You can install a supported operating system (OS) on a single server or on multiple
servers. The scope of this document is for single-server OS installations.
For a single-server installation, select a method for providing the Oracle
installation media. Use the following information to determine the local or remote OS
installation that best serves your needs.
|Local OS installation using a DVD
– Physical DVD drive connected to the server.
Monitor, USB keyboard and mouse, a USB DVD or flash drive, and OS
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 Set Up the Boot Media for Local
|Remote OS installation using a DVD drive
or DVD ISO image
– Redirected physical DVD
drive on a remote system running the Oracle ILOM Remote System
Console Plus application.
Remote system with a browser, an attached physical DVD or flash
drive, OS 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 Set Up the
Boot Media for Local Installation
Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) launches the installer from a
Manual Operating System Installation
With this method, you deliver the Oracle OS distribution media on either a local
or remote DVD drive, USB device, or DVD image. To install an operating system, you
use the distribution media installation wizard.
For all operating systems excluding Oracle Solaris, you need to install any
necessary drivers. InstallPack is the recommended method for installing supported OS
software on your server. The drivers for your server are available from the My
Oracle Support web site as either OS-specific and server-specific packages or as an
ISO image file. For instructions, see the post-installation tasks for your operating