You can start the operating system installation to the server by booting from a local or remote installation media source. This section identifies the supported media sources and the setup requirements for each source.
Local boot media requires a built-in storage device on the server, or an external storage device attached to the server.
Verify that the system meets Remote Boot Media Requirements.
Boot media enables you to boot the install over the network. You can start the installation from a redirected boot storage device or another network system that exports an ISO image over the network using a PreBoot eXecution Environment (PXE).
Supported OS remote boot media source options include:
DVD-ROM installation media installed in remote DVD drive
DVD-ROM installation media installed in remote USB removable flash drive
DVD-ROM 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 Firmware Release 4.x 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.