[ipxe-devel] with dual boot menu on a SAN by iSCSI

Matthew Helton mwhelton at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 21:48:45 UTC 2012


             Buenos Dias,

             Yes it can, as it turns out, one of the things I am using iPXE
for is to boot ThinClients via HTTP using ThinStation5.1; the only thing I
am doing differently than you is booting via UUID rather than MAC address.
My ThinStation config files are also uniquely identified via UUID.

So, in answer to you question, yes it can, but you don't have to rely on a
TFTP server (but there is noting preventing it's usage) for your image
repository. If you load your Thin Client from a Web-based server, expect
about 20-70% more performance over TFTP.



On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Ruben Cervantes Rodríguez <
ruben.cervantes at cmg.jovenclub.cu> wrote:

> Greetings
> Colleagues I write because I need to know if the ipxe supports background
> image and if it can be run on a network of thin clients on each machine to
> display a different option. I have implemented a SAN by the iSCSI protocol
> and use an image for each client, at this moment I'm working out with
> syslinux but it I would use only ipxe. With the syslinux've gotten
> customers by showing the same physical address calling ipxe menu and this
> is responsible for booting from the selected image with the option
> sanboot.
> Need to know if it is possible that the ipxe could search in the trivial
> tftp server configuration file for each client using the physical address
> of each customer, as does the syslinux.
> Would appreciate any solution or idea you can give me to make this process
> more simple, thank you very much beforehand
> Lic. Ruben Cervantes Rodríguez
> Instructor y administrador de red
> JCCE Vtes1
> Camagüey Cuba
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enough time to do it again.
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