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

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Updated: December 2015

Set Up the Boot Media for a Remote Installation

To install the OS from media sourced from a remote location using the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application, perform these steps.

  1. To redirect the boot media from a remote storage device, perform these steps; otherwise, go to the next step.
    1. Mount or present the OS boot media so that it is accessible, for example:
      • For DVD-ROM, insert media into the built-in or external DVD-ROM drive on a remote system.

      • For DVD-ROM ISO image, ensure that the ISO image(s) are readily available on a network shared location or are 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.

  2. Establish a web-based client connection to the server Oracle ILOM SP and launch the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application.

    For more details, see the setup requirements for web-based client connection in Selecting the Console Display Option.

  3. In the remote console, do the following:
    1. Click KVMS to display the KVMS drop-down menu.
    2. Click Storage.

      The Storage Devices dialog appears.

      image:Screen showing the KVMS Storage Devices                                         dialog..
    3. In the Storage Devices dialog, click Add.

      The Add Storage Device dialog appears.

      image:Graphic showing the Add Storage Device browse                                         directories dialog box.
    4. Browse to the ISO image, select it, and click Select.

      The Storage Devices screen appears and lists the ISO image.

    5. Select the ISO image and click Connect.

      The ISO image is mounted to the remote console and can be used to perform the OS installation.

  4. To perform the installation using PXE, perform these steps.
    1. Configure Windows Deployment Services to PXE install the Windows operating system.

      Configure the PXE server to export the Windows operating system.

    2. Make the OS install media available for PXE boot.

      If you are using an automated OS installation image, you will need to create and provide the automated OS install image.

      For detailed instructions for automating the installation setup process, consult the Windows operating system documentation.

    3. To boot the installation media, in the server's BIOS Setup Utility Please Select Boot Device menu, select the network adapter card as the temporary boot device.

      Make sure the network adapter card is the default boot device in the BIOS.

      On BIOS post, select F2 to enter the BIOS. Move to the Select Boot Device menu and select the network adapter card as the default boot device.

      For details for performing a Windows Server installation using a PXE network boot, see Install Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 Using PXE Network Boot.