The Storage option when selected opens
the Storage Device dialog box.
The Oracle ILOM Remote
System Console Plus application must be able to control the media
device exclusively. No other process or application on the client
can access, use, or probe the media device. If another process or
application is using the media device while attempting to redirect
the media device, the following message appears: Unable
to open the drive exclusively. In this case, you
must wait until the other process is done before you can attempt
to redirect the storage device.
Supported storage media includes: physical optical
drives (CD/DVD), physical floppy drives, and ISO images, which include
single-session DVD ISO. In addition, USB floppy drives and USB memory
sticks are supported.
Physical (or ISO) CDs or DVDs can be as large as
the media permits (up to 600 MB for CD, 4.7 GB for DVD). The maximum
floppy disk capacity can be as large as 1.44 MB.
Successful redirection of auto-detected storage
devices requires that: 1) bootable media is present in the device;
and 2) Administrator (Windows) or root (Linux) privileges on the
host client are enabled to exclusively control the redirected storage device.
Storage media cannot be physically ejected during redirection. To change the redirected media,
you must disconnect the redirected device prior to
establishing another storage redirection in the Storage
Device dialog box.
For Linux clients, multiple ISO images will not
auto-mount on the host operating system. For these cases, the ISO
images must be manually mounted upon starting the redirection and
then manually unmounted upon stopping the redirection.
When you change a floppy disk, you should wait at
least 5 seconds after ejecting the floppy to insert the new floppy;
otherwise, the contents of the ejected floppy appear instead of
the contents of the newly inserted floppy.
If you are installing software from distribution
media (for example, a CD or DVD), ensure that the media is inserted
in the local client redirected drive.
If you are installing software from an ISO DVD image,
ensure that the ISO DVD image is stored on the local client or on
a shared network file system.
Media Usage Considerations
When redirecting an
8 GB NTFS memory stick on a RHEL 4.8 32-bit client, the client system
might take some time to detect and load the 8 GB NTFS memory stick.
The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application
must have full control to the USB device. No other process or application
on the client can access, use, or probe the device while attempting
to redirect the device.
For example, active processes such as the McAfee Endpoint
process running on a Windows 7 client, or the Hardware Access Layer
Daemon (HALD) process running on an Oracle Solaris client could
prevent the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus from gaining
exclusive access to the storage device. If this occurs, you will likely
need to disable (stop) the other process to permit the Oracle ILOM
Remote System Console Plus exclusive access to the device.
Windows client users must login in as Administrator
to gain full-control of a local USB device.
Prior to using the Storage Device dialog box on an SLES11SP1 client, you should use the
command line to mount a USB memory stick, or to remove
the mount point for a USB memory stick.
When redirecting a USB memory stick from a Linux
client, the USB memory stick is not a supported bootable device.
The Virtual Keyboard option
opens a Virtual Keyboard dialog box. By default, the language for
the virtual keyboard is English. You can change the language in
the Preference menu (see Preference Menu Options
Virtual Keyboard Usage Consideration
The Lock key, when enabled, will enable
these special keys: shift, alt, ctrl, context, and windows. To release
the special keys, disable the Lock key.
Turn Local Monitor On
Turn Local Monitor Off
The Turn Local Monitor On
and Turn Local Monitor Off options control the display of the local
monitor that is attached to the server. By default, the local monitor
option is enabled (or turned on).
The following options enable
multiple users to switch between full-control mode and view-only
Take Full-Control – When
enabled, this option enables a view-only user to take full-control
over the remote keyboard, mouse, and, if applicable, the remote
storage media. If there is another primary user connected, the other
primary user is forced to view-only mode.
Relinquish Full-Control – When
enabled, this option enables the primary user to switch from full-control
mode to view-only mode.
Note - If full-control is either relinquished or taken away
while redirecting storage media, the active storage redirection
session will automatically be disconnected, as well as the session
control for the keyboard and mouse.
The Exit option closes the Oracle ILOM
Remote System Console Plus session.