Modes of operation

This section describes the three modes of operation (methods of deployment) used by the Toolkit.

The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition uses three different modes of operation to support a variety of deployment scenarios. Each mode is designed to address a different set of deployment requirements. These modes are:
Local deployment
Local deployments provide a simple means of deploying an image to a system that is physically accessible. This deployment mode does not require access to a network share. For local deployments, use the Toolkit to create a complete image with all of the required files and then burn that image to a CD or DVD-ROM or copy it to a USB key, which you then use to deploy the image to the system.
Network deployment
Network deployments require the target system to have access to a network share. Use the Toolkit to create an image containing the minimum required files and burn that image to a CD or DVD-ROM or copy it to a USB key. Use this media to boot the target system, and the deployment is completed by using files from the network share.
Remote deployment
Remote deployments allow the use of a Remote Supervisor Adapter II, Integrated Management Module (IMM), BladeCenter Management Module, or BladeCenter Advanced Management Module to deploy the Scripting Toolkit image remotely. Create an ISO image, CD, or DVD-ROM of the required Scripting Toolkit deployment files, and then use one of these remote deployment options to send the deployment files to the remote target system. The use of a USB key is not supported for this mode of operation.