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Oracle® Server X6-2 Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems

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Updated: January 2017

Linux OS Installation Options

You can choose to install an OS on a single server or on multiple servers. 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 on 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.

Single-Server Installation Methods

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

Media Delivery Method
Additional Requirements
Local OS install using a DVD drive – Uses a physical DVD drive connected to the server.
A monitor, USB keyboard and mouse, a USB DVD drive, and OS distribution media. For more information, see Manual Linux OS Installation.
Remote OS install using a DVD drive or a DVD ISO image – Uses a redirected physical DVD drive or DVD ISO image on a remote system running the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application.
A remote system with a browser, an attached physical DVD drive or ISO image file, OS distribution media, and network access to the server's management port. For more information, see Manual Linux OS Installation.

Manual Linux OS Installation

To install the Linux OS manually, you deliver the Linux OS 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 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.

To access My Oracle Support website, go to https://support.oracle.com.