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Preparing a USB Flash Drive for the Brocade vTM Appliance Image

by tstace on ‎12-16-2015 06:41 AM (980 Views)

Introduction

 

This article discusses how to prepare a bootable USB flash drive for use with the Brocade vTM appliance image.

 

To read more about the process of setting up the appliance image on your prepared USB flash drive, see the Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager: Appliance Image Installation and Getting Started Guide.

 

Erasing a USB flash drive

 

Brocade recommends first using the usb-creator-gtk tool to perform a full erase/format of the USB drive you want to use. This tool is available on most standard Linux-based workstations and includes a graphical user interface.

 

usb-creator-gtk

 
To erase a USB flash drive with usb-creator-gtk

 

  1. Insert a USB drive into your workstation.
  2. Select your USB drive in the "Disk to use" list.
  3. Click Erase Disk.

Alternatively, use any tool or command-line program that is able to fully erase your USB drive.

 

After you have completed this process, follow the instructions to set up the Brocade vTM appliance image in the Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager: Appliance Image Installation and Getting Started Guide.

 

Note: To deploy the Brocade vTM appliance image on a USB flash drive, your selected flash drive must be bootable. Check with your USB flash drive vendor to verify its suitability if it appears not to be detected when attempting to boot from it after following the procedure above.

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