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iDRAC 8/7 v2.50.50.50 User’s Guide

Enabling boot once for virtual media

You can change the boot order only once when you boot after attaching remote Virtual Media device.
Before you enable the boot once option, make sure that:
  • You have Configure User privilege.
  • Map the local or virtual drives (CD/DVD, Floppy, or USB flash device) with the bootable media or image using the Virtual Media options
  • Virtual Media is in Attached state for the virtual drives to appear in the boot sequence.

To enable the boot once option and boot the managed system from the Virtual Media:

  1. In the iDRAC Web interface, go to Overview > Server > Attached Media.
  2. Under Virtual Media, select the Enable Boot Once and click Apply.
  3. Turn on the managed system and press <F2> during boot.
  4. Change the boot sequence to boot from the remote Virtual Media device.
  5. Reboot the server.
    The managed system boots once from the Virtual Media.

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