This procedure describes how to boot the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the Windows Server installation media from one of the following sources:
Windows Server 2012 R2 DVD
Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO image
For Distribution DVD, insert the Windows 2012 R2 Distribution media (single DVD) into the local or remote DVD-ROM drive.
For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.
For example, do one of the following to reset the server:
From the local server, press the Power button on the front panel of the server for approximately 1 second to power off the server, 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, then click Save.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System
The server begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears.
[Boot Pop Up Menu Selected] appears at the bottom of the BIOS screen.
Then the Please Select Boot Device menu appears. The screen that appears will be different depending on whether you have the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode configured for Legacy or UEFI.
For Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
For UEFI Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
For example, if you elected to use the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application delivery method, select USB:VIRTUAL: Remote Iso CDROM2.05 from the Legacy BIOS Boot Mode screen or [UEFI]USB:VIRTUAL: Remote Iso CDROM2.05 from the UEFI Boot Mode screen.
The Windows installation wizard starts and the Loading Files screen appears.
The Install Now screen appears.
The Setup Is starting screen appears.
Then the Select the operating system dialog appears.
For most installs, select Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (Server with a GUI) at the bottom of the list.
For more information on the different types of Windows operating systems, see the Windows Server 2012 R2 documentation at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/default.aspx.
The License Terms screen appears.
The Which Type of Installation Do You Want dialog appears.
The Where Do You Want to Install Windows dialog appears.
The Installing Windows screen appears.
The setup and installation process begins and files are copied to the target.
The Windows Needs to Restart to Continue screen appears.
The system reboots.
After the devices are configured, the system reboots again and the Settings screen appears.
The Finalizing Your Settings screen appears.
This screen indicates that the Windows OS has been installed.
The Administrator login screen appears.
The Windows Server desktop appears.
This completes the installation.