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Oracle® Servers X7-2 and X7-2L Operating Systems Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Set Up the Boot Media for Remote Installation

Remote boot media enables 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 an ISO image over the network using a PreBoot eXecution environment (PXE).

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

  1. Mount or present the OS boot media so that it is accessible, for example:
    • For DVD-ROM, insert the 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 Firmware Release 4.x at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs. Alternatively, refer to the More Details link on the Oracle ILOM Remote Control → Remote Device web interface page.

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

    For instructions, see Selecting the Console Display.

  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 box appears.

    3. In the Storage Devices dialog box, click Add.

      The Add Storage Device dialog box appears.

    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.