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Oracle® Server X5-2 Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System

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Updated: April 2015

Boot Media Options Requirements

This section describes the requirements for using local and remote media.

Local Boot Media Requirements

Local boot media requires a built-in storage device on the server, or an external storage device attached to the server.

Remote Boot Media Requirements

Remote boot media enables you to boot the install over the network. You can start the installation from a redirected boot storage device or another networked system that exports an ISO image over the network using a PreBoot eXecution environment (PXE).

Supported OS remote boot media sources can include:

  • DVD-ROM installation media installed in remote DVD drive, and remote USB removable flash drive installation media

  • DVD-ROM ISO image available in a location on the network that is setup for virtual redirection

  • DVD-ROM installation media image mounted on the server service processor (SP)

    For instructions on mounting an installation image onto the server SP, refer to the Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs. Alternatively, refer to the More Details link in the Oracle ILOM Remote Control → Remote Device web interface page.

  • PXE boot – Oracle Solaris 11 supports PXE boots. Once the PXE boot has been initiated, the Oracle Solaris 11 installation is accomplished using the Automated Installation (AI) installer. For instructions for performing PXE network installations for the supported Oracle Solaris operating system, see Install Oracle Solaris 11.2 (With SRU5 or Later) Using PXE Network Boot.