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sipod
Occasional Visitor

Mounting ISO to HP ProLiant

Hi - I need to mount the HP Firmware ISO to a number of servers. Due to LAN speeds and servers in different locations the Virtual Media is a bit slow. Anybody any ideas of how best to run this ISO from the server requiring the upgrade?
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Sheldon Smith
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting ISO to HP ProLiant

Once you have copied the ISO to the server, take a look at these links:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=&q=windows+iso+virtual+mount&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGLL_enUS366US366&ie=UTF-8

I find Virtual CloneDrive - http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html - works nicely on my desktop.

Note: While I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company.
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rjt_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Mounting ISO to HP ProLiant


If you are running Linux, loopback mounting of iso images is builtin to the OS.

mkdir /mnt/hpfw
mount -o loop /home/me/HPFW-x.iso /mnt/hpfw
ls -latr /mnt/hpfw/

So if the ISO is on a nfs share,
mkdir /mnt/nfs
mount -t nfs 192.168.x.y:/home/ /mnt/nfs
mount -o loop /mnt/nfs/me/HPFW-x.iso /mnt/hpfw
ls -latr /mnt/hpfw contains the contents of the ISO mounted over the LAN.

You might look at this thread at PXE booting HP SmartStart and the HP FirmWare update CD.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1007139
Change_happens
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting ISO to HP ProLiant

virtual clone drive best freeware. Daemon tools also good but requires a system restart.