For single-server OS installations, Oracle System Assistant is recommended. For multiple-server OS installations, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is recommended. The scope of this document is for single-server OS installations. The table below provides some information about these two installation options.
For more information about single-server OS installation methods and Oracle System Assistant, see:
Select a method for providing the Windows installation media. Use the following information to determine the local or remote OS installation that best serves your needs.
This is the recommended method for installing a supported OS on your server. This method involves using Oracle System Assistant. You deliver the Windows OS installation media on either a local or remote DVD drive, USB device, or DVD image, and Oracle System Assistant guides the installation process and gathers and installs Oracle OEM drivers when necessary. Your server must support Oracle System Assistant, and it must be installed in the server.
With this method, you deliver the Windows distribution media on either a local or remote DVD drive, USB device, or DVD image. You also need to install any necessary drivers. The drivers for your server are available on the server's internal Oracle System Assistant flash drive (if installed) and from the My Oracle Support web site as either OS-specific and server-specific packages or as an ISO image file. To install the OS, use the distribution media's installation wizard.
You can install the Windows OS from Windows Deployment Services. For the advanced user, you can create a customized Windows Imaging Format (WIM) image for your server on a system running Windows Deployment Services (WDS). After this WIM image has been created, you can network boot your server from its network adapter card and select the WIM image from the WDS system for deployment. For more information about WDS, go to: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831620.