Would you like to learn how to use iLO remote OS installation feature on a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to remotely install an operating system using the remote virtual media feature on an HP iLO interface.

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Tutorial - iLO Remote OS Installation

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your iLO interface and access the administrative web interface.

hp ilo web interface

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
Username: Administrator
Password: Available on the information label of your server

hp ilo password tag

After a successful login, the administrative menu will be displayed.

Access the iLO Information menu and select the Overview option.

hp ilo information menu

On the Information screen, you need the type of remote access: .NET or JAVA.

Click on the desired option.

In our example, we selected the .NET option.

hp ilo remote access

In our example, we selected the .NET option.

On the remote console screen, access the Virtual drives menu, and select the local media that should be remotely connected.

hp ilo virtual drive

On the remote console screen, access the Power switch menu, and select Momentary press option.

hp ilo reboot

After mounting the virtual drive and rebooting the HP Server you can proceed and finish the Operating system installation

hp virtual drives boot