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understanding lightsoutrestore

Created: 24 Sep 2012 • Updated: 24 Sep 2012 | 2 comments
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By reading the available guide I haven't been able to really understand what is the use of lightsoutrestore

Beeing able to restore from remote locations might be really good for me. I have some virtualized servers with HYPERV and many virtual machine on. But how does it work? Where should I install lightout restore? on the physical server? on the VM? or both?

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Chris Riley's picture

LightsOut Restore (LOR) is basically a copy of the recovery disk (SRD) installed on a partition on the hard disk of the client machine.

It means that you can then connect remotely (via pcAnywhere, HP iLO, Dell DRAC etc) and perform restores without the need for someone to have access locally to the machine to insert an SRD.

Hope that helps.

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giorgiobusoni's picture

uhm, so it is useless to install on VM, as I can always remotely manage them and insert the ISO of the recovery CD in their virtual DVD-rom...

I will install on physical server and clients then....