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How to install an OS through IPMI

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How to install an OS through IPMI

IPMI Virtual Media. Works with any IPMI including Dell iDRAC Enterprise, Supermicro, etc. Both Linux & Windows OS

1. Login to the IPMI interface by using https://[ip-address] in any browser. You should have been provided the IP address of your IPMI interface in your Welcome E-Mail or Provisioning Ticket. If you do not have this URL please open a support ticket. The username and password is the same as your control panel login.

2. After you login go to Remote Control > Console Redirection, and then click Launch Console. This will launch a Console interface.

3. After a few seconds a toolbar should load in your console window. Click Virtual Media in the top left hand corner and then Virtual Storage.

4. Go to the CDROM & ISO Tab and chose ISO File as the Logical Drive Type. Then click Open Image and select the .iso file from your computer. Once it has been selected click Plug in and click OK. The ISO file should now be connected to the computer.

Setting The BIOS

You will need to press F10 or F12 (Supermicro) or F2 (Dell) to enter the boot Menu and then Select Boot from USB-CDROM. Setting it in the BIOS as your first boot device will not work. The BIOS does not detect it, and skips over it initially. Legacy USB Storage Detect MUST be enabled.

Quick Summary Version

  • login in IPMI https://IP/page/login.html
  • mount CentOS image(Remote Control->Virtual Media)
  • open remote control(Remote Control->Launch Console)
  • restart server(Remote Control->Power Control)
  • change BIOS boot priority order(if need in BIOS)
  • install CentOS
  • umount install CentOS image