This section describes the requirements for using local and remote media.
The CD/DVD installation media can be made available in any of the following ways:
The installation media CD/DVD can be installed on the server DVD drive.
The installation media CD/DVD can be installed on an external DVD drive that is attached to the server.
The installation media can be copied to a USB flash drive and installed in one of the server's external or internal USB ports.
Remote boot media enable you to boot the install over the network. You can start the installation from a redirected boot storage device or another networked system that exports the ISO image over the network using a PreBoot eXecution Environment (PXE).
Supported OS remote boot media sources can include:
CD/DVD-ROM installation media installed in remote DVD drive, and a remote USB removable flash drive installation media
CD/DVD ISO image available in a location on the network that is setup for virtual redirection
CD/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.
The DVD/ISO image made available as a PXE network boot. The instructions for performing PXE network installations for the supported Linux operating systems are provided in the following sections: