iLO – OS Installation, RAID Set-up

  Dedicated Servers

How to Connect to KVM

We will remotely connect to the server itself via KVM. The application will need Java to run. We recommend Oracle Java.

In the browser address bar, enter the IP address of the server from the customer administration or from the e-mail about setting up the service, including the port. The login screen will appear and you should log in.

Once you get to the initial screen, go to Information -> Overview and click on “Java Web Start”:

A “This type of file may damage your computer. Do you still want to save the iLO-jirc.jnlp file?” window will appear, Click on “Save”.

Open the saved file. A “Security Warning” will be displayed, click “Continue”. The “Do you want to run this application?” Window will appear, click “Run” and you will be connected to the KVM.

How to Boot ISO

Turn the server on by clicking “Power Switch” → “Momentary Press

Next, you will connect your own ISO via the Virtual Drives tab, from which the server will be able to start the installation.

If you already have the ISO of the operating system downloaded on the computer, select “Image File CD / DVD-ROM”

The iRMC – KVM, CD / DVD Connection article explains how to remotely connect your own data device or ISO file to the server. In this case, we will first reconnect the installation media and then restart the server. In most cases, just click Ctrl-Alt-Del in the “Keyboard” tab.

For a significantly faster installation, we recommend connecting installation media like netinstall.

This allows you to boot any operating system ISO file and perform the installation.

RAID Set-Up

By default, the Dynamic HP Smart Array B120i RAID Support mode is set. The B120i mode supports RAID 0 and 1. The server has 2 physical disks.

To change to SATA Legacy Support or AHCI Support, please contact customer support via an authorised request.

SATA Legacy is suitable for older operating systems that do not support another mode. It is preserved for backward compatibility.

AHCI SATA mode is more modern and faster, suitable only for operating systems that support it.

You can lose data by switching from AHCI to RAID (and vice versa). Therefore, back up the data off the server in advance. The server does not have HW RAID. If you set up RAID, you need drivers in the operating system. SW RAID can also be set in the OS in AHCI or Legacy mode.