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

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Updated: September 2017

Selecting the Boot Media Option

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.

Note -  The options in the boot order list differ depending on the storage drive configuration and whether you have enabled the Persistent Boot Support feature. For more information about Persistent Boot Support, refer to the Oracle X7 Series Servers Administration Guide at http://www.oracle.com/goto/x86admindiag/docs.

Local Boot Media Requirements

Local boot media requires a built-in storage device on the server, or an external storage device attached to the server.

Remote Boot Media Requirements

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.