PXELINUX with a Solaris boot server

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* The PXE Boot server/DHCP server/TFTP server is running Solaris 10 SPARC.
* The PXE Boot server/DHCP server/TFTP server is running Solaris 10 SPARC.
* The Solaris DHCP server is configured for the 10.209.128.0 network.
* The Solaris DHCP server is configured for the 10.209.128.0 network.
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* The client MAC address is 001B245C14C5.
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* The client MAC address is 001B2493A27C.
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* The client hostname is mrdcmap012.
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* The client hostname exists in DNS with IP 10.209.128.39.
== Procedure ==
== Procedure ==
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* Configure the client to use the ''Linux'' DHCP macro.
* Configure the client to use the ''Linux'' DHCP macro.
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# pntadm -A ''client_hostname'' -i 01001B245C14C5 -m Linux -f PERMANENT 10.209.128.0
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# '''pntadm -A ''client_hostname'' -i 01001B2493A27C -m Linux -f PERMANENT 10.209.128.0'''
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* Refresh the DHCP server for the ''pntadm'' change to take effect.
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# '''svcadm refresh dhcp-server'''
== Links ==
== Links ==
* [http://www.sun.com/blueprints/0205/819-1692.pdf Configuring JumpStart™ Servers to Provision Sun™ x86-64 Systems (pdf)]
* [http://www.sun.com/blueprints/0205/819-1692.pdf Configuring JumpStart™ Servers to Provision Sun™ x86-64 Systems (pdf)]

Revision as of 20:37, 6 February 2008

In this example:

  • RHEL 3 AS i386 will be installed on a Sun Fire X2100 M2 using PXE Boot/Kickstart.
  • The PXE Boot server/DHCP server/TFTP server is running Solaris 10 SPARC.
  • The Solaris DHCP server is configured for the 10.209.128.0 network.
  • The client MAC address is 001B2493A27C.
  • The client hostname is mrdcmap012.
  • The client hostname exists in DNS with IP 10.209.128.39.

Procedure

  • Create a directory on the TFTP server for the PXE boot.
# mkdir /tftpboot/3AS-i386
  • Copy vmlinuz and initrd.img from the RHEL 3 AS i386 disc1 media images/pxeboot directory to the TFTP server.
# cp disc1/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz disc1/images/pxeboot/initrd.img /tftpboot/3AS-i386
  • Copy pxelinux.0 to the TFTP server. On my Ubuntu system, I installed the syslinux package and copied /usr/lib/syslinux/pxelinux.0 to the TFTP server.
# cp pxelinux.0 /tftpboot
  • Create a directory for PXELINUX configuration.
# mkdir /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg
  • Configure permissions for PXELINUX.
# chmod -R 755 /tftpboot/3AS-i386 /tftpboot/pxelinux.0
  • Add a Linux DHCP macro on the boot server.
# dhtadm -A -m Linux -d ':BootFile="pxelinux.0":BootSrvA=IP_of_Solaris_boot_server:'
  • Configure the client to use the Linux DHCP macro.
# pntadm -A client_hostname -i 01001B2493A27C -m Linux -f PERMANENT 10.209.128.0
  • Refresh the DHCP server for the pntadm change to take effect.
# svcadm refresh dhcp-server

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