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USB device install

Skip this section if you are doing a network installation, such as PXE or NFS.

Installing targets using a USB device

  1. Power on the server with the first OS installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Select Installation at the first screen and pass the following boot options:

    withiscsi=1 netsetup=1

  3. Select the appropriate network device from which to do the install through and then select OK. Configure the interface using DHCP by selecting YES.
  4. At the iSCSI Initiator Overview window complete one of the following:
    1. For SP1 select the Service tab and enter the initiator name.
    2. For SP2 verify that the target shows as a connected target and select Next then skip to step 7 below.
  5. Select the Connected Targets tab and select Add to enter the IP Address of the target and other required parameters based on the target setup and then select Next.
  6. Select Connect at the iSCSI Initiator Discovery window and select Next. The iSCSI Initiator Discovery window should show that the initiator is connected.
  7. At the Installation Settings window verify that the partitioning is set up to occur on the target drive. If it is setup for the local drive then select the Expert tab and create a custom partition setup to install on the target drive.
  8. Follow the traditional installation procedure as prompted. The installation automatically sets up the disk for iSCSI boot during post installation. After the disk is configured for iSCSI boot, the standard OS installation screen appears and the system reboots.
  9. On initial boot, enable booting to the iSCSI target drive by selecting Ctrl-S. In the MBA Configuration Menu select the appropriate function key combination (varies based on configuration see menu for your combination) to enter the iSCSI Cfg menu.
  10. Select a device, if prompted.

    MBA Configuration Menu

  11. In the iSCSI Configuration Utility menu, select General Parameters and modify the parameter Boot to iSCSI target to be Enabled.

    General Parameters

  12. Select<Esc> twice and select Exit and Save Configurations.
  13. Press <Esc> to exit the Device List, if prompted and then select F4 to exit; otherwise, just press F4 to exit.