On 19 December 2016 at 10:36, John Florian <john.florian(a)dart.biz> wrote:
On Fri, 2016-12-16 at 15:49 -0600, Pete Travis wrote:
All the DRAC/iLO/BMC systems I play with these days mount a remote ISO and
present it as optical media. The feature is basically only used for
emergencies where regular networking won't do,
My co-workers use iDRAC installs for non-emergency cases. We need to ships
servers around the world and sometimes the import laws are such a PITA
that's easier to have the facility make the hardware purchase locally and
then said co-workers install Fedora remotely via the DRAC.
The iDRAC/iLO/BMC/IMM mounting systems seems to work in the same way
that the qemu uses the iso image to boot. Whatever causes 'real'
hardware to fail in certain cases does not seem to affect the remote
mounting systems or the qemu.
I have used the remote booting quite a lot and at least once with an
image which wasn't supposed to work with a real DVD image. It worked
fine in those cases. [The usual big problem is uploading howmany
gigabyes over a DSL or cable modem to remote server in Germany versus
I've not done it myself so I cannot speak at all as to how
types work or fail, but just thought I'd mention that this type of scenario
is very real, albeit admittedly much less common.
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