Servers are often equipped with an out-of-band (OOB) management card. Depending on vendor, the technology has different names (HP ILO, DELL iDRAC, IBM RSA). OOB management allows users to access the server remotely typically through an Ethernet connection. This also gives access to the local media which makes it possible to install e.g. Data Center Operation server from a remote location.
It is recommended that you follow the on-screen instructions and select the default options unless you have specific requirements.
Access and log into the server OOB management card.
Launch the remote console.
The server should be connected to the network during the entire installation process (preferably high bandwidth through cable due to full ISO being transferred to the server).
Mount the ISO as a virtual CD/DVD drive.
Ensure the BIOS settings enable the server to boot from the CD/DVD (or use the boot menu. Often F11 must be pressed during server startup).
- In the Data Center Operation boot menu, select Install Standalone and follow the generic DCO installation steps.