also even though not supported would sun XVR-1200 X3698A work in T2000 ?
the certified cards are just out of my reach so I am looking for any cheaper ones that would work.
If your system has coverage by a service contract, then do NOT even try.
Running a system with such an unqualified component inside it could suspend all support privileges for as long as the card is inside the chassis.
If you do not have contract coverage, then you can try anything you want - it's your system.
However, keep in mind that the XVR-1200 is a huge beast of a card. It will only fit in one of the two PCI-X slots (slot #0) and may be too long for the chassis. Using it may also pull more power from the systemboard bus than is advisable. If it is possible, borrow an XVR-1200 before you spend money on it.
I am confused : I found a note about installing the XVR-100 graphics card and software and its saying the drivers come with solaris 10.
but when I have a bare bone system with no solaris install how will this card work ? I was planning to use this card to connect a monitor and then install solaris.
that i was afraid of . so on T2000 you cant install Solaris using a graphics monitor ?
how about if i set an IP address for Network Mgmnt port and then connect to it from a remote server that does have X-windows and set the DISPLAY variable on the T2000 , can i then install Solaris using GUI ?
Why do you insist on needing a GUI ?
Your T2000 is a server. Servers "serve". They do not need a GUI.
That is why there isn't a graphics processor integrated into its design.
This question has been asked over and over again, phrased many different ways but asked the same way, in these forums for as long as they've ever existed from Sun Microsystems and now into Oracle's hosting of them.
The question seems to be: "If I can't use the mouse, I don't know what to do".
Let me ask you a question back at you: What will you do when there is a catastrophic failure on some filesystem or within some application and the system reverts back to its default CLI console ? You will need to interact with it using the default Bourne shell to repair it. That's what system administrators need to occasionally do, and you'd better get accustomed to that scenario.
Here's a link to the T2000 system documentation
Read its brief Getting Started Guide and its Server Administration Guide.