The server supports several different operating systems. Therefore, you do not have to use the preinstalled version of the Oracle Solaris operating system on your server. If for any reason you want to install a fresh or newer version of the Oracle Solaris operating system or a different operating system such as Linux, Oracle VM, Windows, or VMware ESXi, you can do so, provided it is a supported version. For a list of supported operating systems, refer to the Sun Server X4-2 Product Notes at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2/docs.
For installation instructions for supported operating systems, refer to the following:
For Oracle Solaris, refer to the Oracle Solaris Installation, Installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System.
For Oracle VM, refer to the Oracle VM Installation, Installing Oracle VM.
For Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, refer to the Linux Installation, Installing a Linux Operating System.
For Windows Server, refer to the Windows Installation, Installing a Windows Server Operating System.
For VMware ESXi, refer to the VMware ESXi Installation, Installing VMware ESXi.