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vikas027 02-26-2009 03:03 PM

Kickstart PXE install to machine of other network
Hi All,

I gave a interview yesterday. I did well on all files / server configuration etc.

I could not answer few questions, one of them is :-

Quest I know how to install a server through Kickstart PXE installations. What configuration changes are to be made in order to install a machine in some other network.
For example my network is say 192.168.X.X, and I have to install a server of other network say 192.125.X.X.

Pls help me with this.

Thanks in advance.

healyma 02-27-2009 10:23 AM

FIrstly, I'm not 100% sure on this one, but as far as I know, PXE boot acts similarly to dhcp in that the NIC (as opposed to the OS in a dhcp lease) will scan the local network for a dhcp server and then retrieve both an IP address lease for itself and the identity of the local PXE server.

If I'm right about that, like I said - I'm not 100% sure, then the only way to allow a PXE boot from another network would be to configure that network's DHCP server to point to the local PXE server. In your case, that would mean the 192.125.X.X DHCP server would need to supply the ip address of the PXE server in the 192.168.X.X subnet. You would also have to provide routing information between the 2 networks.

I'm not sure if it's really possible, but as you might have guessed, I'm not an expert on PXE :-)


vikas027 03-10-2009 12:17 AM

Hi All,

Anybody please help me with this.

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