solaris 10 8/11, refer to the Oracle Solaris installation documentation at: