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Cisco UCS Hyper-V Cluster – Create Hyper-V Image for Blade Servers – Part 2

We use Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as Operating System for our Cisco Blade Notes. The Cisco UCS does need some special drivers which are not included in Hyper-V Server Image (Network and HBA). So I created a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 ISO file which includes the Drivers from the Cisco UCS.

I made a blog post about adding Drivers to a Windows ISO, this is pretty much the same.

  1. First Download the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 ISO from microsoft.com
  2. Download the Drivers from Cicso.com, you can download the Bundle File which also includes firmware.
  3. Download and install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  4. Extract the Hyper-V ISO to C:\temp\hypervr2
  5. Extract the Windows Driver folder in the Cisco Driver ISO (In my case ucs-b2xx-drivers-1.3.1g.iso) to C:\temp\Drivers\Windows
  6. Create a folder for the WIM mount point C:\temp\WIM
    Folders
  7. Start Windows AIK Deployment Tools Command Prompt from Start menu
    Windows AIK Deployment Tools Command Prompt
  8. Now mount the install.wim file form the original Hyper-V Image (C:\temp\hypervr2\SOURCES) to C:\temp\WIM
    imagex /mountrw C:\temp\hypervr2\SOURCES\install.wim 1 C:\temp\wim
  9. Add Drivers with dism
    CD C:\temp\Drivers\Windows\Network\Emulex\M72KR\W2K8R2\x64
    dism /image:C:\temp\WIM /add-driver /driver:. /recurse
  10. After adding all drivers to the Image you can unmout the WIM Image
    imagex /unmount /commit C:\temp\wim
  11. Now create the new ISO file
    oscdimg -n -m -bc:\temp\hypervr2\boot\etfsboot.com C:\temp\hypervr2 C:\temp\hypervr2drivers.iso

Now you can use this new Image to deploy the Hyper-V Hosts on your Cisco UCS Blades.



Windows Server 2019 USB Drive

Add Drivers to Windows Installation ISO

If you have a Windows 7 or even a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server ISO file and you need to add drivers to this ISO file, this little how-to shows you how you can do that.

  1. First create the following folders
    C:\temp\WindowsISO (Unpack the windows.iso to this folder)
    C:\temp\drivers (Add all driver folders in this folder the drivers have to be in .inf format)
    C:\temp\wim (Is a temp folder for the WIM file)
    C:\ temp\WindowsISOdrivers (the new .ISO file will be created here)
  2. Download and install the Windows Automated Installation Kit
  3. Start Windows AIK Deployment Tools Command Prompt from Start menu
  4. Mount the install.wim file from C:\temp\WindowsISO to C:\temp\wim
    imagex /mountrw C:\temp\WindowsISO\SOURCES\install.wim 1 C:\temp\wim
  5. Add Drivers with dism
     CD C:\temp\drivers\Network\Emulex\M72KR\W2K8R2\x64
    dism /image:C:\temp\wim /add-driver /driver:. /recurse
  6. Now unmount the WIM Image
    imagex /unmount /commit C:\temp\wim
  7. Create the new ISO file
    oscdimg -n -m -bc:\temp\WindowsISO\boot\etfsboot.com C:\temp\WindowsISO C:\temp\WindowsISOdrivers\windows.iso