We have gotten HP iLO2 to work for HP C-Class blades, but can't seem to get ESX OS 3.0.1 to work with DRAC. Specifically, we use a configuration diskette that has a kickstart file that is highly customized. We have an environment where we can NOT use a network based build and must use the kickstart on floppy or usb-drive. But the DRAC virtual floppy does not seem to be referenced by anaconda by /dev/fd0? Any one know what device name it is?
esx ks=hd:fd0/ks.cfg (typical floppy)
esx ks=hd:sdb/ks.cfg (where the usb flash drive is sdb or sometimes sdc depending on the make/model, or USB floppy)
These work fine, but with the virtual floppy on DRAC we just can not seem to get anaconda to see it.
Anyone get this working?
I am having a similar issue. I can't find what the virtual floppy device is using the DRAC 5 on a PE 2950. Could you please put up the full path that you used with the installer i.e:
esx KS=?????? method=cdrom
Any assistance would be much appreciated.
Yeah, hde boots fine, but for some odd reason it is inconsistent, and does not remount hde in my %post script when I need it to do so. My %post script logs what it does and writes back to the read/write media where ks.cfg was orignally. Of course when using a simple floppy (fd0) this works, but with RAC, it appears the floppy image is only read only? Where iLO is read/write enabled. Unless I can write back to the RAC virtual floppy, this eliminates my detailed logging.