Oracle System Assistant is the preferred application for setting up your system software and firmware. Oracle System Assistant is an embedded, task-based server provisioning tool that enables you to perform initial server setup and maintenance for some Oracle x86 servers.
Using Oracle System Assistant, you can install a supported Oracle Solaris, Linux, Oracle VM, or Windows operating system, update your server to the latest software release, and configure server hardware.
Note - For Oracle Solaris installs, Oracle System Assistant does not install recommended drivers or tools. For Linux, Oracle VM, and Windows, Oracle System Assistant installs the recommended drivers and tools that are supported by the specific operating system or virtual machine software. For the list of optional software that can be installed when you use Oracle System Assistant to install operating systems, refer to the Oracle System Assistant ReadMe.
This section describes how to set up the software and firmware for the server using Oracle System Assistant. It includes information about the following tasks.