remote Debian install on a BL20

If you’re trying to do a remote Debian install on a BL20 blade from HP via the ILO interface, you should use the sarge install cd (I used the business card edition) via the ILO’s virtual CD feature, and use ‘expert26′ to make the installer boot with the 2.6 kernel. The default 2.4 kernel does not see the cd it just booted from.

Also, make sure to open ports 23, 443, and 17988. If you omit 23 your remote console won’t work. If you omit 17988 the virtual media won’t work. And if you omit 443 you can’t get to the webinterface, naturally :)

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