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SPARC T7-4 Server Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2017

Reach a State to Install a Fresh OS (Oracle ILOM CLI)

If you do not plan to use the preinstalled OS, use this procedure to prevent the server from booting from the preinstalled OS. You can perform this alternative procedure after reading Step 5 in Configure the Preinstalled OS.

  1. Prepare the appropriate boot media according to your installation method.

    There are many methods by which you can install the OS. For example, you can boot and install the OS from DVD media or from another server on the network.

    For more information about the methods, refer to Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems, comparing installation options at:


  2. From Oracle ILOM, set the OpenBoot auto-boot? parameter to false.
    -> set /HOST/bootmode script="setenv auto-boot? false"

    This setting prevents the server from booting from the preinstalled OS. When you use bootmode, the change applies only to a single boot and expires in 10 minutes if the power on the host is not reset.

  3. When you are ready to initiate the OS installation, reset the host.
    -> reset /System
    Are you sure you want to reset /System (y/n)? y
    Performing reset on /System

    Note -  In Oracle ILOM 3.1, the name space for /SYS was replaced with /System. You can use the legacy name in command at any time, but to expose the legacy name in the output, you must enable it by typing -> set /SP/cli legacy_targets=enabled. For more information, see the latest Oracle ILOM documentation.
  4. Switch communication to the server host.
    -> start /HOST/console
    Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y
    Serial console started. To stop, type #.

    The server might take several minutes to complete POST. Then the OpenBoot prompt (ok) is displayed.

  5. Boot from the appropriate boot media for your installation method.

    For more information, refer to Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems, comparing installation options at.


    For a list of valid boot commands, type:

    ok help boot
    boot <specifier>  ( -- )    boot kernel ( default ) or other file
        boot                    - boot kernel from default device.
                                   Factory default is to boot
                                   from DISK if present, otherwise from NET.
        boot net                - boot kernel from network
        boot cdrom              - boot kernel from CD-ROM
        boot disk1:h            - boot from disk1 partition h
        boot tape               - boot default file from tape
        boot disk myunix -as    - boot myunix from disk with flags "-as"
    dload <filename>  ( addr -- )     debug load of file over network at address
         4000 dload /export/root/foo/test
         ?go        - if executable program, execute it
                      or if Forth program, compile it

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