Oracle System Assistant is the preferred method for installing Oracle Solaris, Windows, or Linux operating systems, or for installing Oracle VM software. While VMware ESXi is supported on the server, it cannot be installed using Oracle System Assistant.
Caution - Before you install Oracle Solaris 11.3, you might have to update your firmware. See your platform product notes for details.
In the Oracle System Assistant application, you can prepare the server, install the operating system, and update the operating system drivers.
Before you begin installing an operating system, review Preparing to Install an Operating System.
For details about preparing the installation media, refer to the operating system installation guide.
For instructions, see Accessing and Using Oracle System Assistant.
The Install Operating System screen appears.
This field only appears if the target operating system supports booting in UEFI Boot Mode. For more information about the boot modes supported on the server, see Legacy BIOS Boot Mode and UEFI Boot Mode.
If you launched Oracle System Assistant locally and you want to install an operating system from a network location, ensure that you have configured the network settings as described in Configure Network Interface Settings (Oracle System Assistant).
If you launched Oracle System Assistant from Oracle ILOM and you want to install an operating system from a network location, place the installation media on a network shared location or mount the remote installation media on the service processor as described in Configure a Host Storage Device Redirection Session.
This field does not appear for Windows installations.
Oracle System Assistant prepares the selected disk with the preinstallation environment and the components required to install the operating system.
Caution - Data loss The operating system installation erases the contents of the disk.
The Operating System Installation Details dialog box appears.
After the installation is complete, the server reboots.