Preparing a USB flash drive to reimage Image Streamer

  • You need a computer that runs Linux or Microsoft Windows operating system and is connected to the Internet.

  • You need a USB flash drive with a minimum memory of 4 GB.


  1. Insert the USB flash drive in the USB port of the computer.
  2. Delete any unnecessary partitions, to ensure sufficient disk space.
  3. Perform the following steps to format the USB flash drive as a single primary partition of type FAT32 or W95 FAT32:
    1. Use /sbin/fdisk /dev/sd<x> command, for a Linux operating system.

      <x> is the numerical representation of the USB port.

    2. Right-click the USB partition and select Format, for a Windows operating system, .
    3. Specify a custom label for your USB flash drive. It is recommended to use date as part of the label for convenience.

      You cannot specify EMBEDDED as a label.

    4. Specify the following parameters, if prompted.
      • Capacity — Maximum value

      • Allocation unit size — 4096 bytes

      • First and last block — Default values

      For more information on the procedure to format the USB flash drive, see the operating system documentation.

    5. Download the compressed image from the HPE Synergy Composer downloads website.
    6. Extract the compressed image.
    7. Copy the extracted contents to the USB flash drive. Do not rename the files.