We have these in our data center and you can certainly install an OS with them even if there is no OS on the machine or if your inside Linux. As long as the OS you are installing will recognize the virtual drive you should have no issue. I've done it personally with CentOS, Debian, Fedora, and Windows. FreeBSD tends to have issues detecting the drive but you can boot a FreeBSD ISO and then do a net install.
Mounting over a share can be done with a Windows or Linux share. I've done it with both as well. Doing the drive or ISO redirection from your local machine works great too. If you're not local to the server the install can take awhile but it still works.
Last edited by Ryan G - Limestone; 07-05-2009 at 06:08 PM.
Oh, btw, what about drivers and stuff? Is reinstalling a server, same a reinstalling a normal computer at home? Or are there advanced configuration and stuff?
It depends on what OS you're installing but in most cases you'll be just fine, Windows may need some drivers but Linux should be straight forward if you doing a minimal server install (no GUI)
Regarding the spider experience, I ran into connection issues with the spider virtual media on several occasions so i stopped using it but it's very good KVM overall.
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