The RMM4 is a very capable service processor, which already can be used for deploying OS images onto a server via a virtual CD-ROM from an .ISO image.
However, I would like to raise this feature to the next level by enabling PXE-like automated deployment via the RMM4 as well.
What I basically would like is to be able to auto-configure and deploy the server purely from the management network. PXE requires additional configuration of a production network port, and for high density servers like the H2000 series this is wasteful.
Could any of the existing deployment tools be used for this purpose already?
Yours is a good feedback. While I can pass it over for future implementation consideration, currently, I comment PXE boot through an onboard NIC port is still recommended as alternative way of installing an Operating System.
Should you wonder, you can find the Intel® Remote Management Module 4 (Intel® RMM4) and Integrated BMC user guide here: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-032371.htm?wapkw=rmm4 Server Products — Intel® Remote Management Module 4 (Intel® RMM4) and Integrated BMC user guide
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