Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Getting Started Guide

Sun Ultra™ 40 Workstation
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Preface
vii
CD Name Change
1.
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Setting Up the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
Safety Information
1
Planning the Workstation Installation
Package Contents Inventory
Side Cover Overview
7
8
Powering On the Workstation
9
Powering Off the Workstation
10
Software Installation
4
6
Keyboard and Mouse Overview
Cabling the Workstation
2
3
Front and Back Panel Overview
2.
1
11
Planning for the Operating System Installation
Erasing the Primary Boot Hard Disk
11
13
Setting Up the BIOS for Operating System Installation
Enabling RAID Support
13
14
Installing the Operating System
17
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Running the up2date Utility
18
Installing Drivers and Mounting the Diagnostic Partition
Installing Linux Operating System Drivers
Installing Solaris Operating System Drivers
18
19
20
Installing Windows XP Operating System Drivers
21
Creating Windows Images on a RIS Server and Installing RIS Images
Creating a 32-bit Windows XP
(Service Pack 2) RIS Image
28
Creating the Windows XP SP2 32-bit Image on the RIS Server
Adding the NVIDA Ethernet Drivers to the Windows Image
Adding Other Drivers and Modifying Setting Files
Creating a 64-bit Windows XP RIS Image
30
34
Adding the NVIDA Ethernet Drivers to the Windows Image
Adding Other Drivers and Modifying Setting Files
Installing a RIS Image onto a Client Workstation
Enabling SLI for Linux
39
40
41
Downloading Sun N1 Grid Engine
3.
42
Setting Up the Preinstalled Software
43
Configuring Solaris 10 Operating System Software
Licensing Information
Disk Configuration
35
40
Enabling SLI for Windows XP
43
44
44
Planning the Solaris Installation
44
Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris 10 Operating System
Setting Up Preinstalled Development Software
Sun Studio 11 Software
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34
Installing Windows XP 64-bit onto the RIS Server
Configuring SLI Support
28
47
45
35
27
Sun Java Studio Creator 2004Q2 Update 8 Software
Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 Software
Net Beans IDE 4.1
48
49
49
Restoring and Backing Up Preinstalled Software
Restoring Preinstalled Software
49
Restoring Solaris Preinstalled Software
Reinstalling Other Software
49
50
51
Backing Up the Preinstalled Image to Another Hard Drive
51
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Preface
The Sun Ultra™ 40 Workstation Getting Started Guide provides the information that
you need to set up, power on, and configure the workstation hardware and software.
This book is intended for system administrators, network administrators, or service
technicians who have knowledge of workstation hardware and software.
How This Book Is Organized
This guide is organized into the following chapters:
Chapter 1 contains instructions on unpacking, cabling, and powering on the
workstation.
Chapter 2 describes the operating systems supported by the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation and the supplemental drivers included with the system.
Chapter 3 explains how to set up the preinstalled Solaris™ 10 Operating System and
additional development software.
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Related Documentation
The documents listed in the following table are available at the following URL:
http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/hardware/
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System setup information
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Setup Guide
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Overview and service information
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Service, Diagnostics, and
Troubleshooting Guide
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Installation information
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Getting Started Guide
819-3953
Safety information
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819-3955
Release Notes
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Release Notes
819-3954
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CHAPTER
1
Setting Up the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation
This chapter includes information about the following topics:
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
“Safety Information” on page 1
“Planning the Workstation Installation” on page 2
“Package Contents Inventory” on page 3
“Front and Back Panel Overview” on page 4
“Cabling the Workstation” on page 8
“Powering On the Workstation” on page 9
“Powering Off the Workstation” on page 10
Safety Information
Refer to the following document for safety information regarding the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation:
■
Important Safety Information for Sun Hardware Systems, 816-7190 (hard copy
document included in the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation ship kit).
■
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Safety and Compliance Guide, 819-2149 (available at
http://www.sun.com/documentation)
1
Planning the Workstation Installation
Use the following flowchart as a process tool to assist you with installation of the
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
START
Unpack the workstation and familiarize
yourself with the workstation features.
Install optional
components?
Yes
See “Package Contents Inventory” on page 3.
Also see “Front and Back Panel Overview” on
page 4.
Install
optional
components.
No
Connect the workstation
and external device cables.
See “Cabling the Workstation” on page 8.
Power on the workstation.
See “Powering On the Workstation” on page 9.
Install the operating system or configure
the preinstalled operating system.
See “Installing the Operating System” on
page 17 or “Setting Up the Preinstalled
Software” on page 43.
Install the supplemental drivers from the Sun
Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental CD.
See “Installing Drivers and Mounting the
Diagnostic Partition” on page 18.
READY TO WORK!
FIGURE 1-1
2
To install DIMMs, graphic
accelerators, PCI cards,
hard drives, tape drives, or
CD or DVD drives, see the Sun
Ultra 40 Workstation Service,
Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting
Guide or the component
documentation.
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Installation Process
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Package Contents Inventory
Carefully unpack all workstation components from the packing cartons. The
following items should be packaged with the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation:
Item Type
Item
Hardware
• DVI video adapter
• DMS59 cable (if an NVS285 graphics card is installed)
• SLI connector (if dual video cards with SLI support are installed)
Documentation
•
•
•
•
Media
• Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD
(drivers and diagnostics software)
• DVD media kit containing the following software: Sun™ Studio
11, Sun Java™ Studio Creator Update 8, Sun Java™ Studio
Enterprise Update 8
Additional hardware
Type 7 keyboard, mouse, and power cord (in separate country kits)
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Setup Guide
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Release Notes
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Where to Find Doclette
Additional license and safety documentation
Note – The Sun Ultra 40 Workstation will be packaged with the stand deployed, as
shown in the following figure. This stand must be positioned as shown when the
system is upright.
Stand position for
upright workstation
FIGURE 1-2
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation in Upright Position
Chapter 1
Setting Up the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
3
Front and Back Panel Overview
The following figures and tables show the front and back panels of the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation.
1
2
7
3
6
5
4
FIGURE 1-3
TABLE 1-1
4
Front Panel of the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
Front Panel
Label
Button/LED/Port
1
DVD drive
2
Power button
3
Power LED
4
1394 ports (2)
5
USB ports (2)
6
Microphone-in jack
7
Headphone-out jack
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
FIGURE 1-4
TABLE 1-2
Sun Ultra 40 Back Panel of the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
Back Panel
Label
Connector/Slot
Label
Connector/Slot
1
Audio connectors (6) top left to bottom right:
Blue: line in; Pink mic-in; Orange:
center/LFE; Lime: line-out; Gray: side
surround out; Black: back surround out
8
PCI-Express x4 (PCI-E2)
2
SPDIF coaxial (out top, in, bottom)
9
Primary PCI-Express x16 graphics (PCI-E1)
3
SPDIF optical (out top, in, bottom)
10
PCI 33 MHz/32-bit (PCI0)
4
Secondary Ethernet connector (NIC1)
11
PCI 33 MHz/32-bit - fits 66 MHz/64-bit card
(PCI1)
5
Primary Ethernet connector (NIC0)
12
PCI-Express x4 slot (PCI-E0)
6
USB connectors (6)
13
Power connector
7
Secondary PCI-Express x16 graphics (PCI-E3)
Chapter 1
Setting Up the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
5
Side Cover Overview
Caution – Always power off the workstation before removing the side cover. If
necessary, see the Sun Blade 1500 Service, Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting Manual (8167564) for powering off and side cover removal instructions.
2
1
6
FIGURE 1-5
Side Cover Component Overview—Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
TABLE 1-3
Side Cover Component Overview
Item
Component Description
1
Side cover
2
Latch (2)
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Keyboard and Mouse Overview
1
2
3
FIGURE 1-6
Keyboard and Mouse Component Overview—Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
TABLE 1-4
Keyboard and Mouse Component Overview
Item
Component Description
1
Keyboard, Type 7
2
Universal serial port (3) (third USB port located under keyboard)
3
Mouse with scroll button
Tip – For additional information about Sun keyboards and mouse devices see Sun
Type 7 Keyboard Installation Guide (819-2907).
Chapter 1
Setting Up the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
7
Cabling the Workstation
FIGURE 1-7 illustrates the cable connections for the workstation.
FIGURE 1-7
Cable Connections
Connect the workstation and external devices in this order (see FIGURE 1-7):
1. Connect the workstation power cord to a grounded electrical outlet.
2. Connect the keyboard and mouse to the USB connectors on the back panel.
3. Connect the monitor cable to a graphics card video connector installed in a PCIExpress graphics slot.
If your workstation has a NVS285 graphics card installed, a DMS59 cable is
packaged with the workstation.
4. Connect the Ethernet cable to one of the Ethernet connector on the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation, and connect the other end of the cable to an Ethernet RJ-45 jack.
5. Connect any additional external devices to the workstation’s other connectors.
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Powering On the Workstation
Tip – If you are installing optional internal components such as additional DIMMs,
PCI cards, SLI connectors, optical drives, or hard drives, install those components
before you power on the workstation. See the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Service,
Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting Manual for instructions on installing these
components. If you are not installing optional components, you are ready to power
on the workstation.
1. Turn on the power to the monitor and to all external devices.
2. Press and release the workstation Power button on the front panel (see FIGURE 1-3).
3. After several seconds, verify that the Power LED next to the Power button lights.
The Power LED next to the Power button lights after the workstation begins the
internal booting process (see FIGURE 1-3).
4. If you are powering on the workstation for the first time, install the operating
system or configure the preinstalled operating system after the system is finished
booting.
■
See Chapter 2 for information about installing an operating system.
■
See Chapter 3 for information about configuring the preinstalled Solaris 10
Operating System.
Chapter 1
Setting Up the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
9
Powering Off the Workstation
1. Save your data and close any open applications.
2. Read all of the following power-off options before powering off the workstation:
■
Power off the workstation by using the operating system shutdown command or
menu option.
In most cases, either action powers down the operating system and then turns off
the power to the workstation.
■
If the workstation power is not shut off through the operating system command
or this command is not available, press and release the power button (see
FIGURE 1-3 for location).
This action initiates an orderly shutdown of the operating system and powers off
the workstation.
Caution – To avoid data loss, use the preceding two options whenever possible.
■
If the workstation is not shut off, press and hold the Power button for
approximately four seconds.
This action shuts down the power to the workstation but does not initiate an
orderly shutdown of the system. This method could result in data loss.
If the preceding options fail to power off the workstation, see “Troubleshooting” in
the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Service, Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting Manual, 819-3952,
for more options.
Note – After powering off the workstation, wait at least four seconds before
powering on the workstation again.
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CHAPTER
2
Software Installation
This chapter includes information about the following topics:
■
“Planning for the Operating System Installation” on page 11
■
“Setting Up the BIOS for Operating System Installation” on page 13
■
“Installing the Operating System” on page 17
■
“Running the up2date Utility” on page 18
■
“Installing Drivers and Mounting the Diagnostic Partition” on page 18
■
“Enabling RAID Support” on page 14
■
“Configuring SLI Support” on page 40
■
“Downloading Sun N1 Grid Engine” on page 42
This chapter includes information about installing an operating system on your
workstation, if you do not want to use the preinstalled Solaris 10 Operating System.
Diagnostics software is also included on the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental
CD or Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Tools and Drivers CD. Instructions for using the
diagnostics software are provided in the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Service, Diagnostics,
and Troubleshooting Manual, 819-3952.
Planning for the Operating System
Installation
FIGURE 2-1 shows the process flow for installing an operating system on your
workstation.
11
START
See “Powering On the Workstation” on page 9.
Power on the workstation.
Use a
preinstalled
operating
system?
Yes
Configure the
preinstalled
operating
system.
See “Configuring Solaris 10 Operating System
Software” on page 43.
No
Is there
space on the
hard disk for
installation?
No
Use the
Supplemental
or Tools and
Drivers CD to
erase
See “Erasing the Primary Boot Hard Disk” on
page 13.
Yes
Is this a
Windows XP
installation?
Yes
Set up the
BIOS for a
Windows XP
installation
See “Setting Up the BIOS for Operating System Installation” on page 13.
No
(Optional) Enable RAID Support.
Install the operating system.
If installing Red Hat Linux,
run the up2date utility.
See “Enabling RAID Support” on page 14
See “Installing the Operating System” on page 17.
See “Running the up2date Utility” on page 18
Install the drivers from the Supplemental CD.
See “Installing Drivers and Mounting the Diagnostic Partition”
on page 18.
Install or enable additional software.
See “Configuring SLI Support” on page 40 or “Downloading
Sun N1 Grid Engine” on page 42.
READY TO WORK!
FIGURE 2-1
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Installation Operating System Process
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Erasing the Primary Boot Hard Disk
If you do not have enough space on the boot partition to install an operating system,
or would like to remove the preinstalled operating system, there is an Erase Primary
Boot Hard Disk option on the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and
Drivers CD main menu, which enables you to erase other installed operating
systems to make room for the new installation.
Caution – Selecting the Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk option from the
Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD erases all partitions on the hard drive, with
the exception of the diagnostic partition. All user data is lost. Be sure to back up all
data on the hard drive before performing this action.
To erase the primary boot hard disk:
1. Back up all data that you want to save on the hard drive.
2. Insert the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into the workstation.
3. When the main menu appears, select the following option from the Supplemental
or Tools and Drivers CD main menu:
3. Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk
This option erases all partitions currently located on the primary hard drive, except
for the diagnostic partition. The diagnostic partition, if it is present, remains
untouched.
Setting Up the BIOS for Operating System
Installation
If you plan to install an operating system onto the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation, you
need to make sure that the BIOS is set up correctly before installing the software. See
the section below that matches the operating system you plan to install.
Setting Up the BIOS for the Windows XP Operating System
If you are installing the Windows XP operating system, you will need to change the
Installed O/S option to Windows.
1. Power on the workstation and press the F2 key at the Sun logo screen to enter the
BIOS Setup menu.
2. Select the Advanced tab.
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Software Installation
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3. Change the Installed O/S option to Windows.
4. Press the F10 key to save your changes and exit the BIOS.
Setting up the BIOS for a Linux Operating System or Solaris
10 Operating System
The default for the Installed O/S option is Others. If the default has not been
changed, you do not need to perform this setup for a Solaris or Linux operating
system.
If the BIOS Installed O/S option has been changed from the default, you will need to
do the following for Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 and
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9) or the Solaris 10 Operating System:
1. Power on the workstation and press the F2 key at the Sun logo screen to enter the
BIOS Setup menu.
2. Select the Advanced tab.
3. Change the Installed O/S option to Others.
4. Press the F10 key to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
Enabling RAID Support
The Sun Ultra 40 Workstation can accommodate up to four drives for the following
Windows XP SP2 32-bit and Windows XP 64-bit RAID array configurations:
■
Two drives with RAID 0 or 1.
■
Four drives with Spanning, Stripe-mirroring, and RAID5.
To enable RAID support for the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation, you need to configure the
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation BIOS and the NVRAID BIOS. This procedure also contains
instructions for creating a diagnostic partition for a RAID configuration.
Configuring RAID
1. Configure RAID in the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation BIOS.
a. Reboot the workstation and press the F2 key at the Sun logo screen to enter the
BIOS Setup menu.
b. Select the Advanced tab from the main menu.
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c. Select Integrated Devices.
d. Select NVRAID configuration.
e. Change the NVRAID Configuration to Enable.
f. Enable RAID on the channels displayed that have disks.
g. Press the F10 key to save your change to exit the BIOS.
2. Configure RAID in the NVRAID BIOS.
a. Press the F10 key during POST to enter the NVRAID Setup utility.
b. Select 0, 1, 0+1, Spanning, or RAID5 to create a RAID array.
During the configuration, a dialog box appears stating: "Would you like to clear
the disk? Select Yes or No".
c. Choose No and press Ctrl-X to save your changes.
Creating the Diagnostic Partition on the RAID Disk
1. Insert the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD and
reboot the workstation.
2. At the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD menu screen, select 1 to load the PcCheck Diagnostics.
3. Once the diagnostics program is running, select Create a Diagnostic Partition, and
click Yes.
If the operation is successful, the diagnostic partition for the RAID configuration is
created.
If you receive an error message stating "Unknown Partition on Disk”, go to Step 4.
4. Erase the primary boot partition.
Caution – Selecting the Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk option from the
Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD erases all partitions on the hard drive, with
the exception of the diagnostic partition. All user data is lost. Be sure to use this
option before installing the operating system.
a. Exit the diagnostics program and reboot the workstation with the
Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD inserted.
b. At the menu screen, select 3 to run the Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk utility.
This utility erases all partitions on the disk.
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15
c. Return to Step 2 above.
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Installing the Operating System
Your Sun Ultra 40 Workstation has the Solaris 10 Operating System preinstalled. You
can also choose to install one of the other supported operating systems for the Sun
Ultra 40 Workstation.
Note – For best results, make sure to run the latest operating system (OS) updates.
Some OS installations might not run properly if the latest updates are not installed.
The following additional systems are supported for the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation:
■
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 32-bit/64-bit Update 2
■
RHEL 3 32-bit/64-bit Update 6
■
SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES) 32-bit/64-bit SP3
■
Windows XP32 SP2
■
Windows XP64
Instructions for installing these operating systems are packaged in the media sets
that are provided with the operating system software.
If you are installing Windows XP software, and you plan to set up a RAID
configuration on your workstation, you will need to install the RAID drivers in
conjunction with installing Windows XP. See “Installing Windows XP Operating
System Drivers” on page 21 and “Enabling RAID Support” on page 14.
Note – The diagnostic partition is preinstalled on the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation. If
the diagnostic partition has been removed from the workstation, refer to the Sun
Ultra 40 Workstation Service, Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting Manual, 819-3952, for
information about how to reinstall the diagnostic partition from the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD.
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Running the up2date Utility
If you are installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux software, run the up2date utility
after installing the operating system and before installing the video drivers from the
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Tools and
Drivers CD.
Note – If you have already installed the NVIDIA drivers, you must reinstall them
after running up2date, because the kernel is updated.
Installing Drivers and Mounting the
Diagnostic Partition
After installing the operating system, run the installation script provided on the Sun
Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD to install the drivers
that correspond to your operating system.
The Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Tools and
Drivers CD is included with your Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
You also need to run the installation script to mount the diagnostic partition for all
supported operating systems if you have created a new diagnostic partition. (See the
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Service, Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting Manual, 819-3952, for
information about how to create a diagnostic partition.) The diagnostic partition
cannot be mounted on a workstation running Windows XP software.
This section covers the following topics:
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“Installing Linux Operating System Drivers” on page 19
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“Installing Solaris Operating System Drivers” on page 20
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“Installing Windows XP Operating System Drivers” on page 21
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“Installing NVIDIA Display and Chipset Drivers for Windows XP” on page 25
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Installing Linux Operating System Drivers
To install the video and chipset drivers and mount the diagnostic partition when
running a Linux operating system:
1. Log in to the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation as superuser.
2. Insert the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into
the DVD drive and type:
cd /mountpoint/drivers/linux/operating_system
Where /mountpoint is the directory the CD is mounted to and operating_system is the
type of Linux installed on the workstation (red_hat or suse).
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If the directory does not exist, the CD did not automount. You will need to mount
the CD and change to the correct directory as shown in Step 3 and Step 4.
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If you were able to access the operating_system directory, go to Step 5.
3. If the CD does not automount, open a terminal window and mount the CD by
typing the following command:
# mount -o ro /dev/cdrom /mountpoint
Where/mountpoint is the appropriate mount point for the OS and optical drive type.
For example:
# mount -o ro /dev/cdrom /mnt/dvdrom
4. Change to the /mountpoint/drivers/linux/operating_system directory.
Where /mountpoint is the directory that the CD is mounted to and operating_system is
the type of Linux installed on the workstation (red_hat or suse)
For example:
# cd /mnt/dvdrom/drivers/linux/red_hat
5. Run the installation script by typing the following command:
#./install.sh
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This script does not execute if the X server is running.
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If the script exits and you receive an error message, go to Step 6.
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If the script executes correctly, go to Step 7.
6. If the script exits and you receive an error message, perform the following steps to
disable the X server:
a. Type the following at the system prompt:
% init 3
b. Log in as superuser.
c. Repeat Step 4 and Step 5.
7. Eject the CD after the driver installation is complete.
8. Reboot the workstation.
9. To enable SLI support, follow the instructions in “Configuring SLI Support” on
page 40.
Installing Solaris Operating System Drivers
To install the drivers and mount the diagnostic partition when running the Solaris 10
Operating System (if the Solaris Operating System is not preinstalled):
1. Log in to the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation as superuser.
2. Insert the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into
the DVD drive.
The CD is automounted by the Solaris 10 Operating System.
3. Change to the /cdrom/cdrom0/drivers/sx86 directory by typing the following
command:
# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/drivers/sx86
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4. Run the install script by typing the following command:
#./install.sh
The video drivers are now installed and the diagnostic partition is now mounted.
The script prompts the user to reboot the system for changes to take effect.
5. Eject the CD.
6. Reboot the server.
7. When prompted for networking information on your system, enter the
networking information for your server.
Installing Windows XP Operating System Drivers
The Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD contains
NVRAID, NVIDIA display, and NVIDIA chipset drivers for Windows XP. If you are
installing NVRAID drivers, you will need to use the XpReburn script to create a new
Windows XP CD containing the necessary drivers or create a boot diskette to install
the drivers before installing the Windows XP operating system.
The order of Windows XP driver installation is as follows:
1. If you plan to use the workstation RAID functionality, install the NVRAID drivers
before installing the operating system by using one of the following methods:
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“Installing RAID Drivers Using the XPReburn Script” on page 22.
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“Installing RAID Drivers Using a Boot Diskette” on page 23
2. Install the operating system.
3. Using the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD, install the display and chipset
drivers as described in “Installing NVIDIA Display and Chipset Drivers for
Windows XP” on page 25.
4. If necessary, install the Atmel TPM and RealTek audio drivers as described in
“Installing Atmel TPM and RealTek Audio Drivers” on page 26.
5. If necessary, enable SLI support. See “Configuring SLI Support” on page 40.
Note – The Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD does not mount the diagnostic
partition for Windows XP software.
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Installing RAID Drivers Using the XPReburn Script
The Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD contains a
script that enables you to create a new Windows XP CD with the needed RAID
drivers. After the new CD is created, you can boot the CD and install Windows XP
normally. This new CD automatically installs the drivers, making it unnecessary to
use a USB diskette drive and to install the NVRAID drivers.
For specific and current information about the XpReburn script, see the description
at the top of the script which is located in /drivers/utilities/XpReburn on the
Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD.
To install Windows XP using a RAID configuration, you need the following:
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A system running Solaris Operating System for x86 Systems, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 or 4, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES 9).
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Access to a CD burner
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A blank CD-R or CD-RW
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A Windows XP Professional installation CD (retail media only—not an OEM
version)
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A Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD
To create a Windows XP CD with the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation drivers:
1. On a system Solaris x86, Solaris OS (SPARC Platform Edition), or Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 or 4, or SLES 9 software, insert the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation
Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD.
2. As superuser, create a temporary directory with at least 1.2 Gbytes of space.
For example:
# mkdir /files
3. Copy the XpReburn_version.zip file to that directory.
Where version is the current version of XpReburn.
For example:
# cp /drivers/utilities/XpReburn_1.0.zip /files
4. Eject the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD and insert your retail Windows
XP 32 Professional CD.
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5. Unzip the XpReburn_version.zip file.
For example:
# unzip -q XpReburn_1.0.zip
6. Run the XpReburn script.
For example:
#./files/XpReburn
The script displays the driver files it expects to be located in the current directory.
When all four driver files have been downloaded into that directory, the script
creates a new ISO image and then automatically burns that ISO image onto a CD if
the system has a CD burner.
7. After the CD has been created, install Windows XP Professional software on the
Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
8. After the OS installation is complete, install the NVDIA display drivers described
in “Installing NVIDIA Display and Chipset Drivers for Windows XP” on page 25.
Installing RAID Drivers Using a Boot Diskette
This section explains how to create a boot diskette for the NVIDIA RAID drivers
using the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD, and how
to install the drivers onto your workstation.
To install the NVIDIA RAID drivers using a boot diskette, you will need the
following:
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A system running Microsoft Windows software, which has a CD and diskette
drive
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A blank diskette
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A Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD
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A USB floppy drive
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A Windows XP Professional installation CD (retail media only—not an OEM
version)
This section contains the following subsections:
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“Creating a Boot Diskette for NVIDIA RAID Drivers” on page 24
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“Installing Windows XP and NVIDIA RAID Drivers” on page 24
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Creating a Boot Diskette for NVIDIA RAID Drivers
1. On a system running Microsoft Windows software, insert the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD.
2. Change to the appropriate directory on the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD
by typing the following:
C:\> cd/D D:\drivers\windows\OS\chipset
Where OS is XP32 or XP64.
3. Insert a blank diskette into the workstation.
4. Select all files in the directory and copy them to the diskette drive (a:).
Installing Windows XP and NVIDIA RAID Drivers
To install Windows XP with the NVIDIA RAID drivers on the Sun Ultra 40
Workstation:
1. Ensure that the system BIOS and NVIDIA BIOS is configured for RAID
operation. See “Enabling RAID Support” on page 14.
2. Attach a USB diskette drive to the workstation.
3. Insert a Windows XP 32-bit or 64-bit installation CD into the DVD drive.
4. Press the F6 key to install the third-party RAID driver.
5. Press the S key and the Enter key to specify additional drivers and insert the
diskette created in “Creating a Boot Diskette for NVIDIA RAID Drivers” on
page 24.
6. Select the NVIDIA NForce Storage Controller.
7. Press the S key and the Enter key to specify additional drivers.
8. Select the NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER.
9. Press the Enter key to continue the Windows XP installation.
10. After the OS installation is complete, install the NVDIA display and chipset
drivers as described in “Installing NVIDIA Display and Chipset Drivers for
Windows XP” on page 25.
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Installing NVIDIA Display and Chipset Drivers for Windows
XP
Note – If you have created a Windows XP CD containing NVRAID drivers using the
XpReburn option, you do not need to install the chipset drivers, you need to install
only the display drivers.
To install the NVIDIA display and chipset drivers after installing Windows XP, do
the following:
1. Insert the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into
the DVD drive.
2. (If necessary) Install the chipset drivers:
a. Change to the appropriate directory on the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers
CD by typing the following command:
C:\> cd/D D:\drivers\windows\OS\chipset
Where OS is XP32 or XP64.
b. Double-click the executable file.
c. Follow the instructions in the installation software.
3. Install the display drivers:
a. Change to the appropriate directory on the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers
CD by typing the following command:
C:\> cd/D D:\drivers\windows\OS\video
Where OS is XP32 or XP64.
b. Double-click the executable file.
c. Follow the instructions in the installation software.
4. Eject the CD from the workstation.
5. Reboot the workstation.
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Installing Atmel TPM and RealTek Audio Drivers
If you want for Trusted Platform Computing (TPM) 1.2 and RealTek digital audio
(SPDIF) are included on the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD. If you want to
use these features, you will need to install the drivers.
Note – If the Atmel TPM driver is not installed, a yellow bang will appear in the
device manager.
Atmel Driver Installation
1. Insert the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into the DVD drive.
2. Change to the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD directory by typing the
following:
C:\> cd/D D:\drivers\windows\OS\optional\atmel\
Where OS is XP32 or XP64.
3. Double click on the Atmel_TPM_Driver_X.X.X.XX.msi icon and follow the
instructions in the wizard to install the driver.
RealTek Audio Driver Installation
1. Remove the currently installed NVIDIA sound drivers if installed
These drivers are installed as part of the NVIDIA chipset pack installation.
2. Insert the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into the DVD drive.
3. Go to the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD directory by typing the
following
C:\> cd/D D:\drivers\windows\OS\optional\audio\realtek\
Where OS is XP32 or XP64.
4. Unzip the file and double click on the executable.
5. Follow the instructions in the wizard to install the driver.
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Creating Windows Images on a RIS
Server and Installing RIS Images
This section contains the instructions for creating Sun Ultra 40 Workstation specific
images on the Remote Installation Service (RIS) server for the following operating
systems:
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Windows XP SP2 32-bit
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Windows XP 64-bit
Note – For best results, once created you can install the images on a client
workstation.
This section covers the following topics:
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Creating a 32-bit Windows XP (Service Pack 2) RIS Image
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Creating a 64-bit Windows XP RIS Image
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Installing a RIS Image onto a Client Workstation
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Creating a 32-bit Windows XP
(Service Pack 2) RIS Image
This section tells you how to create a Windows XP 32-bit image on a RIS server and
then add platform specific drivers to the image. All drivers for this procedure are
located on the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD, version 1.2 or later.
Note – Before using this procedure, you must install the RIS onto a Windows 2003
server. See the following URL for complete instructions on how to install the RIS.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325862
Creating the Windows XP SP2 32-bit Image on the
RIS Server
To copy Windows XP SP2 32-bit onto the RIS server, do the following steps. Click
Next or Finished in each screen to advance to the next screen.
1. Insert the Windows XP SP2 32-bit CD into the RIS server's CDROM drive.
2. In the Start menu, select Run.
3. To start the RIS setup program, type the following command:
c:\ risetup.exe
Note – In all commands, c:\ is shown as the DOS command prompt.
4. In the “Welcome to the Remote Installation Services Setup Wizard“ screen, click
Next.
5. In the “Remote Installation Services Options“ screen, choose “Add a new OS
image to this remote installation server“.
6. In the Installation Source Files Location screen, choose the CDROM drive with
the Windows XP SP2 32-bit CD.
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7. In the “Windows Installation Image Folder Name“ screen, type a descriptive name
for the Windows XP SP2 32-bit CD image you are creating. For example:
Ultra_40_Windows_XP_SP2_32-bit
8. In the “Friendly Description and Help Text” screen, type a description and help
text (for future end-user reference).
9. In the “Previous Client Installation Screens Found” screen, choose “Use the old
client installation screens“.
10. In the “Review Settings“ screen, verify your settings.
11. After the image installs to the server, click Done.
Adding the NVIDA Ethernet Drivers to the
Windows Image
To add the NVIDIA Ethernet drivers to the Windows XP SP2 32-bit CD image on the
RIS server, do the following steps.
1. Insert the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into the RIS server’s CDROM
drive.
2. Type the commands below to accomplish the following actions:
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■
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Copy the Windows XP SP2 32-bit RIS NVIDIA Ethernet driver zip package to the
RIS server.
Unzip the Ethernet driver zip package.
Copy the files to the Windows XP image.
c:\ copy cdrom_drive:\drivers\windows\RIS\XP32\NVRISWXP.ZIP C:\temp\
c:\ unzip c:\temp\nvriswxp.zip -d c:\temp\nvriswxp
c:\ copy c:\temp\nvriswxp\*.* ris_partition:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\
image_dir\i386
Where cdrom_drive is the CDROM drive on the RIS server, image_dir is the image
directory, and ris_partition is the drive where the RIS image is stored on the RIS
server.
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Adding Other Drivers and Modifying Setting
Files
To modify settings files, create driver directories, and copy drivers to their
directories in the Windows XP SP2 32-bit image on the RIS server, do the following
steps.
The ristndrd.sif file is located in the following directory on the RIS server:
ris_partition:\RemoteInstall\Setup\Englsh\Images\image_dir\i386\
templates
1. Change these entries in the ristndrd.sif file to read as follows:
[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = yes
[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword = “desired password“
2. Remove the following entry from the ristndrd.sif file:
[Identification]
JoinDomain = %MACHINEDOMAIN%
DoOldStyleDomainJoin = Yes
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3. Add the following entries to the ristndrd.sif file:
[Unattended]
DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
OemPnPDriversPath = “\drivers\audio;\drivers\nic;\drivers\sata_ide;\
drivers\smbus“
[MassStorageDrivers]
“Nvidia RAID CLASS DRIVER (required)“=“OEM“
“Nvidia nForce Storage Controller (required)“=“OEM“
[OEMBootFiles]
nvatabus.sys
nvraid.cat
nvraid.inf
nvraid.sys
txtsetup.oem
[UserData]
ProductKey = XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
[Identification]
JoinWorkgroup = WORKGROUP
4. To create the $oem$ directory for the RIS image, type the following command:
c:\ mkdir ris_partition:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\image_dir
The $oem$ directory will have a subdirectory tree structure with the following
directory names:
textmode
$1
drivers
audio
nic
sata_ide
smbus
$$
OemDir
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5. To copy Windows XP 32-bit driver files from the Supplemental or Tools and
Drivers CD to the $oem$ directory tree, type the following commands.
The drivers are located in the following directory on Supplemental or Tools and
Drivers CD.
cdrom_drive:\drivers\windows\xp32\chipset\
a. To copy the chipset zip package to the RIS server, type the following command:
c:\ copy cdrom_drive:\drivers\windows\xp32\chipset\*.zip c:\temp
b. To unzip the package, type the following command:
c:\ unzip c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp.zip c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp
6. To copy the chipset drivers to the proper directories, type the following
commands:
c:\ copy c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp\ide\winxp\sataraid\*.dll ris_partition:\remoteinstall\
setup\english\images\image_dir\$oem$\$$\OemDir
c:\ copy c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp\ide\winxp\sataraid\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\
setup\english\images\image_dir\$oem$\textmode
c:\ copy c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp\ide\winxp\sata_ide\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\
setup\english\images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\sata_ide
c:\ copy c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp\ethernet\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\setup\english\
images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\nic
c:\ copy c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp\audiodrv\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\setup\english\
images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\audio
c:\ copy c:\temp\nfref_670_w2kxp\smbus\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\setup\english\
images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\smbus\
7. The txtsetup.oem file is located in the following directory.
ris_partition:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\image_dir\$oem$\
textmode\
Add a semicolon to the beginning of each line for files that are of type *.dll in the
[Files.scsi.RAIDClASS] and [Files.scsi.BUSDRV] sections.
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8. To enable the RIS server to distribute the RIS image you created, type the
following commands:
c:\ net Stop binlsvc
c:\ net Start binlsvc
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Creating a 64-bit Windows XP RIS Image
This section tells you how to create a Windows XP 64-bit image on a RIS server and
then add platform specific drivers to the image. All drivers for this procedure
located on the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD, version 1.2 or later.
Note – Before using this procedure, you must install RIS onto a Windows 2003
server. See the following URL for complete instructions on how to install the RIS.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325862
Installing Windows XP 64-bit onto the RIS Server
To copy the Windows XP 64-bit CD onto the RIS server, do the following steps. Click
Next or Finished in each screen to advance to the next screen.
1. Insert the Windows XP 64-bit CD into the RIS server's CDROM drive.
2. In the Start menu, select Run.
3. To start the RIS setup program, type the following command:
c:\ risetup.exe
Note – In all commands, c:\ is shown as the DOS command prompt.
4. In the “Welcome to the Remote Installation Services Setup Wizard“ screen, click
Next.
5. In the “Remote Installation Services Options“ screen, choose “Add a new OS
image to this remote installation server“.
6. In the “Installation Source Files Location” screen, choose the CDROM drive with
the Windows XP 64-bit CD.
7. In the “Windows Installation Image Folder Name“ screen, type a descriptive name
for the Windows XP 64-bit CD image you are creating. For example:
Ultra_40_Windows_XP_64-bit
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8. In the “Friendly Description and Help Text“ screen, type a description and help
text (for future end-user reference).
9. In the “Previous Client Installation Screens Found” screen, choose “Use the new
client installation screens, and overwrite the old ones“.
10. In the “Review Settings“ screen, verify your settings.
11. After the image installs to the server, click Done.
Adding the NVIDA Ethernet Drivers to the
Windows Image
To add the NVIDIA Ethernet drivers to the Windows XP 64-bit CD image on the RIS
server, do the following steps.
1. Insert the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD into the RIS server’s CDROM
drive.
2. Type the commands below to accomplish the following actions.
■
■
■
Copy the Windows XP 64-bit RIS NVIDIA Ethernet driver zip package to the RIS
server.
Unzip the Ethernet driver zip package.
Copy the files to the RIS image.
c:\ copy cdrom_drive:\drivers\windows\RIS\XP64\NVRISW64.ZIP C:\temp\
c:\ unzip c:\temp\NVRISW64.zip -d c:\temp\NVRISW64
c:\ copy c:\temp\NVRISW64\*.* ris_partition:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\
image_dir\amd64
Where cdrom_drive is the CDROM drive on the RIS server, image_dir is the image
directory, and ris_partition is the drive where the RIS image is stored on the RIS
server.
Adding Other Drivers and Modifying Setting
Files
To modify settings files, create driver directories, and copy drivers to their
directories in the Windows XP 64-bit image on the RIS server, do the following steps.
The ristndrd.sif file is located in the following directory on the RIS server:
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ris_partition:\RemoteInstall\Setup\Englsh\Images\image_dir\i386\
templates
1. Change these entries in the ristndrd.sif file to read as follows:
[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = yes
[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword = “<desired password>“
2. Remove the following entry from the ristndrd.sif file:
[Identification]
JoinDomain = %MACHINEDOMAIN%
DoOldStyleDomainJoin = Yes
3. Add the following entries to the ristndrd.sif file:
[Unattended]
DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
OemPnPDriversPath = “\drivers\audio;\drivers\nic;\drivers\sata_ide;\
drivers\smbus“
[MassStorageDrivers]
“Nvidia RAID CLASS DRIVER (required)“=“OEM“
“Nvidia nForce Storage Controller (required)“=“OEM“
[OEMBootFiles]
nvatax64.sys
nvraid.cat
nvrdx64.inf
nvrdx64.sys
txtsetup.oem
[UserData]
ProductKey = XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
[Identification]
JoinWorkgroup = WORKGROUP
4. To create the $oem$ directory for the RIS image, type the following command:
c:\ mkdir cdrom_drive:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\image_dir
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The $oem$ directory will have a subdirectory tree structure with the following
directory names:
textmode
$1
drivers
audio
nic
sata_ide
smbus
$$
OemDir
5. To copy Windows XP 64-bit driver files into the $oem$ directory tree, type the
following commands.
The drivers are located in the following directory on the Supplemental or Tools and
Drivers CD:
cdrom_drive:\drivers\windows\xp64\chipset\
a. To copy the zip package to the RIS server, type the following command:
c:\ copy cdrom_drive:\drivers\windows\xp64\chipset\*.zip c:\temp
b. To unzip the package, type the following command:
c:\ unzip c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64.zip c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64
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6. To copy the driver files to the proper directories, type the following commands:
c:\ copy c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64\ide\winxp\sataraid\*.dll ris_partition:\remoteinstall\
setup\english\images\image_dir\$oem$\$$\OemDir
c:\ copy c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64\ide\winxp\sataraid\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\
setup\english\images\image_dir\$oem$\textmode
c:\ copy c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64\ide\winxp\sata_ide\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\
setup\english\images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\sata_ide
c:\ copy c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64\ethernet\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\setup\english\
images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\nic
c:\ copy c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64\audiodrv\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\setup\english\
images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\audio
c:\ copy c:\temp\ck804_669_xp64\smbus\* ris_partition:\remoteinstall\setup\english\
images\image_dir\$oem$\$1\drivers\smbus\
7. The txtsetup.oem file is located in the following directory.
ris_partition:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\image_dir\$oem$\
textmode\
Add a semicolon to the beginning of each line for files that are of type *.dll in the
[Files.scsi.RAIDClASS] and [Files.scsi.BUSDRV] sections.
8. To enable the RIS server to distribute the RIS image you created, type the
following commands:
c:\ net Stop binlsvc
c:\ net Start binlsvc
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Installing a RIS Image onto a Client
Workstation
This section tells you how to install a RIS image onto a client workstation using PXE
boot.
1. Either power on or reboot the workstation.
2. During POST, press the F12 key to enter PXE.
The workstation looks for the RIS server on the network.
3. Type your name and password when the Windows RIS install screen appears.
4. Choose the RIS image to install.
Once selected, the OS installation begins and automatically continues until it
completes.
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Configuring SLI Support
Refer to www.slizone.com for more information on SLI and the latest supported
drivers.
NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface) is a high-performance technology that
intelligently combines and scales graphics performance and visual quality by having
multiple NVIDIA GPU's in a single system. SLI technology can scale both geometry
and fill rate performance for two GPU's.
In order to enable SLI functionality, you need two of same cards installed. The
following graphics cards are supported for Sun Ultra 40 Workstation SLI operation:
■
FX1400
■
FX3450
■
FX4500
If these cards are already installed in your workstation, the SLI connector will be
already installed. If you still need to install one or both cards, follow the instructions
in the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation Service, Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting Manual.
Enabling SLI for Windows XP
1. Install the NVIDIA graphics driver located on the Supplemental or Tools and
Drivers CD if it is not previously installed.
See “Installing Windows XP Operating System Drivers” on page 21.
2. Right click on the desktop or click on the NVIDIA setting icon located on the
taskbar and select: nvidia display -> GDM-5510.
3. Select SLI-Multi GPU and add a checkmark next to enable SLI multi-GPU.
A message will appear stating SLI is enabled and that a reboot is required.
4. Reboot the workstation.
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Enabling SLI for Linux
To enable SLI for Linux operating systems:
1. Log in to the workstation as root (superuser).
2. Install the Linux display drivers, if you have not already done so.
See “Installing Linux Operating System Drivers” on page 19.
3. Run the command:
# nvidia-xconfig --sli=on
This will modify the X configuration file automatically
4. Reboot the workstation.
Refer to the readme for more information on configuring the different operation
modes in either of the following to locations:
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On the hard drive after the display drivers are installed:
/usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/readme.txt or
■
On the Supplemental or Tools and Drivers CD at:
/drivers/linux/OS/display/readme.txt.
Where OS is red_hat or suse.
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Downloading Sun N1 Grid Engine
Included with the Sun Ultra 40 workstation are two fully licensed RTU's for the
Sun's N1 Grid Engine. To purchase support, no additional licenses are required.
These RTU's can only be used with the Sun Ultra 40 workstation that it came with.
The RTU's are non-transferable and can not be used on other hardware.
By using N1 Grid Engine's market leading functionality you can increase your
systems' productivity by leveraging unused compute cycles for power-hungry
applications. The ability to incorporate thousands of workstations with N1 Grid
Engine enables enterprises to significantly increase the utilization of compute
resources for enhanced productivity, increased utilization, and to save money by
stretching existing IT assets.
For more information on Sun N1 Grid Engine software, see the following web site:
http://www.sun.com/gridware
Click the Get the Software button to download the software.
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CHAPTER
3
Setting Up the Preinstalled Software
The Solaris 10 Operating System and additional development software are
preinstalled on all Sun Ultra 40 Workstations. This chapter contains instructions on
configuring the operating system and using the software installed on the system.
This chapter includes information about the following topics:
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“Configuring Solaris 10 Operating System Software” on page 43
■
“Setting Up Preinstalled Development Software” on page 47
■
“Restoring and Backing Up Preinstalled Software” on page 49
Configuring Solaris 10 Operating System
Software
The following topics are covered in this section:
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“Licensing Information” on page 44
■
“Disk Configuration” on page 44
■
“Planning the Solaris Installation” on page 44
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris 10 Operating System” on page 45
43
Licensing Information
The Solaris 10 Operating System version installed on your workstation requires no
licensing fee. If you install a different version of Solaris software, you might be
required to pay a licensing fee for the new software version. The Sun Ultra 40
Workstation requires the Solaris 10 HW 1/06 operating system, or a compatible
version. For more information, see:
http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/licensing/index.html
Disk Configuration
The exact configuration that has been preinstalled is as follows:
■
■
■
■
Hard
Hard
Hard
Hard
drive
drive
drive
drive
root partition—14.0 Gbytes
swap partition—2.0 Gbytes
var partition—6.0 Gbytes
export partition—remainder of the disk
Planning the Solaris Installation
START
See “Powering On the Workstation” on page 9”.
Power on the workstation.
Use a
preinstalled
version of
software?
No
Install different
version from
other media.
For instructions, refer to Chapter 2 and the
documentation in the media kit for your
operating system.
Yes
Configure the Solaris 10 Operating
System and software.
See “Configuring Solaris 10 Operating System
Software” on page 43 and “Setting Up Preinstalled Development Software” on page 47.
READY TO WORK!
FIGURE 3-1
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Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris 10 Operating
System
Complete the following steps to configure the preinstalled Solaris 10 Operating
System.
1. Power on the workstation.
See “Powering On the Workstation” on page 9.
2. Answer the setup prompts by following the on-screen instructions.
Use a copy of TABLE 3-1 to record the information that you might need to collect
before setting up the Solaris 10 Operating System.
To help you complete the information in the table, your system administrator (SA)
should provide you with information that is specific to your site before you begin.
Check with your SA about whether some of the information is available on your
network.
3. When you have finished with the configuration, the workstation reboots.
The workstation displays the login window, in which you can enter your user name
and password to log in and begin using the workstation.
Note – In order to access the icons for the preinstalled development software, you
will need to choose the Java Desktop System (JDS) desktop option before logging in.
(See “Setting Up Preinstalled Development Software” on page 47 for more
information on the development software.)
4. Review the Solaris 10 Operating System Release Notes for any late-breaking
information about your preinstalled software.
The Solaris 10 Operating System Release Notes documentation is available at:
http://docs.sun.com
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TABLE 3-1
Information for Preinstalled Solaris 10 Configuration
Setup Window
Explanation and Notes
Select Language
and Locale
Native language and locale to use for the workstation.
Host Name
A name to give the workstation.
Network
Connectivity
Network or standalone workstation protocols. A system
administrator might be required to complete this section.
(IP Address)
Note: Depending on how you answer and what
information is provided by your network, you might also
be prompted for the workstation’s IP address.
Security Settings
Security settings and protocols.
Name Service
Name service to use: NIS+, NIS, DNS, LDAP, or None.
Note: This window is not displayed if the workstation is
not connected to a network.
Domain Name
NIS or NIS+ domain for this workstation.
Note: This window is not displayed if the workstation is
not using the NIS or NIS+ service.
Name Server/
Subnet/
Subnet Mask
Name server (specify the server or have the workstation
find one on a local subnet).
Note: This window is not displayed if the workstation is
not connected to a network.
Note: Depending on how you answer and what
information is provided by your network, you might also
be prompted for:
• The subnet for the workstation
• The subnet mask for the workstation
Time Zone
Local time-zone (select by geographic region, GMT offset,
or a time -zone file).
Date and Time
Current date and time (accept the default or enter the
current date and time).
Root Password
Root (superuser) password for the workstation.
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Your Information
Setting Up Preinstalled Development
Software
In order to launch one of the preinstalled development programs, double-click on
the appropriate icon on the JDS desktop.
The following sections describe the development software that is preinstalled or
preloaded on your Sun Ultra 40 Workstation:
■
“Sun Studio 11 Software” on page 47
■
“Sun Java Studio Creator 2004Q2 Update 8 Software” on page 48
■
“Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 Software” on page 49
■
“Net Beans IDE 4.1” on page 49
Sun Studio 11 Software
Sun Studio 11 software provides a comprehensive, productive environment for
developing reliable, scalable, high-performance applications using C, C++, and
Fortran for the Solaris Operating System. The software package includes compilers,
performance analysis tools, and a powerful debugger, as well as a integrated
development environment (IDE).
The Sun Studio 11 IDE provides modules for creating, editing, building, debugging,
and analyzing the performance of a C, C++, or Fortran application. It includes a set
of basic Java™ language support modules that can be enabled if needed for JNI
(Java Native Interface) development.
The Sun Studio 11 software consists of two major components:
■
The Sun Studio component, which includes the IDE, compilers, tools, and core
platform
■
The Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) technology on which the core
platform runs
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More information about the Sun Studio 11 software is available at the following
locations:
■
Release Notes for Solaris Platforms are available on the developer portal at:
http://developers.sun.com/prodtech/cc/documentation/ss11/index
.html
Information in the release notes updates and extends information in all readme
files.
■
Sun Studio documentation is available at:
http://docs.sun.com
Sun Java Studio Creator 2004Q2 Update 8
Software
The Sun Java Studio Creator development environment is the next-generation tool
for Java application development. This product combines the power of 100% Java
standards with simplified visual development techniques to give developers the
most effective, most productive way to build applications in the Java environment.
The Java Studio Creator environment has been designed and tested to meet the
needs of skilled developers whose primary concern is rapid turnaround of businesscritical applications. Java Studio Creator lets these developers leverage the power of
the Java platform to solve business problems, using the highly productive visual
style to which they are accustomed.
Additional information about Sun Java Studio Creator can be found in the product
documentation at:
http://developers.sun.com/prodtech/javatools/jscreator/reference
/docs/index.jsp
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Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 Software
Sun Java Studio Enterprise software is a complete, cost-effective, unified platform of
tools, support, and services designed to fully integrate with the capabilities of the
Sun Java Enterprise System. Sun Java Studio Enterprise enables you to develop
applications in an environment carefully designed to improve productivity while
simplifying the creation of sophisticated network applications that will be ready
deployed on the Java Enterprise System.
Additional information about Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 can be found in the
product documentation at:
http://docs.sun.com
Net Beans IDE 4.1
See the following web site for more information on Net Beans IDE 4.1:
http://www.netbeans.org/kb/41/index.html
Restoring and Backing Up Preinstalled
Software
Your workstation comes preconfigured with the Solaris 10 Operating System and
other preinstalled software. However, if you replace your hard drive for any reason,
the replacement drive does not come preconfigured with the Solaris 10 Operating
System and other preinstalled software.
Restoring Preinstalled Software
Tip – All Solaris 10 and Java Desktop System (JDS) components are available
through download of the Solaris 10 Operating System or through the Solaris 10
media kit. For information about obtaining Solaris 10 and JDS components see:
http://www.sun.com/software/
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You should make and keep a full backup of the operating system, which can be used
to restore your system if it is ever needed. Instructions for backing up your
Operating System are included in the Solaris 10 System Administration Collection. For
information about the Solaris 10 System Administration Collection see:
http:/docs.sun.com/
You can also restore some of the software that is preinstalled on your hard disk
image (HDI) from the CD-ROMs included in the appropriate version of the Solaris
Media Kit. The Solaris Media Kit contains some of the same software that is
preinstalled on your workstation. To reinstall some software, you might need to
download the software from the web sites provided throughout this document.
Some software product companies, such as Mozilla™, offer different versions of
software on their respective web sites.
Restoring Solaris Preinstalled Software
Note – You must use Solaris 10 Operating System HW 1/06 or a subsequent
compatible version on the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation.
1. Get the Solaris Media Kit for your workstation.
You might already have the Solaris Media Kit if you ordered it with your
workstation. If you did not order the kit with your system, contact your Sun sales
representative and order the Solaris Media Kit for your language and Solaris
version. For more information, refer to the following web site:
http://www.sun.com/software/
2. Follow the installation instructions in the Start Here document that comes with
the kit.
You can install the Solaris Operating System and as much of the additional software
as you want.
More patch information is available at this web site. You can also download patches
from this web site:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/
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Reinstalling Other Software
If you must reinstall other software packages, be sure that you have the latest
software version. For more information on the latest software versions, refer to the
web sites listed throughout this guide.
Backing Up the Preinstalled Image to Another
Hard Drive
Information about hard drive backups can be found in the Solaris 10 System
Administration Guide. To obtain this guide, refer to the following web site:
http://docs.sun.com/
Hard Drive Mirroring
To perform hard drive mirroring using the Solaris 10 operating environment use
Solaris Volume Manager.
For information about Solaris Volume Manager, see the Solaris Volume Manager
Administration Guide at:
http://docs.sun.com/
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