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Booting using PXE

IMPORTANT: A basic understanding of DHCP, PXE, and TFTP is required to perform the procedure described in this section.

NOTE: Examples in this section might not be specific to your operating system environment. Refer to the Linux system administrator's guide for more information about your particular environment.

The following figure illustrates a simplified Toolkit PXE boot.

PXE boot process

Setting up a PXE boot environment requires the following general steps:

  1. Set up a DHCP server with the appropriate options.
  2. Set up a TFTP server with the appropriate options.
  3. Populate the TFTP directory share with the Linux Toolkit boot components.

These steps assume that a Linux workstation is used as the DHCP/TFTP server. You might need to download additional components and adapt the following instructions to suit your environment.