This section describes the requirements for using local and remote media.
Local boot media requires a built-in storage device on the server, or an external storage device attached to the server.
The CD/DVD installation media can be made available in any of the following ways:
The installation media CD/DVD can be installed on the server DVD drive.
The installation media CD/DVD can be installed on an external DVD drive that is attached to the server.
The installation media can be copied to a USB flash drive and installed in one of the server's external or internal USB ports.
Remote media permits you to boot the install over the network. You can start the network install from a redirected boot storage device or another networked system that exports the installation over the network using a Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE).
Supported OS remote boot media sources can include:
The CD/DVD-ROM installation media installed in remote DVD drive
The DVD/ISO image available in a location on the network that is setup for virtual redirection
The DVD/ISO image made available as a PXE/network boot.