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Oracle® X6 Series Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Preparing to Install an Operating System

Before you install an operating system, prepare the server by performing the actions listed in the following table.

Access the installation guide for the operating system you plan to install.
Go to one of the following libraries:
Download and install updates of platform software, drivers, and firmware.
Set the server boot mode.

Note -  You must run the operating system (OS) in the boot mode in which it was installed. If you switch boot modes after you install the OS, the OS will not boot.

Configure RAID on the server.
Refer to the hardware installation guide for your server. For an overview of RAID, see Configuring Storage Resources.
Prepare the installation target and installation media.
Refer to the operating system installation guide.