These are to bare metal, not VM’s. So VM images wouldn’t be of any use.
USB and integrated management are how we are doing it now, it’s not great. Like I said, we have a very wide mix of servers. Some are pre-production, old, maybe half broken but good enough if we can get an OS on it. Some are retail and new and they work great for booting an ISO from iLO. Many might not have licenses for the iLO, idrac, IMM, etc.
We are trying to find a better solution. Looking around online, tons of people want something exactly like what I’m looking for but it doesn’t seem to exist. Maybe it’s a technical limitation and it will never exist.
Maybe imaging is the closest we can get. But still, I can’t go “registering” every server. I need a more simple solution to Create an image and Deploy an image. At least on the boot menu, there is an option to Deploy an image. But the process for Creating an image is too complex for our setups.