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Oracle® Servers X7-2 and X7-2L Operating Systems Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Installation Options

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.

Note -  For the latest information on installation requirements for the supported operating systems, refer to the Oracle Server X7-2 Product Notes at http://www.oracle.com/goto/x7-2/docs or Oracle Server X7-2L Product Notes at http://www.oracle.com/goto/x7-2l/docs.
Media Delivery Method
Additional Requirements
Local OS installation using a DVD drive – 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 Installation.
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.
PXE Image – Server Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) launches the installer from a network interface.
PXE server with the Oracle OS installation image. For additional information, refer to Installing an Operating System Using PXE Network Boot.

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 system.