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iDRAC 8/7 v2.50.50.50 User’s Guide

Configuring remote file share using web interface

To enable remote file sharing:
  1. In iDRAC Web interface, go to Overview > Server > Attached Media.
    The Attached Media page is displayed.
  2. Under Attached Media, select Attach or Auto Attach.
  3. Under Remote File Share, specify the image file path, domain name, user name, and password. For information about the fields, see the iDRAC Online Help.
    Example for image file path:
    • CIFS — //<IP to connect for CIFS file system>/<file path>/<image name>
    • NFS —< IP to connect for NFS file system>/<file path>/<image name>
    NOTE: Both '/' or '\' characters can be used for the file path.

    CIFS supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses but NFS supports only IPv4 address.

    If you are using NFS share, make sure that you provide the exact <file path> and <image name> as it is case-sensitive.

    NOTE: For information on recommended characters for user names and passwords, see Recommended characters in user names and passwords.
    NOTE: While specifying the network share settings, it is recommended to avoid special characters for user name and password or percent encode the special characters.
  4. Click Apply and then click Connect.
    After the connection is established, the Connection Status displays Connected.
    NOTE: Even if you have configured remote file sharing, the Web interface does not display user credential information due to security reasons.
    For Linux distributions, this feature may require a manual mount command when operating at runlevel init 3. The syntax for the command is:
     mount /dev/OS_specific_device / user_defined_mount_point
    where, user_defined_mount_point is any directory you choose to use for the mount similar to any mount command.

    For RHEL, the CD device (.iso virtual device) is /dev/scd0 and floppy device (.img virtual device) is /dev/sdc.

    For SLES, the CD device is /dev/sr0 and the floppy device is /dev/sdc. To make sure that the correct device is used (for either SLES or RHEL), when you connect the virtual device, on the Linux OS you must immediately run the command:
     tail /var/log/messages | grep SCSI

    This displays the text that identifies the device (example, SCSI device sdc). This procedure also applies to Virtual Media when you are using Linux distributions in runlevel init 3. By default, the virtual media is not auto-mounted in init 3.

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