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Booting from a Network CD ROM

 
Gokul krishnamurthy
Occasional Contributor

Booting from a Network CD ROM

Dear Gurus,

I have no media players on my servers. I need to load a new OS into the machine. We have

decided to use a LAN CD Drive for booting . Is this possible ? , if so kindly tell the steps

which needs to be effected in network config file.
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Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting from a Network CD ROM

Hi,

you can't boot from a cdrom through the lan
Do you have one server with a cdrom?
Then you can make a ignite depot, you can boot through the lan from an ignite depot

Check the docs concerning ignite from the setup
http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90893/B2355-90893.pdf
Chan 007
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting from a Network CD ROM

Gokul,

You can't do that. YOu need to have an Ignite server for doing such thing.

Else call you HP support team to remove that CD drive from that server for timebeing and connect to this server.

But this req few reboots...

007
KVK
Valued Contributor

Re: Booting from a Network CD ROM

Yep Gokul the previous replies are exactly right

you can't boot from Network CD-rom . There are two options there to load OS

Either you log a call with for new CD-ROM

OR

Ignite server setup is must goto http://docs.hp.com search for ignite for more info


But there is option to install the software using the network CD-ROM not to load OS

Regards
KVK
Gokul krishnamurthy
Occasional Contributor

Re: Booting from a Network CD ROM

Thanks Gurus.
Gokul krishnamurthy
Occasional Contributor

Re: Booting from a Network CD ROM

Thanks for previous replies..

I got hold of an PCI - CD ROM ( could not get a SCSI CD ROM )to load new OS into my HP 9000 N class Server, but when I boot my machine with PCI CD ROM , it could not detect the CD ROM, and throws some serious errors...

Any way I could rectify it or should I get a SCSI CD ROM