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Kickstart using HP iLo

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I have to install systems using kickstart.  There is no physical access to the system.  The system doesn't connect to any Satellite Server, Proxy or any PXE booting server.  All I have is a kickstart file and a DVD ISO image of RedHat 5.5 server.  How do I do it?

I inserted DVD on my local Windows client that I am using to access iLo.  I have kickstart in a flash.  I inserted the flash to the same client.  I then used the iLo interface to connect the installation DVD for booting.  Then what?
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Can the HP server ping your window's PC? If so, you could setup a basis website on the PC and use it to let the remote HP server see it as if it was a kickstart web address.
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Well, that is not an option.  The project is extremely security oriented and the server network is very restricted.  I am looking for a pure iLo based solution, basically utilizing the iLo knowledge.  There is an option of mounting the DVD using iLo.  And there is an option of mounting a local flash.  I just couldn't make everything work together.
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ILo only allows one or the other - not both. I also work in a high security area and the trick I used was to build a simple Apache server in the same submerged and use it as the kickstart environment. If updates are a need, look at setting up an mrepo server as well if you can have one system accessing RHN via https - think poor man's satellite server.
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Are you positiive that on iLo you cannot use vitual floppy along with network image.  Could you please try to check the accuracy of your idea?  I can at least connect both of those together.
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Actually it depends on your iLO firmware release version and if you have the "enable multiple connections" licensing installed as well.
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It is still not very clear in my mind.  There was no concrete solution.
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It is still not very clear in my mind.  There was no concrete solution.
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