How to install OS via IPMI

Installing your OS via IPMI

  1. Login to your IPMI (you should have IP address of IPMI and credentials). In order to do it open your web browser and go to HTTPS://YOUR_IPMI_IP/ , then accept all warnings and error messages for SSL certificate and add an exception for the IP. After login you should see following (click here to see screenshot )

  2. Click on Remote console preview image to start iKVM java application (you should have Java VM 1.6 installed) 

  • Click Virtual Media menu Item and select Virtual Media from drop down menu

    • If iKVM is unable to connect and shows an error message, we will need to reset it for you. Send in a support ticket for this.

  • Go to CDROM&ISO tab

  • Select ISO file in Logical Drive type drop down

  • Press Open Image

  • Select your ISO with your OS installer and press open

  • Click Plug In (click here to see screenshot)

Now your ISO inserted to Virtual CDROM and we will need to boot from it. 

    3. Click On RESET button from main page of IPMI (see screen-short 1)

    4. Go back to iKVM java application and periodically press F11 while server boots to display boot menu.

    5. Select IPMI Virtual CDROM and press Enter.(click here to see screenshot)

    6. Proceed with your OS installation.

NOTE: Do not close java iKVM application while OS installation, it will “eject” your virtual CDROM.

NOTE: For windows installations, you may need the Intel NIC Network Drivers.  For your conveinence, we have loaded them onto a mountable ISO for you here:

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