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fluor2
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iDrac6 - Unable to boot on Virtual iso file:

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I have just bought 12 x T610's that I put around the country. I know I could call support about this, but I've tried and it doesnt seem that the knowledge concerning this was available when I called support:

The problem: I am unable to boot from virtual media (iso-file)

I'm not sure how to do this, but I understand that I need to start the remote console and select virtual media > launch virtual media.

Then I add the iso file I would like to boot from.

I've tried booting on it but it does not work.

When I try to Map the drive (still in launch virtual media menu) I get the error:
Drive Error
Either Virtual Media is detached or
Virtual Media redirection for the selected virtual disk drive is already in use.

I've tried this from dozens of different computers and it's no go.

As First boot device, I've tried Virtual CD/DVD/ISO but there's no go.

 

So. how do I mount ISO files and boot on them? The iDRAC is loaded from another server using IE8 on the same subnet as the server I'm trying to boot (gigabit). The iso file boots fine when mounted using vmware etc (190mb)

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fluor2
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Re: iDrac6 - Unable to boot on Virtual iso file:

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i got the solution from dell support:

i had to open idrac. go to system > console/media, then click configuration and enable virtual media.

i tought i had already checked this, and the cause is that iDRAC has a blue text for the current tab, and black for the tab you are NOT in.

Example:

Console Redirection and Virtual Media Configuration

Wheras Configuration is now NOT active! You have to click Configuration even though it's not marked as a link. Lame programmers Smiley Happy

ekobrinsky
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Re: iDrac6 - Unable to boot on Virtual iso file:

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Worked for me

sorests
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Re: iDrac6 - Unable to boot on Virtual iso file:

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Worked for me too.

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saajan-vm
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Re: iDrac6 - Unable to boot on Virtual iso file:

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This helped.  Thanks

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bushmonkey
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Re: iDrac6 - Unable to boot on Virtual iso file:

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thanks for the follow up, that worked for me

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RE: iDrac6 - Unable to boot on Virtual iso file:

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same problem.
you can set up auto detach in iDRAC GUI, follow this post:
tomaskalabis.com/.../

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