Mounting a disk drive or image

You can use the management module to mount a disk drive or image on a remote system to a blade server.

To mount a disk drive or image on a remote system to a blade server, complete the following steps:

  1. Start the management-module web interface (see Starting the management-module web interface).
  2. In the navigation pane, click Blade Tasks → Remote Control.
  3. In the Start Remote Control section, click Start Remote Control.
    Note: USB key images have a file suffix of .uki. To create an image file of a USB flash key drive, use a binary copy tool and make sure that the image file has a file suffix of .uki.
  4. Select the blade server that will have control of the media tray in the Remote Disk section.
  5. In the Remote Disk section, select the resources to make available for mounting from the left side of the remote disk drive selector (labeled Available Resources); then, click >> to finalize the selection and move them to the right side of the remote disk drive selector (labeled Selected Resources). To deselect items, select them in the right side of the remote disk drive selector; then, click <<.

    You can upload a small disk image directly to the advanced management module flash memory (persistent) storage by selecting Upload image to AMM from the list of Available Resources. Advanced management module storage is used by other management-module features, so the amount of space that is available can vary.

    Saving the image to management module memory enables the image to remain mounted on the blade server so that you can access the image later, even if the web interface session is terminated. Mounted drives that are not saved to the management module are unmounted when the remote-control window is closed.

  6. Click Write Protect to prevent data from being written to the mounted drives.
  7. Select from the remote disk drive selector (labeled Selected Resources) one or more drives or images to mount; then, click Mount Drive. For an advanced management module that uses the concurrent-KVM feature, you can choose legacy operation (Chassis Media Tray Owner) or one of the cKVM blade servers from the Mount remote media to list. The mounted drive or disk image functions as a USB device that is connected to the blade server.