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Old 12-23-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
mpmackenna
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FOG DHCP PXE TFTP question


A couple of questions that I have been having a hard time finding answers to in documentation and google searches.
First question is in regards to PXE booting via TFTP. I have centralized DHCP and the instructions I received said include the option "next-server x.x.x.x" in the global configuration of DHCP to point clients to the TFTP server for PXE booting. Can I put that option in to the different zones so that different DHCP zones get sent to a different TFTP server for PXE booting?
Next question is if I do that can I maintain multiple autonomous FOG servers (http://fogproject.org) and expect them to work independently without having to make changes to my DHCP server? I expect this part will work, but I thought I would see if any one here has tried it. I posted this to the FOG forum but it is painfully difficult to search and monitor and I have not received any responses.
Thanks so much for any insight! Mike
 
Old 12-23-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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Yes you can have as many TFTP servers as you want, not just global 'next-server'. You could specify 'next-server' and 'filename' for individual hosts if you wanted. As for FOG, I've never used it myself, but from a cursory look ion the website, it's basically boots up a linux distro over the network (then do it's imaging and backup stuff from there). I can't see any problem with having multiple FOG servers running (in theory anyway .
 
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Yes you can have as many TFTP servers as you want, not just global 'next-server'. You could specify 'next-server' and 'filename' for individual hosts if you wanted. As for FOG, I've never used it myself, but from a cursory look ion the website, it's basically boots up a linux distro over the network (then do it's imaging and backup stuff from there). I can't see any problem with having multiple FOG servers running (in theory anyway .
Thanks, using different next-server options per zone seems to be working well. Now I just need to get FOG to work right. I won't bore you with the details of that process. Thanks again! Mike
 
  


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