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Dell EMC PowerEdge Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Installation Guide

Installing or reinstalling RHEL 8

Important information before installing

Select the boot mode to be used for the system during installation. There are two boot modes available on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.
  • BIOS
  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • CAUTION: Back up all the data from the system before installing or upgrading RHEL 8.
  • NOTE: The boot configurations of UEFI and BIOS are different. Therefore, the installed system must boot using the same firmware that was used during installation. You cannot install RHEL 8 on a system that uses BIOS and then boot from a system that uses UEFI.

To install or reinstall RHEL 8, use one of the following media or methods:

  • Install with Lifecycle Controller (LC)
  • Install on iSCSI storage
  • Install using software iSCSI initiator
  • Install using hardware iSCSI initiator
  • Install on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) enabled storage

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