Netra Server X5-2 Operating System Installation Guide

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Updated: October 2016

Install an OS (PXE)

This procedure describes how to install a supported OS using a PXE network environment.

The server supports a PXE installations for these OSes:

  • Oracle Solaris

  • Linux

  • Windows

See Supported OS Versions and Documentation.

Note -  Once you reset the server, events occur very quickly. Pay close attention to the screen so that you can interrupt the boot process at the correct time.
  1. Access the documentation for the OS you plan to install.

    See Supported OS Versions and Documentation.

  2. Ensure that the PXE network environment is set up.

    See Preparing Your PXE Environment.

  3. Ensure that you have established a console connection.

    See Selecting the Console Display.

  4. Access the BIOS Setup utility.

    See Initiate a BIOS Operation.

  5. (Optional) If you are installing Oracle Solaris, enable the Launch PXE OpROM BIOS option.
    1. Use the left and right arrow keys to display the Advanced menu.
      image:The illustration shows the BIOS advanced menu.
    2. Set the Launch PXE OpROM setting to Enabled.
    3. Press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup utility.

    This action causes the server to reset. After resetting, the BIOS window displays again.

  6. When prompted, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device.

    The Please Select Boot Device dialog box appears.

    image:Graphic showing the BIOS Setup utility.
  7. In the Boot Device menu, select the appropriate PXE boot port, then press Enter.

    The PXE boot port is the physical network port configured to communicate with your network installation server.

  8. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the OS installation.

    For instructions on completing OS installation, refer to the OS installation documentation. See Supported OS Versions and Documentation.

    Note -  For Windows OS installations, you might need to ensure that the HBA drivers are installed during the installation. See Install HBA Drivers (Windows).
  9. Determine if you need to perform post-installation tasks.

    See Performing Post-Installation Tasks.

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