How to Boot an x86 system from a bootable image (ISO/IMG) using ILOM and SSHFS protocol
(Doc ID 2859490.1)
Last updated on JUNE 05, 2023
Applies to:Exadata Database Machine X9M-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Server X6-2 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Server X5-2 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Server X6-2L - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Server X5-2L - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
For some environments, using Java Redirection to BOOT a server from an ISO/IMG file is not a viable option. This can be due to several aspects, such as old Java version or Java not allowed on the systems, blocked ports, network latency and even image size.
Using the SSHFS method, the bootable image can be brought closer to the system that needs to be handled, eliminating thus several Java and network related problems.
The limitations on using this option to boot from a bootable image are:
- server model X5 and above;
- ILOM version 4.0.4 and above.
By following the bellow steps it will will be possible to:
- boot an engineered system (ex: Exadata node) node from an image for diagnostics/recovery/re-imaging purposes
- boot an x86 system for diagnostics/recovery/imaging purposes
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