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Dell servers Booting from local usb & v media - using either lifecycle or drac

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Dell servers Booting from local usb & v media - using either lifecycle or drac

  1. 1. Booting Dell Servers From External USB Device Mark Maclean March 2015
  2. 2. The following slides contain screen shots from a Dell server All 13gen models ending “30” eg R730 & 12 gen models ending “20” eg R720 behave the same but some text may be slight different. This deck also incudes a “Trouble shooting & Tips” section at rear . Dell Server “Power on boot / Post “ screen
  3. 3. Connect USB device & power up the server Dell Server “Power on boot / Post “ screen
  4. 4. Press <F10> to enter embedded “Lifecycle Controller” Dell Server “Power on boot / Post “ screen
  5. 5. Select “ OS Deployment” Dell Server “Lifecycle Controller “ screen
  6. 6. Select “Go directly to OS deployment” Dell Server “Lifecycle Controller “ screen
  7. 7. Check summary screen & click “Finish” button Dell Server “Lifecycle Controller “ screen
  8. 8. Select OS to be deployed (to access correct drive pack) Dell Server “Lifecycle Controller “ screen
  9. 9. Select “BIOS” boot mode & “Manuel” install mode Dell Server “Lifecycle Controller “ screen
  10. 10. Check summary screen & click “Finish” button Server will re-start & boot from USB attached “install DVD” Dell Server “Lifecycle Controller “ screen
  11. 11. Trouble Shooting & Tips
  12. 12. Is The Server Recognising The USB Device ? Note if booting from USB device (no lifecycle drivers access) then select / click on boot device required (not the “finish” button) Select <F11> “BIOS boot manager” menu Check if USB device is displayed on “select” menu
  13. 13. Using Drac Virtual Media The idrac support virtual media EG remote dvd or ISO image These are the four basic steps to boot Server from a ISO image of a windows DVD

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