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New InfraStruXure Central servers come without a CD/DVD drive

Issue:

New InfraStruXure Central servers come without a CD/DVD drive

Product Line:

InfraStruxure Central

Environment:

InfraStruxure Central Hardware.

Cause:

Servers used for InfraStruxure Central are now shipping without CD/DVD drives.

Resolution:

Instructions for creating a bootable USB Key on a Windows machine

After downloading the restore.iso file*, insert a 1GB (or larger) USB key into your system.
Extract ApcIsxCentralUsbFlashRestore_Win.zip to a temporary directory.
Open a command prompt to the temporary directory and run mkIsxCentralRestoreUsbKey.bat {iso image filename}.
Example: mkIsxCentralRestoreUsbKey.bat c:\tmp\restore.iso
Answer the prompts as appropriate.


Instructions for creating a bootable USB Key on a Linux machine

After downloading the restore.iso file*, insert a 1GB (or larger) USB key into your system.
Extract ApcIsxCentralUsbFlashRestore_Linux.tar.gz to a temporary directory.
Open a command prompt to the temporary directory and run mkIsxCentralRestoreUsbKey.sh {iso image filename}.
Example: mkIsxCentralRestoreUsbKey.sh /tmp/restore.iso
Answer the prompts as appropriate.


*Please contact APC's technical support for the necessary files and also note that any InfraStruXure Central must have a current support contract to obtain technical support from APC.

** These specifications may change in the future. For the most recent information on USB key size and creation specs, please see the download page for the specific version of InfraStruXure Central.

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