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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Installing an OS

Installing an OS

This chapter describes how to install an OS in default mode and customized mode.

In default mode, the hard disk, password, language, and time zone parameters can be set. In customized mode, more parameters can be set.

Preparing for the Installation

Before you install an OS by using Smart Provisioning, make preparations as follows:

  • Obtain a PC running Windows. This PC is used to access the server.
  • Log in to Server Compatibility Checker to check whether the current configuration of the server supports the OS to be installed.
  • When you use Smart Provisioning to install an OS, you must install the OS on the boot disk.
  • Back up data on a hard disk before you install an OS on the disk using Smart Provisioning because the hard disk will be formatted during installation.
  • When installing an OS in Legacy mode, use a hard disk with a capacity less than 2 TB.
  • When you use Smart Provisioning to install an OS, if there are multiple RAID controller cards in the current environment, you cannot install OSs on different RAID controller cards.
  • When you use Smart Provisioning to install an OS on SANBoot in Legacy mode, if a PXE environment exists in the deployment environment, you need to adjust the boot sequence of the MZ520 in the BIOS configuration before the current PXE environment.
  • When SANBoot is used to deploy an OS, if an OS exists on the local disk, you cannot switch to the UEFIBoot mode or SecureBoot mode from the Legacy mode to deploy the OS.
  • After an OS is deployed in USB mode, the BIOS boot priority is changed to others. After an OS is deployed in SANBoot mode, the BIOS boot priority for the LPe16002 in Legacy mode is changed to others, and the BIOS boot priority for the MZ520 in Legacy mode is changed to PXE.

Installing a Windows Server OS

Installing a Windows Server OS in Default Mode

Install a Windows Server OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, Windows Server 2016 Standard and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-6.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-6 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-7.

    Figure 4-7 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is Windows Server 2016 Standard, the version of the installation DVD or image file to be mounted in 8 must be Windows Server 2016 Standard.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-10 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-8 is displayed.
      Figure 4-8 Dialog box
      • If the current firmware version is earlier than the target version, you are advised to upgrade the firmware to the target version.
      • If the current firmware version is later than the target version, perform the following steps:
        1. Upgrade Smart Provisioning to the latest version by referring to Upgrading Smart Provisioning. If the problem persists after the upgrade, go to 3.b.
        2. Find the driver mapping table corresponding to the driver package of the latest version of the OS to be installed at Support-E, as shown in Figure 4-9. Find the tab of the current OS in the driver mapping table, and find the firmware displayed in Figure 4-8 in the Chip column. The firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is the firmware version that matches the driver of the latest version of the current OS.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is earlier than the current firmware version, downgrade the firmware to the target version shown in Figure 4-8.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is later than or equal to the current firmware version, you are advised to upgrade the driver to the latest version after installing the OS.
          Figure 4-9 Driver mapping table
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-10.
      Figure 4-10 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can change the size of the default partition and add or delete partitions. After the modification is complete, press Enter for the modification to take effect.
    • All hard disk partitions must be on the same hard disk or RAID array managed by the same RAID controller.

  6. Click Next.

    The OS configuration window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-11.

    Figure 4-11 Configuring the OS

    Table 4-13 describes the parameters.

    Table 4-13 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Mandatory

    Password

    Indicates the administrator account password. The password contains at least six characters.

    Yes

    Confirm Password

    Indicates the administrator account password. The password contains at least six characters.

    Yes

    Select Language

    Selects a language.

    No

    Select Keyboard

    Selects a keyboard.

    No

    Select Time Zone

    Selects a time zone.

    No

    Computer Name

    Indicates the name of the server where the OS is to be installed. The name cannot contain special characters including `~!@#$%^&*()=+[]{}\\|/;:.'\",<>? and spaces, and the length cannot exceed 15 characters. It is recommended that this parameter be set to the server name.

    Yes

    Input Product Key

    Indicates the Windows product key. If this parameter is not set, the installation may fail.

    No

  7. Configure the OS based on Table 4-13 and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 4-12 is displayed, asking you whether to install the iBMA.
    Figure 4-12 Window
    NOTE:
    • The version of the iBMA that can be installed currently is 2.0.6.010.
    • For details about the compatibility of the iBMA, see the iBMA 2.0 User Guide.

  8. To install the iBMA, select the check box on the right and and click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-13.

    Figure 4-13 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-14.

    Figure 4-14 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-15. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-15 Dialog box

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-16.

      Figure 4-16 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-17.

    Figure 4-17 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file automatically, as shown in Figure 4-18.

    Figure 4-18 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the OS installation starts automatically, as shown in Figure 4-19.

    Figure 4-19 Installing the OS

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing a Windows Server OS in Customized Mode

Install a Windows Server OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, Windows Server 2016 Standard and the BIOS Legacy mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-20.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-20 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-21.

    Figure 4-21 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is Windows Server 2016 Standard, the version of the installation DVD or image file to be mounted in 8 must be Windows Server 2016 Standard.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-23 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-22 is displayed.
      Figure 4-22 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-23.
      Figure 4-23 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of Size. This value will be used in 13.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-24.

    Figure 4-24 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-25.

    Figure 4-25 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-26. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-26 Dialog box

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-27.

      Figure 4-27 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-28.

    Figure 4-28 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file automatically, as shown in Figure 4-29.

    Figure 4-29 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the window for setting the OS language, time zone, and keyboard is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-30.

    Figure 4-30 Setting the OS language, time zone, and keyboard

  10. Set the OS language, time zone, and keyboard, and click Next.

    The OS version selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-31.

    Figure 4-31 Selecting an OS version

  11. Select an OS version and click Next.

    The license window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-32.

    Figure 4-32 License window

  12. Select I accept the license terms, and click Next.

    The hard disk partition selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-33.

    Figure 4-33 Selecting a hard disk partition

  13. Select a hard disk of which the size is the same as that of the hard disk selected in 6, and click New to create partitions (at least one partition needs to be created).

    Create a system partition, as shown in Figure 4-34.

    Figure 4-34 Creating a system partition

  14. Enter the size of the system partition, and click Apply.

    The system partition is created, as shown in Figure 4-35.

    Figure 4-35 System partition created

  15. Select the partition of the Primary type created in the preceding 14, and click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-36.

    Figure 4-36 Installing the OS

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the server restarts, the window for setting an OS password is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-37.

    Figure 4-37 Setting an OS password
    NOTE:

    The password contains at least six characters.

  16. Set an OS password, and click Finish.

    The windows OS page is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-38.
    Figure 4-38 Windows OS

  17. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and enter a user name and password to log in to the OS.

Installing an SLES OS

Installing an SLES OS in Default Mode

Install an SLES OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, SLES 12 SP3 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-39.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-39 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-40.

    Figure 4-40 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file. For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is SLES 12 SP3, the version of the inserted installationDVDM or mounted image file in 10 must be SLES 12 SP3.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-42 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-41 is displayed.
      Figure 4-41 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-42.
      Figure 4-42 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can select the automatic partitioning mode (Automatically configure partitioning, which is recommended) or the manual partitioning mode (I will configure partitioning). If you select the automatic partitioning mode, the system creates partitions automatically. If you select the manual partitioning mode, the window shown in Figure 4-43 is displayed, and you can change the sizes of the / and swap partitions or create other partitions.
    • All hard disk partitions must be on the same hard disk or RAID array managed by the same RAID controller.
      Figure 4-43 Manual partitioning

  6. Click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-44.

    Figure 4-44 Setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone
    NOTE:
    • Parameters marked with * are mandatory.
    • The password must contain at least six characters.

  7. Set the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 4-45 is displayed, asking you whether to install the iBMA.
    Figure 4-45 Window
    NOTE:
    • The version of the iBMA that can be installed currently is 2.0.6.010.
    • For details about the compatibility of the iBMA, see the iBMA 2.0 User Guide.

  8. To install the iBMA, select the check box on the right and and click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-46.

    Figure 4-46 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-47.

    Figure 4-47 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-48. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-48 Dialog box

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-49.

      Figure 4-49 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-50.

    Figure 4-50 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the system initialization window is displayed automatically, as shown in Figure 4-51.

    Figure 4-51 Initializing the system

    After the system initialization is complete, the installation preparation starts automatically, as shown in Figure 4-52.

    Figure 4-52 Preparing for the installation

    After the installation preparation is complete, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 4-53.

    Figure 4-53 Installing the OS
    NOTE:

    You can click Details to view details about the installation process.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing an SLES OS in Customized Mode

Install an SLES OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, SLES 12 SP3 and the BIOS UEFI ode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-54.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-54 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-55.

    Figure 4-55 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file. For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is SLES 12 SP3, the version of the inserted installationDVDM or mounted image file in 8 must be SLES 12 SP3.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-57 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-56 is displayed.
      Figure 4-56 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-57.
      Figure 4-57 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 12.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-58.

    Figure 4-58 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-59.

    Figure 4-59 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-60. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-60 Dialog box

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-61.

      Figure 4-61 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-62.

    Figure 4-62 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the system initialization starts automatically, as shown in Figure 4-63.

    Figure 4-63 Initializing the system

    After the initialization is complete, the window for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-64.

    Figure 4-64 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:

    The password must contain at least six characters.

  10. Set the password of user root, and click OK.

    The Preparing System for Automated Installation window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-65.

    Figure 4-65 Preparing System for Automated Installation

    After the installation preparation is complete, the Installation Settings window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-66.

    Figure 4-66 Installation Settings
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can customize the time zone, language, network, and components.

  11. Click Partitioning.

    The Expert Partitioner window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-67.

    Figure 4-67 Expert Partitioner

  12. In the navigation tree, choose linux > Hard Disks. Select a hard disk from the Hard Disks drop-down list box, and click Overview.

    The Overview tab of the hard disk is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-68. The value of Device ID 1 of the selected hard disk must be the same as the value of WWID of the selected hard disk selected in 6.

    Figure 4-68 Overview

  13. Click Partitions to create hard disk partitions.

    Figure 4-69 Partition information
    • If the existing partitions meet site requirements, go to 14.
    • If the existing partitions do not meet site requirements, perform the operations described in Table 4-14 to delete or create partitions.
      Table 4-14 Creating and deleting hard disk partitions

      Operation

      Step

      (Optional) Delete an existing partition.

      Select a partition and click Delete to delete it.

      Create a root partition.

      1. Click Add.
      2. Select Primary Partition as the partition type and click Next.
      3. Set Custom Size to an appropriate value, for example, 20 GB. Then click Next.
      4. Set Role to Operating System.
      5. Retain the default value Format partition for Formatting Options and the default value BtrFS for File System.
      6. Retain the default value Mount partition for Mounting Options and the default value / for Mount Point.
      7. Click Finish.

      Create a swap partition.

      1. Click Add.
      2. Select Primary Partition as the partition type and click Next.
      3. Set Custom Size to an appropriate value, for example, 4 GB. Then click Next.
      4. Set Role to Swap.
      5. Retain the default value Format partition for Formatting Options and the default value Swap for File System.
      6. Retain the default value Mount partition for Mounting Options and the default value swap for Mount Point.
      7. Click Finish.

  14. Click Accept.

    The Installation Settings window is displayed.

  15. Click Install.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-70.

    Figure 4-70 Dialog box

  16. Click Install.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-71.

    Figure 4-71 Starting the OS installation
    NOTE:

    You can click Details to view details about the installation process.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing an RHEL/CentOS OS

Installing an RHEL/CentOS OS in Default Mode

Install an RHEL/CentOS OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, RHEL 7.3 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-72.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-72 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-73.

    Figure 4-73 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file. For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is RHEL 7.3, the version of the inserted installationDVDM or mounted image file in 10 must be RHEL 7.3.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-75 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-74 is displayed.
      Figure 4-74 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-75.
      Figure 4-75 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can select the automatic partitioning mode (Automatically configure partitioning, which is recommended) or the manual partitioning mode (I will configure partitioning). If you select the automatic partitioning mode, the system creates partitions automatically. If you select the manual partitioning mode, the window shown in Figure 4-76 is displayed, and you can change the sizes of the / and swap partitions or create other partitions.
    • All hard disk partitions must be on the same hard disk or RAID array managed by the same RAID controller.
      Figure 4-76 Manual partitioning

  6. Click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-77.

    Figure 4-77 Setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone
    NOTE:
    • Parameters marked with * are mandatory.
    • The password must contain at least six characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  7. Set the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 4-78 is displayed, asking you whether to install the iBMA.
    Figure 4-78 Window
    NOTE:
    • The version of the iBMA that can be installed currently is 2.0.6.010.
    • For details about the compatibility of the iBMA, see the iBMA 2.0 User Guide.

  8. To install the iBMA, select the check box on the right and and click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-79.

    Figure 4-79 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-80.

    Figure 4-80 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-81. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-81 Dialog box

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-82.

      Figure 4-82 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-83.

    Figure 4-83 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the window shown in Figure 4-84 is displayed.

    Figure 4-84 INSTALLATION SUMMARY

    After about 2 minutes, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 4-85.

    Figure 4-85 Installing the OS
    NOTE:

    During RHEL/CentOS installaion, if an OS of the same type has been installed, a prompt will be displayed. You need to confirm the prompt information manually.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing an RHEL/CentOS OS in Customized Mode

Install an RHEL/CentOS OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, RHEL 7.3 and the BIOS UEFI ode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-86.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-86 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-87.

    Figure 4-87 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file. For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is RHEL 7.3, the version of the inserted installationDVDM or mounted image file in 8 must be RHEL 7.3.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-89 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-88 is displayed.
      Figure 4-88 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-89.
      Figure 4-89 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 16.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-90.

    Figure 4-90 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-91.

    Figure 4-91 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-92. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-92 Dialog box

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-93.

      Figure 4-93 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-94.

    Figure 4-94 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the window shown in Figure 4-95 is displayed.

    Figure 4-95 Selecting an installation language

  10. Select an installation language and click Continue.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-96.

    Figure 4-96 INSTALLATION SUMMARY

  11. Click DATE & TIME.

    The window for setting the date and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-97.

    Figure 4-97 Setting the date and time zone

  12. Set the date and time zone, and click Done.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed.

  13. Click KEYBOARD.

    The window for setting the keyboard is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-98.

    Figure 4-98 Setting the keyboard

  14. Set the keyboard, and click Done.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed.

  15. Click INSTALLATION DESTINATION.

    The hard disk selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-99.

    Figure 4-99 Selecting a hard disk

  16. Choose Other Storage Options > Local Standard Disks, select the hard disk selected in 6 and deselect other hard disks.

    Move the cursor to the icon, name, or drive letter of the hard disk to view the hard disk ID, as shown in Figure 4-100. The ID must be the same as the character after scsi-3 in the value of WWID of the hard disk selected in 6.

    Figure 4-100 Hard disk ID

  17. Choose Device Selection > Partitioning, and select a partition mode. Automatic partitioning and cutomized partitioning are supported.

    • To use the automatic partitioning mode. select Automatically configure partitioning.
    • To use the customized partitioning mode, select I will configure partitioning and click Done. The window shown in Figure 4-101 is displayed.
      Figure 4-101 Customized partitioning

      You can click to create partitions. At least four partitions are required, including /boot/efi, /boot, swap, and /. You can also click Click here to create them autometically to automatically create partitions, as shown in Figure 4-102.

      Figure 4-102 Creating partitions

  18. Click Done.

    The INSTALLATION SUMMARY window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-103.

    Figure 4-103 INSTALLATION SUMMARY

  19. Click Begin Installation.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-104.

    Figure 4-104 Starting the OS installation

  20. Click ROOT PASSWORD.

    The window for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-105.

    Figure 4-105 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:
    • The password must contain at least six characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  21. Set the password of user root, and click Done.

    The OS installation window is displayed. After the installation is complete, the window shown in Figure 4-106 is displayed.

    Figure 4-106 Installation completed

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing a VMware OS

Installing a VMware OS in Default Mode

Install a VMware OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, VMware ESXi 6.5.0 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-107.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-107 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-108.

    Figure 4-108 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as the version contained in the system installation medium (DVD or ISO image file). For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is VMware ESXi 6.5.0, the version of the inserted installationDVDM or mounted image file in 10 must be VMware ESXi 6.5.0.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-110 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-109 is displayed.
      Figure 4-109 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-110.
      Figure 4-110 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:

    During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.

  6. Click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-111.

    Figure 4-111 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:
    • The password must contain at least seven characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  7. Set the password of user root, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 4-112 is displayed, indicating that the OS version does not support the installation of third-party software.
    Figure 4-112 Window

  8. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-113.

    Figure 4-113 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-114.

    Figure 4-114 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-115. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-115 Dialog box

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-116.

      Figure 4-116 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

      NOTE:

      Customized VMware image installation is not supported.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-117.

    Figure 4-117 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file, as shown in Figure 4-118.

    Figure 4-118 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 4-119.

    Figure 4-119 Installing the OS

    After the OS installation is complete, the information shown in Figure 4-120 is displayed.

    Figure 4-120 Installation completed

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing a VMware OS in Customized Mode

Install a VMware OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, VMware ESXi 6.5.0 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-121.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-121 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-122.

    Figure 4-122 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as the version contained in the system installation medium (DVD or ISO image file). For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is VMware ESXi 6.5.0, the version of the inserted installationDVDM or mounted image file in 8 must be VMware ESXi 6.5.0.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 4-124 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-123 is displayed.
      Figure 4-123 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-124.
      Figure 4-124 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 12.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-125.

    Figure 4-125 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-126.

    Figure 4-126 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-127. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-127 Dialog box

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-128.

      Figure 4-128 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

      NOTE:

      Customized VMware image installation is not supported.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-129.

    Figure 4-129 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file, as shown in Figure 4-130.

    Figure 4-130 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the OS installation screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-131.

    Figure 4-131 Installing the OS

  10. Press Enter.

    The End User License Agreement screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-132.

    Figure 4-132 End User License Agreement

  11. Press F11.

    The screen for selecting an installation hard disk is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-133.

    Figure 4-133 Selecting an installation hard disk

    The character after naa. in the ID of the selected hard disk must be the same as the character after scsi-3 in the value of WWID of the hard disk selected in 6. For example, if the value of WWID is scsi-3123456789, select the hard disk whose ID is naa.123456789.

    NOTE:

    If the ID of the hard disk in Figure 4-133 is not completely displayed, you can select the hard disk and press F1 to view the information about the hard disk ID, as shown in Figure 4-134. The value of Device ID 1 is the ID of the hard disk.

    Figure 4-134 Hard disk ID

  12. Select an installation hard disk and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-135.

    Figure 4-135 Dialog box

  13. Confirm the selected hard disk, and press Enter.

    The keyboard selection screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-136.

    Figure 4-136 Selecting a keyboard

  14. Select a keyboard and press Enter.

    The screen for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-137.

    Figure 4-137 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:
    • The password must contain at least seven characters.
    • The password cannot contain spaces and #$.

  15. Set the password of user root and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-138.

    Figure 4-138 Dialog box

  16. Press F11.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-139.

    Figure 4-139 Installing the OS

    After the OS installation is complete, the information shown in Figure 4-140 is displayed.

    Figure 4-140 Dialog box

  17. Press Enter.

    The server restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing an Ubuntu OS

Installing an Ubuntu OS in Default Mode

Install an Ubuntu OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-141.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-141 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-142.

    Figure 4-142 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file. For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the version of the installation DVD or image file to be mounted in 10 must be Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the window shown in Figure 4-144 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-143 is displayed.
      Figure 4-143 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-144.
      Figure 4-144 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can select the automatic partitioning mode (by selecting Automatically configure partitioning, which is recommended) or manual partitioning mode (by selecting I will configure partitioning). If the automatic partitioning mode is selected, the system automatically creates partitions. If the manual partitioning mode is selected, the window shown in Figure 4-145 is displayed. You can change the sizes of the / and swap partitions or create other partitions.
    • All hard disk partitions must be on the same hard disk or RAID array managed by the same RAID controller.
      Figure 4-145 Creating partitions manually

  6. Click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-146.

    Figure 4-146 Setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone
    NOTE:
    • Parameters marked with * are mandatory.
    • The password must contain at least six characters.

  7. Set the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 4-147 is displayed, asking you whether to install the iBMA.
    NOTE:
    • The version of the iBMA that can be installed currently is 2.0.6.010.
    • For details about the compatibility of the iBMA, see the iBMA 2.0 User Guide.
    Figure 4-147 Window

  8. To install the iBMA, select the check box on the right and click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-148.

    Figure 4-148 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-149.

    Figure 4-149 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-150. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-150 Dialog box

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-151.

      Figure 4-151 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-152.

    Figure 4-152 Starting the installation

  12. After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the component loading screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-153.

    Figure 4-153 Loading components

    After the server system initialization is complete, the network configuration is automatically performed, as shown in Figure 4-154.

    Figure 4-154 Configuring the network

    After the installation preparation is complete, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 4-155.

    Figure 4-155 Installing the OS
    Figure 4-156 Automatically installing the software
    Figure 4-157 Installing GRUB to the boot partition of the hard disk

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing an Ubuntu OS in Customized Mode

Install an Ubuntu OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 4-158.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 4-158 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-159.

    Figure 4-159 OS deployment main window
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can set the BIOS boot mode to the UEFI mode, legacy mode, or security mode. For the OSs that support the security mode, see Table 4-3.

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file. For example, if the OS version selected in 2 is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the version of the installation DVD or image file to be mounted in 8 must be Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the window shown in Figure 4-161 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 4-160 is displayed.
      Figure 4-160 Dialog box
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-161.
      Figure 4-161 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 20.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-162.

    Figure 4-162 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-163.

    Figure 4-163 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium
    If you select Skip OS media check, Smart Provisioning does not check whether the CD matches the selected system. After you select Skip OS media check, a dialog box is displayed, indicating that the installation may fail because the system image is not verified, as shown in Figure 4-164. Click OK or Cancel according to the actual situation.
    Figure 4-164 Dialog box

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-165.

      Figure 4-165 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-166.

    Figure 4-166 Starting the installation

  10. After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, select Install Ubuntu Server on the screen shown in Figure 4-167.

    Figure 4-167 Installing an Ubuntu OS

  11. On the screen for selecting a language, select a language and press Enter.

    Figure 4-168 Selecting a language

  12. On the screen for selecting your location, select United States and press Enter.

    Figure 4-169 Selecting your location

  1. The screen for automatically detecting the keyboard type is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-170.

    • Select Yes to automatically detect the keyboard type.
    • Select No to go to the screen shown in Figure 4-171, select United States - en_US.UTF-8, and press Enter.
      Figure 4-170 Automatically detecting the keyboard type
      Figure 4-171 Configuring locales

  2. On the screen for configuring the keyboard, select English (US) and press Enter.

    Figure 4-172 Configuring the keyboard (1)
    Figure 4-173 Configuring the keyboard (2)

  3. On the screen for configuring the network, do not configure the network at this time. Configure the network after entering the OS.

    1. Select eno1: Intel Corporation Device 37d0 and press Enter.
      Figure 4-174 Configuring the network (1)
    2. Select Do not configure the network at this time and press Enter.
      Figure 4-175 Configuring the network (3)

  4. On the screen for entering a host name, enter a host name, select Continue, and press Enter.

    Figure 4-176 Entering a host name

  5. On the screen for setting up users and passwords, set the user name and password.

    Figure 4-177 Setting up users and passwords (1)
    Figure 4-178 Setting up users and passwords (2)
    Figure 4-179 Setting up users and passwords (3)
    Figure 4-180 Setting up users and passwords (4)

  6. On the screen for configuring your home directory for encryption, select Yes and press Enter.

    Figure 4-181 Configuring your home directory for encryption

  7. On the screen for selecting a partitioning method, select a method and press Enter.

    Figure 4-182 Selecting a partitioning method

  8. On the screen for selecting a hard disk for partitioning, select a hard disk.

    Figure 4-183 Selecting a hard disk

  9. The hard disk partitioning starts, as shown in Figure 4-184.

    Figure 4-184 Partitioning the hard disk

  10. The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 4-185.

    Figure 4-185 Installing the OS

  11. On the screen for configuring updates, select No automatic updates and press Enter.

    Figure 4-186 Configuring updates

  12. On the screen for selecting software, select the software packages to be installed, select Continue, and press Enter.

    Figure 4-187 Selecting software

  13. After the installation is complete, select Continue and press Enter to restart the server.

    Figure 4-188 Confirming the restart

    The server restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

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