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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Installing a Windows Server OS

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 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-4.

    Figure 10-4 Smart Provisioning main window

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

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-5.

    Figure 10-5 OS deployment main window

  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-ROM or ISO image file.

    The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-6.
    Figure 10-6 Select Disk
    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.

  4. Select an installation hard disk and click Next.

    The OS configuration window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-7.

    Figure 10-7 Configuring the OS

    Table 10-5 describes the parameters.

    Table 10-5 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

  5. Configure the OS based on Table 10-5 and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 10-8 is displayed, indicating that the OS version does not support the installation of third-party software.
    Figure 10-8 Window

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-9.

    Figure 10-9 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 10-10.

    Figure 10-10 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD-ROM, insert the DVD-ROM of the OS to be installed into the DVD-ROM 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-ROM drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-11.

      Figure 10-11 Virtual DVD-ROM 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-ROM 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 10-12.

    Figure 10-12 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 10-13.

    Figure 10-13 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the OS installation starts automatically, as shown in Figure 10-14.

    Figure 10-14 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 and the BIOS Legacy mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-15.

    Figure 10-15 Smart Provisioning main window

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

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-16.

    Figure 10-16 OS deployment main window

  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-ROM or ISO image file.

    The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-17.
    Figure 10-17 Select Disk
    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 11.

  4. Select an installation hard disk and click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-18.

    Figure 10-18 Viewing the configuration summary

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

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-19.

    Figure 10-19 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  6. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD-ROM, insert the DVD-ROM of the OS to be installed into the DVD-ROM drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 6.b to 6.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-20.

      Figure 10-20 Virtual DVD-ROM 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-ROM drive dialog box, click Connect.

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

  7. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 10-21.

    Figure 10-21 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 10-22.

    Figure 10-22 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 10-23.

    Figure 10-23 Setting the OS language, time zone, and keyboard

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

    The OS version selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-24.

    Figure 10-24 Selecting an OS version

  9. Select an OS version and click Next.

    The license window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-25.

    Figure 10-25 License window

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

    The hard disk partition selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-26.

    Figure 10-26 Selecting a hard disk partition

  11. Select a hard disk of which the size is the same as that of the hard disk selected in 4, and click New to create partitions (at least one partition needs to be created).

    Create a system partition, as shown in Figure 10-27.

    Figure 10-27 Creating a system partition

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

    The system partition is created, as shown in Figure 10-28.

    Figure 10-28 System partition created

  13. Select the partition of the Primary type created in the preceding 12, and click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 10-29.

    Figure 10-29 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 10-30.

    Figure 10-30 Setting an OS password
    NOTE:

    The password contains at least six characters.

  14. Set an OS password, and click Finish.

    The windows OS page is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-31.
    Figure 10-31 Windows OS

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