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Virtual media command line

Hello, I'm curious if anyone has had success with connecting virtual media from the command line from a Windows server (map to local ISO/connect to CIMC)?  Basically I need to mount an ISO programatically, and CIMC/virtual media is outside of the UCS XML/API.  If there's another way, i.e. upload ISO/mount via SMASH-CLP, I'm open to that as well.

Thanks,

David

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New Member

Virtual media command line

I think you're specifically going to be challenged as the virtual media interface is tied to the Avocent underpinnings for KVM which has nothing to do with the API. I think you're better off leveraging PXE to do the jump start install.

hope this helps.

Cisco Employee

Virtual media command line

Stephen / David,

Yes, those APIs are not currently exposed and PXE/Kickstart are only options to automate it.

There is internal enhancement defect to track this feature.

Padma

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Virtual media command line

padramas,

Any update, whether these APIs to mount virtual media are exposed at present? If not, please suggest a way to mount an ISO programatically?

Cisco Employee

Virtual media command line

Hello Abhishek,

Is it for rack server or blade server ?

Padma

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Virtual media command line

For blade B200

Cisco Employee

Virtual media command line

Thanks. Could also please share information about use case or your deployment scenario ?

Padma

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Virtual media command line

We are planning to implement Auto OS deployment on these blades as we are keep on deploying OS very frequently. If we are able to do so, it will reduce manual intervention and overhead for these servers. we are able to get console over SOL but the real problem  is to mount virtual media(ISO). For some reason we dont want to use PXE. 

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