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Boot from ISO

Once you've logged into the console, select ISOs. In the remote URLs box, enter in the URL of a ISO and press upload:

Go back to the main console screen and press "Deploy New Instance". Follow these steps:

  • Select Custom for the operating system
  • Select the ISO you uploaded
  • Click Place Order

The instance should be online in a few minutes. Once it's online, go to the main account page that lists all of your instances. Click Manage next to the instance you just launched, and then click View Console under Server Actions. When the console appears, you should see the iPXE menu.

When you've completed the OS installation, select Custom ISO from the Server Manager page and click Remove ISO. The ISO will be removed from your instance and it will reboot.

Boot from iPXE Chain URL

Using an iPXE chain url may be easier for some users. Follow these steps:

  • Click Deploy New Instance
  • Select Custom for the operating system
  • Select iPXE in the Virtual ISO section
  • Set the chain URL to
  • Click Place Order

The instance will boot within a few minutes. Once it boots, you'll have five minutes to launch a console and choose an option from the menu:

  • Go back to your account home page with your instances listed
  • Click Manage next to the instance you just launched
  • Click View Console in the Server Actions section
  • Choose the OS you want to deploy in the menu
  • Complete the OS installation

Once you've finished the installation, reboot the instance as you normally would. Vultr will automatically reboot your virtual machine into the OS you deployed.

Boot from iPXE on a Vultr Bare Metal Server

On Vultr Bare Metal, you can find the iPXE options in the iPXE tab in the Server Type section.

  • Set the chain URL to

Make sure to use Legacy (PCBIOS) images because Bare Metal does not support EFI at this time. You can then load the console up and use the menu from there.