Connect ISO file to server using RACADM

Using VNC to connect to the iDRAC of a server is a great way to avoid Oracles eternal Java upgrades, security flaws, etc. At the other hand the Java viewer allows for mapping of ISO files when installing the server OS. That’s not an option with VNC, so what to do? Easy: Launch the VNC session and map the ISO file separately from the command line:

Check status of virtual media:

C:\Users\jonas>racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u root -p calvin remoteimage -s
Remote File Share is Disabled
UserName
Password
ShareName

Mount the image:

C:\Users\jonas>racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u root -p calvin remoteimage -c -u user@domain.local -p demo -l //192.168.0.121/ISO/MSDN/Win2012R2-JP-EVAL.ISO
Remote Image is now Configured

Verify that the image is connected:

C:\Users\jonas>racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u root -p calvin remoteimage -s
Remote File Share is Enabled
UserName
Password
ShareName //192.168.0.121/ISO/MSDN/Win2012R2-JP-EVAL.ISO

Disconnect the image:

C:\Users\jonas>racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u root -p calvin remoteimage -d
Disable Remote File Started. Please check status using -s
option to know Remote File Share is ENABLED or DISABLED.

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