Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating

Sun Server X4-2L
Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating
System
Part No.: E38152-03
December 2013
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About Oracle Solaris Operating System Installs
Oracle Solaris OS Installation Task Map
Supported Operating Systems
1
2
Selecting the Console Display Option
Console Display Options
3
4
▼
Set Up the Local Console
▼
Set Up the Remote Console
Selecting the Boot Media Option
4
5
5
Boot Media Options Requirements
6
Local Boot Media Requirements
6
Remote Boot Media Requirements
6
▼
Set Up the Local Boot Media Option
▼
Set Up the Remote Boot Media Option
Selecting the Installation Target Option
Installation Target Options
1
6
7
7
8
▼
Set Up a Local Storage Drive (HDD or SSD) as the Installation Target
8
▼
Set Up a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network Device as the
Installation Target 8
Oracle Solaris OS Installation Options
Single-Server Installation Methods
9
9
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Assisted Oracle Solaris Installation
Manual Oracle Solaris Installation
Oracle System Assistant Overview
11
Oracle System Assistant Tasks
12
Get Updates and Install OS Tasks
10
10
12
Obtaining Oracle System Assistant
12
Preparing to Install the Operating System
15
Setting Up BIOS
15
▼
Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults
▼
Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS
Configuring RAID
16
21
Installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System
Before You Begin
19
23
23
Installing Oracle Solaris on a Single System Using Oracle System Assistant
▼
Install Oracle Solaris Using Oracle System Assistant
25
Installing the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Operating System on a Single System
Using Media 29
▼
Install Oracle Solaris 10 Using Local or Remote Media
29
▼
Install Oracle Solaris 11 Using Local or Remote Media
31
▼
Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE Network Boot
Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Solaris
Index
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Using This Documentation
This installation guide contains procedures for installing the Oracle Solaris operating
system, and initial software configuration procedures for bringing the Sun Server
X4-2L from Oracle to a configurable and usable state.
This document is written for technicians, system administrators, authorized service
providers, and users who have experience with installing operating systems.
This section describes how to get the latest software and firmware, documentation
and feedback, and support and accessibility information.
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“Getting the Latest Software and Firmware” on page v
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“About This Documentation” on page vi
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“Related Documentation” on page vi
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“Feedback” on page vi
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“Access to Oracle Support” on page vii
Getting the Latest Software and
Firmware
Firmware, drivers and other hardware-related software for each Oracle x86 server,
server module (blade), and blade chassis are updated periodically.
You can obtain the latest version in one of three ways:
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Oracle System Assistant – This is a new factory-installed option for Oracle x86
servers. It has all the tools and drivers you need and is built into the server.
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My Oracle Support: http://support.oracle.com
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Physical media request
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For more information, see Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide, “Getting Server
Firmware and Software Updates” on page 31.
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About Oracle Solaris Operating
System Installs
This section contains an overview for installing a new Oracle Solaris operating
system (OS) on your server.
Description
Links
Learn about Oracle Solaris operating
system installation steps.
“Oracle Solaris OS Installation Task Map” on
page 1
Learn about the supported Oracle Solaris
operating systems.
“Supported Operating Systems” on page 2
Learn about console display options and
how to set them up.
“Selecting the Console Display Option” on
page 3
Learn about boot media options and how
to set them up.
“Selecting the Boot Media Option” on page 5
Learn about installation target options and
how to set them up.
“Selecting the Installation Target Option” on
page 7
Learn about operating system install
options.
“Oracle Solaris OS Installation Options” on
page 9
Learn about Oracle System Assistant.
“Oracle System Assistant Overview” on
page 11
Related Information
■
“Installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System” on page 23
Oracle Solaris OS Installation Task Map
These procedures describe the steps for installing the Oracle Solaris operating system
for a new installation.
1
Step Description
Links
1.
Install the server hardware and configure
the Oracle ILOM service processor.
• Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide, “Installing the Server
Into a Rack” on page 41
• Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide, “Cabling the Server” on
page 79
• Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide, “Connecting to Oracle
ILOM” on page 87
2.
Obtain the Oracle Solaris installation
media.
You can download or order the installation media at:
• http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-stora
ge/solaris10/downloads/index.html
• http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-stora
ge/solaris11/downloads/index.html
3.
Review the product notes.
Sun Server X4-2L Product Notes at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2L/docs
4.
Set up the console, the media, and the
installation target that you will use to
perform the installation.
• “Selecting the Console Display Option” on page 3
• “Selecting the Boot Media Option” on page 5
• “Selecting the Installation Target Option” on page 7
5.
Verify BIOS settings for new OS
installations.
“Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults” on page 16
6.
Install the Oracle Solaris OS.
“Installing the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Operating System on a
Single System Using Media” on page 29
7.
Perform the post installation tasks, if
applicable.
“Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Solaris” on page 39
Additional Oracle Solaris OS documentation is available at:
■
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/index.html
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Oracle Solaris 11.1: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html
Related Information
■
“Preparing to Install the Operating System” on page 15
Supported Operating Systems
The server supports the following Oracle Solaris operating system software.
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Oracle Solaris OS
Edition
Oracle Solaris 10
Release 10 1/13
Oracle Solaris 11
Release 11.1
If you requested that the Oracle Solaris operating system (OS) be preinstalled on
your server when you ordered the server, Oracle Solaris 11.1 was preinstalled at the
factory. If the Oracle Solaris OS is preinstalled on your server, but you do not want to
use it, you can install any other supported operating system or virtual machine
software on your server. For an updated list of operating systems supported by the
server, see the latest version of the Sun Server X4-2L Product Notes at
http://www.oracle.com/goto/X4-2L/docs. You can also view a list of
supported operating systems at
http://wikis.oracle.com/display/SystemsComm/Sun+Server+X4-2L+-+O
perating+Systems.
Note – If the Oracle Solaris 11.1 OS was preinstalled, it was installed with the server
set to Legacy BIOS. If you choose to boot the server in UEFI BIOS Boot Mode, the
preinstalled image is not accessible. Therefore, if you want to use the Oracle Solaris
11.1 OS with the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode set to UEFI BIOS, you must perform a fresh
installation of Oracle Solaris 11.1.
Related Information
■
“Installing the Oracle Solaris Operating System” on page 23
Selecting the Console Display Option
This section describes the options for connecting a console to perform the
installation.
■
“Console Display Options” on page 4
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“Set Up the Local Console” on page 4
■
“Set Up the Remote Console” on page 5
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Console Display Options
You can install the OS and administer the server by attaching a local console directly
to the server’s service processor (SP). The server supports two types of local consoles:
■
A terminal connected to the serial management port (SER MGT)
You can connect the terminal directly to the port or connect it to a terminal
emulator that is connected directly to the port.
■
A VGA monitor, USB keyboard, and USB mouse connected directly to the video
port (VGA) and the two rear USB connectors
You can also install the OS and administer the server from a remote console by
establishing a network connection to the server SP. There are two types of remote
consoles:
■
Web-based client connection using the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application
■
Secure Shell (SSH) client connection to the network management port (NET MGT)
▼ Set Up the Local Console
1. To connect a local console, do one of the following:
■
Connect a terminal to the serial management port (SER MGT) either directly or
through a terminal emulator.
■
Connect a VGA monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the video port (VGA) and the
USB ports.
2. For serial management port (SER MGT) connections only, to establish a
connection to the host serial port:
a. Type your Oracle ILOM user name and password.
b. At the Oracle ILOM prompt, type:
-> start /HOST/console
The serial management port output is automatically routed to the Linux host serial
local console.
Related Information
■
4
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1 Documentation Library at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
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▼ Set Up the Remote Console
1. View or establish an IP address for the server SP.
To log in to Oracle ILOM remotely using either the command-line interface or the
web interface, you must know the IP address of the server SP. For instructions on
determining the server’s IP address, see the Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide,
“Determining the IP Address of the Server SP” on page 91.
2. If you are using a web-based client connection, perform these steps; otherwise
go to the next step.
a. In a web browser, type the IP address for the server SP.
b. Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface.
c. Redirect the video output from the server to the web client by launching the
Oracle ILOM Remote Console.
d. If necessary, enable device redirection (mouse, keyboard, etc.) in the Devices
menu.
3. If you are using an SSH client connection, perform these steps.
a. From a serial console, establish an SSH connection to the server SP (ssh
root@hostname, where hostname can be the DNS name or the IP address for
the server SP).
b. Log in to Oracle ILOM.
c. Redirect the serial output from the server to the SSH client by typing:
-> start /HOST/console
Related Information
■
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) Documentation Library at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs
Selecting the Boot Media Option
You can start the operating system installation by booting from a local or remote
installation media source. This section identifies the supported media sources and
the setup requirements for each source.
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“Boot Media Options Requirements” on page 6
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“Set Up the Local Boot Media Option” on page 6
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“Set Up the Remote Boot Media Option” on page 7
Boot Media Options Requirements
This section describes the requirements for using local and remote media.
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“Local Boot Media Requirements” on page 6
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“Remote Boot Media Requirements” on page 6
Local Boot Media Requirements
Local boot media requires a built-in storage device on the server, or an external
storage device attached to the server.
Remote Boot Media Requirements
You can start the network install from a redirected boot storage device or another
networked system that exports an OS image over the network using a Pre-Boot
eXecution environment (PXE).
Supported OS remote boot media sources can include:
■
DVD-ROM installation media
■
DVD-ROM ISO installation image media
■
PXE boot – Oracle Solaris 11 support PXE boots. However, once the PXE boot has
been initiated, the Oracle Solaris 11 installation is accomplished using the
Automated Installation (AI) installer. For instructions for performing PXE network
installations for the supported Oracle Solaris operating systems, see “Install
Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE Network Boot” on page 34.
▼ Set Up the Local Boot Media Option
To set up the local boot media, you must insert a storage device that contains the
Oracle Solaris OS installation media into the server using one of the following
options:
1. If the server is equipped with an optional DVD drive, insert the Oracle Solaris
OS installation DVD into the DVD drive located on the front of the server;
otherwise, proceed to the next step.
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2. If your server does not contain a DVD drive, insert a USB flash drive that
contains the Oracle Solaris OS installation media into one of the external USB
ports located on the front and rear of the server.
Note – For information about the location of the server’s external USB ports, see the
Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide, “About Server Features and Components” on
page 19.
▼ Set Up the Remote Boot Media Option
To install OS from media in a remote location, perform these steps.
1. Mount or present the OS boot media so that it is accessible, for example:
■
For DVD-ROM, insert media into the built-in or external DVD-ROM drive on a
remote system.
■
For DVD-ROM ISO image, ensure that an ISO image is available on a shared
network location.
2. Establish a web-based client connection to the server Oracle ILOM SP and
launch the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application.
For more details, see the Setup Requirements for web-based client connection in
“Selecting the Console Display Option” on page 3.
3. In the Devices menu of the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application, specify
the location of the boot media, for example:
■
For DVD-ROM boot media, select CD-ROM.
■
For DVD-ROM ISO image boot media, select CD-ROM Image.
Selecting the Installation Target Option
This section describes how to set up installation targets.
■
“Installation Target Options” on page 8
■
“Set Up a Local Storage Drive (HDD or SSD) as the Installation Target” on page 8
■
“Set Up a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network Device as the Installation Target”
on page 8
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Installation Target Options
With the exception of the embedded Oracle System Assistant USB flash drive (which
is reserved for Oracle System Assistant), you can install the operating system on any
of the storage drives installed in the server. These include hard disk drives (HDDs)
and solid state drives (SSDs).
For servers equipped with Fibre Channel PCIe host bus adapters (HBAs), you can
choose to install the operating system to an external FC storage device.
Note – SSDs are supported only on Oracle Engineered Systems.
▼ Set Up a Local Storage Drive (HDD or SSD) as
the Installation Target
●
Ensure that the HDD or SSD is properly installed and powered on.
For more information about installing and powering on a HDD or SSD, see the
Sun Server X4-2L Service Manual, “Servicing Storage Drives and Rear Drives
(CRU)” on page 47.
▼ Set Up a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network
Device as the Installation Target
1. Ensure that the PCIe host bus adapter (HBA) is properly installed in the server.
For more information about installing a PCIe HBA option, refer to the Sun Server
X4-2L Service Manual, “Servicing PCIe Cards (CRU)” on page 79.
2. Ensure that the storage area network (SAN) is installed and configured to make
the storage device visible to the server’s host.
For instructions, refer to the documentation supplied with the Fibre Channel HBA.
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Oracle Solaris OS Installation Options
You can choose to install an 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.
Option
Description
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/o
em/ops-center/index.html
Single server
Install an OS to a single server using one of
the following methods:
• Locally: OS installation is performed
locally at the server. This option is
recommended if you have just completed
the physical installation of the server in the
rack.
• Remotely: OS installation is performed
from a remote location. This option uses the
Oracle ILOM Remote Console application
to access the Oracle System Assistant or to
perform a manual OS installation.
Note - You should use Oracle System
Assistant for single server Oracle Solaris
installations; however, for this OS, Oracle
System Assistant does not install
recommended drivers or tools.
For more information about single-server OS installation methods, see:
■
“Single-Server Installation Methods” on page 9
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.
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Media Delivery Method
Additional Requirements
Local assisted OS installation – Uses
Oracle System Assistant.
(Recommended)
A monitor, USB keyboard and mouse, a USB
device, and Oracle Solaris distribution media.
For more information, see “Assisted Oracle
Solaris Installation” on page 10.
Remote assisted OS installation – Uses
Oracle System Assistant.
(Recommended)
Oracle ILOM Remote Console application, a
redirected CD/DVD drive or ISO image file,
and Oracle Solaris distribution media. For
more information, see “Assisted Oracle Solaris
Installation” on page 10.
Local using a CD/DVD drive – Uses a
physical CD/DVD drive connected to the
server.
A monitor, USB keyboard and mouse, a USB
DVD 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.
Remote using a CD/DVD drive or
DVD/ISO image – Uses a redirected
physical CD/DVD drive on a remote
system running the Oracle ILOM Remote
Console application.
A remote system with a browser, an attached
physical CD/DVD drive, Oracle Solaris
distribution media, and network access to the
server’s management port. For remote
installations, you deliver the installation
media using the remote DVD, USB flash
drive, or DVD image.
Assisted Oracle Solaris Installation
This is the recommended method for installing Oracle Solaris on your server. This
method involves using Oracle System Assistant. You deliver the Oracle Solaris
installation media on either a local or remote CD/DVD drive, USB device, or
CD/DVD image. The Oracle System Assistant guides the installation process. Your
server must support Oracle System Assistant, and it must be installed in the server.
Note – For Oracle Solaris, Oracle System Assistant does not install the recommended
drivers or tools.
Manual Oracle Solaris Installation
With this method, you deliver the Oracle Solaris distribution media on either a local
or remote CD/DVD drive, USB device, or CD/DVD image. You also need to install
any necessary drivers. The drivers for your server are available on the server’s
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internal Oracle System Assistant USB flash drive (which must be installed for the
drivers to be accessible) and from the My Oracle Support web site as either
OS-specific and server-specific packages or as an ISO image file. To install Oracle
Solaris, use the distribution media’s installation wizard.
Oracle System Assistant Overview
Oracle System Assistant is a single-server system management tool for Oracle x86
servers. Oracle System Assistant integrates Oracle’s single system management
products, and a selection of related software to provide a suite of tools that allow for
the quick and convenient configuration and maintenance of your server.
You can access Oracle System Assistant locally, using a local console connection, or
remotely, using the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application.
If you just completed the installation of the server into the rack, then using Oracle
System Assistant locally (while physically present at the server) can be a fast and
efficient method of starting up the server. Once the server is operational, you can
conveniently access Oracle System Assistant remotely while still retaining
full-featured functionally.
The components of Oracle System Assistant include:
■
Oracle System Assistant application
■
Oracle Hardware Management Pack
■
User interface access to configuration and maintenance provisioning tasks
(including Install OS task)
■
Oracle System Assistant command-line environment
■
With the exception of Oracle Solaris, operating system drivers and tools.
■
Server-specific firmware
■
Server-related documentation
Oracle System Assistant resides inside the server as an embedded storage device
(USB flash drive) and is factory configured with a server-specific version of tools and
drivers that is maintained as such through use of online updates.
For more information about Oracle System Assistant, see the following topics:
■
“Oracle System Assistant Tasks” on page 12
■
“Get Updates and Install OS Tasks” on page 12
■
“Obtaining Oracle System Assistant” on page 12
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Oracle System Assistant Tasks
Oracle System Assistant combines a selected set of the most common and useful
single-server management provisioning tasks.
The following information and tasks allow for quick and convenient server setup and
ongoing server management:
■
System overview and system inventory information
■
Online update acquisition for all components (including tools, drivers, and
firmware)
■
System firmware (BIOS and Oracle ILOM) and host bus adapter firmware updates
■
RAID, Oracle ILOM, and BIOS configuration
■
Assisted OS installation
■
Network configuration
■
Disable feature and embedded media integrity check
■
Multilingual keyboard
■
Oracle System Assistant shell terminal window allowing use of the runtime
environment
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Oracle Hardware Management Pack access (using Oracle System Assistant shell)
■
Oracle System Assistant recovery
Get Updates and Install OS Tasks
If you want to use Oracle System Assistant to update the OS drivers and other
firmware components (such as BIOS, Oracle ILOM, HBAs, and expanders, if
applicable), you should perform the Get Updates task before you install the OS.
Oracle System Assistant’s Install OS task provides a guided installation of a
supported OS. You supply the OS installation media, and Oracle System Assistant
guides you through the installation process. It then fetches the appropriate drivers
based on your server hardware configuration. The Install OS task is not available for
all server supported operating systems.
Obtaining Oracle System Assistant
Since your server supports Oracle System Assistant, the Oracle System Assistant USB
flash drive might be already installed in your server. If it is installed, you can update
to the latest software release using the Oracle System Assistant Get Updates task. If
Oracle System Assistant is installed in your server, but it has been corrupted or
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overwritten, then download the Oracle System Assistant Updater image from the My
Oracle Support web site. For download instructions, see Sun Server X4-2L Installation
Guide, “Getting Server Firmware and Software Updates” on page 31.
For more information about how to determine if your server has Oracle System
Assistant or how to perform updates and recovery procedures, refer to the Oracle X4
Series Servers Administration Guide at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs.
Related Information
■
Oracle X4 Series Servers Administration Guide at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs
About Oracle Solaris Operating System Installs
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Preparing to Install the Operating
System
This section describes how to prepare the server for installing the operating system.
Description
Links
Verify and set server BIOS settings to
factory defaults.
“Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults” on page 16
Configure boot mode.
“Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI
BIOS” on page 19
Configure RAID setup on the server.
“Configuring RAID” on page 21
Setting Up BIOS
Before you install the Oracle Solaris operating system, you should ensure that BIOS
settings are configured to support the type of installation you plan to perform.
The following topics provide specific instructions on how to configure BIOS to
support the installation:
■
“Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults” on page 16
■
“Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS” on page 19
Related Information
■
“Installing the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Operating System on a Single System Using
Media” on page 29
15
▼ Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults
Note – If the server is newly installed and this is the first time an operating system
is being installed, the BIOS is probably configured to its default settings and you do
not have to perform this procedure.
In the BIOS Setup Utility, you can set defaults, as well as view and edit BIOS settings,
as needed. Any changes you make in the BIOS Setup Utility (through F2) are
permanent until the next time you change them.
In addition to using F2 to view or edit the system’s BIOS settings, you can use F8
during the BIOS start-up to specify a temporary boot device. If you use F8 to set a
temporary boot device, this change is only in effect for the current system boot. The
permanent boot device specified through F2 will be in effect after booting from the
temporary boot device.
Ensure that the following requirements are met:
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The server is equipped with a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SDD).
■
The HDD or SDD is properly installed in the server. For instructions, see the Sun
Server X4-2L Service Manual, “Servicing Storage Drives and Rear Drives (CRU)” on
page 47.
■
A console connection is established to the server. For details, see “Selecting the
Console Display Option” on page 3.
1. Reset or power on the server.
For example, to reset the server:
■
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the
front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button
again to power on the server.
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power
Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI on server SP, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
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2. When prompted in the BIOS screen, press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
After a few moments, the BIOS Setup Utility appears.
3. To ensure that the factory defaults are set, do the following:
a. Press F9 to automatically load the factory default settings.
A message appears prompting you to continue this operation by selecting OK or
to cancel this operation by selecting CANCEL.
b. In the message, highlight OK then press Enter.
The BIOS Setup Utility screen appears with the cursor highlighting the first
value in the system time field.
4. In the BIOS Setup Utility, do the following to edit the values associated with
the system time or date.
a. Highlight the values you want to change.
Use up or down arrow keys to change between the system time and date
selection.
b. To change the values in the highlighted fields use these keys:
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PLUS (+) to increment the current value shown
■
MINUS (-) to decrement the current value shown
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ENTER to move the cursor to the next value field
5. To access the boot settings, select the Boot menu.
The Boot menu appears.
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6. In the Boot menu, verify that the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode is set to the appropriate
value for your installation.
To change the boot mode, use the up and down arrow keys to select the
UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode field and use the + and - keys to toggle between UEFI and
Legacy.
Note – The UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode must be set to Legacy when installing Oracle
Solaris 10 1/13, because Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 does not support UEFI BIOS.
7. In the Boot menu, use the down arrow key to select Boot Device Priority,
and then press Enter.
The Boot Device Priority menu appears listing the order of the known bootable
devices. The first device in the list has the highest boot priority.
8. In the Boot Device Priority menu, do the following to edit the first boot device
entry in the list:
a. Use the up and down arrow keys to select the first entry in the list, then press
Enter.
b. In the Options menu, use the up and down arrow keys to select the default
permanent boot device, then press Enter.
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Note – You can change the boot order for other devices in the list by repeating Steps
8a and 8b for each device entry you want to change.
9. To save changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press F10.
Alternatively, you can save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility by
selecting Save Changes and Reset on the Save & Exit menu. A message
appears prompting you to save changes and exit setup. In the message dialog,
select OK, then press Enter.
Note – When using the Oracle ILOM Remote Console, F10 is trapped by the local
OS. You must use the F10 option listed in the Keyboard drop-down menu that is
available at the top of the Remote Console application.
▼ Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS
The BIOS firmware supports both Legacy BIOS and Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface (UEFI). The default setting is Legacy BIOS. Because some operating systems
support both Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS and some support Legacy BIOS only, users
have the following options:
■
If the operating system being installed supports Legacy BIOS only, you must make
sure that BIOS is set to Legacy BIOS before you do the OS installation.
■
If the operating system being installed supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS,
you have the option of setting BIOS to either Legacy mode or UEFI mode before
you perform the OS installation.
Note – Currently, Oracle Solaris 11.1 is the only supported Oracle Solaris operating
system that supports UEFI BIOS. Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 does not support UEFI BIOS.
Note – After you have installed the operating system, if you decide you want to
switch from Legacy BIOS to UEFI BIOS, or vice versa, you must remove all partitions
and reinstall the operating system.
1. Reset or power on the server.
For example, to reset the server:
■
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the
front panel of the server to power off the server, then press the Power button
again to power on the server.
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From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power
Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type the following command from the prompt:
-> reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
2. When prompted in the BIOS screen, press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
After a few moments, the BIOS Setup Utility appears.
3. In the BIOS Setup Utility, select Boot from the top menu bar.
The Boot Menu screen appears.
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4. Select the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode field and use the +/- keys to switch the
setting to the desired mode, Legacy BIOS or UEFI.
5. To save changes and exit BIOS, press the F10 key.
Configuring RAID
If you want to install Oracle Solaris OS to a redundant array of independent disks
(RAID) volume, you must configure the RAID volume before starting the Oracle
Solaris OS install process. For instructions for configuring RAID, see the Sun Server
X4-2L Installation Guide, “Configuring Server Drives for OS Installation” on page 115.
Related Information
■
Oracle X4 Series Servers Administration Guide at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86AdminDiag/docs
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Installing the Oracle Solaris
Operating System
This section describes how to install the Oracle Solaris operating system on the
server.
Description
Links
Pre-installation requirements.
“Before You Begin” on page 23
Using Oracle System Assistant to install
Oracle Solaris
“Installing Oracle Solaris on a Single System
Using Oracle System Assistant” on page 25
Using media to install Oracle Solaris.
“Installing the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11
Operating System on a Single System Using
Media” on page 29
Related Information
■
“About Oracle Solaris Operating System Installs” on page 1
■
“Verify the BIOS Factory Defaults” on page 16
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 21
Before You Begin
Ensure that the following requirements are met:
■
If you want to configure RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) on the
server’s storage drives, you must do so before you install the operating system.
For instructions for configuring RAID, see the Sun Server X4-2L Installation Guide,
“Configuring Server Drives for OS Installation” on page 115.
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Note – If the server is equipped with the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID, Internal
HBA (SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z), you must create a RAID volume and make it bootable
before installing the operating system; otherwise, the HBA will not be able to identify
the server’s storage drives.
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The console display options should have been selected and set up prior to
performing the installation. For more information about this option and setup
instructions, see “Selecting the Console Display Option” on page 3.
■
The boot media option should have been selected and set up prior to performing
the installation. For more information about this option and setup instructions, see
“Selecting the Boot Media Option” on page 5.
■
The storage drive to be used as the installation target option should have been
determined and set up prior to starting this installation procedure. For more
information about the installation target storage drive and setup instructions, see
“Selecting the Installation Target Option” on page 7.
■
Verify that the BIOS settings are set to the defaults. For instructions on how to
verify and, if necessary, set the BIOS settings, see “Verify the BIOS Factory
Defaults” on page 16.
■
If you are performing a local installation, have the Oracle Solaris installation
media available to insert into the attached physical CD/DVD-ROM drive when
prompted.
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If you are performing a remote installation, insert the Oracle Solaris installation
media into the Oracle ILOM Remote Console system’s CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Ensure that you have selected CD-ROM from the Oracle ILOM Remote Console
system’s Devices menu.
■
If you are using an Oracle Solaris image, ensure that the Oracle Solaris ISO image
is accessible from the Oracle ILOM Remote Console system. Ensure that you have
selected CD-ROM Image from the Oracle ILOM Remote Console system’s Devices
menu.
■
Gather the Oracle Solaris operating system documentation so that you can use it
in conjunction with the instructions provided in this chapter. Oracle Solaris OS
documentation is available at:
■
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 documentation:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/index.html
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For Oracle Solaris 11.1 documentation:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html
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Installing Oracle Solaris on a Single
System Using Oracle System Assistant
The Oracle System Assistant Install OS task is the recommended method for
installing Oracle Solaris on the server.
■
“Install Oracle Solaris Using Oracle System Assistant” on page 25
▼ Install Oracle Solaris Using Oracle System
Assistant
Before you begin this procedure, do the following:
■
Perform the steps in “Preparing to Install the Operating System” on page 15.
■
If you want to configure the boot drive (that is, the storage drive onto which you
are installing Oracle Solaris) for RAID, you must do so before you install Oracle
Solaris. For instructions on how to configure RAID on your server, see the Sun
Server X4-2L Installation Guide, “Configuring Server Drives for OS Installation” on
page 115.
1. Ensure that the installation media is available to boot.
■
For Distribution CD/DVD. Insert the Oracle Solaris media (CD labeled number
1 or the single DVD) into the local or external CD/DVD-ROM drive.
■
For ISO image. Ensure that the ISO images are available and that the Oracle
ILOM Remote Console application is aware of the first ISO image location.
For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see
“Selecting the Boot Media Option” on page 5.
2. To launch Oracle System Assistant directly from the Oracle ILOM Interface
(recommended), perform the following steps; otherwise proceed to Step 3.
a. In the Actions panel on the Oracle ILOM web interface (shown below), click
the Oracle System Assistant Launch button.
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The Oracle System Assistant Overview screen appears.
b. Proceed to Step 4.
3. To launch Oracle System Assistant using the Oracle ILOM Remote Console and
BIOS, perform the following steps:
a. From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Summary > Launch Remote
Console.
The Oracle ILOM Remote Console screen appears.
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b. Reset or power on the server.
For example:
■
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on
the front panel of the server to power off the server, then press the Power
button again to power on the server.
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power
Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears in the Oracle ILOM Remote Console.
Note – The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for
the following steps. Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen
for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll
bars.
c. Press the F9 key.
The Oracle System Assistant System Overview screen appears.
4. To update to the latest software release package, click the Get Updates button in
Oracle System Assistant.
This action ensures that the server has the latest software release package installed
before you begin the OS installation.
Note – Server web access is required to update Oracle System Assistant.
5. To update the server firmware, click the Update Firmware button.
This action ensures that the server has the latest firmware and BIOS before you
begin the OS installation.
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6. To install Oracle Solaris, click the Install OS button.
The Install Operating System screen appears.
7. From the Supported OS drop-down list, select your OS.
8. In the Current BIOS mode portion of the screen, select the BIOS mode (UEFI or
Legacy BIOS) that you want to use for the installation.
Note – Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 only supports Legacy BIOS; therefore, if you are
installing Oracle Solaris 10, do not select UEFI. Oracle Solaris 11.1 supports both
BIOS modes, UEFI and Legacy BIOS.
9. In the Select your install media location section of the screen, select the location
of the installation media.
This is the location of the OS distribution media.
Note – Oracle System Assistant does not support Preboot eXecution Environment
(PXE) installs.
10. In the Select boot disk portion of the screen, select device to which Oracle
Solaris will be installed.
11. Click View Installation Options.
The Installation Options dialog appears.
12. In the Installation Options dialog, deselect any items that you do not want to
install.
13. At the bottom of the Install OS screen, click the Install OS button.
14. To confirm your selection of boot device, click Yes.
To change boot devices, click No, and select another device.
15. Follow the prompts until the installation is finished.
The server boots.
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Installing the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11
Operating System on a Single System
Using Media
Note – Oracle System Assistant does not support Oracle Solaris OS installs.
These topics provide guidelines for installing the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 OS.
■
“Install Oracle Solaris 10 Using Local or Remote Media” on page 29
■
“Install Oracle Solaris 11 Using Local or Remote Media” on page 31
■
“Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE Network Boot” on page 34
■
“Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Solaris” on page 39
Related Information
■
“About Oracle Solaris Operating System Installs” on page 1
▼ Install Oracle Solaris 10 Using Local or Remote
Media
The following procedure describes how to boot the Oracle Solaris 10 operating
system installation from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the
installation media from one of the following sources:
■
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 DVD set (internal or external DVD)
■
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 ISO DVD image (network repository)
Note – Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 does not support UEFI BIOS. Therefore, you must
ensure that the BIOS mode is set to Legacy BIOS before installing Oracle Solaris 10
1/13.
Note – If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, refer to
“Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE Network Boot” on page 34 for instructions.
1. Ensure that the install media is available to boot.
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For Distribution DVD. Insert the Oracle Solaris 10 DVD into the local or
remote DVD drive.
■
For ISO image. Ensure that the ISO image is available and that the boot disc
image has been selected in the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application.
For additional information about how to set up the install media, see “Selecting
the Boot Media Option” on page 5.
2. Reset or power on the server.
For example, to reset the server:
■
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the
front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button
again to power on the server.
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power
Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI on the server SP, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
Note – The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for
the following steps. Please watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the
screen for a brief time.
3. In the BIOS screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device for the Oracle
Solaris OS installation.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears.
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4. In the Boot Device menu, select either the external or virtual DVD device as the
first (temporary) boot device, then press Enter.
In the sample Boot Device menu shown in Step 3, the virtual DVD device is
specified as the boot device.
Note – If you are performing the Oracle Solaris installation from a redirected DVD
using the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application, select AMI Virtual CDROM,
which is listed as an option in the Boot Device menu when you install from a
redirected DVD.
The GRUB menu appears.
5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the Oracle Solaris installation.
For instructions for completing the installation for Oracle Solaris 10 1/13, refer to
the Oracle Solaris installation documentation at:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/index.html
Related Information
■
“Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE Network Boot” on page 34
▼ Install Oracle Solaris 11 Using Local or Remote
Media
The following procedure describes how to boot the Oracle Solaris 11 operating
system installation from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the
installation media from one of the following sources:
■
Oracle Solaris 11.1 DVD set (internal or external DVD)
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Oracle Solaris 11.1 ISO DVD image (network repository)
Note – If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, refer to
“Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE Network Boot” on page 34 for instructions.
1. Ensure that the install media is available to boot.
■
For Distribution DVD. Insert the Oracle Solaris 11 DVD into the local or
remote DVD drive.
■
For ISO image. Ensure that the ISO image is available and that the boot disc
image has been selected in the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application.
For additional information about how to set up the install media, see “Selecting
the Boot Media Option” on page 5.
2. Reset or power on the server.
For example, to reset the server:
■
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the
front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button
again to power on the server.
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power
Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI on the server SP, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
Note – The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for
the following steps. Please watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the
screen for a brief time.
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3. In the BIOS screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device for the Oracle
Solaris OS installation.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears. The screen that appears will be
different depending on whether you have BIOS configured for Legacy BIOS or
UEFI BIOS.
■
For Legacy BIOS, the following screen appears:
■
For UEFI, the following screen appears:
Note – Your Please Select Boot Device menu options might differ depending on the
type of disk controller installed in your server.
4. In the Please Select Boot Device menu, select the menu item according to the
Solaris OS media installation method and the BIOS mode you elected to use,
and then press Enter.
For example:
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If you elected to use the Solaris OS local console delivery method in Legacy
BIOS, select SATA:HDD:P4 DV-W28SS-V from the Legacy BIOS screen.
■
If you elected to use the Oracle ILOM Remote Console delivery method in UEFI
BIOS mode, select [UEFI]USB:VIRTUAL:USB USB CD/DVD Drive from the
UEFI BIOS screen.
The GRUB menu appears.
5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the Oracle Solaris installation.
For instructions for completing the Oracle Solaris 11.1 installation, refer to the
Oracle Solaris 11.1 installation documentation at:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html
Related Information
■
“Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE Network Boot” on page 34
▼ Install Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Using PXE
Network Boot
The following procedure describes how to install the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11
operating system from a PXE network environment.
The following requirements must be met prior to starting the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11
PXE boot installation.
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To use PXE to boot the installation media over the network, you should have
completed the following tasks:
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For Oracle Solaris 10, ensure that the PXE/boot JumpStart install server is
properly setup and accessible to your server on the network.
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For Oracle Solaris 11, ensure that the Automated Installation (AI) image install
server is setup and accessible to your server over the network.
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Note – JumpStart or Automated Installer can help you eliminate some or most of the
manual tasks of setting up the Oracle Solaris operating system for the first time on
multiple servers. JumpStart installs Oracle Solaris 10 and earlier versions of the
Oracle Solaris OS. Automated Installer installs the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.
For more information about using a JumpStart image in Oracle Solaris 10, see
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/html/E28039/index.html.
For more information about using Automated Installer, see the Oracle Solaris 11
Information Library, Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 JumpStart to Oracle Solaris 11
Automated Installer at
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/E21799/index.html.
Note – The PXE network boot does not work properly over subnets that include
multiple DHCP servers. Therefore, you should set up only one DHCP server on the
subnet that includes the client system that you want to install.
■
■
Ensure that the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 installation media is available for PXE boot.
For details, see one of the following documents:
■
For Oracle Solaris 10 1/13, see “Planning to Install Over the Network” in the
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Network-Base Installations at:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/index.html
■
For Oracle Solaris 11.1, see Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation
Image at: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html
Ensure that the Automated Installation install server has the MAC address of the
network interface from which the system will PXE boot. As an example, if you
want to PXE boot from NET0, you can obtain its MAC address by logging in to the
Oracle ILOM SP as root, and typing:
-> show /SYS/MB/NET0 fru_macaddress
/SYS/MB/NET0
Properties:
fru_macaddress = 00:21:28:e7:77:24
■
Ensure that the BIOS mode configured on your system is compatible with the
Oracle Solaris operating system you are installing. For more details refer to
“Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS” on page 19.
1. Reset or power on the server.
For example, to reset the server:
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■
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the
front panel of the server to turn the server off, then press the Power button
again to power on the server.
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power
Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI on server SP, type: reset /System
The BIOS screen appears.
Note – The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for
the following steps. Please watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the
screen for a brief time.
2. To verify that PXE boot is enabled, perform the following steps:
Note – PXE boot is enabled by default; however, this step directs you to verify that
PXE boot is enabled in the event that it was disabled. Once you have verified that
PXE boot is enabled, you can omit this step on subsequent PXE boots.
a. Press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
The BIOS Setup Utility appears.
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b. Select Advanced in the top menu bar.
c. Set the Launch PXE OpROM setting to Enabled.
d. To save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, press F10.
This causes the server to reset. After resetting, the BIOS screen appears again.
3. In the BIOS screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device or press F12 to
network boot (PXE).
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears, listing the available boot devices.
The screen that appears will be different depending on whether you have BIOS
configured for Legacy BIOS or UEFI BIOS.
■
For Legacy BIOS, the following screen appears:
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■
For UEFI mode, the following screen appears:
Note – Your Please Select Boot Device menu options might differ depending on the
type of disk controller installed in your server.
4. In the Boot Device menu, select the appropriate PXE boot port, then press Enter.
The PXE boot port is the physical network port configured to communicate with
your network install server.
The GRUB menu appears.
5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the PXE installation.
For instructions for completing the PXE installation, refer to the following
documents:
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■
For Oracle Solaris 10 1/13, see “Planning to Install Over the Network” in the
Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations at:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/index.html
■
For Oracle Solaris 11.1, see Creating a Custom Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation
Image at: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html
6. Proceed to the section “Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Solaris” on page 39 to
perform post installation tasks.
Related Information
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“Install Oracle Solaris 10 Using Local or Remote Media” on page 29
Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Solaris
After installing and rebooting the Oracle Solaris operating system, review the Oracle
Solaris documentation for instructions how to determine whether updates are
available and how to install them. See the following documentation web sites:
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For Oracle Solaris 10 1/13, go to:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/index.html
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For Oracle Solaris 11.1, go to:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/index.html
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Index
A
Automated Installer
Oracle Solaris OS, 35
B
BIOS
procedure for editing and viewing settings, 16
switching between Legacy and UEFI BIOS
Solaris OS, 19
verification of factory defaults settings, 16
verifying factory default settings, 16
boot device menu, 31
boot media
requirements, 6
C
console
selecting display option, 3
console display options, 4
D
using Oracle System Assistant
Oracle VM, 10
installation methods
boot media options, 5
installation option
single server, 9
installation target
fibre channel storage area network (SAN)
device, 8
local storage drive, 8
options, 8
installing operating system
overview, 1
supported operating systems, 2
installing Oracle Solaris OS
on a single system using media, 29
using local or remote media, 29, 31
using remote media from a PXE-based
network, 34
J
DHCP servers, recommended number for
subnets, 35
JumpStart utility
Oracle Solaris OS, 35
H
L
Hardware Management Pack, 11
I
install boot media, 5
installation
task map, 1
using Oracle System Assistant
Oracle VM, 25
installation method
manual
Oracle VM, 10
local boot media
requirements, 6
setting up, 6
local console
setting up, 4
O
operating system
installation options, 9
versions supported, 2
Oracle ILOM Remote Console application
Oracle Solaris OS install, 31
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Oracle Solaris documentation web sites, 24
Oracle Solaris OS
JumpStart utility, 35
Oracle ILOM Remote Console application, 31
post installation tasks, 39
PXE install restrictions, 35
temporary boot device, 30, 33
Oracle Solaris OS install
using local of remote media, 29, 32
Oracle System Assistant
application OS installation task
Oracle VM, 12
embedded storage device, 11
obtaining, 12
overview, 11
tasks
Oracle VM, 12
overview of operating system installation, 1
Oracle Solaris OS, 30, 33
P
post installation tasks
Oracle Solaris OS, 39
power on server, 30, 32
product notes
web site, 3
PXE installation
Oracle Solaris OS, 34
R
RAID
configuring, 21
remote boot media
requirements, 6
setting up, 7
remote console
setting up, 5
S
software
installation options, 9
versions supported, 2
supported operating systems, 2
T
task map, 1
temporary boot device
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