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Installing OS on BL20p Blade Server

John Sellars
Occasional Contributor

Installing OS on BL20p Blade Server

I need to configure a blade server. At present I have no deployment server infrastructure to automate this process so it looks like I need to do an iLO virtual floppy deployment using a diagnostic station. I've used the virtual floppy funtionality already to upgrade the ROMPaq of the server and now I'd like to be able to boot a Windows 2003 CD. Is this possible? Can I make the system boot to a virtual CD drive?
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Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing OS on BL20p Blade Server

The virtual CD feature is not available on the ILO yet. You should be able to create a network boot floppy, boot off the virtual floppy and it should start the OS install across the network.
The truth is out there, but I forgot the URL..
John Sellars
Occasional Contributor

Re: Installing OS on BL20p Blade Server

Thanks for that - you've confirmed what I was already thinking! It's amazing, it doesn't matter how sophisticated systems get, at the end of the day it is still a DOS 6.22 disk that gets you out of trouble!