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Old 03-31-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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How to setup PXE Server?


I have two VM - CentOS and Ubuntu running on top of ESX 4.1.
How can I create PXE Boot server and client setup?
 
Old 03-31-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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Let me see what google has to say:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=create+PXE+Boot...d+client+setup
 
Old 03-31-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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Makes me laugh every time...


Do you want to put it in your VM? just make sure you configure your VM network settings so the clients can pick up itīs address...
 
Old 03-31-2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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I think the original poster's question is somewhat deeper than a pedestrian PXE setup, as the hosts in question are Virtual Machines. How does the Google search that grail posted account for that detail?
lmgtfy seems to be becoming the modern equivalent of RTFM, and RTFM is only a good reply when there actually is a FM.
--- rod.

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:32 PM   #5
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Explain more on what would be the server and what are the clients. While it make no general difference there are some fine points that may matter.

For the most part there are a number of how to's. I tend to point people to a knoppix 5.x cd and have them start the knoppix terminal server and let them study it. Basically it starts a tftp, dhcp, and bootp server and populates the tftp server with the correct files.

While you are looking might consider also gpxe as it offers slightly easier setup in some cases.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 08:27 PM   #6
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Rod ... I agree that there may be some complexity and take what you said about RTFM as maybe being the case,
however, had the OP read any type of manual, of which my search shows there are plenty to setup a PXE
(maybe not in VM, but this is where a question should come from), then maybe a more direct question would
have been asked.

Based on the current question, there is no idea of what issues the OP is having.

Lastly, it appears that a large amount of newbies seem to not be aware of the power of the google engine to assist
them and yes I apologise if it came across as unwitty sarcasm but it was the first thing I did about the question
(ie google what OP asked)
 
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That Google page (the 1st result) is dated and has answers for Fedora Core *4*!!! (Talking about xinetd, which I think no longer exists in new versions of Fedora). What do I do on Fedora 11 or 12?
 
  


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