Oracle ILOM enables you to use the Virtual Remote Storage Device feature to mount a storage image file on a central NFS or SAMBA repository, and then redirect the image file to the host server. The image appears to the host server as an attached storage device.
You can only redirect one remote virtual storage image file at a time from any of the Oracle ILOM KVMS user interfaces. If you attempt to redirect an image file when another storage redirection session is in progress on the SP, the storage redirection attempt fails and an error message appears.
Before You Begin
The Virtual Remote Storage Device feature enables you to do the following:
Boot multiple Oracle servers from a single (ISO) image file that is stored on a remote server.
Update multiple Oracle servers using a single (VFAT) image file that is stored on a remote server.
Ensure the following prerequistes are met prior to creating a virtual storage device redirection session from a central repository:
Ensure that Oracle ILOM firmware version 3.2.2 or later is installed.
Ensure Admin (a) role privileges are enabled in Oracle ILOM. This role is required to configure the properites in Oracle ILOM for mounting and redirecting a storage image file.
If required, ensure that you have user credentials on the NFS or SAMBA central repository server for where the image file will be mounted and redirected.
set /SP/services/kvms/remote_virtual_device servicestate=enabled target_URI= [NFS or Samba URI file location] username= [your_username] password= [your_password]
show /SP/services/kvms/remote_virtual_device status
Redirecting an Image File From a Remote Device to the Host Server, Oracle ILOM Configuration and Maintenance Guide for firmware release 3.2