This section provides instructions to install the Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 operating system over an established PXE-based network using a customer-provided Windows Imaging Format (WIM) image.
Before You Begin
To use WDS to perform the installation, you must:
Add the required system device drivers to the install.wim image and, if necessary, the boot.wim image.
For instructions for adding drivers to the WIM installation image(s), see the Microsoft Windows Deployment Services documentation.
Obtain a WDS user account and password to authenticate to the PXE service.
Ensure that the PXE network environment is properly set up and the Windows installation media is available for PXE boot.
For example, to reset the server:
From the local server, press the Power button (approximately 1 second) on the front panel of the server to power off the server, and then press the Power button again to power on the server.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management → Power Control, select Reset from the Select Action list box, and then click Save.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System
The server begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears in the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application.
The BIOS Setup Utility appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility Advanced screen appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility Network Stack screen appears.
This causes the server to reset. After resetting, the BIOS screen appears again.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears listing the available boot devices. The screen that appears will differ depending on whether you have BIOS configured for Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI Boot Mode.
For Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
For UEFI Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
For UEFI mode, both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols are selectable for each network adapter interface, in addition to local and remote boot devices.
The network bootloader loads and a boot prompt appears. After a few seconds the installation kernel will begin to load.