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Have a couple of IBM xSeries x3250s that did not come with a CD/DVD drive. Searching around, not seeing anything tangible as far as for as a USB bootable version of ServerGuide. Any ideas?

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If you have an RSA/IMM card, you could mount the install media remotely

  • Ended up using the IMM to mount an ISO off my workstation. Oddest thing: tried the Bootable Media Creator from IBM on two USB keys, non-bootable in either one. Use the same ISO over IMM mount, boots no problem. – gravyface Mar 4 '11 at 1:58
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Have you considered buying a USB-cdrom drive? That is how I deal with servers without DVD-drives.

  • Have one, won't detect it for some reason, regardless of what media I use, what boot options I choose (tried both USB and CD/DVD). Infuriating since I've used it for dozens of other machines in the past. – gravyface Mar 3 '11 at 17:27
  • Have you checked if a newer firmware/bios is available for the server? – drzero Mar 3 '11 at 17:53

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