In environments where security is a major issue, many network administrators have elected to not use PXE on their servers. This doesn't mean, however, that Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 2.0 SP1 cannot be used to perform configurations. Follow these steps to create an automation disc which will allow you boot into automation and configure BIOS/BMC/DRAC/RAID or deploy an operating system all without PXE.
I'm using Linux in this example, but WinPE is done in a similar way.
Prerequisites: Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 2.0 SP1 on DS 6.8 or newer.
Step 1: Go to Tools->Boot Disk Creator and create a new configuration.
Step 2: Name your configuration, select Linux, and change the OEM extensions from "<none>" to "<default>". This will inject all of the Dell drivers that are needed in order to boot the Linux automation properly. If you experience difficulties with that image, you may try the "Dell" as an...