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About Lifecycle Controller tasks for Dell servers

Deployment Solution for Dell Servers

Deployment Solution for Dell provides several predefined task types under the Lifecycle Controller folder. These tasks are mainly used for scripted OS installations without using PXE.

See Performing a scripted OS installation without PXE

If you create a job using these tasks, ensure that you create a server job and not a client job.

See About deployment tasks and jobs for Dell servers

Table: Lifecycle Controller tasks for Dell servers

Task

Description

Boot to Dell ISO on network

You can boot your server to the pre-OS ISO on the deployment share without using PXE.

See Boot to Dell ISO on network task

Boot To ISO On Vflash

You can boot your server to the pre-OS ISO that is on the Vflash of the Lifecycle Controller.

See Boot to ISO on Vflash task

Close Access To Drivers

You can close the access to the drivers that are embedded on the Lifecycle Controller.

See Close access to drivers task

See Open access to drivers task type

Copy Dell WinPE ISO To Vflash

You can copy the WinPE ISO for Dell servers to the Vflash on the Lifecycle Controller of your server.

See Copy Dell WinPE ISO to Vflash task type

Open Access To Drivers

You can open the access to the drivers that are embedded on the Lifecycle Controller.

See Open access to drivers task type

See Close access to drivers task

Windows 2008 SOI Driver Copy

Before you perform a scripted OS installation, you can copy the drivers from the DRAC controller to the RAM drive. This action resolves the issue that Windows does not boot correctly if the drivers are present.

See Copy Windows 2008 SOI drivers task