20.55. kb-00054: VirtualMedia ISO Boot

20.55.1. Knowledge Base Article: kb-00054

20.55.2. Description

The default method for discovering and managing Machine lifecycle is via the in-band DHCP and PXE boot control path. This method has proven to be vastly more scalable, require fewer resources on the provisioning host side, and is more flexible in regards to network topologies.

However, it may be necessary from time to time to boot systems by attaching an ISO to the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) via the “VirtualMedia” mechanism. This knowledge base provides references to how that process works in Digital Rebar Platform (DRP).

20.55.3. Solution

The Virtual Media ISO Booting contains detailed information and help on how this process works in the Digital Rebar Platform (DRP>.

Warning

The VirtualMedia ISO Booting process is a Tech Preview feature, and is subject to change over time until it is officially released.

20.55.4. Additional Information

Additional resources and information related to this Knowledge Base article.

20.55.4.1. See Also

Virtual Media ISO Booting

20.55.4.2. Versions

Technical Preview released in v4.6.0

20.55.4.3. Keywords

virtualmedia, virtual media, redfish, boot, iso, out-of-band, baseboard management controller, ipmi, dell, idrac, hpe, ilo, lenovo, imm

20.55.4.4. Revision Information

KB Article     :  kb-00054
initial release:  Tue Dec  1 17:01:29 PST 2020
updated release:  Tue Dec  1 17:01:29 PST 2020