Using the Remote Disk Command Line Interface (RDCLI)

Use the Remote Disk Command Line Interface (RDCLI) to mount an image to a remote IMM-based server.

RDCLI is available in an ASU release package. Use it to mount an ISO, DVD, or CD to a remote IMM-based system so that it can be accessed like a local hardware device.


Note the following points before using the RDCLI:
  • To use the RDCLI mount image to connect to a remote IMM-based system, the system must be installed with the remote present key and remote present function enabled.
  • The RDCLI does not work if there is a session started with the remote present function through the IMM web user interface.
  • RDCLI is supported both in rack IMM-based and NGP servers. RDCLI does not support AMM blade servers.

Supported operating systems

The RDCLI supports the following operating systems:
  • SUSE Linux version 9
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (32 / 64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32 / 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (32 / 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (32 / 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 with Xen added
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2008 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Windows 2012
  • Windows 2012 R2


RDCLI contents include the following binary files:

rdmount -- Performs authentication and spawns new file server processes that allow access to the virtual disk. It can also query the existing file server processes.

rdumount -- Binary file to unmount an ISO, DVD, or CD from a remote IMM-based server

These two binary files are packaged under the rdcli32 and rdcli64 directories within ASULinux distribution.

Supported command line parameters

RDCLI supports the following command line parameters:

-s<address or hostname>Address or hostname of the remote SP

-d<path> Image or local optical drive directory path

-l<login> Authorized login user to SP.

-p<password> Password of the authorized login user.

-w<port> Authentication port used to communicate to SP