Mounting ISO to Cloud Servers and access boot menu for OS installation (LayerPanel v2.0)

2019-11-18 By Gary 2100 Views layerpanel iso windows linux
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There may arise a need for making use of custom ISO files to install Cloud Servers nowadays. This is made easier by the new LayerPanel v2.0 which offers several ISO files to choose from in-order to install your custom Cloud Servers.


This guide elaborates on how the custom ISO feature in LayerPanel v2.0 can be utilized to install the Cloud Servers for Windows and Linux.


  1. Log in to LayerPanel v2.0.
  2. Click Services in the left pane and then on Cloud Servers.
  3. From the Cloud Servers list, click the name of the server that needs to be installed with the ISO.
  4. Click the ISO button.

  5. From the drop-down list, please choose an ISO:, select the ISO of the appropriate Operating System that is to be installed in the server (You can choose from a number of OS, including CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows, Debian, Fedora etc.) and then click Mount ISO and Restart. Isolist

NOTE : The Cloud Servers will be restarted once you click the option.

  1. Click Console button to access the server console.

  2. See the below screen when accessing Console, which occurs because of the Escape key (ESC) not pressed on time.
    Console

  3. Click the Send CtrlAltDel button in the Console window, after that immediately left click inside the Console window and then press the Escape key (ESC) as soon as the Press ESC for boot menu message appears to access the boot menu for the server.

    After that Press 4 to boot the server from DVD/CD (boot from ISO). Bootmenu

  4. Pressing any key, will boot up the server from ISO and the server installation can then be proceeded forward accordingly to the Operating system that has been selected. Provided below are sample screenshots that show initial installation for Windows and Linux.


Windows 2019

Click Next button after selecting the language of your choice will prompt for the installation to be started.

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Mountwindowsiso2

NOTE : The Windows license key is not included in the ISO file, you may need to subscribe/purchase your own key and activate it inside Windows.

Linux (CentOS 7)

Click Continue button after selecting the language of your choice will prompt for the installation to be started.

Centos7-1

Centos7-2

  1. Once the OS installation has been completed in the server, the mounted ISO can be detached, so that the server directly boots up the OS installed server. For this, click ISO option and then click Detach ISO.

Detachiso

  1. Once the ISO has been detached, the server will be directly booted up into the new OS that has been installed using the ISO.


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