Example Redfish REST calls: Attach / Detach ISO file

Assumptions:

  • PowerEdge Gen 14 server (R740, M640, etc)
  • iDRAC 9 with firmware version: 3.30.30.30 or above
  • The ISO file is hosted on a web server and can be reached via HTTP

Attach:

Method: POST
URI: https://<idrac_ip_address>/redfish/v1/Managers/iDRAC.Embedded.1/VirtualMedia/CD/Actions/VirtualMedia.InsertMedia

BODY:

{
     "Image": "http://<web_server>/<iso_file>.iso"
}

Detach

Method: POST
URI: https://<idrac_ip_address>/redfish/v1/Managers/iDRAC.Embedded.1/VirtualMedia/CD/Actions/VirtualMedia.EjectMedia

BODY:

{}

Yes, for the detach the BODY of the request is an empty pair of curly braces “{}”.

If all goes well, each REST call will return a “204 No Content” in response.

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