Interactive installation and configuration of DVD/CD-ROM drive
You can install and configure a blade operating system or software application interactively.
Blades can access media in the DVD drive first connecting the blade to the DVD drive and then by browsing to the DVD Drive or Device Bay Summary pages. To access media in the DVD drive, insert a disc into the drive, select the DVD menu, and then click Connect to Enclosure DVD.
After the disc is inserted into the DVD drive, you can power on or reboot the blade, using the corresponding menu items on the DVD Drive to Device List mapping page of Onboard Administrator. To start an iLO Remote Console session and view the selected blade console, click Launch. Performance might vary as the number of blades increases.
For more information about using the iLO Remote Console, see the iLO User Guide.
If a Windows® installation CD is in the DVD Drive, the user can use the Integrated Remote Console display as shown in the following figure.
Windows Server® 2003 installs on the blade.
If required, eject the disc from the DVD drive, and then insert the next installation disc. If the DVD drive is not busy (for at least 16 seconds), click the DVD Drive Tray Open button. The enclosure DVD drive is neither accessible nor controllable from the IRC Virtual Media window.
You can eject media from the DVD drive using the operating system Eject menu option on the blade connected to the drive.
After the media is ejected from the DVD/CD-ROM drive, the operating system prompts you to insert a DVD or CD.
After issuing an eject command from the operating system, the blade Device or Image URL displays
Tray Open. However, the physical drive does not open until you press the drive tray open button on the front of the DVD drive.
You can inserting and eject media as needed per your operating system, application, and data requirements guidelines.