[ipxe-devel] Read iSCSI Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) under Windows

Andrew Bobulsky rulerof at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 19:02:50 UTC 2012

On Nov 3, 2012, at 11:44 AM, Marc Hammer <marchammer at arcor.de> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I using IPXE to boot Windows 7 on my client over ISCSI.
> I have several Network Interfaces in my client, I need to know which network card was used to boot the system.
> Is there a way to read the content of the iBFT under Windows?
> Is there any other way of determing with NIC was used for booting?
> Regards,
> Marc Hammer
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Hello Marc,

If you'd like to know which NIC did your boot, just run "route print,"
and you'll see a route specifically to your SAN, even if it's on the
same subnet.  The interface to which that route applies is your boot

There might be some esoteric configs where this is incorrect, and it's
worth pointing out that you shouldn't have a default gateway on your
iSCSI NIC, but otherwise this should do the trick.

Andrew Bobulsky

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