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Oracle® Server X6-2 Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System

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Updated: January 2017

Oracle Solaris Installation Options

You can choose to install the Oracle Solaris OS on a single server or on multiple servers.

The scope of this document is for single-server OS installations. The table below provides some information about these two installation options.

Multiple servers
You can use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center to install an OS on multiple servers. For information, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/ops-center/index.html.
Single server
Install an OS to a single server using one of the following methods:
  • Locally: Perform the OS installation locally at the server. This option is recommended if you have just completed the physical installation of the server in the rack.

  • Remotely: Perform the OS installation from a remote location. This option uses the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application to perform a manual OS installation.

For more information about single-server OS installation methods, see:

Single-Server Installation Methods

Select a method for providing the Oracle Solaris installation media. Use the following information to determine the local or remote OS installation that best serves your needs.

Note -  For the latest information on installation requirements for the Oracle Solaris operating system, refer to the Oracle Server X6-2 Product Notes at: http://www.oracle.com/goto/x6-2/docs.
Media Delivery Method
Additional Requirements
Local OS installation using a DVD drive – Uses a physical DVD drive connected to the server.
A monitor, USB keyboard and mouse, a USB DVD or flash drive, and Oracle Solaris distribution media. For local installations, you deliver the installation media using a local DVD drive or USB flash drive attached directly to the server. For more information, see Manual Oracle Solaris Installation.
Remote OS installation using a DVD drive or DVD ISO image – Uses a redirected physical DVD drive on a remote system running the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application.
A remote system with a browser, an attached physical DVD or flash drive, Oracle Solaris distribution media, and network access to the server's management port (NET MGT). For remote installations, you deliver the installation media using the remote DVD, USB flash drive, or DVD ISO image. For more information, see Manual Oracle Solaris Installation.
PXE Image – Uses the server Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) to launch the Oracle Solaris installer from a network interface.
A PXE server with the Oracle Solaris installation image. For additional information, refer to the Oracle Solaris documentation at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E53394_01/index.html.

Manual Oracle Solaris Installation

With this method, you deliver the Oracle Solaris distribution media on either a local or remote DVD drive, USB device, or DVD image. To install Oracle Solaris, you use the distribution media's installation wizard.