A10 Networks ACOS operating system can be installed on bare metal servers from practically any vendor. ACOS installations can be performed from a bootable USB disk, similar to Linux and Windows distributions. This article will describe step by step how to create a bootable ACOS installation system on a USB drive.
Rufus is a common software package used to build Linux installation systems. Rufus takes an ISO OS distribution as input and builds a complete installation environment on either a USB or a DVD drive.
Download Rufus and install this software on a Windows PC.
Download the ISO image for ACOS from A10 Networks support.
If you do not have a login account, request one or click on the Download Trial link.
ACOS can be installed on USB drives as small as 4GB.
The Rufus application will appear.
Click on the Disk/DVD ICON button.
And browse to the ACOS Baremetal ISO distribution.
Rufus should show both the USB drive inserted and the ACOS ISO installation.
Press the Start button to create the installation USB disk.
Insert the ACOS installation USB in a hardware server and boot from the USB drive. ACOS will boot and start the installation process.