help installing opperating system on Poweredge 1950
I have a strange problem. I have bought a rack of 34 Dell Poweredge 1950 Gen II servers with KVM etc. but they have no opperating system installed on any of them, and none of them have a CD-ROM drive installed. How do I install an opperating system on these machines without a CD-Rom drive in each? I did not see an option in the bios to Boot from external USB ? is there a way to install it via a CD-ROM drive on another machine over the network? How else can I install an opperating system on each of those machines without purchasing a CD-ROM drive for each and unracking them and installing them?
These machines have the Broadcom Net Extreme NIC and Dell PXE. They are all cabled into a 42" Dell rack with console KVM and a Nortel Baystack 48 Port switch in the bottom.
I want to install Windows XP PRO on each of the 34 machines. I do have an external USB CD/DVD drive, but don't see an option to boot from USB.