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You must have the following items for installation.
Oracle Solaris OS 10 installation DVD – The following installation methods are available for configuring FC devices on an x86 based system:
Automatic (JumpStart) installation – Installs a single system or multiple client systems on the network. You can boot from media for installing a single system, but if you want to customize the installation for multiple client systems, you will need an installation server.
If you are installing a single system with the interactive JumpStart method, deselect the reboot option at the end of the installation.
If you are installing a system automatically with a JumpStart profile, use the profile keyword syntax that disables an automatic reboot.
Interactive (text) installation – Installs a single system from media or from an installation server.
FC HBA that is connected to an x86 based system:
10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet network for network-based OS installation
Oracle's 1 Gb HBAs do not support booting over a SAN on x86 based systems. Oracle's 4 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 based systems. Most 2 Gb HBAs do support booting over a SAN on x86 based systems, except for the following:
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb Enterprise Class Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2-Z
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb PCI Dual-Port Fibre HBA, SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Channel Network Adapter, X6767A
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Dual-Channel Network Adapter, X6768A
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI–X Enterprise Single-Port HBA, SG-XPCI1FC-QL2
Oracle's StorageTek 2 Gb FC PCI Single-Port Host Adapter, SG-XPCI1FC-QF2
After the installation, we recommend that you check for and apply the latest patches for the HBA, FC devices, luxadm and MPxIO that are available in My Oracle Support (MOS).