Copying iDRAC drivers to a data store

You can copy drivers from an iDRAC device to a data store so they can be shared for provisioning other iDRAC devices in the BMC Server Automation system.

You might share drivers in this way to use a particular version of a driver in provisioning multiple iDRAC devices, irrespective of the driver version hosted by each device locally.

Before you begin

Create a data store instance that represents the Windows share on which to copy the shared driver set.


Do not keep the $WinPEDriver$ folder on the data store. When the Windows 2008 installer searches for drivers, it looks for the $WinPEDriver$ folder on all available drives. The data store is one of the drives the installer searches. If the drivers stored in the $WinPEDriver$ folder are not correct, the Windows 2008 installation fails.

To copy iDRAC drivers to a data store

  1. In the Devices folder, navigate to the iDRAC device whose drivers you want to share.
  2. Right-click the device and select Copy Drivers to Data Store.
  3. Provide the following information:

    Select the Operating System specific driver set to share

    The operating system drivers to share with other iDRAC devices. Select the driver set from the drop-down menu.

    Select the Datastore instance

    The data store instance in which to store the shared drivers. Click to navigate to the instance of the data store.

    Provide the folder name where the driver set is be copied inside the data store

    Enter a folder name. The system creates the folder in the data store where the drivers are stored.

  4. Click Finish.
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