Use the Host Storage Device feature in Oracle ILOM to mount a remote image file on the server service processor (SP), and then redirect the file to the host server. The image appears to the host server as an attached storage device.
The Host Storage Device feature is useful in the following situations:
You want to boot multiple Oracle servers from a single (ISO) image file that is stored on a remote server.
You want to update multiple Oracle servers using a single (VFAT) image file that is stored on a remote server.
You can only redirect one image file at a time from any of the Oracle ILOM interfaces. Additionally, you cannot use the Host Storage Device feature while another type of redirection is in progress. If you attempt to redirect an image file when another storage redirection session is in progress on the SP, the storage redirection attempt will fail and an error message will appear.
Ensure that the following requirements are met:
You have Admin (a) role privileges in Oracle ILOM.
If required, you have user credentials on the NFS or SAMBA central repository server where the image file is located.
The status of the redirection appears in the Status field.
Redirecting a Remote Image File, Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance, Firmware Release 4.0.x at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs