Parallels Cloud Server 6 and Parallels Server Bare Metal 5 are based on CloudLinux 6.x, and it is possible to install it from a USB stick by following the same instructions as those for other Red Hat-based Linux distributions.
Resolution 1: Using mkinst_flash script
Starting from Parallels Cloud Server 6, the
mkinst_flash script is supplied on the installation ISO image. So far, it is possible to create an installation USB pendrive using the attached script:
[root@myserver ~]# ./mkinst_flash Checking parameters... Usage: mkinst_flash ParallelsCloudServer.iso /dev/flash_dev [ --efi | --mbr ] "mkinst_flash parallels-server-6.0.0-149-x86_64.iso /dev/sdb" for example Cleaning up...
This script can be run on Redhat Linux 6.x and its derivatives: CentOS 6.x, CloudLinux 6.x, etc..
Resolution 2: Using UNetbootin
The steps below describe how to install Parallels Cloud Server 6 and Parallels Server Bare Metal 5 via a USB drive, using UNetbootin to create a bootable USB drive.
NOTE: This method works only for non-EFI boot.
- Download the latest UNetbootin binary for your operating system.
- Plug in a USB stick formatted to FAT32 filesystem.
Select _Diskimage _as the source and point to the Parallels Server Bare Metal ISO.
- Make sure you have selected the correct USB drive as your target.
- Press _OK _and wait for copying to complete.
- Unplug the USB drive.
- Plug the USB drive into the server's USB socket.
- Boot from the USB drive. You may need to use the BIOS manual for your server's motherboard to configure booting from your USB drive.
- Select @PRODUCT@ @VERSION@ in the UNetbootin installation menu.
- Proceed with the Parallels Server Bare Metal installation as per the Installation Guide.