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subashbl870
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Itanium Based System

How to make a Image full hard disk from itanium based processor and also how to boot the system from cd. we have itanium based server windows 2008 server 64 bit
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kris rombauts
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Re: Itanium Based System

Hi Subash,

not sure about the imaging s/w but to boot a bl870c from a cd (Windows or other does not matter) you just have to make sure the CD has a bootable partition on it that the EFI shell recognizes and this is FAT or FAT32 only.

So your Windows IA64 cd/dvd contains a special partition (FAT/FAT32) from which the blade/server boots i.e. a WinPE mini OS which then can access the other partitions on the CD/DVD.

A Windows CD/DVD for x64 i.e. will not be bootable on IA64.

HTH

Kris
subashbl870
Regular Advisor

Re: Itanium Based System

it good
kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Itanium Based System

you obviosuly use the Virtual Media feature of your blade iLO to mount the cd or .ISO image to boot form, so there is no need for a physicall cd/dvd drive.
subashbl870
Regular Advisor

Re: Itanium Based System

how can i use this option Virtual Media feature of your blade iLO to mount the cd or .ISO image to boot form
kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Itanium Based System

On all Integrity blades the iLO/MP comes with all advanced features enabled by default, there is no additional license you should buy like for the Proliant blades.

Have a look at the manual, basically it is very easy , log on to the graphical user interface of the iLO using http://ilo-ip address. Then go to the Virtual Media TAB and hit the Launch button, in the new window select 'Local Drive' or 'Local Image' file and Browse to the local cd-drive or .ISO file on the pc you launched the http session from.

Then the cd/dvd will be visible at EFI shell (i.e. to boot from ) or at the OS level if you alrady have a OS installed.


HTH

Kris