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Virtual Media Drive Drops

ProgramIt
Occasional Contributor

Virtual Media Drive Drops

I'm installing windows server 2008 on a dl380 g3. However my installation media is a dvd and my server only has a cd drive. I want to use the virtual media drive through the iLO interface to install windows, however about 3/4 of the way through the loading files screen the drive is disconnected and the installation fails. I read that there were problems with java 1.5.x and 1.6.x and that you should downgrade to 1.4.2_13 which I did. But this still did not solve my problem. Any ideas on what I should do?

Thanks,
John
2 REPLIES
Cederberg
Honored Contributor

Re: Virtual Media Drive Drops

Hi John!

Could it be that your ilo sessions that times out?
ProgramIt
Occasional Contributor

Re: Virtual Media Drive Drops

I'm pretty sure this is not the case. It usually happens within 5 minutes of mounting the drive. It is interesting to note that before I was able to virtually mount the smart start CD and use it. However now, when I try to virtualize it, it drops the drive before it can even finishes loading the main screen. I have ended up installing server 08 by a different means but would still like to know if there is an explanation to this problem.

Thanks,
John