UC6.x Install using iLO

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Has anyone had success installing UC6.x on an HP approved server using iLO? When we try, the install blows up halfway through and reboots back into the Red Hat instalation where I can partition the disks. If I complete the installation (in Red Hat) it boots back up Red Hat with full shell access! This only happens when installing through iLO. If you hook up a monitor and stand in front of the server it works fine.

There appears to be a problem with the hardware probing the monitor?? I opened a TAC request but got a line of bull about iLO not being supported for installation. I guess we need to show Cisco how to script a Linux installation properly.

We have 300+ HP servers running all flavors of Windows and Linux and all kinds of applications. We have a lights out data center and install everything remotely with iLO. I guess whenever we want to install or recover a UC6.x system, someone has to get on a plane and fly!

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mhurley131 Thu, 03/27/2008 - 18:58
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Did you have the cd in the drive, or were you trying to do it with an ISO image?

I did an install a month or two ago of a subscriber CM6.0 w/ 6.1 update using iLO. I'm almost positive i had the CD in the drive, and used ftp to install the update but i may have used an ISO image...i can't remember.

The installation went through for me.

Aaron Harrison Wed, 04/30/2008 - 10:30
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I had a similar issue today with a Cisco firmware update CD (FWUCD-1.1.1.iso) which updates HDD firmware for some CM models.

It booted fine over iLO as an ISO image, but then at the point where it would normally launch a menu allowing the update it prompted for me to enter a location to find the files from... not good, especially considering this CD seems to be based on the installer for UC7.x....

Really annoying.



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