This method uses the ILOM Remote Console application and a remote networked server to install the OS onto the server. The CD/DVD drive of the remote system is used to access the OS media as a virtual CD/DVD. The output of the server is displayed on the remote system (remote console).
For specific details on the ILOM Remote Console application, refer to the Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 Web Interface Procedures Guide.
Requirements for Remote Console installation include:
Remote server connected to the network.
One of the following browsers on the remote system: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, or Firefox.
CD/DVD drive connected to the remote server.
Media for installing the OS of your choice.
SP of the server set up as instructed in the Sun Netra X4270 Server Installation Guide.
You must be logged in to the remote server as root or as a user with administrator privileges.
The ILOM login screen is displayed.
The ILOM main menu screen is displayed.
Note - If the local server has a CD/DVD drive, ensure that the CD/DVD drive does not contain a bootable disk. Or configure the server’s BIOS so that the virtual CD/DVD drive is higher on the boot list than the local CD/DVD drive.
The Device Configuration screen is displayed.
On the Oracle ILOM screen main menu, select Remote Control -> Remote Power Control -> Select Action -> Reset.
The server boots from the virtual CD.