IDRAC Virtual CD – where / how much space?

dihejem asked:

Does IDRac use it’s own amount of storage space? I’m trying to send Windows OS to its Virtual Media for an OS reinstall… it’s about 5GB… where will it be stored on, on my dedicated server directly?!


My answer:

The virtual media is not stored anywhere on the server. It’s loaded over the network on demand. This means less overall data will be transferred, as the installation is unlikely to need the entire 5GB of data, but it also means that the installation may be slow if your network connection is slow or you have a lot of latency between you (where you are running the Java client) and the server.

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