Prior to beginning the NFS install, set up the
NFS server and ensure that the OS distribution files to be
installed are present and are exported using NFS. Steps that are
not documented here should be considered irrelevant and do not
affect the iSCSI installation steps.
Installing targets using NFS
Power on the server with the first OS
installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
Select Installation at the first screen and pass
the following boot options:
Select the appropriate network device from
which to do the install and select OK. Configure the interface using DHCP by
At the iSCSI Initiator Overview window
complete one of the following:
For SP1 select the Service tab and enter the initiator
For SP2 verify that the target shows as a
connected target and select Next then skip to step 7 below.
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.
Select Connect at the iSCSI Initiator Discovery
window and select Next. The
iSCSI Initiator Discovery window should show that the initiator is
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.
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.
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
Select a device, if prompted.
In the iSCSI Configuration Utility menu,
select General Parameters
and modify the parameter Boot to iSCSI
target to be Enabled.
Select<Esc> twice and select Exit and Save Configurations.
Press <Esc> to exit the Device List, if
prompted and then select F4
to exit; otherwise, just press F4 to exit.