Install OS on R620 through idrac and Lifecycle Controller

Once you have configure the iDrac you will need to connect via HTTPS://IP-ASSIGNED/

 

Default login is

Username: root

Password: calvin

Once logged in It will ask you if you want to change your password

 

Click on Overview > Server > Virtual Console

In my experience using the Native does not work well so unfortunately we will need to change it to Java.

1Virtual Console

Now click on Apply

 

Click on Launch Virtual Console and the Java window will now launch

2Virtual Console3java

You will get a few pop ups from Java click on Continue

4java security

Now you will need to attach the Virtual Media.  Its always best and faster to use a local copy

In the iDrac window click on Virtual Media > Connect Virtual Media

5virtual media

Now click on Virtual Media again and click on Map CD/DVD.  I am using an ISO so this will work

6virtual mediaBrowse to you ISO file and click on OPEN and then Map Device

8virtual media os

9virtual media selected

Normally you would boot directly to the ISO but Dell has built-in support with drivers that will assist in the install.

Click on Next Boot > Lifecycle Controller (LCC)

10lsc boot

Click OK

11lsc boot device

Now Power on the server.  Click on Power > Power On System

12lsc powerNow wait until you get into the LCC

14lsc booting Change settings if needed then click Next

12lsc language You can configure your NIC cards but I will do I later. Click Finish

13lsc network

If you configured you NIC earlier you can update the firmware via network share or FTP or File.

15 lsc mainI have already configure RAID but will do it again.  Click on Configure RAID and Deploy Operating System > Then Click Next to configure Raid

16 lsc raid

17 lsc virtual disk

I want to mirror so I selected RAID 1

18 lsc raid level

Select your disks to put in the RAID you choose

19 lsc raid wizard

Enter a NAME for the Virtual Disk

20 lsc raid name

21 lsc confirm

Make sure you don’t need to save anything.  If all is OK then click YES

22 raid wipeOnce finished click OK > Finish

23 raid success

Now let’s configure the OS

Click on the server you are installing.  I will use Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 > Click Next

24 OS deploy

It will now gather all the drivers needed for the server

25 os driversI don’t have an Unattended file so I will click on Manual Install

26 os manual install

27 os bios

28 os media

Server will now reboot and start the OS installation

30 os loadingNow install your OS as normal

31 os selection

Click on Custom: Install Windows Only

32 os customSelect your OS Disk

33 os disk selection

34 os installing

Unless you need the ISO for adding roles you can disconnect it

Virtual Media > Disconnect Virtual Media

35 media detach

For Best Practice I like to download and install the latest version of the drivers before putting the server into production.

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