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Oracle® Server X5-4 Installation Guide for Windows Operating Systems

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Updated: December 2015

Boot Media Options Requirements

This section describes the requirements for using local and remote media.

Local Boot Media Requirements

Local boot media requires a built-in storage device on the server or an external storage device attached to the server.

Supported OS local boot media sources can include:

  • DVD-ROM installation media

  • USB removable flash drive media

Remote Boot Media Requirements

Remote media requires you to boot the install image over the network. You can start installation from a redirected boot storage device or another networked system that exports an ISO image over the network using a Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE).

Supported OS remote boot media sources can include:

  • DVD-ROM installation media, and a remote USB removable flash drive installation media

  • DVD ISO image available in a location on the network that is setup for virtual redirection

  • DVD-ROM installation media image mounted on the server service processor (SP)

    For instructions on mounting an installation image onto the server SP, refer to the Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs. Alternatively, refer to the More Details link in the Oracle ILOM Remote Control → Remote Device web interface page.

  • Automated installation image (requires PXE boot). For instructions for performing PXE network installations for the supported Windows Server operating systems, see Install Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 Using PXE Network Boot.