You can start the operating system installation to the server by booting the distribution files from either a local or remote 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. For example, you can use an OS distribution that is on a local USB flash drive attached to the server.
Verify that the system meets remote boot media requirements.
Remote boot media enables you to boot the OS distribution files 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 sources include:
OS distribution on a remote USB removable flash drive
OS distribution on a remote DVD-ROM
OS distribution as an ISO image available in a location on the network that is set up for virtual redirection
Use the Oracle ILOM Disk property to boot installation media from either a fixed hard disk drive (HDD) or a removable HDD, such as a USB flash device. For example, set the Oracle ILOM Disk property to temporarily bypass the system BIOS boot order at the next host boot and to boot the first disk device as determined by the BIOS Utility boot order.
Single server: -> set /HOST/boot_device=disk
Multi-domain server: -> set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=disk
Use the Oracle ILOM CDROM property to boot installation media from either a CD or DVD. For example, set the Oracle ILOM CLI CDROM property to temporarily bypass the system BIOS boot order at the next host boot and to boot the system from the attached CD-ROM or DVD device.
Single server: -> set /HOST/boot_device=cdrom
Multi-domain server: -> set /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/HOST/boot_device=cdrom
For more information about how to boot installation media, refer to Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 4.x at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.
For more information about how to prepare the boot media for OS Installation, refer to:
Oracle Linux – "Obtaining and Preparing Installation Media" at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E54695/html/ol7-install-media.html in Oracle Linux 7 Installation Guide at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E54695/html/index.html
Oracle Linux 7 Product Documentation Library at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/index.html.
Oracle VM Server – "Installing Oracle VM Server on x86 Hardware" in Installation and Upgrade Guide for Release 3.4 at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E64076_01/E64078/html/vmiug-ovs-install-x86.html
Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Manager Documentation 3.4 Product Documentation Library at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E64076_01/index.html.
Oracle Solaris – Manually Installing an Oracle Solaris 11.4 System https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37838_01/html/E69250/compareinstall.html#scrolltoc or "Automated Installations That Boot From Media" at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37838_01/html/E60976/media-1.html#scrolltoc in Automatically Installing Oracle Solaris 11.4 Systems listed in Installing and Booting Oracle Solaris.
Oracle Solaris 11.4 Information Library athttps://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37838_01/index.html.
Windows Server documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/index.
VMware ESXi – "About VMware ESXi Installation and Setup" at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.esxi.install.doc/GUID-B2F01BF5-078A-4C7E-B505-5DFFED0B8C38.html
VMware ESXi 6.7 documentation at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/index.html.