Netra Server X3-2 OS Installation Guide

Netra Server X3-2 OS Installation Guide
Netra Server X3-2
(formerly Sun Netra X4270 M3 Server)
Operating System Installation Guide
Part No.: E27128-02
July 2012
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Using This Documentation
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Choosing an OS Installation Method
1
OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)
OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)
OS Installation Task Map (Linux)
2
3
4
OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)
OS Installation Task Map (Windows)
5
6
Supported OS Versions and Documentation
Oracle Linux Support Kernel
8
Understanding Installation Methods
8
OSA for Guided OS Installations
9
OS Media for Manual Installations
PXE for Network Installations
10
11
Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS
Preinstalled OS RAID Limitations
13
13
Configuration Worksheet (Oracle Solaris)
▼
7
14
Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS
17
Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software
Configuration Worksheet (Oracle VM Server)
▼
21
21
Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3.0 OS
23
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Oracle VM 3.0 Overview
Preparing to Install an OS
25
27
Selecting the Console Display
Console Display Options
27
28
▼
Set Up a Local Console (SER MGT Port)
▼
Set Up a Local Console (Monitor and Keyboard)
▼
Set Up a Remote Console (SSH)
▼
Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)
Selecting the Boot Media
Set Up Local Boot Media
▼
Set Up Remote Boot Media
33
Prepare PXE (Oracle Solaris)
▼
Prepare PXE (Linux)
▼
Prepare PXE (Windows)
Setting Up BIOS
33
34
Accessing Installation Utilities
Start OSA
35
36
37
38
39
BIOS Overview (OS Installation)
40
▼
Set BIOS Settings to Default Values
▼
Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS Modes
Configuring RAID
45
HBA and RAID Support
46
RAID Configuration Requirements
46
Post-Installation RAID Volume Creation
▼
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30
32
▼
▼
30
31
Preparing Your PXE Environment
Reset the Server
29
31
▼
▼
28
Configure RAID (OSA)
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48
41
43
Configuring RAID Volumes (LSI BIOS Utilities)
▼
Create a RAID Volume
▼
Make a Virtual Drive Bootable
Installing a Supported OS
▼
Install an OS (OSA)
Installing an OS (Media)
▼
54
60
63
Install an OS (Media)
▼
Install HBA Drivers (Windows)
64
67
73
Performing Post-Installation Tasks
▼
55
59
▼
Install an OS (PXE)
54
77
(Optional) Assign Boot Drive Priorities
Oracle VM Post-Installation Information
Performing Linux Post-Installation Tasks
78
79
79
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(Optional) Choose an Oracle Linux Kernel
▼
(Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support Kernel (RHEL 5.7)
81
▼
(Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support Kernel (RHEL 6.1)
82
Performing VMware ESXi Post-Installation Tasks
80
83
▼
Configure Network Adapter Settings (VMware ESXi)
▼
Determine the MAC Address of a Connected Server Network Port
(VMware ESXi) 86
Performing Windows Post-Installation Tasks
87
Supplemental Software Component Options (Windows)
88
▼
Install Server-Specific Device Drivers and Supplemental Software
(Windows) 89
▼
(Optional) Configure TPM Support (Windows)
Glossary
Index
84
90
95
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Using This Documentation
This document provides information about how to install one of several supported
OS on Oracle’s Netra Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Netra X4270 M3 server).
This document is written for technicians, system administrators, authorized service
providers, and users who have a experience with computer technology.
■
“Product Notes” on page vii
■
“Related Documentation” on page viii
■
“Feedback” on page viii
■
“Support and Accessibility” on page viii
Product Notes
For late-breaking information and known issues about this product, refer to the
product notes at:
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=Netra-X3-2
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Related Documentation
Documentation
Links
All Oracle products
http://www.oracle.com/documentation
Netra Server X3-2
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=Netra-X3-2
Oracle Integrated Lights http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom31
Out Manager (Oracle
ILOM) 3.1 software
library
Oracle Solaris OS and
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/#sys_sw
systems software library
Oracle Linux
http://linux.oracle.com/documentation/
Feedback
Provide feedback about this documentation at:
http://www.oracle.com/goto/docfeedback
Support and Accessibility
Description
Links
Access electronic support
through My Oracle Support
http://support.oracle.com
For hearing impaired:
http://www.oracle.com/accessibility/support.html
Learn about Oracle’s
commitment to accessibility
http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/index.html
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Choosing an OS Installation Method
The server supports several different operating systems. A subset of the supported
OSs are available preinstalled, depending on what was selected when the server was
ordered. You can use the preinstalled OS, or install a fresh version of any of the
supported OSs.
The OS installation process varies based on the OS and whether you want to use a
preinstalled version or install a fresh version.
Description
Links
Configure the preinstalled Oracle Solaris
OS or install a fresh version.
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
Configure the preinstalled Oracle VM
software or install a fresh version.
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software” on page 21
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
Install a supported version of Linux.
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
“Oracle Linux Support Kernel” on page 8
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
Install a supported version of VMware
ESXi.
“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
Install a supported version of Windows
OS.
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
Choose an installation method.
“Understanding Installation Methods” on page 8
Related Information
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software” on page 21
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
1
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)
This table lists the tasks you perform for a new installation of the Oracle Solaris OS.
If instead you plan to use a preinstalled version, see “Configuring the Preinstalled
Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13.
Step Description
Links
1.
Install the server hardware and configure the Oracle ILOM
service processor.
Server Installation
2.
Determine which Oracle Solaris version to install.
“Supported OS Versions and
Documentation” on page 7
3.
Choose an installation method.
“Understanding Installation Methods” on
page 8
4.
Download or order the Oracle Solaris installation media.
• For Oracle Solaris 10 8/11:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwor
k/server-storage/solaris10/downl
oads/index.html
• For Oracle Solaris 11:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwor
k/server-storage/solaris11/downl
oads/index.html
5.
Review the product notes.
Netra Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Netra X4270
M3 Server) Product Notes
6.
Prepare for the installation by configuring various
installation options.
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
7.
(Optional) Configure RAID.
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
8.
Install the Oracle Solaris OS.
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
9.
Perform post-installation tasks, if applicable.
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on
page 77
Related Information
2
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
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“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)
Step Description
Links
1.
Install your server hardware and configure the Oracle
ILOM service processor.
Server Installation
2.
Determine which Oracle VM version to install.
“Supported OS Versions and
Documentation” on page 7
3.
Choose an installation method.
“Understanding Installation Methods” on
page 8
4.
Set up a second system with a static IP address on which
you can install the Oracle VM Manager. This system must
have one of these operating systems installed:
• Oracle Linux 5.5, 64-bit and subsequent releases
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release 6, 64-bit and
subsequent releases
Oracle VM Server Release Notes and the Oracle
VM Manager Release Notes at:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E20065_0
1/index.htm
5.
Obtain the Oracle VM installation media (optional) and the • ISO image of the Oracle VM installation
Oracle VM documentation. Use the Oracle VM
program:
documentation in conjunction with the installation
http://www.oracle.com/virtualiza
procedures.
tion
Note - You do not need to download the image if you use • Oracle VM documentation:
OSA to install this OS.
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E20065
_01/index.htm
6.
Review the product notes.
Netra Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Netra X4270
M3 Server) Product Notes
7.
Prepare for the installation by configuring various
installation options.
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
8.
Install the Oracle VM Server and, if necessary, Oracle VM
Manager.
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
9.
Perform post-installation tasks.
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on
page 77
Related Information
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software” on page 21
Choosing an OS Installation Method
3
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
OS Installation Task Map (Linux)
Step Description
Links
1.
Install your server hardware and configure the Oracle
ILOM service processor.
Server Installation
2.
Determine which Linux version to install and access the
documentation.
“Supported OS Versions and
Documentation” on page 7
3.
Choose an installation method.
“Understanding Installation Methods” on
page 8
4.
Obtain the Linux installation media. Use the
documentation in conjunction with the installation
procedures.
http://www.oracle.com/us/technolog
ies/linux/index.html
5.
Review the product notes.
Netra Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Netra X4270
M3 Server) Product Notes
6.
Prepare for the installation by configuring various
installation options.
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
7.
(Optional) Configure RAID.
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
8.
Install the Linux OS.
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
9.
Perform post-installation tasks.
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on
page 77
Related Information
4
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
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OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)
Step Description
Links
1.
Install your server hardware and configure the Oracle
ILOM service processor.
Server Installation
2.
Determine which versions are supported.
“Supported OS Versions and
Documentation” on page 7
3.
Choose an installation method.
“Understanding Installation Methods” on
page 8
4.
Obtain the VMware ESXi installation media and
documentation.
ISO image of the VMware ESXi installation
program:
http://www.vmware.com/download
5.
Review the product notes.
Netra Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Netra X4270
M3 Server) Product Notes
6.
Prepare for the installation by configuring various
installation options.
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
7.
Install the VMware ESXi software.
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
8.
Perform post-installation tasks.
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on
page 77
Related Information
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
Choosing an OS Installation Method
5
OS Installation Task Map (Windows)
Step Description
Links
1.
Install your server hardware and configure the Oracle
ILOM service processor.
Server Installation
2.
Determine which version of Windows to install.
“Supported OS Versions and
Documentation” on page 7
3.
Choose an installation method.
“Understanding Installation Methods” on
page 8
4.
Obtain the Windows installation media.
5.
Review the product notes.
Netra Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Netra X4270
M3 Server) Product Notes
6.
Prepare for the installation by configuring various
installation options.
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
7.
Install the Windows OS.
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
8.
Perform post-installation tasks.
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on
page 77
Related Information
6
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
Netra Server X3-2 OS Installation Guide • July 2012
Supported OS Versions and
Documentation
Note – For the latest information about supported OS versions refer to the Netra
Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Netra X4270 M3 Server) Product Notes.
OS
Versions
Links to Documentation
Oracle Solaris
Release 10 8/11
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup
?ctx=E23823_01
Release 11 11/11 (with SR2, required)
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup
?ctx=E23824_01
Oracle VM
Release 3.0
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup
?ctx=E20065_01
Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux 5.7 and 6.1 for x86 (64-bit)
http://linux.oracle.com/documentation/
with the Oracle Linux Support kernel or
the Red Hat Compatible Kernel. See
“Oracle Linux Support Kernel” on page 8.
Red Hat Linux
RHEL 5.7 and 6.1 for x86 (64-bit)
http://www.redhat.com/docs
SUSE Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
(64-bit)
http://www.suse.com/documentation/sles
11/
VMware ESXi
5.0
http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs
Windows
Server
2008 SP2 and 2008 R2 SP1 including:
• Standard Edition (64-bit)
• Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
• Datacenter edition (64-bit)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver
2008/en/us/product-documentation.aspx
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
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“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
Choosing an OS Installation Method
7
Oracle Linux Support Kernel
Oracle Linux Support (formerly known as the Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
for Linux) is a kernel that is installed by default on Oracle Linux and can be installed
on RHEL 5.7 and 6.1. This kernel is based on the 2.6.32 Linux kernel and includes
optimizations developed by Oracle to ensure stability and optimal performance.
The Oracle Linux Support kernel installs directly on Oracle Linux 5.7 (by default)
and on RHEL 5.7, so there is no need to upgrade to a new major release of the Linux
OS to gain the benefits and features of this kernel. After you have installed this
kernel, you still have the option of easily switching back to the Red Hat-compatible
kernel.
For more information about Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Linux, go to:
http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/ubreakable-enterpris
e-kernel-linux-173350.html
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
Understanding Installation Methods
These topics describe the installation methods available for the supported OSs.
Note – These installation methods describe how to install the OS on a single server.
You can also install an OS on multiple servers using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops
Center. For details, refer to information at:
http://www.oracle.com/in/products/enterprise-manager/enterprisemanager-opscenter-044497-en-in.html
8
Description
Links
Use OSA to install these OSs:
• Oracle VM
• Supported Linux
• Windows
“OSA for Guided OS Installations” on page 9
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Description
Links
Use the OS media to locally or remotely
install the OS on any of the supported OSs.
“OS Media for Manual Installations” on
page 10
Use your PXE environment to install these
OSs:
• Oracle Solaris
• Supported Linux
• Windows
“PXE for Network Installations” on page 11
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
■
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
OSA for Guided OS Installations
You can use OSA to perform a guided installation of these OSs:
■
Oracle VM
■
Linux
■
Windows
You supply the OS installation media, and OSA guides you through the installation
process. OSA then fetches the appropriate drivers based on your server hardware
configuration.
Note – The OSA Installation OS option is not available for all supported operating
systems.
During the OS installation you can use OSA to update the OS drivers and other
firmware components (such as BIOS, Oracle ILOM, HBAs, and expanders, if
applicable).
You can access OSA locally, using a local console connection, or remotely, using the
Oracle ILOM Remote Console.
Choosing an OS Installation Method
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Alternatively, you can install an OS manually using the media. See “OS Media for
Manual Installations” on page 10.
Once the OS is installed, you can use OSA to perform a number of administrative
tasks, even for OSs that OSA does not install. Some of these tasks include:
■
Get the latest available system BIOS, Oracle ILOM, firmware, and drivers from
Oracle (an Internet connection is required).
■
Update system Oracle-certified device drivers for optional accessory cards and
other system hardware.
■
Configure RAID 0 or RAID 1 for servers that contain a supported LSI disk
controller.
■
Configure the SP, including modifying identification information; configuring
network settings (IPv4 and IPv6) and DNS; adding, deleting, or modifying users;
and setting the service processor clock.
■
Display system overview and hardware inventory information.
■
Set the keyboard language.
■
Access a Linux shell terminal window allowing use of the runtime environment.
■
Access Oracle HMP (using the Linux shell).
For more information about OSA refer to Server Administration.
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
■
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
OS Media for Manual Installations
You provide the OS distribution media on either a local or remote CD/DVD, USB
device, or CD/DVD image and perform the installation manually using the OS
installation wizard.
You can use this method for every supported OS.
In some cases, you must install additional drivers. The drivers for your server are
available on the server’s internal OSA USB drive and from the My Oracle Support
web site.
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Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
■
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
PXE for Network Installations
The server supports PXE OS installations for these OSs:
■
Oracle Solaris
■
Supported Linux
■
Windows
Performing OS installations using PXE enables you to install certain OSs by booting
the server over an established PXE-based network.
Your network environment must be configured to support PXE. This guide does not
cover PXE configuration, however, this guide does provide instructions for initiating
a OS installation in a PXE environment.
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
■
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
Choosing an OS Installation Method
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Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle
Solaris OS
These topics describe how to configure the Oracle Solaris OS that is preinstalled (if
ordered) on your server. The preinstalled OS image contains all of the necessary
drivers for your server.
Step
Description
Links
1.
Review RAID limitations on the preinstalled
OS.
“Preinstalled OS RAID Limitations” on page 13
2.
Gather the information you need during the
configuration process.
“Configuration Worksheet (Oracle Solaris)” on page 14
3.
Configure the preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS.
“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on
page 17
Related Information
■
“Choosing an OS Installation Method” on page 1
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software” on page 21
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
Preinstalled OS RAID Limitations
Configuring RAID for the server is optional. However, the Oracle Solaris preinstalled
image can only be configured in a non-RAID configuration. If a RAID configuration
is required, you must configure RAID on the server and then perform a fresh
installation of the Oracle Solaris OS (or other OS) in the desired RAID configuration.
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Related Information
■
“Configuration Worksheet (Oracle Solaris)” on page 14
■
“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 17
Configuration Worksheet (Oracle Solaris)
Use this configuration worksheet to gather the information you need to configure the
Oracle Solaris OS. You need to collect only the information that applies to your
application of the system.
Your Values
(* Denotes the default value)
Information for Installation
Description or Example
Language
Select from the list of available languages
for the OS.
Locale
Select your geographic region from the list
of available locales.
Terminal
Select the type of terminal that you are
using from the list of available terminal
types.
Network connection
Is the system connected to a network?
• Networked
• Nonnetworked*
DHCP
Can the system use Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to
configure its network interfaces?
• Yes
• No*
If you are not
IP address
using DHCP,
note the network
Subnet
address:
Supply the IP address for the system.
Example: 192.168.100.1
IPv6
Host name
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English*
Is the system part of a subnet?
If yes, what is the netmask of the subnet?
Example: 255.255.255.0
255.255.0.0*
Do you want to enable IPv6 on this
machine?
• Yes
• No*
Choose a host name for the system.
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Your Values
(* Denotes the default value)
Information for Installation
Description or Example
Kerberos
Do you want to configure Kerberos security • Yes
on this machine?
• No*
If yes, gather this information:
Default realm:
Administration server:
First KDC:
(Optional) Additional KDCs:
Name service
Name service
If applicable, which name service will this
system use?
•
•
•
•
•
NIS+
NIS
DNS
LDAP
None*
Domain name
Provide the name of the domain in which
the system resides.
DNS or NIS
NIS+ and NIS
• Specify One
If you chose NIS+ or NIS, do you want to
specify a name server, or let the installation • Find One*
program find one?
If you choose NIS:
• Specify a NIS domain, or
• Indicate whether to
specify a NIS server or
search for one.
DNS
If you chose DNS, provide IP addresses for
the DNS server. You must enter at least one
IP address, but you can enter up to three
addresses.
You can also enter a list of DNS domains to
search when a DNS query is made.
Search domain:
Search domain:
Search domain:
LDAP
If you chose LDAP, provide this information
about your LDAP profile:
Profile name:
Profile server:
If you specify a proxy credential level in
your LDAP profile, gather this information:
Proxy-bind distinguished name:
Proxy-bind password:
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Your Values
(* Denotes the default value)
Information for Installation
Description or Example
Default route
Do you want to specify a default route IP
address, or let the OS installation program
find one?
The default route provides a bridge that
forwards traffic between two physical
networks. An IP address is a unique
number that identifies each host on a
network.
You have these choices:
• You can specify the IP address. An
/etc/defaultrouter file is created
with the specified IP address. When the
system is rebooted, the specified IP
address becomes the default route.
• You can let the OS installation program
detect an IP address. However, the
system must be on a subnet that has a
router that advertises itself by using the
ICMP for router discovery. If you are
using the CLI, the software detects an IP
address when the system is booted.
• You can select None if you do not have a
router or do not want the software to
detect an IP address at this time. The
software automatically tries to detect an
IP address on reboot.
• Specify one
• Detect One
• None*
Time zone
How do you want to specify your default
time zone?
• Geographic region*
• Offset from GMT
• Time zone file
Root password
Choose a root password for the system.
Related Information
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“Preinstalled OS RAID Limitations” on page 13
■
“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 17
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▼ Configure the Preinstalled Oracle
Solaris OS
When the server is started for the first time, you are prompted to configure the
preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS.
Note – You can only perform this procedure if the server was ordered with the
Oracle Solaris OS preinstalled.
1. If you are not already logged in to Oracle ILOM, log in either locally from a
serial connection or remotely from an Ethernet connection.
Refer to Server Administration, accessing Oracle ILOM.
2. Perform one of the following actions.
Note – During the reset or power on, pay close attention to the screen so that you
can interrupt the boot process at the correct time.
■
From the local server – Press the Power button 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.
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The server starts the boot process.
3. Start a host console using one of these methods.
The GRUB menu is displayed in the host console.
Note – If you do not press a key within five seconds, the GRUB menu disappears
from the screen and the display is by default directed to the serial port. To pause at
the GRUB menu, press any key other than Enter. Then select the option you want to
use and Press Enter to continue.
Note – By default, the system displays the output to the serial port. If you do not
select an option on the GRUB menu, after 10 seconds, the GRUB menu is no longer
available, and the system continues with the output directed to the serial port.
From the GRUB menu, you can choose whether you want to continue to direct the
display to the serial port, or whether you want to direct the display to a device
connected to the video port.
■
Oracle ILOM CLI – Type, start /HOST/console
Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started.
After the server boots, the GRUB menu appears.
GNU GRUB Version 0.97 (607K lower / 2087168K)
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s11_2011.11_a - Serial Port (ttya)
s11_2011.11_a - Graphics Adapter
■
Oracle ILOM web interface – On the System Information Summary page,
under Actions, toggle Power State to On, then click the Launch button start the
Remote Console application.
After the server boots, the GRUB menu appears.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to select one of these display options.
■
Display output to the serial port – Select this option:
s11_2011.11_a - Serial Port (tty)
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Display output to the video port – Select this option:
s11_2011.11_a - Graphics Adapter
5. Follow the Oracle Solaris 11 installer on-screen prompts to configure the
software.
Use the information gathered in “Configuration Worksheet (Oracle Solaris)” on
page 14 to help you enter the system and network information as you are
prompted.
The screens that are displayed will vary, depending on the configuration option
you select (for example, DHCP or static IP address).
After you enter the system configuration information, the server completes the
boot process and displays the Oracle Solaris login prompt.
For detailed information about using the Oracle Solaris OS, access the
documentation listed in “Related Documentation” on page viii.
Related Information
■
“Preinstalled OS RAID Limitations” on page 13
■
“Configuration Worksheet (Oracle Solaris)” on page 14
Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS
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Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle
VM 3. 0 Software
These topics describe how to configure the Oracle VM 3.0 software that is
preinstalled (if ordered) on the server. The preinstalled image contains all of the
necessary drivers for the server.
Step
Description
Links
1.
Gather necessary configuration
information.
“Configuration Worksheet (Oracle VM
Server)” on page 21
2.
Configure the preinstalled Oracle VM
software.
“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3.0
OS” on page 23
3.
Get started using Oracle VM.
“Oracle VM 3.0 Overview” on page 25
Related Information
■
“Choosing an OS Installation Method” on page 1
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
Configuration Worksheet (Oracle VM
Server)
Use this configuration worksheet to gather the information you need to configure the
Oracle VM Server.
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Information for
Configuration
Oracle VM
Server
passwords
Description or Example
Root
Choose a root password. there are
no restrictions on the characters or
length.
Oracle VM
agent
Choose an Oracle VM agent
password. The password must be at
least six characters.
Network
interface
Network
configuration
Supply the interface to be used to
manage the server.
Static IP
address
Supply the IP address for the server.
A static IP address is required.
Example: 172.16.9.1
Netmask
If the server is part of a subnet,
supply the netmask of the subnet.
Example: 255.255.0.0
Gateway
If the server is accessed via a
gateway, supply the IP address of
the gateway.
DNS
server
Supply the IP address for the
domain name server (DNS). One
(and only one) DNS is required.
Hostname
Supply the fully qualified domain
name for the server.
Example: foo.company.com
Related Information
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■
“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3.0 OS” on page 23
■
“Oracle VM 3.0 Overview” on page 25
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Your Values
▼ Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM
3.0 OS
These instructions only describe how to configure the preinstalled Oracle VM Server
on your server. Oracle VM has other components that must be installed or already up
and running to support the virtual machine environment.
For more information about Oracle VM requirements, refer to the Oracle VM
documentation listed in “Related Documentation” on page viii.
1. If you are not already logged in to Oracle ILOM, log in locally from a serial
connection or remotely using an Ethernet connection.
Refer to Server Installation.
2. If main power has not yet been applied to the server, power on or restart the
server in one of these ways.
■
Power on the server – Use one of these methods:
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface System Information page, click Power
State > Turn On.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type:
-> start /System
■
Restart the server – Use one of these methods:
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management > Power
Control and select Reset from the Select Action list box. Then click Save and
OK.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type:
-> reset /System
The server starts the boot process.
3. From Oracle ILOM, start the remote console using one of these methods.
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface System Information Summary page,
under Actions, toggle Power State to On, then click the Launch button start the
Remote Console application.
After the server boots, the GRUB menu appears.
■
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type:
-> start /HOST/console
Are you sure you want to start /HOST/console (y/n)? y
Serial console started.
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After the server boots, the GRUB menu appears.
From the GRUB menu, you can choose whether you want to continue to direct the
display to the serial port, or whether you want to direct the display to a device
connected to the video port.
Note – If you do not press a key within five seconds, the GRUB menu disappears
from the screen and the display is by default directed to the serial port. To pause at
the GRUB menu, press any key other than Enter. Then select the option you want to
use and Press Enter to continue.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to select one of these display options.
Note – The first two options and the last option listed on the screen are not
supported.
■
Display output to the serial port – Select the appropriate option in the GRUB
menu and press Enter.
This is the default option. If you do not select an option on the GRUB menu,
after five seconds, the GRUB menu is no longer available and the system
continues with the output directed to the serial port.
■
Display output to the video port – Select the appropriate option in the GRUB
menu and press Enter.
If you choose this option, you must connect a device to the VGA connector on
the server and an input device (USB keyboard or mouse).
5. Follow the Oracle VM installer on-screen prompts to configure the Oracle VM
Server portion of the software.
After you have responded to all the prompts for system information, the server
completes the boot process and displays the Oracle VM login prompt.
Related Information
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“Configuration Worksheet (Oracle VM Server)” on page 21
■
“Oracle VM 3.0 Overview” on page 25
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Oracle VM 3.0 Overview
Use this information to get started using Oracle VM:
■
The default root password for the Oracle Linux VM is ovsroot.
■
The default console password for the VMs is oracle.
■
You configure the root password for the Oracle Solaris VM during the Oracle
Solaris installation procedure. Refer to the Oracle Solaris OS documentation.
For complete information about using Oracle VM 3.0, refer to the Oracle VM 3.0
documentation listed in “Related Documentation” on page viii.
Related Information
■
“Configuration Worksheet (Oracle VM Server)” on page 21
■
“Configure the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3.0 OS” on page 23
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Preparing to Install an OS
These topics describe how to prepare for a new installation of a supported OS.
Step
Description
Links
1.
Learn about console display options
and set them up.
“Selecting the Console Display” on page 27
2.
Learn about boot media options
and set them up.
“Selecting the Boot Media” on page 31
3.
Verify and configure server BIOS
settings.
“Setting Up BIOS” on page 39
4.
Access installation utilities.
“Accessing Installation Utilities” on page 36
5.
Configure BIOS.
“Setting Up BIOS” on page 39
Related Information
■
“Choosing an OS Installation Method” on page 1
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
Selecting the Console Display
To use any of the OS installation methods, you must have access to the server.
These topics describe the options for connecting a console from which you perform
the installation.
■
“Console Display Options” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (SER MGT Port)” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (Monitor and Keyboard)” on page 29
27
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (SSH)” on page 30
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)” on page 30
Related Information
■
“Selecting the Boot Media” on page 31
■
“Preparing Your PXE Environment” on page 33
■
“Accessing Installation Utilities” on page 36
■
“Setting Up BIOS” on page 39
Console Display Options
You can install the OS and administer the server by attaching a local console directly
to the server’s SP. The server supports two types of local consoles:
■
Serial console
■
VGA monitor, with USB keyboard and mouse
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
■
SSH client connection to the NET MGT port
Related Information
■
Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation at:
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom31
■
“Set Up a Local Console (SER MGT Port)” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (Monitor and Keyboard)” on page 29
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (SSH)” on page 30
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)” on page 30
▼ Set Up a Local Console (SER MGT Port)
1. Attach a terminal device to the server SER MGT port.
For details, refer to Server Installation, connecting cables.
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2. Press the Enter key.
The Oracle ILOM prompt appears.
3. Log in to Oracle ILOM.
This is the factory default login account:
■
User name – root
■
Password – changeme
4. Establish a connection to the host console.
-> start /HOST/console
The serial output is automatically routed to the local console.
Related Information
■
Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation at:
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom31
■
“Console Display Options” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (Monitor and Keyboard)” on page 29
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (SSH)” on page 30
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)” on page 30
▼ Set Up a Local Console (Monitor and Keyboard)
1. Attach a VGA monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the server.
For details, refer to Server Installation, connecting cables.
2. Press the Enter Key.
The Oracle ILOM prompt appears.
3. Log in to Oracle ILOM.
This is the factory default login account:
■
User name – root
■
Password – changeme
Related Information
■
Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation at:
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom31
■
“Console Display Options” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (SER MGT Port)” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (SSH)” on page 30
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“Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)” on page 30
▼ Set Up a Remote Console (SSH)
This procedure uses the Oracle ILOM CLI to remotely access the server console.
1. View or establish an IP address for the server SP.
2. From a serial console, establish an SSH connection to the server SP.
Use ssh [email protected], if using DNS, or ssh [email protected]
3. Log in to Oracle ILOM.
This is the factory default login account:
■
User name – root
■
Password – changeme
4. Establish a connection to the host console:
-> start /HOST/console
Related Information
■
Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation at:
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom31
■
“Console Display Options” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (SER MGT Port)” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (Monitor and Keyboard)” on page 29
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)” on page 30
▼ Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)
This procedure uses the Oracle ILOM web browser to remotely access the server
console.
1. View or establish an IP address for the server SP.
2. In a web browser, type the IP address for the server SP.
3. Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface.
4. Redirect the video output from the server to the web client by starting the
Oracle ILOM Remote Console.
5. Enable device redirection (mouse, keyboard, and so on) in the Devices menu.
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Related Information
■
Oracle ILOM 3.1 documentation at:
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom31
■
“Console Display Options” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (SER MGT Port)” on page 28
■
“Set Up a Local Console (Monitor and Keyboard)” on page 29
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (SSH)” on page 30
■
“Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)” on page 30
Selecting the Boot Media
Use one of these procedures to start the OS installation by booting from a local or
remote installation media source.
Description
Links
Start the installation using a local
CD/DVD-ROM device.
“Set Up Local Boot Media” on page 31
Start the installation using a remote
CD/DVD-ROM device or ISO installation
image.
“Set Up Remote Boot Media” on page 32
Related Information
■
“Selecting the Console Display” on page 27
■
“Preparing Your PXE Environment” on page 33
■
“Accessing Installation Utilities” on page 36
■
“Setting Up BIOS” on page 39
▼ Set Up Local Boot Media
Local boot media requires that the server have a built-in or an externally attached
CD/DVD-ROM device.
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●
If your server does not contain a built-in CD/DVD-ROM device, attach the
appropriate device to the server.
For more information about how to attach devices to the server refer to Server
Service.
Related Information
■
“Set Up Remote Boot Media” on page 32
▼ Set Up Remote Boot Media
You can start the network installation from a redirected boot device such as a
CD/DVD or ISO image. You must provide the installation media.
Note – Alternatively, you can start the network installation from a networked
system that exports the installation over the network using a PXE environment. See
“Preparing Your PXE Environment” on page 33.
1. Insert the boot media into the device, for example:
■
For a CD/DVD-ROM – Insert media into the built-in or external CD/DVD
drive.
■
For a CD/DVD-ROM ISO image – Ensure that ISO images are readily available
on a network shared location.
■
For a device driver floppy ISO image – Ensure that the ISO image, if
applicable, is readily available on a network shared location or on a USB drive.
2. Establish a web-based remote console connection to the server’s Oracle ILOM
SP and start the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application.
For more details, see the setup requirements for a web-based client connection in
“Set Up a Remote Console (Web Browser)” on page 30.
3. In the Devices menu of the Oracle ILOM Remote Console, specify the location
of the boot media, for example:
■
For CD/DVD-ROM boot media – Select CD-ROM.
■
For CD/DVD-ROM ISO image boot media – Select CD-ROM Image.
■
For floppy device driver boot media – If applicable, select Floppy.
■
For floppy image device driver boot media – If applicable, select Floppy
Image.
Related Information
■
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Preparing Your PXE Environment
These topics describe how to set up your environment to support PXE OS installation
of supported OSs. The server supports PXE-based installations for these OSs:
■
Oracle Solaris
■
Oracle Linux
■
Red Hat Linux
■
SUSE Linux
■
Windows OS
Note – You only need to perform these setup tasks if you plan to perform an OS
installation using PXE.
■
“Prepare PXE (Oracle Solaris)” on page 33
■
“Prepare PXE (Linux)” on page 34
■
“Prepare PXE (Windows)” on page 35
Related Information
■
“Selecting the Console Display” on page 27
■
“Selecting the Boot Media” on page 31
■
“Accessing Installation Utilities” on page 36
■
“Setting Up BIOS” on page 39
▼ Prepare PXE (Oracle Solaris)
This procedure describes how to prepare your environment so you can install the
Oracle Solaris OS using PXE.
Note – JumpStart eliminates most of the manual tasks of setting up the Oracle
Solaris OS for the first time on multiple servers. For more information about using a
JumpStart image, refer to the Oracle Solaris installation documentation.
1. Ensure that the PXE boot JumpStart installation server is properly set up and
accessible to your server on the network.
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Note – The PXE network boot does not work properly over subnets that include
multiple DHCP servers. Therefore, set up only one DHCP server on the subnet that
includes the client system that you want to install.
2. Ensure that the Oracle Solaris installation media is available for PXE boot.
3. Ensure that the JumpStart installation server has the server’s MAC address of
the network interface from which the server will boot.
As an example, if you want to PXE boot from NET0, you can obtain the server’s
MAC address by logging in to the SP as root, and typing:
-> show /SYS/MB/NET0 fru_macaddress
/SYS/MB/NET0
Properties:
fru_macaddress = 00:21:28:e7:77:24
4. Install the OS.
See “Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73.
Related Information
■
“Prepare PXE (Linux)” on page 34
■
“Prepare PXE (Windows)” on page 35
▼ Prepare PXE (Linux)
This procedure describes the high-level steps that you perform to set up your PXE
environment to support PXE booting for supported Linux OSs. For setup details,
refer to the installation documentation for your OS.
1. Follow the PXE network installation instructions from one of these resources:
■
Oracle Linux and Red Hat Linux – Follow the PXE network installation
instructions in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7: System Administration Guide at:
http://www.redhat.com/docs
■
SLES 11 SP1 – Go to:
http://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/
2. Configure the network (NFS, FTP, HTTP) server to export the installation tree.
You can configure your network to provide the ISO DVD image or use a KickStart
image (network repository).
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Note – KickStart is an automated installation tool. KickStart enables you to create a
single image containing the settings for some or all installation and configuration
parameters that are normally provided during a typical Oracle Linux installation.
Typically, a KickStart image is placed on a single network server and read by
multiple systems for installation.
3. Ensure that these items are configured:
■
Configure the files on the TFTP server necessary for PXE booting.
■
Configure the server’s MAC network port address to boot from the PXE
configuration.
As an example, if you want to PXE boot from NET0, you can obtain the server’s
MAC address by logging in to the SP as root, and typing:
-> show /SYS/MB/NET0 fru_macaddress
/SYS/MB/NET0
Properties:
fru_macaddress = 00:21:28:e7:77:24
■
Configure DHCP.
4. If you are using a KickStart image to perform the installation, ensure that these
items are configured:
■
Create a KickStart file.
■
Create the boot media with the KickStart file or make the KickStart file
available on the network.
5. Install the OS.
See “Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73.
Related Information
■
“Prepare PXE (Oracle Solaris)” on page 33
■
“Prepare PXE (Windows)” on page 35
▼ Prepare PXE (Windows)
This procedure describes the high-level steps that you perform to set up your PXE
environment to support PXE booting for supported Windows OSs using WDS. For
setup details, refer to Microsoft’s WDS documentation.
1. Ensure that these items are configured:
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Configure the network (NFS, FTP, HTTP) server to export the installation tree.
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Configure the files on the TFTP server necessary for PXE booting.
■
Configure the server’s MAC network port address to boot from the PXE
configuration.
As an example, if you want to PXE boot from NET0, you can obtain the server’s
MAC address by logging in to the SP as root, and typing:
-> show /SYS/MB/NET0 fru_macaddress
/SYS/MB/NET0
Properties:
fru_macaddress = 00:21:28:e7:77:24
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Configure DHCP.
2. If you are using WDS to perform the installation, ensure that these items are
configured:
■
Add the required system device drivers to the install.wim image and, if
necessary, the boot.wim image.
For instructions for adding drivers to the WIM installation images, refer to the
Microsoft WDS documentation.
■
Obtain the WIM Administrator password.
3. Install the OS.
See “Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73.
Related Information
■
“Prepare PXE (Oracle Solaris)” on page 33
■
“Prepare PXE (Linux)” on page 34
Accessing Installation Utilities
Use these topics to initiate various installation tasks:
■
“Reset the Server” on page 37
■
“Start OSA” on page 38
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■
“Selecting the Console Display” on page 27
■
“Selecting the Boot Media” on page 31
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“Preparing Your PXE Environment” on page 33
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“Setting Up BIOS” on page 39
▼ Reset the Server
1. Perform one of the following actions.
Note – During the reset or power on, pay close attention to the screen so that you
can interrupt the boot process at the correct time.
■
From the local server – Press the Power button 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.
2. Depending on your OS installation method, interrupt the boot process and
continue to the appropriate procedure.
Use one of these keys:
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Function
Key
Control Key
Sequence
Description
Installation Procedure
F1
Ctrl+Q
Access BIOS setup help.
n/a
F2
Ctrl+E
Access the BIOS setup utility during BIOS
POST.
“Setting Up BIOS” on page 39
F7
Ctrl+D
Discard changes.
n/a
F8
Ctrl+P
Access the BIOS boot menu during BIOS POST. “Installing a Supported OS” on
page 59
F9
Ctrl+O
Start OSA during BIOS POST. BIOS boots to
OSA, bypassing the current Boot Priority List
for this one-time boot
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60
F10
Ctrl+S
Save BIOS changes and exit.
n/a
F12
Ctrl+N
Activate a network boot during BIOS POST.
Related Information
■
“Start OSA” on page 38
▼ Start OSA
1. Start OSA in one of two ways.
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface – Click Summary > Launch OSA.
■
Reset or power on the server.
See “Reset the Server” on page 37.
2. (Optional) Enlarge the size of your window to eliminate scroll bars.
The next events occur very quickly. Focused attention is needed for the following
steps. Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief
time.
3. Watch for the prompt to press the F9 key, and when it appears, press F9.
The OSA main window appears.
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4. Use OSA to install and administer the server.
Use one of these procedures:
■
“Configure RAID (OSA)” on page 48
■
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60
Related Information
■
“Reset the Server” on page 37
Setting Up BIOS
If the server is newly installed and this is the first time that an OS is installed, then
the BIOS is set to default values that are optimized for the server.
You only need to change the BIOS if you want to perform these tasks.
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Description
Links
Learn about BIOS.
“BIOS Overview (OS Installation)” on page 40
Server Administration, BIOS overview
Ensure that the BIOS settings are set to
default values.
“Set BIOS Settings to Default Values” on
page 41
Configure the server to use either Legacy
BIOS mode or UEFI boot mode.
“Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS
Modes” on page 43
Related Information
■
Server Administration, understanding administration resources and accessing
administration tools
BIOS Overview (OS Installation)
BIOS firmware is built in to the server and provides the server with configuration
information and programs that enable the server to boot.
The server’s BIOS can be configured to operate in one of these two modes:
■
Legacy BIOS (default) – Works with all of the supported OSs, but does not offer
the latest BIOS features.
■
UEFI BIOS – Provides the latest BIOS features, but only supports these OSs:
■
Oracle Enterprise Linux
■
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP1
■
RHEL
■
Microsoft Windows
Some devices do not yet support UEFI-based BIOS and can only boot from Legacy
BIOS. Depending on your situation, you might need to configure the server’s BIOS
for Legacy BIOS Mode or UEFI Boot Mode.
Once you choose a mode and install an OS, the server can only boot using the same
mode that was used for the installation.
Ensure that the server’s BIOS is configured for your desired mode before you install
an OS.
Note – When switching between Legacy BIOS Mode and UEFI Boot Mode (either
direction), the BIOS configuration settings for a given mode do not persist.
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You can use these tools to view, configure, and reset default BIOS values:
■
BIOS setup utility
■
OSA
Any changes you make in the BIOS Setup Utility (through F2) are permanent until
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 takes effect after booting from the
temporary boot device.
Note – You can set the BIOS mode using OSA during the installation process. See
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60.
Related Information
■
“Set BIOS Settings to Default Values” on page 41
■
“Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS Modes” on page 43
▼ Set BIOS Settings to Default Values
Note – If the server is newly installed and this is the first time that an OS is installed,
then the BIOS is configured to its default settings. You do not have to perform this
task.
1. Ensure that these requirements are met:
■
A drive is properly installed in the server. Refer to Server Service.
■
A console connection is established to the server. For details, see “Selecting the
Console Display” on page 27.
2. Reset or power on the server.
See “Reset the Server” on page 37.
The BIOS screen appears.
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3. When prompted in the BIOS screen, press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
After a few moments, the BIOS Setup Utility appears.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. In the BIOS Setup Utility, 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. Change the values in the highlighted fields using these keys:
■
+ (plus) increments the current value shown.
■
- (minus) decrements the current value shown.
■
Enter moves the cursor to the next value field.
7. Save changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing F10.
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.
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■
“BIOS Overview (OS Installation)” on page 40
■
“Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS Modes” on page 43
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▼ Switch Between Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS
Modes
The BIOS firmware supports both Legacy BIOS (the default) and UEFI. Because some
OSs support both Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS and some only support Legacy BIOS,
you have these options:
■
If the OS being installed supports Legacy BIOS only, ensure that BIOS is set to
Legacy mode before you install the OS.
■
If the OS being installed supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS, you can set
the BIOS to either Legacy mode or UEFI mode. Set the BIOS mode before you
install the OS.
Note – The Windows Server 2008 OSs support both Legacy and UEFI BIOS modes.
You can choose which mode to use for the OS installation.
1. 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 on the server SP – Type.
-> reset /System
Are you sure you want to reset /System (y/n)? y
Performing hard reset on /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 screen appears.
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4. Select the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode field and use the +/- keys to change the setting
to UEFI BIOS.
5. Save changes and exit BIOS by pressing the F10 key.
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■
“BIOS Overview (OS Installation)” on page 40
■
“Set BIOS Settings to Default Values” on page 41
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Configuring RAID
These topics provide information on configuring the server drives into hardware
RAID volumes.
Step
Description
Links
1.
Learn about RAID configuration
options.
“HBA and RAID Support” on page 46
“RAID Configuration Requirements” on
page 46
“Post-Installation RAID Volume Creation”
on page 48
2.
Configure server drives into RAID
volumes using OSA or using the LSI
MegaRAID BIOS utilities.
“Configure RAID (OSA)” on page 48
“Configuring RAID Volumes (LSI BIOS
Utilities)” on page 54
Related Information
■
“Choosing an OS Installation Method” on page 1
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“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13
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“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software” on page 21
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“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
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“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
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“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
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HBA and RAID Support
Disk Controller
HBA Part Number
RAID Support
Sun Storage 6Gb/s SAS
PCIe HBA, Internal
SGX-SAS6-INT-Z
Hardware 0, 1, 10
Sun Storage 6Gb/s SAS
PCIe RAID HBA, Internal
SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z
Hardware 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Note – If you are using OSA to configure RAID, you can only configure RAID
volumes 0 and 1. To configure other RAID volumes, you must use the BIOS Setup
Utility.
Related Information
■
“RAID Configuration Requirements” on page 46
■
“Post-Installation RAID Volume Creation” on page 48
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“Configuring RAID Volumes (LSI BIOS Utilities)” on page 54
RAID Configuration Requirements
Configuring drives into RAID volumes is an optional task.
You have these options:
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Option 1 – If you intend to use the preinstalled version of Oracle Solaris OS, you
cannot configure the server’s drives into RAID volumes because the preinstalled
OS does not support RAID configurations.
For this option, skip this section and proceed to “Configuring the Preinstalled
Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13.
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Option 2 – If you are going to perform a fresh OS installation and you want to
configure the multiple drives into one or more RAID volumes, you must configure
the server’s drives into RAID volumes before you install the OS.
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If your server is equipped with OSA, proceed to “Configure RAID (OSA)” on
page 48.
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If your server is not equipped with OSA, proceed to “Configuring RAID
Volumes (LSI BIOS Utilities)” on page 54.
Option 3 – If your server has the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA (see “HBA and RAID
Support” on page 46) installed and you are going to perform a fresh OS install, but
you do not want to configure multiple drives into RAID volumes, use this option.
You must configure a single drive on a RAID volume and make that volume
bootable.
Note – If you choose option 3, you must configure a single drive on a RAID volume
and make that volume bootable. Otherwise, the internal HBA will not be able to
identify the drive for the installation.
■
If your server is equipped with OSA, proceed to “Configure RAID (OSA)” on
page 48 and configure RAID on a single drive.
■
If your server is not equipped with OSA, proceed to “Configuring RAID
Volumes (LSI BIOS Utilities)” on page 54 and configure RAID on a single drive.
■
If your server has the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA (see “HBA and RAID Support”
on page 46) installed and you want to create a RAID volume level 5, 6, 10, 50, or
60 using the drive on which you plan to install the OS, proceed to “Configuring
RAID Volumes (LSI BIOS Utilities)” on page 54 and configure RAID on a single
drive.
Note – OSA only supports RAID 0 and 1 for the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA.
■
Option 4 – If your server has the SGX-SAS6-INT-Z HBA (see “HBA and RAID
Support” on page 46) installed and you want to perform a fresh OS installation,
but you do not want to configure the server’s drives into RAID volumes, use this
option.
Proceed to install the OS. See “Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
Related Information
■
“HBA and RAID Support” on page 46
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“Configure RAID (OSA)” on page 48
■
“Post-Installation RAID Volume Creation” on page 48
■
“Configuring RAID Volumes (LSI BIOS Utilities)” on page 54
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
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Post-Installation RAID Volume Creation
RAID configuration is usually completed before installing an operating system.
However, it is possible to create a RAID volume on nonboot disks after installing an
operating system.
Use these resources for creating and managing the RAID resources in your server:
■
OSA – You can use OSA to create RAID 0 or 1 level volumes and prepare drives
for OS installation. See “Configure RAID (OSA)” on page 48.
■
Oracle HMP 2.2 – You can use the raidconfig commands contained in this
software’s Oracle Server CLI Tools component to create and manage RAID
volumes on your server. Refer to the Oracle HMP documentation at
http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ohmp.
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(SGX-SAS6-INT-Z HBA only) LSI SAS2 Integration RAID Configuration Utility
– You can use the sas2ircu commands contained in the LSI SAS2 Integrated
RAID Configuration Utility to configure and manage RAID volumes on your
server.
You can download the SAS2IRCU software from the following location:
http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-int-z.aspx
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(SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z only) LSI MegaCLI or MegaRAID Storage Manager – You
can use the LSI MegaCLI command-line tool or the MegaRAID Storage Manager
graphical interface to configure and manage RAID volumes for
SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z.
You can download the LSI MegaCLI and MegaRAID Storage Manager software
from the following location:
http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-r-int-z.aspx
Related Information
■
“Configure RAID (OSA)” on page 48
▼ Configure RAID (OSA)
OSA is the easiest way to configure RAID on the server. Alternatively, you can use
the LSI utilities or HMP. See “Configuring RAID Volumes (LSI BIOS Utilities)” on
page 54.
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Note – If you are using OSA to configure RAID, you can only configure RAID
volumes 0 and 1. To configure other RAID levels, you must use the LSI utilities.
1. Start OSA.
See “Start OSA” on page 38.
The OSA main window appears.
2. Click the Configure Hardware button.
The Hardware Configuration window appears.
3. Select the RAID Configuration tab.
The RAID Configuration window appears.
Note – Your screen might appear slightly different based on the type of HBA
installed in your server.
4. In the HBA box, select the HBA.
Select one of these:
■
SGXSAS6INTZ
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SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z
5. In the Select RAID Level menu, select the desire RAID level, RAID-0 or
RAID-1.
6. In the Available Disks table, select the drives that you want to add to the RAID
configuration and click the Create Volume button.
7. Wait for the RAID volume to be created.
The Volume Details dialog box appears.
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8. In the Volume Details dialog box, enter the volume name in the Volume Name
box and click Save Changes.
The RAID Configuration window appears.
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Note – If you want to delete a volume, select it and click the Delete Volume button.
9. (Only for SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBAs) Highlight the RAID volume and click the
Set Volume for Boot button.
The RAID Configuration window appears and indicates the bootable volume.
Note – If the server has the SGX-SAS6-INT-Z HBA installed, setting the RAID
volume to bootable is not required.
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10. Click System Information to return to the OSA main screen.
This completes the RAID configuration task.
Related Information
■
“HBA and RAID Support” on page 46
■
“RAID Configuration Requirements” on page 46
■
“Post-Installation RAID Volume Creation” on page 48
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
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Configuring RAID Volumes (LSI BIOS
Utilities)
You can use LSI’s MegaRAID BIOS utilities that reside in the HBA firmware as
described in these topics:
■
“Create a RAID Volume” on page 54
■
“Make a Virtual Drive Bootable” on page 55
Related Information
■
“RAID Configuration Requirements” on page 46
■
“Configure RAID (OSA)” on page 48
▼ Create a RAID Volume
The LSI SAS2 BIOS Configuration Utility resides in the HBA firmware. Use this
procedure under either of these conditions:
■
You want to configure RAID on the intended OS installation drive, regardless of
the installed HBA, and the server does not have OSA or you do not want to use it.
■
If your server has the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA installed and you want to create a
RAID volume level 5, 6, 10, 50, or 60 using the drive on which you plan to install
the OS.
Note – OSA only supports RAID 0 and 1 for the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA.
■
You do not want to create a RAID volume, but the intended OS installation drive
has not been initialized and the server has the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA installed.
1. Create one or more RAID volumes (virtual drives).
Refer to the instructions in LSI’s MegaRAID SAS Software User’s Guide, located at:
http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-r-int-z.aspx
Click the Software User Guide link.
2. If you created more than one virtual drive, make one virtual drive bootable.
For instructions, see “Make a Virtual Drive Bootable” on page 55.
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Note – The MegaRAID SAS Software User’s Guide does not include instructions for
making a drive bootable.
Related Information
■
“Make a Virtual Drive Bootable” on page 55
▼ Make a Virtual Drive Bootable
Perform this procedure to make a virtual drive bootable if you created more than one
virtual drive, or RAID volume, using the LSI BIOS Configuration Utility on a server
that has the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA installed.
You do not need to perform this procedure if any of these conditions are true:
■
You used OSA to create a volume and to make the volume bootable.
■
The SGX-SAS6-INT-Z HBA is installed on your server.
■
You only created one virtual drive using the LSI SAS2 BIOS Configuration Utility.
Before you begin, create at least one virtual drive, or RAID volume, on the
SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA using the LSI BIOS Configuration Utility. See “Create a
RAID Volume” on page 54.
Note – The MegaRAID SAS Software User’s Guide does not include instructions for
making a drive bootable.
1. Reset or power on the server.
2. To access the LSI WebBIOS utility, press the Control+H key combination during
the server power-on sequence.
The Adapter Selection screen appears.
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3. In the Adapter Selection window, click Start.
The LSI MegaRAID BIOS Config 1 Utility Virtual Configuration window appears.
4. Click Virtual Drives.
The Virtual Drives window appears.
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5. Select the virtual drive that you want to make bootable.
6. Click Set Boot Drive, then click Go.
For information about administering RAID, refer to LSI’s MegaRAID SAS Software
User’s Guide located at:
http://www.lsi.com/sep/Pages/oracle/sg_x_sas6-r-int-z.aspx
Click the Software User Guide link.
Related Information
■
“Create a RAID Volume” on page 54
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
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Installing a Supported OS
These topics describe how to initiate OS installation to get you to the point where
you use the OS documentation to complete the installation.
Description
Links
Install the Oracle Solaris OS using media
or PXE.
“Installing an OS (Media)” on page 63
“Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73
Install Oracle VM using OSA or media.
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60
“Installing an OS (Media)” on page 63
Install a supported Linux OS using OSA,
or media, or PXE.
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60
“Installing an OS (Media)” on page 63
“Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73
Install VMware ESXi using media or PXE.
“Installing an OS (Media)” on page 63
“Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73
Install a Windows OS using OSA, media,
or PXE.
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60
“Installing an OS (Media)” on page 63
“Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73
Related Information
■
“Choosing an OS Installation Method” on page 1
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software” on page 21
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77
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▼ Install an OS (OSA)
Use this procedure to install one of these OSs using OSA:
■
Oracle VM
■
A supported Linux OS
■
Windows
See “Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7.
Caution – Loss of data. The OS installation overwrites the contents of the drives on
which the OS is installed.
1. Access the documentation for the OS you plan to install.
See “Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7.
2. Ensure that you have established a console connection.
See “Selecting the Console Display” on page 27.
3. Ensure that the installation media is available.
■
For the distribution CD/DVD – Insert the installation media into the local or
remote CD/DVD-ROM drive.
■
For ISO images – 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” on page 31.
4. (Optional) Configure RAID.
If you want to configure the boot drive as a RAID volume, you must do so before
you install an OS. See “Configuring RAID” on page 45.
Note – If the server is equipped with the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA, you must create
RAID and a bootable volume before installing the OS. Otherwise, the HBA will not
be able to identify the server’s drives.
5. Start OSA using one of these methods:
■
From the Oracle ILOM web interface – Click Summary > Launch Oracle
System Assistant.
■
Reset or power on the server.
See “Reset the Server” on page 37.
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Note – During the reset or power on, pay close attention to the screen so that you
can interrupt the boot process at the correct time.
6. In the BIOS window, press F9 to start OSA.
The OSA application is started, and the main screen appears.
7. (Optional) Enlarge the size of your window to eliminate scroll bars.
8. (Optional) Update the OSA application by clicking Get Updates.
This action downloads the latest version of OSA from Oracle.
Note – Server Internet access is required to perform this action.
9. (Optional) Update the server firmware by clicking Update Firmware.
This action downloads the latest versions of the server firmware, BIOS, and
drivers.
Note – Server Internet access is required to perform this action.
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10. Click the Install OS button.
The OS Installation window is displayed.
11. Configure the installation parameters in the Operating System Installation
pane.
a. Select an OS from the Supported OS list.
b. Select a BIOS mode.
See “Setting Up BIOS” on page 39.
Note – Oracle VM only supports Legacy BIOS mode.
c. Select your installation media location.
12. Click View Installation Options.
The Installation Options dialog box appears.
13. In the Installation Options dialog box, deselect any items that you do not want
to install.
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Note – In the Installation Options dialog box, the OS and Drivers options are
mandatory and cannot be deselected.
14. Click Install OS at the bottom of the OS Installation window.
15. Either confirm your selection of boot device by clicking Yes, or change boot
devices by clicking No and selecting another device.
Caution – Loss of data. The OS installation overwrites the contents of the drives on
which the OS is installed.
16. Continue the installation by following the on-screen instructions.
Refer to the documentation for your OS.
When the installation is finished, the server boots.
Related Information
■
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
■
“Installing an OS (Media)” on page 63
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“Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73
Installing an OS (Media)
You can install any of the supported OSs using the OS media and these topics:
Step
Description
Links
1.
Install a supported OS using local
or remote media.
“Install an OS (Media)” on page 64
2.
(Windows only) Install HBA
drivers during the OS installation.
“Install HBA Drivers (Windows)” on page 67
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Related Information
■
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
■
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60
■
“Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
▼ Install an OS (Media)
This procedure describes how to install an OS from local or remote media. You can
install any of the supported OSs using this method.
1. Access the documentation for the OS you plan to install.
See “Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7.
2. Ensure that you have established a console connection.
See “Selecting the Console Display” on page 27.
3. Ensure that the installation media is available.
■
For the distribution CD/DVD – Insert the installation media into the local or
remote CD/DVD-ROM drive.
■
For ISO images – Ensure that the ISO images are available and that the Oracle
ILOM Remote Console application is aware of the first ISO image location.
Ensure that you have selected CD-ROM Image from the Oracle ILOM Remote
Console system’s Devices menu.
For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see
“Selecting the Boot Media” on page 31.
4. (Optional) Configure BIOS.
By default the server uses Legacy BIOS mode. For some OSs, you can change the
BIOS to UEFI mode. If you want to change the BIOS mode, do so before installing
the OS. See “Setting Up BIOS” on page 39.
Note – For Oracle Linux 5.7 installations, the BIOS mode must be set to Legacy
BIOS, because UEFI BIOS is not supported by Oracle Linux 5.7.
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5. (Optional) Configure RAID.
If you want to configure the boot drive as a RAID volume, you must do so before
you install an OS. See “Configuring RAID” on page 45.
Note – If the server is equipped with the SGX-SAS6-R-INT-Z HBA, you must create
RAID and a bootable volume before installing the OS. Otherwise, the HBA will not
be able to identify the server’s drives.
6. Reset or power on the server.
See “Reset the Server” on page 37.
Note – During the reset or power on, pay close attention to the screen so that you
can interrupt the boot process at the correct time.
7. In the BIOS screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device for the OS
installation.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears.
For example, this is the menu when BIOS is set to Legacy mode:
For example, this is the menu when the BIOS is set to UEFI mode:
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Note – The menu that is displayed differs depending on your BIOS configuration,
OS you are installing, and the devices installed in your server.
8. In the Please Select Boot Device menu, select the item according to the OS
media you are using.
The device strings listed on Boot Device menu are in the format of: device type, slot
indicator, and product ID string.
In most cases, you select one of these:
Media Location
BIOS Mode
Select
Local
Legacy
UEFI
SATA:HDD:P4 DV-W28SS-V
[UEFI]USB2:USB USB CD/DVR Drive
Remote
Legacy
UEFI
USB:VIRTUAL:AMI VIRTUAL CDROM 1.00
[UEFI]USB:VIRTUAL:USB USB CD/DVD Drive
The next set of windows and menus displayed varies depending on the type of OS
you are installing.
9. If prompted with Press any key to boot from CD, press any key.
10. Continue the installation by following the on-screen instructions.
Refer to the documentation for your OS.
11. (Windows) Install the HBA drivers.
See “Install HBA Drivers (Windows)” on page 67.
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12. Determine if you need to perform post-installation tasks.
See “Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77.
Related Information
■
“Install HBA Drivers (Windows)” on page 67
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
▼ Install HBA Drivers (Windows)
During the Windows OS installation, perform these steps to ensure that the drivers
for your HBA are installed.
Note – If you used OSA to install the Windows OS, you do not need to perform this
procedure because OSA installs the required HBA drivers.
1. In the Installation Type window, click Custom (Advanced).
The Where Do You Want to Install Windows window appears.
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2. Perform one of these tasks:
■
If you do not see any storage targets listed, and a Sun Storage SAS PCIe RAID
HBA option is configured on your server, click Load Driver, then proceed to
Step 3.
■
If you see the storage target where you want to install the OS but want to
change the default partition settings associated with that target, select the
target, click Drive Options (advanced), then proceed to Step 4.
3. In the Load Drive dialog box, perform these steps:
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a. Ensure that the drivers are accessible according to the installation method
chosen.
See “Selecting the Boot Media” on page 31.
For example:
■
Drivers are on a disk mounted as a device from the Oracle ILOM Remote
Console.
■
Storage drivers are on a local physical storage media
such as the OSA USB drive (if installed), which is mounted internally in the
server’s chassis, a CD/DVD, or virtual media mounted from the Oracle
ILOM Remote Console.
b. In the Load Driver dialog box, click Browse to navigate to the appropriate
driver media folder on the OSA USB drive.
Supported HBA Option
Number
Folder
Driver Required During
Installation
SG-SAS6-R-INT-Z or
SG-SAS6-R-EXT-Z
windows/w2k8/drivers/LSI-HBA-MegaSAS2
LSI MegaRAID SAS 92xx-xx
SG-SAS6-INT-Z or
SG-SAS6-EXT-Z
windows/w2k8/drivers/LSI-HBA-MPT2
LSI Adapter SAS 2008 Falcon
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c. In the Browse for Folder dialog box, select the appropriate driver, then click
OK to load the driver.
The selected driver appears in the Select the Driver to Be Installed window.
For example:
d. In the Select the Driver to Be Installed window, click Next to install the
driver.
The Where Do You Want to Install Windows window appears.
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Note – If you previously removed or unmounted the Windows OS installation
media to load the drivers from the internal OSA USB drive, you might see this
message: “Windows Cannot be installed to this disk.” If this message appears, insert
or re-mount the Windows installation media, then click Refresh.
e. In the Where Do You Want to Install Windows window, perform one of these
actions:
■
If any partitions exist on your target drive, allow the setup to create the
appropriate partitions. Go to Step 4.
■
Select the storage target listed and click Next to install the OS, then proceed
to Step 5.
4. In the lower portion of the Where Do You Want to Install Windows window,
perform these steps:
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a. Click Delete to delete the selected storage target existing partition
configuration.
A confirmation window appears.
b. Click OK to confirm the partition deletion.
c. If any additional partitions exist on the target drive, repeat Step a and Step b.
d. Click Next to install the OS to the selected storage target.
The Windows installation program begins and will reboot the server multiple
times during the installation process.
5. Change the user password when prompted.
When the installation is complete, Windows starts and prompts you to change the
user password.
6. In the User Password dialog box, click OK and set up the initial user login
account.
After the initial user account is created, the Windows OS desktop appears.
7. Perform post-installation tasks.
See “Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77.
Related Information
■
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“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
▼ Install an OS (PXE)
This procedure describes how to install a supported OS using a PXE network
environment.
The server supports a PXE installations for these OSs:
■
Oracle Solaris
■
Linux
■
Windows
See “Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7.
Note – Once you reset the server, events occur very quickly. Pay close attention to
the screen so that you can interrupt the boot process at the correct time.
1. Access the documentation for the OS you plan to install.
See “Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7.
2. Ensure that the PXE network environment is set up.
See “Preparing Your PXE Environment” on page 33.
3. Ensure that you have established a console connection.
See “Selecting the Console Display” on page 27.
4. Reset or power on the server.
See “Reset the Server” on page 37.
The BIOS screen appears.
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5. (Oracle Solaris) Enable the Launch PXE OpROM BIOS option.
a. Press F2 to accesses the BIOS Setup Utility.
The BIOS Setup Utility appears.
b. Select Advanced in the menu bar.
c. Set the Launch PXE OpROM setting to Enabled.
d. Save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing F10.
This action causes the server to reset. After resetting, the BIOS window displays
again.
6. In the BIOS window, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device.
The Please Select Boot Device dialog box appears.
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7. 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 installation server. NET0 is selected in the previous figure.
8. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the OS installation.
For instructions on completing OS installation, refer to the OS installation
documentation. See “Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7.
Note – For Windows OS installations, you might need to ensure that the HBA
drivers are installed during the installation. See “Install HBA Drivers (Windows)” on
page 67.
9. Determine if you need to perform post-installation tasks.
See “Performing Post-Installation Tasks” on page 77.
Related Information
■
“Supported OS Versions and Documentation” on page 7
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
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Performing Post-Installation Tasks
After completing the OS installation, review these post-installation topics to see if
any apply to your installation.
Description
Links
For all supported OSs, (Optional) assign
the server’s boot drive priorities.
“(Optional) Assign Boot Drive Priorities” on
page 78
For Oracle VM installations, access
information to install and use an Oracle
VM server.
“Oracle VM Post-Installation Information” on
page 79
For Oracle Linux installations, configure
Linux to use a particular kernel.
“(Optional) Choose an Oracle Linux Kernel”
on page 80
For Red Hat Linux, install the Oracle
Linux Support kernel.
“(Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support
Kernel (RHEL 5.7)” on page 81
Perform VMware ESXi post-installation
tasks.
“Performing VMware ESXi Post-Installation
Tasks” on page 83
Perform Windows OS post-installation
tasks.
“Performing Windows Post-Installation
Tasks” on page 87
Related Information
■
“Choosing an OS Installation Method” on page 1
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS” on page 13
■
“Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM 3. 0 Software” on page 21
■
“Preparing to Install an OS” on page 27
■
“Configuring RAID” on page 45
■
“Installing a Supported OS” on page 59
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▼ (Optional) Assign Boot Drive Priorities
Use this procedure if you want to assign the server’s boot priorities.
1. Reset or power on the server.
See “Reset the Server” on page 37.
Note – During the reset or power on, pay close attention to the screen so that you
can interrupt the boot process at the correct time.
2. Press F2 to run the BIOS Setup Utility.
The BIOS Setup Utility appears.
3. Use the left and right arrow keys to display the Boot menu.
4. Change the order of the drives under Boot Option Priority to suit your needs.
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the primary boot drive to the top of the
boot priority list.
5. Press F10 to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
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Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle Solaris)” on page 2
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
■
“Install an OS (OSA)” on page 60
■
“Install an OS (Media)” on page 64
■
“Install an OS (PXE)” on page 73
Oracle VM Post-Installation Information
If you do not have an Oracle VM Manager configured to manage the Oracle VM
Server, you must install the Oracle VM Manager.
Refer to the Oracle VM Manager Installation Guide at:
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E20065_01/index.htm
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Oracle VM)” on page 3
Performing Linux Post-Installation Tasks
Use these topics to perform post-installation tasks:
■
“(Optional) Choose an Oracle Linux Kernel” on page 80
■
“(Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support Kernel (RHEL 5.7)” on page 81
■
“(Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support Kernel (RHEL 6.1)” on page 82
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
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▼ (Optional) Choose an Oracle Linux Kernel
Oracle Linux supports two kernels:
■
Oracle Linux Support, also known as the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (default)
■
Red Hat Compatible Kernel
If you want to switch to the Red Hat Compatible Kernel or back to the Oracle Linux
Support kernel, perform these steps.
1. Reboot the server.
As the server boots, the kernel window appears.
Note – Pay close attention to the screen so that you can interrupt the boot process at
the correct time.
2. Press any key.
The kernel select window appears.
3. Select a kernel and press Enter.
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For the Red Hat Compatible kernel – Select Oracle Linux Server-base.
The server boots using the selected kernel.
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
■
“(Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support Kernel (RHEL 5.7)” on page 81
■
“(Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support Kernel (RHEL 6.1)” on page 82
▼ (Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support
Kernel (RHEL 5.7)
After you have installed the RHEL OS, you have the option of installing and using
the Oracle Linux Support kernel (formerly known as the Oracle Unbreakable
Enterprise Kernel for Linux). See “Oracle Linux Support Kernel” on page 8.
1. Ensure that your system is running RHEL 5.7 before installing the Oracle Linux
Support kernel.
2. Perform these steps to download and edit the Oracle Linux 5 Yum repository
file:
a. Type.
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo
b. Open the /etc/yum.repos.d/etc/public-yum-el5.repo file in an
editor.
c. Edit both the [el5_u5_base] and [ol5_u5_base] stanzas and change
enable=0 to enable=1.
[el5_u5_base]
name=Enterprise Linux $releasever U5 - $basearch - base
baseurl=http://publicyum.
oracle.com/repo/EnterpriseLinux/EL5/5/base/$basearch/
gpgkey=http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-el5
gpgcheck=1
enable=1
[ol5_u5_base]
name=Oracle Linux $releasever - U5 - x86_64 - base
baseurl=http://publicyum.
oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL5/5/base/x86_64/
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gpgkey=http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-el5
gpgcheck=1
enable=1
3. Update the system kernel using one of these methods:
■
Update the kernel, type.
# yum install kernel
■
Update the kernel and upgrade all the recommended packages associated with
it, type.
# yum install oracle-linux
4. Reboot the server.
Note – For more information on the Oracle Linux Support kernel, refer to the release
notes at:
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/download
s/index.html.
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
▼ (Optional) Install the Oracle Linux Support
Kernel (RHEL 6.1)
After you have installed the RHEL OS, you have the option of installing and using
the Oracle Linux Support kernel (formerly known as the Oracle Unbreakable
Enterprise Kernel for Linux). See “Oracle Linux Support Kernel” on page 8.
1. Ensure that your system is running RHEL 6.1 before installing the Oracle Linux
Support kernel.
2. Perform these steps to download and edit the Oracle Linux 6 Yum repository
file:
a. Type.
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo
b. Open the /etc/yum.repos.d/etc/public-yum-ol6.repo file in an
editor.
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c. Edit the [ol6_ga_base] stanza and change enable=0 to enable=1.
[ol6_ga_base]
name=Oracle Linux 6 GA - $basearch - base
baseurl=
http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/0/base/$basearc
h/
gpgkey=http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-ol6
gpgcheck=1
name=Oracle Linux 6 GA - $basearch - base
enable=1
3. Update the system kernel using one of these methods.
■
To update the kernel, type.
# yum install kernel-uek
■
To update the kernel all the recommended packages associated with it, type.
# yum update
4. Reboot the server.
Note – For more information on the Oracle Linux Support kernel, refer to the release
notes at:
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/download
s/index.html.
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Linux)” on page 4
Performing VMware ESXi
Post-Installation Tasks
After completing the VMware ESXi installation, perform these tasks:
■
“Configure Network Adapter Settings (VMware ESXi)” on page 84
■
“Determine the MAC Address of a Connected Server Network Port (VMware
ESXi)” on page 86
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Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (VMware ESXi)” on page 5
▼ Configure Network Adapter Settings (VMware
ESXi)
Note – This task is necessary only if you installed VMware ESXI and you are using
static IP addressing. If you are using DHCP, this task is not necessary.
For VMware ESXi installations, you must determine the network management
interface that you will use for the VM service console.
The VM service console and management interface require a network interface. The
service console does not automatically use the first interface with a live connection.
Therefore, you must select a network interface for the service console during
installation because the network interface defaults to vmnic0.
This procedure describes how to configure the VMware ESXi settings for the network
adapters installed on your server.
1. After completing the VMware ESXi software installation wait for the server to
reboot.
This window appears:
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2. Press F2 to select Customize System/View Logs.
3. Log in to the VMware ESXi server.
4. Access the System Customization dialog and select Configure Management
Network.
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5. To complete this task, refer to the VMware documentation.
6. Determine the MAC address of connected ports.
See “Determine the MAC Address of a Connected Server Network Port (VMware
ESXi)” on page 86.
Related Information
■
“Determine the MAC Address of a Connected Server Network Port (VMware
ESXi)” on page 86
▼ Determine the MAC Address of a Connected
Server Network Port (VMware ESXi)
The server has four network ports, NET0, NET1, NET2, and NET3. When any of
these ports are connected to the network, VMware ESXi assigns a MAC address to
each port.
Use this procedure to determine the MAC address for each server network port.
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●
Type this command in the Oracle ILOM CLI for each server network port:
-> show /System/Networking/Ethernet_NICs/Ethernet_NIC_n
where is n is 0, 1, 2, or 3
For example:
-> show /System/Networking/Ethernet_NICs/Ethernet_NIC_0
/System/Networking/Ethernet_NICs/Ethernet_NIC_0
Targets:
Properties:
health = OK
health_details = location = NET0 (Ethernet NIC 0)
manufacturer = INTEL
part_number = X540
serial_number = Not Available
mac_addresses = 00:21:28:3D:B7:96
Commands:
cd
show
->
Related Information
■
“Configure Network Adapter Settings (VMware ESXi)” on page 84
Performing Windows Post-Installation
Tasks
Depending on the method you used to install the Windows OS, you might need to
perform these tasks.
Description
Links
Perform post-installation tasks if you used
OSA to install the Windows OS.
“(Optional) Configure TPM Support
(Windows)” on page 90
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Description
Links
Perform post-installation tasks if you
manually installed the Windows OS with
media or PXE.
“Supplemental Software Component Options
(Windows)” on page 88
“Install Server-Specific Device Drivers and
Supplemental Software (Windows)” on
page 89
“(Optional) Configure TPM Support
(Windows)” on page 90
Related Information
■
“OS Installation Task Map (Windows)” on page 6
Supplemental Software Component Options
(Windows)
OSA makes several supplemental software components available for the server.
If you used OSA to install the Windows OS, the supplemental software was
automatically installed.
If you manually installed the Windows OS, you can install the supplemental
software. See “Install Server-Specific Device Drivers and Supplemental Software
(Windows)” on page 89
You have two options:
■
Typical – Installs all supplemental software applicable for your server.
■
Custom – Installs only the supplemental software selected for installation.
OSA makes these optional supplemental software components available for your
server.
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■
LSI MegaRAID Storage Manager – Enables you to configure, monitor, and
maintain RAID on the SAS internal RAID HBA.
■
HMP – provides tools to help you manage and configure your server enabling you
to do these things:
■
Use a management agent at the OS level to enable in-band monitoring of your
server hardware over SNMP. You can use this information to integrate your
server into your data center management infrastructure.
■
Use a management agent to enable in-band monitoring of your server’s storage
devices, including RAID arrays. You can view this information from the Oracle
ILOM web interface or CLI.
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■
Use a BIOS configuration tool, which runs on the host OS and configures the
host BIOS CMOS settings, host boot order, and some SP settings.
■
Use IPMItool to access the servers service processor using the IPMI protocol
and perform management tasks.
Intel NIC Teaming – Enables the network interfaces on a server to be grouped
together into a team of physical ports called a virtual interface.
For more information on setting up Intel NIC teaming for your environment, refer
to the Intel Connectivity web page on Advanced Networking Services Teaming at:
http://support.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-009747.htm
Related Information
■
“Install Server-Specific Device Drivers and Supplemental Software (Windows)” on
page 89
■
“(Optional) Configure TPM Support (Windows)” on page 90
▼ Install Server-Specific Device Drivers and
Supplemental Software (Windows)
If you used OSA to install the Windows OS, then the required platform-specific
device drivers and supplemental software are installed for you.
However, if you did not use OSA, you can use Install Pack to install the
platform-specific device drivers and supplemental software.
The Install Pack application provides an installation wizard for installing
platform-specific device drivers and supplemental software. This application is
included in OSA.
1. Click on the Install Pack wizard executable, InstallPack.hta.
The Install Pack window appears.
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2. In the Install Pack window, click Next to accept the default installable items.
Note – Always accept the default installable items to ensure that the most recent
versions of the drivers are installed.
The Install Pack notice dialog box appears.
3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation of the device drivers and
supplemental software.
Related Information
■
“Supplemental Software Component Options (Windows)” on page 88
■
“(Optional) Configure TPM Support (Windows)” on page 90
▼ (Optional) Configure TPM Support (Windows)
If you intend to use the Windows 2008 TPM feature set on Oracle’s Netra Server X3-2
(formerly Sun Netra X4270 M3 Server), you must configure the server to support this
feature.
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Note – TPM enables you to administer the TPM security hardware in your server.
For additional information about implementing this feature, refer to the Windows
TPM Management documentation provided by Microsoft.
1. Access the BIOS Setup Utility.
Refer to Server Administration, accessing BIOS.
2. From the BIOS Main menu screen, select Advanced.
3. From the Advanced Settings screen, select Trusted Computing.
The TPM Configuration screen appears.
4. Select TPM Support and press Enter.
A TPM Support dialog box appears.
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5. In the dialog box, set TPM Support to Enable and press Enter.
The updated TPM Configuration screen appears.
6. Press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
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Related Information
■
“Supplemental Software Component Options (Windows)” on page 88
■
“Install Server-Specific Device Drivers and Supplemental Software (Windows)” on
page 89
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Glossary
A
ACPI
ANSI SIS
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.
American National Standards Institute Status Indicator Standard.
ASF
Alert standard format (Netra products only).
ASR
Automatic system recovery.
AWG
American wire gauge.
B
BAT
basic assurance test.
BIOS
Basic Input Output System.
blade
Generic term for server modules and storage modules. See server module and
storage module.
blade server
Server module. See server module.
BMC
Baseboard management controller.
BOB
Memory buffer on board.
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C
chassis
For servers, refers to the server enclosure. For server modules, refers to the
modular system enclosure.
CMA
Cable management arm.
CMM
Chassis monitoring module. The CMM is the service processor in the
modular system. Oracle ILOM runs on the CMM, providing lights out
management of the components in the modular system chassis. See Modular
system and Oracle ILOM.
CMM Oracle ILOM
Oracle ILOM that runs on the CMM. See Oracle ILOM.
D
DHCP
disk module or
disk blade
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
Interchangeable terms for storage module. See storage module.
DTE
Data terminal equipment.
ECC
Error-correcting code.
EIA
Electronics Industries Alliance.
ESD
Electrostatic discharge.
FEM
Fabric expansion module. FEMs enable server modules to use the 10GbE
connections provided by certain NEMs. See NEM.
FRU
Field-replaceable unit.
E
F
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G
GPT
GRUB
GUID partition table.
GRand Unified Bootloader. A GNU implementation that supports booting
multiple OSs on a computer.
H
HBA
Host bus adapter.
HMP
Hardware Management Pack.
host
The part of the server or server module with the CPU and other hardware
that runs the Oracle Solaris OS and other applications. The term host is used
to distinguish the primary computer from the SP. See SP.
I
ICMP
IDE
ID PROM
IP
Internet Control Message Protocol.
Integrated Development Environment.
Chip that contains system information for the server or server module.
Internet Protocol.
K
KVM
Keyboard, video, mouse. Refers to using a switch to enable sharing of one
keyboard, one display, and one mouse with more than one computer.
Glossary
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L
LwA
Sound power level.
M
MAC
MAC address
MBR
Modular system
MSGID
Machine access code.
Media access controller address.
Master boot record.
The rackmountable chassis that holds server modules, storage modules,
NEMs, and PCI EMs. The modular system provides Oracle ILOM through its
CMM.
Message identifier.
N
name space
NEBS
Network Equipment-Building System (Netra products only).
NEM
Network express module. NEMs provide 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet,
10GbE Ethernet ports, and SAS connectivity to storage modules.
NET MGT
98
Top-level Oracle ILOM CMM target.
Network management port. An Ethernet port on the server SP, the server
module SP, and the CMM.
NIC
Network interface card or controller.
NMI
Nonmaskable interrupt.
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OBP
Oracle ILOM
Oracle Solaris OS
OS
OSA
OpenBoot PROM.
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager. Oracle ILOM firmware is preinstalled
on a variety of Oracle systems. Oracle ILOM enables you to remotely
manage your Oracle servers regardless of the state of the host system.
Oracle Solaris operating system.
Operating system.
Oracle System Assistant.
P
PCI
PCI EM
Peripheral component interconnect.
PCIe ExpressModule. Modular components that are based on the PCI
Express industry-standard form factor and offer I/O features such as Gigabit
Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
PDB
power distribution board.
PMR
Physical media request.
POST
PROM
Power-on self-test.
Programmable read-only memory.
PSH
Predictive self healing.
PXE
Pre-boot eXecution environment.
Q
QSFP
Quad small form-factor pluggable.
Glossary
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R
REM
RHEL
RAID expansion module. Sometimes referred to as an HBA See HBA.
Supports the creation of RAID volumes on drives.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
S
SAN
Storage area network.
SAS
Serial attached SCSI.
SATA
SCC
SER MGT
server module
SLES
SMART
SNMP
SP
System configuration chip.
Serial management port. A serial port on the server SP, the server module SP,
and the CMM.
Modular component that provides the main compute resources (CPU and
memory) in a modular system. Server modules might also have onboard
storage and connectors that hold REMs and FEMs.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Simple network management protocol.
Service processor. In the server or server module, the SP is a card with its
own OS. The SP processes Oracle ILOM commands providing lights out
management control of the host. See host.
SRU
Support Repository Update. Used to updated the Oracle Solaris OS.
SSD
Solid-state drive.
SSH
Secure shell.
storage module
100
Serial advanced technology attachment.
Modular component that provides computing storage to the server modules.
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TIA
Telecommunications Industry Association (Netra products only).
Tma
Maximum ambient temperature.
TPM
Trusted Platform Module (a Windows 2008 feature).
U
UCP
Universal connector port.
UEFI
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.
UI
User interface.
UL
Underwriters Laboratory Inc.
U.S. NEC
UTC
UUID
United States National Electrical Code.
Coordinated Universal Time.
Universal unique identifier.
V
VM
Virtual machine.
W
WDS
Windows Deployment Services.
WIM
Windows Imaging Format.
WWN
World wide name. A unique number that identifies a SAS target.
Glossary
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Index
A
assigning boot priority, 78
B
BIOS
boot drive priority, 78
modes, 43
overview, 40
setting default values, 41
setting up, 39
switching Legacy and UEFI modes, 43
boot media
selecting, 31
setting up
local, 31
remote, 32
boot priority, 78
C
choosing
installation method, 1
configuration worksheet
Oracle Solaris, 14
Oracle VM, 21
configuring
network adapter, 84
Oracle Solaris, 13, 17
Oracle VM, 21, 23
RAID, 45
LSI BIOS, 54
OSA, 48
TPM support, 90
console display
options, 28
selecting, 27
setting up
KVM, 29
SER MGT, 28
SSH, 30
web, 30
creating
RAID volume, 54
D
determining
MAC address, 86
G
GRUB, 80
guided OS installations, 9
H
HBA and RAID support, 46
I
installation
by media, 10
by network, 11
by OSA, 9
Linux task map, 4
method
choosing, 1
understanding, 8
Oracle Solaris task map, 2
Oracle VM task map, 3
OS, 59
media, 63
overview
Linux, 4
Oracle Solaris, 2
Oracle VM, 3
VMware ESXi, 5
Windows, 6
preparation, 27
103
utilities, 36
VMware ESXi task map, 5
Windows task map, 6
installing
OS, 59
media, 64
OSA, 60
PXE, 73
support kernel
RHEL 5.7, 81
RHEL 6.1, 82
Windows
device drivers, 89
HBA drivers, 67
L
Linux
installation task map, 4
post-installation tasks, 79
preparing PXE, 34
M
making a virtual drive bootable, 55
manual OS installations, 10
N
network installations, 11
O
Oracle Linux
choosing kernel, 80
installing support kernel
RHEL 5.7, 81
RHEL 6.1, 82
support kernel, 8
Oracle Solaris
configuration worksheet, 14
configuring, 13, 17
installation task map, 2
preparing PXE, 33
RAID limitations, 13
Oracle VM
configuration worksheet, 21
configuring, 21, 23
installation task map, 3
overview, 25
post-installation tasks, 79
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OS
documentation links, 7
installing, 59
from media, 64
from OSA, 60
from PXE, 73
media, 10
preparing to install, 27
supported versions, 7
OSA
configuring RAID, 48
installations, 9
starting, 38
overview
BIOS, 40
Oracle VM, 25
P
post-installation tasks, 77
Linux, 79
Oracle VM, 79
VMware ESXi, 83
Windows, 87
preparing
for installation
OS, 27
PXE, 33
Linux, 34
Oracle Solaris, 33
Windows, 35
PXE
preparation, 33
Linux, 34
Oracle Solaris, 33
Windows, 35
support, 11
R
RAID
boot virtual drive, 55
configuration requirements, 46
configuring, 45
LSI BIOS, 54
OSA, 48
creating volume, 54
HBA support, 46
limitations in Oracle Solaris, 13
post-installation, 48
volume creation, 48
resetting
server, 37
S
selecting
boot media, 31
console display, 27
server
resetting, 37
setting
BIOS default values, 41
console display
KVM, 29
SER MGT, 28
SSH, 30
web, 30
setting up
BIOS, 39
local
boot media, 31
KVM console, 29
SER MGT console, 28
remote
boot media, 32
SSH console, 30
web console, 30
starting OSA, 38
supplemental software, 88
supported
OS versions, 7
device drivers, 89
HBA drivers, 67
post-installation tasks, 87
preparing PXE, 35
supplemental software, 88
TPM support, 90
U
understanding
installation method, 8
V
VMware ESXi
configuring network adapter, 84
determining MAC address, 86
installation task map, 5
post-installation tasks, 83
W
Windows
installation overview, 6
installing
Index
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