Install OS via IPMI for Dedicated Servers

This article provides a guide for how to install OS via IPMI for dedicated servers.


In order to install an OS via IPMI/KVM on your dedicated server, a some prerequisites must be met:

  • You must have Full Administrative privileges for your dedicated server panel account.
  • You must have access to a fresh dedicated server, assigned to your account.
  • You should have Java Runtime installed on your local machine that you will be accessing the IPMI console from.
  • Java must be configured on your device for making the remote connection, which is only accessible while connected to the Virtual Private Network interface.
  • OpenVPN GUI (for Windows) or Tunnelblick (MacOS) installed to connect to on Rad Web Hosting's private network.
  • You will also need VPN access provided by Rad Web Hosting administrative team. Contact us via support ticket if you do not have a VPN account (only 1 VPN account will be available per server panel account). Setup OpenVPN GUI or TunnelBlick with the config files provided in order to establish connection with the private network and use the provided credentials to authenticate the VPN account on the private network.

Install OS via IPMI for Dedicated Servers

You can install via IPMI:

  1. Login to the IPMI interface by using https://[ip-address] in any browser. You should have been provided the IP address of your IPMI interface in your Welcome E-Mail or Provisioning Ticket. If you do not have this URL please open a support ticket. The username and password is the same as your control panel login.
  2. After you login go to Remote Control > Console Redirection, and then click "Launch Console". This will launch a Java Console interface, so be sure you have installed and configured Java on your device. This is required for IPMI access on our dedicated server platform.
  3. After a few seconds a toolbar should load in this Java window. Click "Virtual Media" in the top left hand corner and then Virtual Storage.
  4. Go to the "CDROM&ISO" Tab and choose ISO File as the Logical Drive Type. Then click "Open Image" and select the .iso file from your computer. Once it has been selected click Plug in and click OK. The ISO file should now be connected to the computer.

Setting The BIOS

You will need to press F10 or F12 to enter the boot Menu and then Select "Boot from USB-CDROM". Setting it in the BIOS as your first boot device will not work. The BIOS does not detect it, and skips over it initially. Legacy USB Storage Detect must be enabled.

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