On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 6:22 AM, Kamil Paral <kparal(a)redhat.com> 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, like when I want the normal
> network environment for the process and don't want to bother the network
> folks to change routing and vlans in realtime.
> Definitely an edge case, but I'm fairly sure that an image that won't boot
> from physical optical media also will not boot this way. It would be more
> important for RHEL users than Fedora users, I assume.
Thanks for clarification. Just to be absolutely clear, this proposal doesn't affect
RHEL release process in any way. This would be Fedora-only change. And it is a good remark
that users of such systems are probably more likely to be installing RHEL/CentOS than
Fedora due to a longer support period.
You'd be surprised. Given how much easier it has gotten to upgrade
Fedora systems, and some people (like myself) prefer to have new
software for various purposes and keep up to date with upstreams for
security purposes, I would be very surprised if there weren't more
Fedora servers being rolled out. Stuff like configuration management
has made things much easier in that regard, too.
On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 10:36 AM, 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.
I've not done it myself so I cannot speak at all as to how various media
types work or fail, but just thought I'd mention that this type of scenario
is very real, albeit admittedly much less common.
Indeed. There's also the matter of bandwidth availability. In my case,
we're not afflicted by import laws quite like that, but our internal
datacenter bandwidth is so much better than the local internet
connection that it's just easier to install remotely. And in some
cases, we don't have local hands that could do the install anyway...
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