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Oracle® Servers X8-2 and X8-2L Operating Systems Installation Guide

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Updated: January 2020

Set Up the Boot Media for Remote Installation

Remote boot media enables you to boot the install over the network. You can start the OS installation from:

  • A redirected boot storage device

  • 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:
    • USB flash device, insert the media flash drive into an external USB port located on a remote system.

    • DVD-ROM ISO image, ensure that the ISO image(s) are readily available on a network shared location.

    • DVD-ROM, insert the media into an external DVD-ROM drive on a remote system.

    • 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 "Setting Next Boot Device on x86 Host Server" in Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 4.x at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs. Alternatively, refer to the More Details link in 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.

  4. For more information about how to prepare the boot media, see Resources For Using Boot Media.

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