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Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

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Zinky
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Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

We have the latest Blade System. I need to install Linux on one of the blades but I only have the ISO image. Does the Blade System support booting an ISO image that is located anywhere on the network (just mounted) like the RSA-IIs on the IBMs?
Hakuna Matata

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Torsten.
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Re: Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

"We have the latest Blade System."

How can you be sure?


You should connect to the iLO and select "virtual media", "load" the ISO and assign it.

Hope this helps!
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Zinky
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Re: Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

i was told.
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i was told.

Thanks Torsty, - i've nnot workedmuch on the Blade Server, is the iLO module HTTP based or is their a client needed to access the iLO and the "virtual media"?
Hakuna Matata

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Torsten.
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Re: Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

It's not this hard.

Connect to the C7000 chassis onboard administrator, select the blade, go to its ilo and you are there.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Zinky
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Re: Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

I know sir... once you're familiar with one iLO, it should be all the same ;^))

Just wanted to confirm really that such functionality is available so our "Blade/Intel Admin" -- which is a different fiefdom is aware of our need.

Man, G6 blades with up to 24-way and 256GB of RAM? We can potentially house our entire enterprise on one c7000!
Hakuna Matata

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Torsten.
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Re: Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

Different topic, but with iLO screenshots:

http://docs.hp.com/en/BA322-90077/apcs01.html

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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JonathanT
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Re: Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

If I'm not mistaken you have to have the advanced ILO-2 license on the blade that comes with the ICE license. This will allow you to SSH to the ILO IP and mount the ISO as a virtual CD. If you don't have these licenses I believe you're hosed because the virtual CD-ROM that runs as an applet from your workstation is slow as molasses.
Zinky
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Re: Virtual CDROM on HP Blade Server

Dankeshun.
Hakuna Matata

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